FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Tony Parker (ankle, thigh) said he’s fine and will be good to go for Wednesday.

Parker looked a little gimpy towards the end of the Spurs game on Sunday after he played 29 minutes. He's a little beaten up right now, but it's the playoffs and he's not going to spend much time on the bench if he doesn't have to. Analysis: Howard Bender

Arron Afflalo said his goal is to play for the Blazers in Game 2, but he was noncommittal on his status.

Afflalo is still dealing with a significant shoulder issue but was able to take part in pre-game warm-ups right before Game 1, so there is hope for a Game 2 return. He'll test it out once again Tuesday and if he doesn't incur any setbacks, he could be just fine to play. Analysis: Howard Bender

Derek Rose says he's feeling good physically and has no soreness of any kind.

Rose played 38 minutes in Game 2, so there are obviously no restrictions on him at all right now. If he's feeling good physically as well, then it should simply be business as usual and you can probably start using him for NBA playoff DFS games. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tim Frazier has won the D-League MVP and Rookie of the Year awards.

Congratulations to Frazier who recorded four triple-doubles in 41 games and averaged 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 9.5 assists per game. His 9.5 assists per game were good enough for the second most in the league, and he helped lead the Maine Red Claws to the best record in the D-League. Analysis: Howard Bender

Nikola Mirotic (quad) is doubtful for Game 3. The Bulls want to see how he reacts to treatment before they make a decision.

Mirotic left Monday's game early with the injury after a minor scuffle with Bucks center Zaza Pachulia. He never returned to the the court and the Bulls are deeming the injury as fairly serious. He'll test things out during pre-game warm-ups, but the chances of him playing aren't looking too good. Analysis: Howard Bender

Mirza Teletovic is listed as probable for Wednesday.

Teletovic was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus, meaning he had blood clots in his lungs. He hasn't played since January 22nd, but he looks like he will be on the court for Wednesday's game. It would be surprising to see him play a full workload of minutes seeing as its been three months since he's last played. Regardless, his return would be a nice emotional boost to his team. Analysis: Colby Conway

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said any updates on Chandler Parsons (knee) and Devin Harris (toe) won't come until Tuesday night.

Both players sat out Monday's practice and Coach Carlisle will likely wait until the pregame shootaround before determining their status for Game 2 against the Rockets. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Al Horford said he's good to go for game two.

Horford suffered a hand injury during the fourth quarter of Game 1 but was able to return and play the final six minutes but with his ring and pinky finger taped together. X-rays taken on the hand were negative but Horford expressed that he was in considerable pain. Given that it's playoff time there was little chance Horford would not be on the court for the Hawks Game 2 matchup against the Nets. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer wins NBA Coach of the Year.

Budenholzer led the Hawks to a 60-22 record this season, good enough for No. 1 overall in the Eastern Conference. His motion offense helped pave the way for the best record in franchise history and has made them a favorite to head to the Finals this year. Analysis: Howard Bender

Klay Thompson scored 26 points (11-17 FGA, 1-1 FTA) while going 3-for-8 from beyond the arc during Monday's 97-87 win over the Pelicans.

Thompson did what he does best Monday night as he shot 64.7 percent from the floor to help give the Warriors a 2-0 lead over the Pelicans. After an injury derailed his efforts to replicate his first half production, Thompson picked up the pace at the right time as he appears to be unstoppable if given space to shoot.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Stephen Curry scored 22 points (9-21 FGA, 1-1 FTA) while going 3-for-9 from three-point range with four rebounds, six assists and one steal during the Warriors' 97-87 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

Curry managed to connect on 42.9 percent of his field goals Monday night but was unable to match his previous production of 34 points from Game 1. Whether or not he goes over 30 points, Curry will still find a way to be productive on both ends of the court as he continues to emerge as one of the league's top players.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Tyreke Evans scored 16 points ( 4-13 FGA, 7-12 FTA) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and one block during the Pelicans' 97-87 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 on Monday.

Evans (knee) managed to suit up for the Pelicans on Monday night and once again filled the stat sheet in his efforts. Considering the Warriors now have a 2-0 lead over the Pelicans, Evans may have to get more involved in the offense if the team wants a shot at making this series competitive.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Anthony Davis posted a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds during Monday's 97-87 loss to the Warrioirs. He also kicked in three assists, two steals and two blocks.

Davis continues to get the job done at a high rate as he is now averaging 30.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals through two postseason games. Whether or not the Pelicans are able to hang with the Warriors, Davis is still a player on the rise in the league and will be a top five pick in fantasy drafts next fall.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Derrick Rose scored 15 points (4-14 FGA, 5-5 FTA) after hitting two three-pointers while dishing out nine assists and pulling down seven rebounds in Chicago's 91-82 win over Milwaukee.

Rose wasn't that sharp, but he didn't need to be when Jimmy Butler went nuts. It's all about playing time and getting back into game-shape as it looks like the Bulls will move past the Bucks. If Rose can regain any type of form that was like his MVP season, the Bulls are going to be a force in the playoffs. Analysis: Rob Trayah

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