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Golden State Warriors power forward/center Kevon Looney did not provide too much in his club's Game 5 loss. Looney started his second consecutive game for the injured Andre Iguodala and was only able to provide four points while grabbing three rebounds and picking up a steal. With Iguodala possibly returning for Game 6, we could see Looney's relevance diminish for the do-or-die matchup for his club. It is best to keep an eye on his starting status leading up to tipoff.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Draymond Green continued his run of double-doubles but his club still managed the loss in Game 5. Green recorded 12 points while grabbing 15 rebounds and was able to dish out four assists. Green did commit six turnovers with a couple costly ones in the fourth quarter and has recorded 11 total in his last two games. Green will not be happy with how he finished this one and we can expect the big man to come out strong in Game 6 in hopes of keeping his club's season alive.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had a solid outing in Game 5 of the series against the Houston Rockets. Curry did not connect on a field goal until around eight minutes into this one but still managed 22 points while dishing out six assists and grabbing seven rebounds. Curry managed four steals but also added three turnovers and tied a team-low minus -9 on the night. We should expect Curry to come out flying in Game 6 with the possibility of Chris Paul missing some action which makes Curry a solid play for Game 6.
Golden State Warriors shooting guard/small forward Klay Thompson found his rhythm but it was not enough as his club fell by four points to the Houston Rockets. Thompson connected on an efficient eight of his 14 attempts from the floor to record 23 points and was able to add four rebounds to his line. Thompson had shot just 34.2% from the floor in the three games prior to this one, so to see the sniper get going was a positive sign as his shooting could turn this series around for the Warriors. He is an interesting play for Game 6 if he can keep his flow on the offensive end going.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant recorded 29 points but it was not enough as his team lost Game 5 on the road. Durant struggled to find his shot knocking down just 8-for-22 from the floor while adding just four rebounds and only a single block. This is one of Durant's worse lines of the year as he did not record a single assist and not many supporting stats. The Warriors are going to need 'superstar' KD to return for Game 6 if they want to keep their season alive.
Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza could not get things going but his club still managed the victory in Game 5. Ariza struggled making just 1-for-6 from the floor to finish the night with six points while adding threes steals to his line. Ariza has only reached double-digit scoring in one game (Game 2) in this series, but we could see this change if Chris Paul misses Game 6 due to his hamstring injury. Ariza makes for an intigueing play in Game 6 as we need to keep an eye on CP's status leading up to tip-off.
Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon was a difference maker in his club's Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors. Gordon scored a team-high 24 points on 6-for-15 shooting while making 9-for-10 from the line. Gordon also contributed four rebounds with two steals and a block without a turnover on the night. If Chris Paul does miss Game 6 then the Rockets will be relying heavily on Gordon and we can expect him to start and to play 36 or more minutes in that one.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden connected on just 5-for-21 from the floor and missed all 11 of his attempts from three but his club still managed the win in Game 5. Harden finished with just 19 points and only dished out four assists with six turnovers on the night. Harden has connected on just eight of his last 44 attempts from downtown and somehow his Rockets have control of the series. If Paul does indeed miss Game 6, we can expect a heavy workload from the Beard and he should be targeted in lineups.
Houston Rockets center Clint Capela recorded his seventh double-double of the postseason as his club won Game 5. Capela was efficient knocking down 5-for-6 from the floor en route to 12 points while hauling down 14 rebounds. Capela was able to add two blocks and was a solid plus-6 on the night. Capela has been great this postseason and is worth rostering at the center spot for Game 6 as he has been quite consistent in this series averaging a double-double.
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul injured his left hamstring in the dying minutes of Game 5 and did not return to action. Paul provided 20 points to go along with seven rebounds while dishing out six assists without a turnover in this one. Paul made some big shots down the stretch before the injury and will receive treatment on Friday. The injury is to his left hamstring as during the season it was the right one that gave him issues, so keep an eye on his status leading up to Game 6.
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker was able to continue his excellent play of late in a four-point win in Game 5. Tucker was able to connect on 3-for-6 from the floor to tally eight points and was able to haul down nine boards on the night. Tucker continued his heavy minutes by playing 42 in this one and we will most likely see this trend continue in Game 6, especially if Chris Paul is unable to go. Keeping an eye on Paul's status as this could lead to a must play for the rugged forward in Game 6.
Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown scored 17 points with three rebounds, two assists and a block to seal a Game 5 win for the Celtics. He has been consistent in his scoring throughout the series, and this game showed it once again. He hit two triples to show he isn't scared of taking the big shots under the bright lights. You can count on him to produce again in Game 6, so add him to your lineups.
