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Jrue Holiday (leg) will try to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He went through warmups and should be able to play minutes in the teens today. With Holiday active, there will be less playing time going to Norris Cole and Quincy Pondexter. Holiday is not a great fantasy option.
Apr 25 - 7:59 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) is a game-time decision to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He played 17 minutes on Thursday and at best he'll have another minutes cap tonight. His brother, Justin Holiday, mentioned Jrue doesn't look the same, but Holiday actually looked decent on Thursday. If he's out, more minutes will go to Quincy Pondexter and Norris Cole.
Apr 25 - 6:20 PM

Brook Lopez controlled the paint during a 91-83 Game 3 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 22 points with 13 boards and two blocks in 42 minutes.

He was a little more traditional with his scoring and played in the post more than in the first two games. After only posting a usage rate of just 11.8 in Game 1, he's basically doubled it to 23.3 in the last two games. If the Nets are going to make this a six- or seven-game series, there will need to be more 20-10 games from Bro-Lo.
Apr 25 - 6:19 PM

Deron Williams made 1-of-8 from the field for three points against the Hawks on Saturday with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

It was a really bad game from Deron. He didn't play in the final 16 minutes. Williams did suffer a minor lower back injury and there was something wrong with his right leg, but there's been no indication of those injuries being the reason he sat the entire fourth quarter.
Apr 25 - 6:11 PM

Jarrett Jack played down the stretch against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with five points on 1-of-3 from the field, five boards, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Deron Williams was a shell of himself, so it was up to Jack to carry the load at point guard. He's playing with much more confidence than Deron and only taking three shots from the field is a positive for the Nets when other guys like Brook Lopez have been better options. Jack will likely come off the bench again in Game 4, but it wouldn't be a shock to see a change.
Apr 25 - 6:07 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic was fantastic on both ends against the Hawks on Saturday with 19 points, three rebounds, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He guarded Kyle Korver and did a great job on him to keep Korver at just 1-of-8 from the field. Bogdanovic seemed to always have one eye on Korver and rarely helped on defense, which worked out nicely. As for the offensive side, he had a very nice array of catch-and-shoot makes to go with some isolation scores. It's obvious he's going to be a key part of the rotation with a usage rate close to 20 -- it was 18.4 today.
Apr 25 - 6:04 PM

Thaddeus Young looked reinvigorated during a 91-83 Game 3 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 41 minutes.

He apologized for his poor play in Game 2 and his actions spoke much louder than those words. Young was very aggressive with the ball, which is the opposite of what happened Wednesday when he only had one shot attempt in the restricted area. Young set up much closer to the basket than usual, so expect that to continue. He's played at least 40 minutes in two of the three games in this series and should be around that amount going forward.
Apr 25 - 5:59 PM

Paul Millsap picked up a playoff career-high five steals during a 91-83 loss to the Nets on Saturday with 18 points, 17 boards, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

Millsap terrorized the Nets on defense and none of his teammates had even half of Millsap's rebounding total -- Al Horford had eight. The Nets continue to leave him open for 3-pointers and he's now made six in his last two games. He is coming off a 19-point, seven-board game from Wednesday and should have another big line in Game 4 on Monday.
Apr 25 - 5:56 PM

DeMarre Carroll made 9-of-12 from the field for 22 points against the Nets on Saturday with six rebounds, one steal, three 3-pointers and four turnovers.

None of his teammates had an effective field goal percentage above 50.0 and Carroll was really the only reason the Hawks were able to get over 80 points today. Carroll only had two points on Wednesday, so expect him to be somewhere in between for Game 4 on Monday.
Apr 25 - 5:50 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford made just 3-of-12 from the field for seven points against the Nets on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes.

He didn't play down the stretch with Pero Antic getting his minutes. There is no word of an injury and the Hawks probably just wanted a 3-point threat out there in a comeback attempt. Horford is making just 35.9 percent from the field in this series and is being outplayed by Brook Lopez. He'll look to turn it around on Monday.
Apr 25 - 5:44 PM

Jeff Teague had one of his worst games in a long time during a Game 3 loss to the Nets on Saturday, making 4-of-13 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and four turnovers.

This was not a great game from the ATL point guards with Dennis Schroder also scoring just three points on 1-of-9 from the field with two assists and two turnovers. Teague was extremely sloppy and the ball slipped out of his hands numerous times. He'll need to play better if the Hawks want to make a run.
Apr 25 - 5:40 PM

Kyle Korver managed to score just two points against the Nets on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 1-of-8 from the field.

He was forcing shots and the Nets clearly went into today with a plan to keep Korver in check. He only had one 3-point attempt in the first half and a lot of credit should go to Bojan Bogdanovic. Expect the Nets to keep a guy on Korver throughout most possessions in Game 4 like they did today.
Apr 25 - 5:35 PM

Bradley Beal is fine following banging knees on Friday.

He was in some pain on Friday, but it didn't really affect his playing time in the win. Beal is locked in for around 42 minutes per game in the coach Randy Wittman's playoff rotation and he's taking 19 shots per game. He didn't have a great game on Friday with 16 points, but there could be a big game on the way.
Apr 25 - 4:42 PM

Jason Terry said he'll wear all black before Game 4 on Sunday to prepare for the Mavs' funeral in the postseason.

"My attire is like my car, black on black, because at the end of the day when you're in a close-out situation the great Mario Elie once told me prepare yourself for a funeral because you can bury them tomorrow," Terry said. This isn't really news that affects the lineups or fantasy, but bulletin board material is always a fun little storyline, especially since Terry won a title with the Mavs in 2011.
Apr 25 - 4:25 PM

Nikola Mirotic (knee) will play against the Bucks on Saturday.

He went through a warmup session and was moving around pretty well. This comes as a surprise because Mirotic didn't even run at practice on Friday. Since Derrick Rose has been back and Joakim Noah was active, most of Mirotic's minutes have been at small forward during the regular season, but he's shifted to the four more in the postseason. He'll take away some playing time from Tony Snell and Taj Gibson.
Apr 25 - 4:03 PM



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