Jahlil Okafor Headshot

Okafor (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Philadelphia, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Added 03/20/17 5:41 pm (EST)
Okafor played only 12 minutes Sunday against the Celtics and reported after the game that he was battling discomfort in his right knee. As a result, the 76ers will hold him out Monday, likely on a precautionary basis, meaning Richaun Holmes will have an opportunity to see increased minutes. Holmes played 29 minutes Sunday, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, four blocks and two steals.
Kelly Olynyk Headshot

Olynyk posted 10 points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, one steal and one block across 16 efficient minutes in Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win in Chicago.

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Coach Brad Stevens leaned on Olynyk and Marcus Smart as his two key bench players to even the series with Chicago. Olynyk and Al Horton are the only legitimate bigs seeing time in Stevens' playoff rotations, as both Amir Johnson and Tyler Zeller received Game 4 DNP's. Expect the Celtics to stay small during Wednesday's critical Game 5 back in Boston, with Olynyk's minutes staying in the 14-17 minute range, a slight decrease from his 21 minute regular season average.
Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown played only one minute during Boston's Game 4 win and was statistically shut out.

Added 8:44 am (EST)
That's back-to-back one minute playoff games for the rookie Brown, who averaged 17 minutes per game during the regular season. Coach Brad Stevens clearly doesn't trust Brown versus crafty veterans Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Instead, Stevens has turned to veteran wing Gerald Green to boost the starting line-up's scoring options. Avoid Brown in all DFS formats Wednesday as the C's return home to face the Bulls for a critical Game 5.
Marcus Smart Headshot

Smart fought for five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block from 33 clutch minutes in Sunday's 104-195 Game 4 win in Chicago.

Added 8:34 am (EST)
Smart thrusted his usual grit and risky ball hawking defensive skills right at the Bulls, at one point angering Bulls star Jimmy Butler. Smart's contributions tend to fall outside of the box score; he's generally more valuable to the Celtics than he is to your fantasy lineup. Look for more big minutes off the bench for Smart as the Celtics return home Wednesday for a critical Game 5.
Jimmy Butler Headshot

Butler scored 33 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 19-23 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds and a steal in 46 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 loss to the Celtics.

Added Yesterday 11:20 pm (EST)
It was an absolutely heroic effort by Butler, but he got almost no help from his teammates as no other Bull scored more than 13 on the night. He's now averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 three-pointers through the first four games of the series.
Gerald Green Headshot

Green scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

Added Yesterday 11:16 pm (EST)
Making his second straight start, Green supplied the Celtics with some key outside shooting as they took both games in Chicago to even the series at 2-2. The 31-year-old is quickly becoming one of the surprising stories of the postseason, and with Boston's rotations clicking at the moment expect Green to remain in the starting five for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Al Horford Headshot

Horford scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

Added Yesterday 11:13 pm (EST)
It's his 25th career postseason double-double but first in a Celtics uniform, as Horford continues to provide a young lineup with a steadying influence. The 30-year-old is now averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 three-pointers through four games in the series.
Isaiah Thomas Headshot

Thomas scored 33 points (10-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 12-13 FT) while adding seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

Added Yesterday 11:10 pm (EST)
After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Thomas and the Celtics have roared back to tie it at 2-2 by beating the Bulls twice in Chicago. The 28-year-old guard was dialed in all game, scoring 16 points in the first half and 17 in the second, including 10 points as part of a 12-0 Celtics run in the third quarter that helped seal the victory. Expect another big performance from Thomas on Wednesday back in Boston for Game 5.
Gordon Hayward Headshot

Hayward has succumbed to the food poisoning that he had been battling all day and will not return to Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Added Yesterday 10:38 pm (EST)
Hayward attempted to play during Sunday's game, but simply didn't have any more energy after contributing three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and two rebounds across nine minutes. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 until further notice.
Marreese Speights Headshot

Speights will draw the start at power forward for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz/

Added Yesterday 9:12 pm (EST)
As expected, with Blake Griffin (toe) out for the remainder of the postseason, coach Doc Rivers will opt to insert Speights into the starting five in Griffin's stead. In two previous starts this season, the big man averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 21.5 minutes, making him a solid low-cost DFS option for Sunday's contest.
Derrick Favors Headshot

Favors will come off the bench for Sunday's Game 4 matchup against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Added Yesterday 9:09 pm (EST)
With Rudy Gobert (knee) back in the starting five, Favors will come off the bench. It's possible he sees less than the 34.3 minutes per game he's been averaging throughout the series, though Gobert may not play a full workload, which may allow Favors to still cross the 30-minute threshold.
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