Boston Celtics power forward Marcus Morris scored 13 points with an assist in a crucial Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. He was relegated to the bench for Game 5 and he was in the headlines again after getting a technical foul for getting involved in a shoving match with Larry Nance Jr. The Celtics won, though, so he won't really mind paying the fine. If he's on the bench, maybe it's not wise for you to add him to your DFS lineups.
Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum scored 24 points with seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks in a crucial win for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. He was all over the court and it seemed like no one could stop him from making baskets. For a rookie, he is exceeding expectations and is solidifying his first-team All-Rookie selection. In Game 6, you can add him to your lineups, but be wary he has been struggling in Cleveland this season.
Boston Celtics power forward Al Horford scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the TD Garden on Wednesday night. It's simple. If the Celtics are at home, they win. Horford was a big part of their Game 5 win, as he was his normal self once again to send them a win away from the Finals. With Game 6 coming up, you can count on him for your DFS lineups to produce.
Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver scored seven points in 19 minutes in a loss to the Celtics on Wednesday night. When asked why Korver played so little minutes in Game 5, head coach Tyronn Lue simply said he just adjusted to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens not playing Semi Ojeleye. Considering Korver is their best producer of points off the bench, this move was very surprising. Suddenly, it's risky to play him in DFS lineups for Game 6.
Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, five assists and one steal in an 83-96 loss to the Boston Celtics in the TD Garden. He was obviously fatigued and it showed during the course of the game. He had six turnovers in the game and most of them were careless and could've been avoided. Everybody is tired at this point of the season, but with James nearing his 100th game of the year, he is still producing impressive stats like these. Keep rolling with him for DFS lineups.
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker was able to haul down 16 rebounds in 44 minutes as his club evened the series at two games apiece. Tucker was unable to connect on a shot from the floor (0-for-4) but still had a major impact in this one by adding two steals and swatting a shot while leading all Houston starters with a plus-seven rating. Tucker has proved to be a great play as of late with his ability to add many different stats to his line, but keep an eye on his price tag after he has strung together a few solid outings.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden connected on 30 points to lead his team to a huge Game 4 win. Harden struggled from deep (3-for-12) once again and has made just eight of 33 over his last four contests in total from downtown. Harden was able to provide four assists with four rebounds and great defensive stats with two blocks and three steals on the night. Even when Harden is not the most efficient with his shot, he has proved to be able to salvage his line with supporting stats and is worth building your lineup around for Game 5 as the superstar looks to get his team the series lead.
Houston Rockets center Clint Capela was limited to just 24 minutes but still posted an excellent line. Capela provided eight points while hauling down 13 rebounds and swatting away two shots in the Game 4 win. The Rockets opted to again go with a smaller lineup for much of the contest, with Eric Gordon getting 35 minutes off the bench in this one. Capela has proved to be able to put up solid lines in his lesser minutes and is still worth a play with the series shifting back to Houston for Game 5 if his price tag is right.
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul finished with 27 points on an excellent 10-for-20 shooting from the floor to help secure his club's Game 4 victory. Paul was instrumental in the Rockets fourth quarter, as they finished the game with a 25-12 run to secure the victory. A lot of Paul's value is in his assist production, but we have seen this take a major hit in this series (4.3 assists a game to 7.9 during the regular season). With the series shifting back to Houston for Game 5, we can expect another big offensive night for the veteran, who is looking to get to the NBA Finals for the first time in his career.
Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon supplied 14 points in his club's three-point victory in Game 4. Gordon connected on just four of 14 from the floor and just one of eight from deep to secure his point total but did not provide much else to his line. Gordon has provided a decent spark off the bench in this series but has connected on just three for his last 16 attempts from deep in his last two outings. Gordon is due to heat up for an entire four quarters and it could be in Game 5, as his numbers improve on home soil.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Kevon Looney got the starting nod at center with Andre Iguodala sidelined and played 26 minutes in his club's Game 4 loss. Looney managed to connect on just two of six from the floor but hauled down six rebounds. This was Looney's first career postseason start and just his ninth ever career start. If Looney starts again in Game 5, he is definitely a solid punt play, as his numbers have a slight spike on the road.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant connected on 27 points, but it was not enough as his club fell to the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Durant converted on just nine of 24 of his shots but was able to haul down 12 rebounds and dish out three assists on the night. The Warriors are going to need more out of their superstar, and we can most definitely expect to see KD bounce back in Game 5 as the series shifts back to Houston.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Draymond Green posted another massive stat line in his club's three-point loss. Green hit half of his eight shot attempts to finish with 11 points while hauling down 14 rebounds and dishing out eight assists. Green struggled taking care of the ball, coughing it up five times and was a minus-three in this one. Green has been filling the stat sheet in this series and still has a massive impact when he is averaging just 8.0 points a night, which makes him a solid play for Game 5.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry posted a team-high 28 points, but it was not enough as his team went down in Game 4 by the score of 95-92. Curry got cooking in the third quarter, scoring 17 of his 28 points and finished the night connecting on 10-for-26 from the field. Curry struggled with some foul trouble in the second quarter and was only able to dish out two assists on the night to three turnovers. We will need to see more efficiency from the sniper in Game 5 for the Warriors to get the home-court advantage back.
