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Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Festus Ezeli is out Games 3 and 4 vs Clippers and has begun taking part in 5-0 offense. Playing in a scrimmage is his next step.

More big-man bad news for the Warriors who are already without Andrew Bogut as it is. Ezeli is likely out past Game 4 as well so you probably shouldn't expect to see him if the Warriors go beyond that either. It would appear that Jermaine O'Neal is their big man in the middle and a run of some small-ball is coming at the Clippers now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 08:48 PMSource

Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for making unnecessary and excessive contact with LeBron James.

McBob was disappointing from an offensive perspective as he finished with just eight points, one rebound, and four assists but he brought some toughness on the defensive end evident by his willingness to take on the King and his team-high positive 14 +/- in Wednesday's loss to the Heat. McRoberts will suit up and start but looking to him as a value play has become hit or miss making him more of a GPP play than a cash game option in your DFS contests.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

Will this fine increase the chippiness of this series or will it convince players to back off a little more? Yeah, probably the former. McRoberts won't change his style of play, though he may keep one eye on the location of the refs before doing something.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 04:52 PMSource

Jamal Crawford (calf) and Chris Paul (hamstring) both will play Thursday.

Well of course they're going to play. Banged up or not, the Clippers won't be able to beat the Warriors if they're both out of the lineup. Even if they play on a slightly limited basis, their presence on the floor will help raise the game of their teammates.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 02:48 PMSource

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

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