Marcus Smart Headshot

Smart produced eight points (1-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 40 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

After a red hot Game 3, Smart somewhat predictably cooled off in a big way in the Game 4 loss, as he made just one field goal attempt. He is clearly going to get a ton of minutes with Isaiah Thomas (hip) out, so he could rebound for another big performance in Game 5. But with him, it's hard to predict.
Yesterday 11:54 pm (EST)
Avery Bradley Headshot

Bradley contributed 19 points (7-19 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 39 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Bradley's 19 points marked a team high but he needed 19 field goal attempts to get there. It was his third straight game of the series in which he has shot below 40 percent from the field. Despite the poor field goal percentage, Bradley is getting his points, as he scored at least 19 points for the fifth time in the last seven outings.
Yesterday 11:53 pm (EST)
LeBron James Headshot

James recorded 34 points (15-27 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block across 38 minutes during a 112-99 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

James bounced back from a passive Game 3 performance with his 10th 30-point game of these playoffs. He was mostly unstoppable on the offensive end, as he shot better than 50 percent for the 11th time in 12 playoff games. On a bit of a sour note, however, after he had shot extremely well from beyond the arc in the first two round of the playoffs, James has taken a step back as he's gone 6-of-22 from three-point land in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yesterday 11:53 pm (EST)
Kyrie Irving Headshot

Irving totaled 42 points (15-22 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 41 minutes during a 112-99 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

Irving turned in his best offensive game of these playoffs as his 42 points marked a game high. He got his points in efficient fashion, which continued a recent trend. In his last three games, Irving has shot better than 60 percent from the field. The hot streak comes after he had shot below 50 percent in seven consecutive games. It look like he has really found his groove with the team now one win away from the Finals.
Yesterday 11:52 pm (EST)
Amir Johnson Headshot

Updating a previous reports, Johnson (shoulder) will be available off the bench for Game 4 against the Cavaliers on Tuesday, David Aldridge of reports.

It sounds like Johnson will be available in an emergency situation, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out for the entire contest as originally expected while he deals with a AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. Kelly Olynyk has already been announced as a starter and should see an uptick in minutes, while Jonas Jerebko is also likely to see more playing time off the bench in the frontcourt.
Yesterday 8:27 pm (EST)
Kelly Olynyk Headshot

Olynyk will enter the starting five for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Jay King of reports.

Amir Johnson is expected to miss Tuesday's game with a shoulder injury, so coach Brad Stevens has opted to go with Olynyk as his replacement in the top unit. Olynyk has averaged just 15.7 minutes over the first three games of the series, but should push for a much bigger role during Game 4. Jonas Jerebko also figures to see an uptick in minutes in the frontcourt off the bench.
Yesterday 7:08 pm (EST)
Amir Johnson Headshot

Johnson (shoulder) has been ruled out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Michael Eaves of reports.

Johnson's injury is being listed as a sprained right AC joint in his shoulder and it's giving him enough discomfort where he'll have to remain on the sidelines Tuesday. Gerald Green has been rotating in and out of the starting lineup when the Celtics have gone smaller, but going up against the Cavaliers' frontcourt of Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson could prompt coach Brad Stevens to go with a bigger option in Kelly Olynyk or Jonas Jerebko with the top unit.
Yesterday 6:34 pm (EST)
Deron Williams Headshot

Williams (illness) will play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics on Tuesday, Joe Vardon of reports.

Williams was held out of the team's shootaround Tuesday morning, but after receiving treatment throughout the day, he's feeling good enough to take the court. That said, he's struggled to get anything going while coming in with the second unit and has averaged just 12.7 minutes over the first three games of this series, so he's likely not an intriguing DFS option for Tuesday's slate.
Yesterday 6:26 pm (EST)
Josh McRoberts Headshot

McRoberts has officially accepted his $6 million player option for the 2017-18 season with the Heat, Zach Lowe of ESPN reports.

McRoberts saw just 22 games during the 2016-17 campaign, averaging 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 17.3 minutes per game. He was sidelined most of the season with a fracture in his left foot.
Yesterday 5:06 pm (EST)
Chris Bosh Headshot

Bosh has unofficially agreed to part ways with the Heat in a deal made between him, the team, the union and the NBA, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The Heat would receive "maximum cap relief" before the start of free agency.

The deal, while still unofficial, seems all but done. Once everything is sorted out, the Heat will permanently clear Bosh's remaining $52.1 million salary off the books, even if he resumes his career elsewhere. The 33-year-old hasn't taken the floor during the past season and a half due to blood clot episodes, for which he remains on blood thinners. He last played during the 2015 season, where he averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while playing 53 games. It's unknown at this time if he will officially retire soon, but he worked as a guest studio analyst for Turner sports for a period of five weeks during this past season -- seemingly testing the waters outside of his playing career.
Yesterday 4:41 pm (EST)
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