Golden State Warriors shooting guard/small forward Klay Thompson's shooting struggles continued and he also tweaked his knee in the Game 4 loss. Thompson connected on just four of 13 shots from the floor en route to just 10 points and is averaging just 10.3 points per game over the series' last three games after scoring 28 points in Game 1. Thompson went to the locker room after hurting his knee but was cleared within minutes to return to action. We should keep an eye on his status leading up to Game 5, but it was a positive sign that he returned and played through the injury in this one.
Boston Celtics power forward Al Horford scored 15 points with seven rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He didn't get his first points until the second quarter, and head coach Brad Stevens will need to adjust how to get him more touches since Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue has made an adjustment on him even before Game 3. With Game 5 coming up, Horford is still a must-add, being the most consistent producer on this Celtics team.
Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier scored 16 points with 11 assists, six rebounds and three steals in a road loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. The starters played heavy minutes, and Rozier was no exception. He produced a respectable stat line, but expect that to improve in Game 5, especially because it is at home. His play will be determined by whether his defender George Hill can keep up with him. If Hill has a good game, Rozier suffers and vice versa. If you can get him cheap in DFS, it's worth a shot.
Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown scored 25 points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in a road loss in Cleveland in Game 4. He improved on his output on Monday night but was vulnerable to many blown dunks and layups. Had he made just a couple of those, the Celtics would've been in a tighter game. Coming back home, expect his numbers to shoot right back up. He will be a good DFS add for Games 5 and 7, if necessary.
Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver was a great contributor off the bench for the Cavs as he pitched in 14 points, two threes, four rebounds and three blocks on the night. His three blocks are quite surprising from him, but the added blocks will be appreciated by his owners in DFS. He has been the one bright spot for the Cavs the whole series and is a solid add in your lineups whether they are playing at home or away.
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill scored 13 points along with four rebounds, three assists and two steals to help the Cavaliers tie up the Eastern Conference Finals series at two all. His strong play carried over from Game 3, and he was productive leading to a plus/minus of plus-nine. It will be interesting to see if he can produce the same way in Boston, because his numbers dipped in the TD Garden like most of his teammates. He isn't a strong DFS candidate right now but should definitely be on your watch list in the meantime.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson scored 13 points with 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kevin Love was firing bricks this game, but thankfully Thompson was there to clean up some of those misses. He kept Al Horford at bay for this game, which helped in forcing the Celtics to look for other offensive options. Thompson will be a big help if he can produce the same way in Game 5. If you can get him cheap, go for it.
Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James scored 44 points along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a win Monday night. On a night where he became the postseason leader for field goals made, his supporting cast showed up at home again to tie the series up at 2-2. Going back to the TD Garden for Game 5, James will be determined to steal one there if they will want to advance to the Finals. As usual, start him at all costs.
Golden State Warriors shooting guard/small forward scored 13 points on 14 shots in his club's blowout win over the Houston Rockets. Thompson connected on just 6-for-14 of his shots while adding three assists and blocking two shots. Thompson passed Rick Barry in this one becoming the Warriors second all-time leading postseason scorer with 1,786 points. We can expect a bounce back shooting night for the sniper in Game 4 which always makes Thompson a target in DFS.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Draymond Green recorded17 rebounds as his club trounced the Houston Rockets 126-85. Green did a bit of everything as he added 10 points and dished out six dimes while adding a block with a steal. Warriors opted to stick with their small-ball lineup and it proved to be the right call as the Hampton 5 dominated in this one. Draymond has been a beast on the glass (11.3 a game) in these playoffs and should continue to roll in Game 4.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant converted 25 points to help lead his team to a Game 3 victory. Durant connected on 9-for-19 from the floor and was able to add six assists and grab six rebounds while being a team-high plus-27 on the night. Durant was part of the charge as the Warriors started the second half on a 10-0 run in which Durant added five points of his own. Durant has been the superstar we'd expect in this playoffs and is definitely worth adding to your lineup for Game 4.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry got going in this one racking up 35 points in the 126-85 win over the Houston Rockets. Curry made 5-for-12 from deep after connecting on just 2-for-13 in the series first two contests and converted on 7-for-7 from the floor for 18 points in the third quarter alone. Curry quieted his critics in this one as there had been rumors swirling that the two-time MVP has not been 100% due to injury. We can expect Curry to continue rolling in Game 4 and he is definitely worth building your lineup around for that one.
