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Shaun Livingston (illness) will play in Friday's Game 3 against the Raptors.

Livingston sat out practice Thursday due to an illness but says he will be ready to play in Friday's Game 3 against the Raptors. Through the first two games of the series, Livingston is averaging 11 points, three rebounds and four assists per game.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 12:55 PMSource

LeBron James scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Heat to a 2-0 series lead over the Bobcats.

The Heat mean business this time of year, and with James shooting 64.7 percent from the field, it is highly unlikely the team is going to falter. He is now averaging 29.5 points over the last two games as the Bobcats continue to have trouble containing his all-around game. Expect another big time performance from King James on Saturday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Apr, 03:10 AMSource

Monta Ellis scored a team-high 21 points in Wednesday's win as the Mavs snapped an 10-game losing streak to the Spurs to tie the series at a game apiece.

Despite shooting only 40.0 percent from the field, Ellis lead the way for the Mavericks to 21-point victory on Wednesday night. That poor of shooting is not going to get it done against the Spurs on most occasions, but it was enough to give the team a fighting chance in this best of seven series.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Apr, 03:08 AMSource

Manu Ginobili scored game-high 27 points in a losing effort to the Mavs on Wednesday.

Ginobili stepped up in a big way on Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough to give the Spurs a 2-0 lead over the Mavericks. At this point in his career Ginobili could go off for 25 points or put up a goose egg, but one thing is for sure, he will always give the Spurs and his fantasy owners 100 percent when on the court.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Apr, 03:06 AMSource

LaMarcus Aldridge posted back-to-back 40 point games to start the playoffs leading the Blazers to a two games to none lead over the Houston Rockets in round one of the NBA playoffs.

Aldridge is now averaging 44.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in the playoffs, out-dueling Dwight Howard, who was last to accomplish this feat. If he continues to play at this level there is no one that will be able to get in his way, so until he shows us signs of slowing down look for another big game next time he takes the court.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Apr, 03:04 AMSource

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted season-highs with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Game Two loss to the Heat.

Although Kidd-Gilchrist saved his best performance of the year when the team needed it most, it was not enough for the Bobcats to even up the series. Considering he played only 15 minutes in Game 1 and 34 minutes on Wednesday, it is tough to tell if he will get enough minutes to build off of this performance. Either way it was nice to see some life from this former lottery pick.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Apr, 03:01 AMSource

Chris Paul says he will play in Game Three on Thursday despite dealing with a hamstring injury.

If the Clippers want to be advance to the next round, they are going to need their floor general on the court, and Paul knows that. He was limited to just 27 minutes in Game 2, but that was a result of an extremely lopsided contest. Unless this game gets out of control as well, expect him to receive well over 30 minutes on Thursday in an effort to break the series tie in favor of the Clippers.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Apr, 01:03 AMSource

Al Jefferson said he felt plantar fascia "rip all the way through." The doctor said there was nothing more he could do to it.

Well after all that, it hardly seems like something he can play through any longer. Maybe he can. I'm not a doctor, but I can't imagine that he'd be effective no matter how many cortisone shots he gets or how well the foot is taped. We'll await further update, but it would seem that Bismack Biyombo is in line for a much bigger role.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:07 PMSource

Update: Al Jefferson is back in the locker room getting re-taped. He will return.

The real question is, "how many Al Jefferson updates can Fantasy Alarm fit on it's home page?" This guy is killing us all, amirite? So a new tape job, maybe a little added cortisone shot, whatever it takes to get him back on the court. But rest assured, as soon as the game is over, he'll be back in the walking boot.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 07:41 PMSource

Al Jefferson is headed to the locker room.

After all that? After all those updates? We'll wait to see if he returns, but this is obviously not a good sign.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 07:33 PMSource

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