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Reggie Jackson picked up the slack for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, coming off the bench to hit 11-of-16 shots, two 3-pointers and 8-of-8 free throws on his way to a career-high 32 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block to carry the Thunder in Saturday's thrilling 92-89 overtime win against the Grizzlies to tie their series at 2-2.

Scott Brooks owes Jax big time, as the Thunder would have been put into a 1-3 hole if not for his heroics, and Brooks' job was possibly hanging in the balance. Jackson outscored the Grizz 13-9 in the final minute of regulation and overtime, and had scored a total of 15 points in his previous three games. Durant and Westbrook combined to hit just 11-of-45 shots on the night, although both had plenty of goodies in their stat lines to make up for the poor shooting. Serge Ibaka's 12 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks will likely go unnoticed due to Jackson's heroics, but they shouldn't be. Game 5 is in OKC on Tuesday.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 01:05:00 AM

Richard Jefferson (calf) is up in the air to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

The Mavs were not very forthcoming on Jefferson's injury immediately following the game, but now it sounds like he could miss Game 4. Jefferson was severely outplayed by Al-Farouq Aminu, who played 34 minutes with 15 points, five boards, two blocks and two steals. Aminu will be a popular play in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 25 - 2:50 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) was seen going through a light workout at practice on Saturday, though he remains out for the playoffs.

While there is no tear or structural damage to his right knee, he will have to undergo surgery and a timetable for his return will not be set until after the procedure. We will continue to track his progress closely, but it's encouraging to see him move around at practice. Richard Jefferson (calf) will likely continue to start if he is able to play, but Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary.
Apr 25 - 2:22 PM

Jae Crowder said he will be in the starting lineup for Game 4 on Sunday.

There will also be additional changes to the lineup according to Avery Bradley, but those details haven't been released yet. Crowder and Jonas Jerebko started the second half of Game 3 in place of Marcus Smart and Brandon Bass, so it appears that Smart will be the first victim of the lineup change. Jerebko was also running with the first unit at practice on Saturday, so changes appear to be imminent. We should know more details after shootaround, and we will continue to follow this story very closely. The Celtics have lost the first three games of the series, so nothing will likely be off the table as they look to avoid a sweep vs. the Cavaliers.
Apr 25 - 2:04 PM

Jared Sullinger missed practice on Saturday due to a bruised tailbone, but he is probable to play in Game 4 on Sunday according to head coach Brad Stevens.

Sullinger was having trouble getting up and down the court, so the team wisely held him out of practice as a precaution. It doesn't sound like he is in danger of missing any action, but we should have another update after shootaround. Sullinger is still getting back into shape after recovering from a foot injury, and he has only played an average of 17.3 minutes through three playoff games. However, he has been playing quite well with averages of 9.3 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 57 percent from the field.
Apr 25 - 1:46 PM

Jrue Holiday is not listed on the injury report for Game 4 against the Warriors on Saturday.

The Pelicans are trying to avoid a sweep on Saturday, but it's encouraging to see that Holiday will be able to play through some soreness again. His playing time will be limited from here on out, so we don't expect to see him log more than 20 minutes tonight. It's safe to ignore him in daily formats, and it should be noted that his stock is going to be considerably low heading into fantasy drafts next season given his injury history. For what it's worth, Holiday scored 10 points with one rebound, four assists and one block in 17 minutes in Game 3.
Apr 25 - 1:31 PM

David Lee (back) will be active for Game 4 against the Pelicans after looking good in a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Friday.

This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play, but it's a good sign that his back is making progress. Lee won't have a big role in the postseason as long as Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut are healthy, so owners in daily leagues should continue to ignore him. Lee is a former All-Star, but he has almost no shot at stealing minutes away from Green as the playoffs progress. That isn't a knock on Lee in the slightest, but it speaks to how good Green has been on both sides of the floor.
Apr 25 - 1:04 PM

Anthony Davis is hoping to work on adding a 3-point shot to his arsenal this summer.

Here we go. Davis is quickly becoming one of the best players in the NBA despite being just 22 years old, and adding a 3-point shot seems like it would be unfair to the rest of the league. The Pelicans will look to avoid a sweep against the Warriors on Saturday, but they have to be feeling pretty good about the future with Davis averaging 30.0 points, 11.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 3.0 blocks and 1.7 steals per game in his first postseason appearance.
Apr 25 - 12:18 PM

Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is officially listed as probable, but he says he will play in Game 3 on Saturday.

"It's no time to get to 100 percent," Afflalo said. "You just go out there and give it your best." Afflalo isn't expected to have a minutes restriction moving forward and also said that he won't have any problems shooting from distance. It isn't clear what type of role he will have right out of the gate, but it's safe to say that Allen Crabbe and C.J. McCollum should expect to lose some playing time. However, Afflalo wasn't playing well before the injury which makes it tough to trust him in daily leagues.
Source: Oregon Live
Apr 25 - 11:49 AM

Kawhi Leonard isn't expected to pursue offer sheets when he becomes a restricted free agent this summer, as the Spurs are planning on offering him a max contract.

Leonard is quickly becoming one of the top players in the NBA due to his contributions on both sides of the court, so it's not surprising in the slightest that he is expected to get a max deal. The Spurs took a 2-1 series lead over the Clippers on Friday night thanks to a career-high 32 points from Leonard, and he also added four boards, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers to his name. Spiderman is going to be a fantasy stud for many years to come, and he is going to be off the board early in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 25 - 9:13 AM

Chris Paul and Co. laid an egg in the Clippers' Game 3 loss to the Spurs, with Paul hitting just 3-of-11 shots for seven points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and six turnovers.

Paul was hardly the worst offender with Jamal Crawford hitting just 1-of-11 shots in 23 minutes. J.J. Redick went 2-of-7 for seven points and not much else, and Blake Griffin was 6-of-15 from the field for 14 points, 10 boards, five assists and a block. This was your prototypical goose egg and they'll look to get back on track in Sunday's Game 4.
Apr 24 - 11:54 PM

Paul Pierce scored 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds in Friday's 106-99 Game 3 win over the Raptors.

The stat line isn't huge but most of his buckets were and the Wiz can now sweep with a win on Sunday. John Wall scored 19 points on 5-of-15 shooting with five rebounds, 15 assists, one steal and one block in the win.
Apr 24 - 11:15 PM




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