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala filled the stat sheet in 27 minutes of action in his club's blowout win in Game 3. Iggy managed 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting and dished out three dimes while hauling down three rebounds to go along with a block. Iguodala banged his knee but Coach Steve Kerr said he will be good to go for Game 4 but we should keep an eye on his status leading up to the contest to confirm he will be back in the starting lineup.
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker was unable to continue his excellent play in his club's loss to the Golden State Warriors. Tucker managed just six points in this one after scoring a career postseason-high 22 points in Game 2. Tucker was able to haul down six rebounds but did not add much else in 33 minutes of action. The Rockets are going to need guys like Tucker to make some shots for them to keep up with the Warriors and we can expect the gritty forward to bounce back in Game 4.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden managed to score 20 points as his team was dominated in a 126-85 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3. Harden made seven of his 16 shots while dishing out nine assists and grabbing five rebounds while adding four turnovers. He only managed six attempts from three which was his lowest mark since April 5th in the regular season. The Rockets are going to need much more out of their superstar in Game 4 if they want to even this series and we can expect Harden to come out firing in that one.
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul could not get his stroke going in the Game 3 blowout loss. Paul managed just 13 points on 5-for-16 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and just four assists in this one. The Golden State Warriors have done an excellent job controlling the Point God's ball distribution duties as he is averaging just 4.3 assists in this serious, but is averaging an impressive 8.3 rebounds. Paul entered this game with some injury issues that he later shrugged off, so we will need to see how he pulls up after this one in regards to his status for Game 4.
Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon took 13 shots to convert 11 points in his club's Game 3 loss. Gordon could not replicate his Game 2 playoff career-high 27 points in this one making just 4-for-13 shots from the floor. Gordon did not provide much else with just two rebounds with an assist and three turnovers. We know Gordon's value strictly comes on if his shot is falling and the Rockets will be making some serious changes after this Game 3 blowout, so we may see Gordon bounce back.
Houston Rockets center Clint Capela was limited to just 22 minutes of action in the blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors. Capela still managed to put up a decent a line with 13 points on 6-for-9 shots from the floor to go along with eight rebounds and a block. The Rockets tried everything to get back in this one and that included going small with Capela on the bench with a negative result. Capela was a team-best minus-10 in the game so Coach Mike D'Antoni will most likely up his minutes for Game 4.
Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon exploded for 27 points on 8-for-15 shooting in his club's win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 2. Gordon was able to add three rebounds while dishing out a couple of assists and was a team-high plus-29 on the night. Gordon has averaged 21 points in the first two games of the series and looks to continue his hot hand as the series moves onto Game 3 in Oakland. If Gordon can stay hot, he is definitely worth a look.
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker got hot in Game 2 as his club got the win over the Golden State Warriors. Tucker was electric connecting on 8-for-9 from the floor for 22 points and made five of six attempts from deep. Tucker also hauled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists with an impressive plus-22 on the night. After his one-point dud in Game 1, Tucker shined in the win with all of his points either coming from three or inside the paint. Tucker has been up and down with his production but is definitely worth a look for Game 3 if he can stay hot.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden could only connect on 3-for-15 from three but his club still managed the win. Harden finished with 27 points and was able to haul down 10 rebounds which was a postseason high. Harden added just three assists to four turnovers in 34 minutes of action. Harden is worth a look in Game 3 as we know he will not shoot 3-for-15 from deep again and is always worth building your lineup around as he can fill up the stat sheet in so many ways.
Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza posted his best line of the playoffs thus far in a 127-105 Game 2 win. Ariza got hot in this one connecting on 7-for-9 of his shots to finish with a playoff-high 19 points. Ariza was able to chip in six assists with four rebounds and a couple steals. Ariza has accumulated just three turnovers this entire postseason and came to life in this one as it was desperately needed for the win. Ariza often bunches good games together which makes him an intriguing Game 3 play.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Draymond Green did a bit of everything in the Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets. Green posted an interesting six points, six rebounds, and six assists to go along with two steals and was able to swat two shots in this one. Green is averaging just 5.5 points in the series first two games but has been able to provide supporting stats which has kept him relevant. Green is worth a look for Game 3 as he will most likely come out of his offensive slump after he has some home cooking as the series shifts to Oakland.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was hot on the offensive end but it was not enough as his club lost 127-105. Durant converted 13-for-22 from the floor to finish with 37 points and is averaging 37.5 points in the first two games of the series. Durant did not provide much else with only three rebounds and added five turnovers on the night. KD has just one assist in the first two games after averaging 5.4 throughout the season. KD most likely will stay hot on offense but can he contribute more elsewhere is the question for Game 3.
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