|Tue Apr 21||23:30||Wall had dominant outing in Tuesday's Game 2 victory over Toront...||John Wall||PG||Wizards||Buchanalia|
Wall had a dominant outing in Tuesday's Game 2 victory over Toronto. He had 26 points and dished out 17 assists over 40 minutes on the floor.
Wall bounced back from a rough shooting performance in Game 1 to shoot 8-for-16 from the floor in Game 2, including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc. He should continue to put up big numbers in Washington's series against Toronto as Kyle Lowry is dealing with a number of nagging injuries and is clearly not at 100 percent.
|Tue Apr 21||23:10||Bradley posted eight points, four rebounds, and steal over 29 mi...||Avery Bradley||SG||Celtics||Free Agent|
Bradley posted eight points, four rebounds, and a steal over 29 minutes in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to Cleveland.
Bradley has played 60 minutes over the first two games of Boston's opening round series against Cleveland, but has only produced 15 points on 6-of-19 shooting from the floor. While he has been getting enough minutes and shots thus far in the series, he hasn't been converting those field goal attempts and isn't adding enough in other categories to have much value in daily formats.
|Tue Apr 21||22:27||Mohammed has not played in either of Bulls first two playoff gam...||Nazr Mohammed||C||Thunder||Team Lorin|
Mohammed has not played in either of the Bulls first two playoff games against the Bucks.
Mohammed might find his way onto the court with Nikola Mirotic (quad/knee) expected to miss at least Game 3, but he will only play limited minutes if he does play.
|Tue Apr 21||22:23||Gasol has averaged 10.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3...||Pau Gasol||PF/C||Lakers||Team Lorin|
Gasol has averaged 10.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals in the first two games of the playoffs for the Bulls.
The Bucks have been double-teaming Gasol every time he touches the ball, which has resulted in limited offensive production. His scoring will likely continue to be down if the play him this way the rest of the series, but continue to expect big rebounding numbers from the Bulls' All-Star power forward.
|Tue Apr 21||22:19||Dunleavy has averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and...||Mike Dunleavy||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Dunleavy has averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 three-pointers in the first two games of the playoffs for the Bulls.
Dunleavy is seeing plenty of playing time as he has averaged 34 minutes a game in the playoffs so far. His shooting from behind the arc and ability to rebound make him an important part of the Bulls rotation.
|Tue Apr 21||22:15||Brooks has averaged 9.0 points, 2.0 assists and 2.0 three-pointe...||Aaron Brooks||PG||Suns||Buchanalia|
Brooks has averaged 9.0 points, 2.0 assists and 2.0 three-pointers in the first two games of the playoffs for the Bulls.
Brooks has provided a nice spark off the bench for the Bulls despite only averaging 15 minutes a game. With Derrick Rose finally healthy, expect Brooks to have a limited role.
|Tue Apr 21||21:54||Conley (right foot sprain) considered probable for Wednesday's G...||Mike Conley||PG||Grizzlies||Doppelganger|
Conley (right foot sprain) is considered probable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Trail Blazers, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ reports.
The foot sprain normally requires a full six weeks to heal, but Conley was able to return to the lineup for Game 1 after just an 11-day absence. He'll probably be operating at less than 100 percent for the rest of the postseason, but even a banged-up Conley represents a better option for the Grizzlies than Beno Udrih, despite his sensational 9-for-14 shooting effort in Game 1. It's worth noting, however, that Conley was limited to just 24 minutes of action in his return to the lineup, which could make him a risky play in daily formats due to his likely prohibitive price.
|Tue Apr 21||21:50||Smith had quiet offensive game - seven points (3-12 FG, 1-8 3Pt)...||J.R. Smith||SG||Nuggets||Doppelganger|
Smith had a quiet offensive game - seven points (3-12 FG, 1-8 3Pt) - but grabbed five steals in 34 minutes in the win over Boston on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers had a tough game from the perimeter (7-of-29, 24.1 percent) and Smith figured largely into those problems. He contributed on defense with his thievery and could be a high-upside play as the series goes to Boston on Thursday.
|Tue Apr 21||21:44||Mozgov had 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, and five...||Timofey Mozgov||C||Nuggets||Team Lorin|
Mozgov had 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, and five blocks in the win over Boston on Tuesday. He played 29 minutes.
Mozgov was more involved in the offense than in Game 1. He did foul out, but now has eight blocks in the two wins. The Celtics have former-Cavalier Tyler Zeller to match up against the 7-1 Russian, so he may be a good option as the series heads to Boston.
|Tue Apr 21||21:41||James finished with 30 points (11-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), nine ...||LeBron James||SF||Heat||Buchanalia|
James finished with 30 points (11-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), nine rebounds, and seven assists in 42 minutes in the win over Boston on Tuesday.
James exploded for 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers held serve at home. Like most teams, the Celtics do not have a defensive answer for James. He only played in Boston once this season and had 41 points in the Nov. 14 win.
|Tue Apr 21||21:38||Love scored 13 points (3-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) with six rebound...||Kevin Love||PF||Timberwolves||Iavaronis|
Love scored 13 points (3-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) with six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 30 minutes in the win over Boston on Tuesday.
