Isaiah Thomas Headshot

Thomas (knee) will return to action Monday against the Wizards, Celtics' play-by-plan man Sean Grande reports.

Added 03/20/17 5:51 pm (EST)
A bone bruise on his right knee kept Thomas out of action Friday in Brooklyn and Saturday in Philadelphia, but the diminutive point guard will be back at his usual starting point guard spot Monday, meaning Marcus Smart will likely shift back to the bench. Thomas, the NBA's second-leading scorer, is averaging 29.2 points and 6.0 assists per game on the season. His numbers have been down a bit in March -- 26.4 points, 4.6 assists per game -- but he still remains of the most explosive scorers in the league on a night-to-night basis.
Rajon Rondo Headshot

Rondo (thumb) got shots up during Tuesday's morning shootaround, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

Added 12:12 pm (EST)
Though coach Fred Hoiberg reiterated that Rondo is still out for Game 5, Tuesday marks the first time that Rondo has touched a basketball with his right hand since suffering the injury. Rondo has yet to be ruled out for the series, but depending on how long the series goes, it remains a possibility that he could push a return for either a Game 6 or Game 7. While he continues to rehab, expect Isaiah Canaan to draw another start at point guard during Wednesday's Game 5, likely sending Jerian Grant back to the bench.
Fred VanVleet Headshot

VanVleet was assigned to the D-League's Raptors 905 on Tuesday.

Added 11:07 am (EST)
VanVleet will be joined by Pascal Siakam and Bruno Caboclo on the assignment, and all three players are expected to suit up for the 905 on Tuesday in their D-League Finals series with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The rookie point guard saw three minutes in garbage time during the Raptors' Game 5 win over the Bucks on Monday, scoring three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and adding one assist.
Pascal Siakam Headshot

Siakam was assigned to the D-League's Raptors 905 on Tuesday.

Added 11:04 am (EST)
Siakam will be joined by Bruno Caboclo and Fred VanVleet on the assignment, and all three players are expected to suit up for the 905 on Tuesday in their D-League Finals series with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In the 905's loss in Game 1, Siakam produced 20 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 38 minutes.
Bruno Caboclo Headshot

Caboclo was assigned to the D-League's Raptors 905 on Tuesday.

Added 11:01 am (EST)
Caboclo will be joined by Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet on the assignment, and all three players are expected to suit up for the 905 on Tuesday in their D-League Finals series with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In the 905's loss in Game 1, Caboclo produced six points (2-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.
Damian Lillard Headshot

Lillard posted 34 points (12-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 42 minutes during a 128-103 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

Added 1:31 am (EST)
Lillard was the only starter to reach double figures as the team's season came to an end in the blowout loss. He clearly wasn't part of the problem in the first round sweep, as he scored more than 30 points in three of the four games. There is no reason to expect that Lillard won't come back next season even better.
Al-Farouq Aminu Headshot

Aminu contributed 25 points (7-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 35 minutes during a 128-103 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

Added 1:30 am (EST)
Aminu was just one point shy of his season high in scoring as he finished with 25 points and matched a season high with five three-pointers made. He was the only player on the team other than Damian Lillard to score more than 14 points. Aminu had an up and down season, and this performance came in a somewhat meaningless game, as the team was getting blown out for the entire game.
Stephen Curry Headshot

Curry went for 37 points (12-20 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes during 128-103 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Added 1:30 am (EST)
Curry turned in his second-consecutive 30-point effort in his best all-around performance of the playoffs so far. He was just two assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double, and drained a series-best seven three-pointers. Curry had a very strong first round, with averages of 29.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting, 6.5 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 three-pointers and 2.3 steals per game.
Draymond Green Headshot

Green recorded 21 points (7-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal across 33 minutes during a 128-103 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Added 1:30 am (EST)
Green excelled as he helped the team finish off its first round series. He was in rare form on the offensive end, as the 21 points marked his third-highest scoring total so far this season, and the five three-pointers made matched a season high. Green had a phenomenal first round, with averages of 13.8 points on 50 percent from the field, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 4.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
Kevin Durant Headshot

Durant totaled 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 3PT), three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 20 minutes during a 128-103 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Added 1:29 am (EST)
Durant (calf) returned to the court and looked good after he had missed the previous two games of the series. He was on a minutes restriction as he played just 20 minutes. But it wasn't as if he needed to play big minutes as the team destroyed Portland. The team now gets a break before its second round series begins, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Durant is back to a full workload soon.
Kyle Lowry Headshot

Lowry (back) collected 16 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists, three rebounds, and three steals in 36 minutes during Monday's 118-93 win over the Bucks in Game 5.

Added 12:02 am (EST)
Lowry's back issue didn't seem to bother him much, as he played a team-high minutes load and was superb in every aspect. Lowry may receive treatment in advance of Thursday's Game 6 if his back becomes stiff again, but it's unlikely he'll allow it to keep him out.
2016 © FantasyAlarm . ALL Rights Reserved.