Love had a quieter game in Game 2 than he did on Sunday in Game 1. He was limited by fouls (five) and was not a major part of the offense. Love had the least field goal attempts of the five starters. The Cavalier power forward only played in Boston once this season back on Nov. 14 and was just 2-of-10 from the field for 12 points, but he did grab 15 rebounds.
|Tue Apr 21||21:26||Jefferson will enter starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 agains...||Richard Jefferson||SF||Spurs||Def Fresh Flow|
Jefferson will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Rockets, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
With Chandler Parsons (knee) being ruled out for the contest and possibly at risk of missing the rest of the series, Jefferson will be counted upon to take on greater minutes. The veteran forward averaged just under 17 minutes of court time during the regular season, posting marks of 5.8 points and 2.5 boards. More likely than not, coach Rick Carlisle will take a tandem approach to replacing Parsons' production, with fellow wing Al-Farouq Aminu likely to see an uptick in court time off the bench when Jefferson sits.
|Tue Apr 21||20:20||Harris (toe) out Tuesday against Rockets||Devin Harris||PG||Jazz||Doppelganger|
Harris (toe) is out Tuesday against the Rockets, Eddie Sefko of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Harris will join Chandler Parsons (knee) on the inactive list for Game 2 of the opening round of the playoffs. With both of these players on the shelf, look for Al-Farouq Aminu and Raymond Felton to each see additional run, with Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva potentially seeing more time off the bench. Look for Harris to be a game-time decision for Friday's Game 3.
|Tue Apr 21||19:48||Temple (hamstring) inactive for Tuesday's Game 2 against Raptors||Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
Temple (hamstring) is inactive for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Raptors.
Temple will now have missed the first two games of the series, with no clear return date in sight. He'll likely be a game-time call for Game 3 as well.
|Tue Apr 21||17:14||Pachulia could face suspension for Game 3 against Bulls||Zaza Pachulia||C||Hawks||Team Lorin|
Pachulia could face a suspension for Game 3 against the Bulls.
Pachulia was involved in two separate scuffles with Chicago's Nikola Mirotic on Monday night, the second of which occurred late in the fourth quarter. Pachulia and Mirotic fell to the floor battling for a loose ball, and Pachulia appeared to throw an elbow at Mirotic's head. Both players were hit with technical fouls, and Pachulia was ejected after receiving his first technical earlier in the game. While we've certainly seen more egregious on-court scrums, Pachulia could be slapped with a one-game suspension. As of Tuesday afternoon, the league is yet to comment on the matter.
|Tue Apr 21||15:51||Arron Afflalo: (Shoulder) Questionable For Wednesday||Arron Afflalo||SG||Nuggets||Doppelganger|
Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game at Memphis.
Afflalo holds the goal of active status in Game 2 of the Blazers' first-round series, but at this point, he's only managed to shoot midrange jumpers and has yet to extend his range to the three-point arc. The health of his right shoulder is improving, as evidenced by the upgrade from doubtful to questionable. Thus, it wouldn't surprise if Afflalo is available, though a return to the starting five in place CJ McCollum may be too much to ask at this point.
|Tue Apr 21||15:41||Villanueva scored six points (2-3 3Pt) in two minutes of action ...||Charlie Villanueva||PF||Pistons||The Schellackers|
Villanueva scored six points (2-3 3Pt) in two minutes of action in Dallas' Game 1 loss to Houston.
Villanueva made the first playoff appearance of his career but played sparingly.
|Tue Apr 21||15:39||Splitter (calf) may play additional minutes Wednesday versus Cli...||Tiago Splitter||C||Spurs||The Schellackers|
Splitter (calf) may play additional minutes Wednesday versus the Clippers in Los Angeles, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Splitter missed the final six games of the regular season due to a calf concern, but the rest didn't equate to a fruitful outing in Sunday's postseason opener, as he managed four points (2-5 FG, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 10 minutes. Even though he made a locker-room visit at one point, Splitter has been forecast additional minutes by coach Gregg Popovich, if the big man can handle the workload.
|Tue Apr 21||15:39||Stoudemire struggled in Game 1, finishing with 10 points (2-12 F...||Amare Stoudemire||PF/C||Knicks||Doppelganger|
Stoudemire struggled in Game 1, finishing with 10 points (2-12 FG, 6-6 FT) in 16 minutes of action. He will look to bounce back Tuesday in Game 2 of the series.
Stoudemire was aggressive against the Rockets front line but he was unable to finish around the rim. He will have to play better if Dallas is going to extend the series.
|Tue Apr 21||15:34||Tony Parker: (Ankle/Thigh) Will Play Wednesday||Tony Parker||PG||Spurs||Buchanalia|
Parker (ankle/thigh) will suit up Wednesday against the Clippers in Los Angeles, the LA Times reports.
Parker wasn't able to reach another gear during Sunday's playoff opener, recording 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 29 minutes. After an off-day Monday and practice Tuesday, he relayed that his left ankle and left thigh are "fine." The declaration confirms the belief that he'd take the court Wednesday, no matter his level of health.