J.R. Smith Headshot

Smith (hamstring) will start at shooting guard in Thursday's Game 3 against the Pacers, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reports.

Added 04/20/17 5:42 pm (EST)
Smith left Monday's game against Indiana after injuring his left hamstring and it was initially unclear if he'd be able to play on Thursday. After participating in Wednesday's practice session and working out on Thursday it was determined he's healthy enough to play. It isn't anticipated that he'll be at all limited, but look for Kyle Korver and Iman Shumpert to see some extra minutes if Smith sees a reduced role.
Jamal Crawford Headshot

Crawford provided 20 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 7.

Added Yesterday 7:11 pm (EST)
Crawford led a late spark that helped keep the score close, but it wasn't enough for the Clippers to advance. The 37-year-old guard stepped up and played well with Blake Griffin (toe) sidelined, averaging 15.3 points (on 49 percent shooting), 2.5 assists, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 28.8 minutes from Game 4 on. Depending on what happens with Griffin and Chris Paul this summer, Crawford could be relied on even more next season.
Alec Burks Headshot

Burks (knee) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, though a final decision has yet to be made, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Added Yesterday 7:10 pm (EST)
Burks, who's been sidelined for the entire postseason thus far while dealing with a left knee injury, could be sidelined for the remainder of the postseason. A final decision has yet to be made, but if he ends up missing the remainder of the year, expect the likes of Joe Ingles and Rodney Hood to continue seeing the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard.
DeAndre Jordan Headshot

Jordan tallied 24 points (9-12 FG, 6-15 FT), 17 rebounds, and one assist in 40 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 7.

Added Yesterday 6:55 pm (EST)
Jordan finished the campaign with 12 consecutive double-doubles, and he saved his best showing for last in terms of the first round playoff series. Jordan contributed 15.4 points (on 70.5 percent shooting) and 14.3 rebounds through the seven games against the Jazz, but he didn't average a full assist, steal, or block and continued to struggle terribly from the charity stripe.
Derrick Favors Headshot

Favors finished with 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 win over the Clippers in Game 7.

Added Yesterday 6:38 pm (EST)
Favors ended up fouling out along with Rudy Gobert, who was limited to 13 minutes. Still, Favors was fantastic and efficient on both ends, and he saw three more minutes in Game 7 than he did in the last two tilts combined. It's unlikely that the Jazz will attempt to play lineups featuring both Favors and Gobert against the Warriors, especially since it didn't happen for a single minute of this first round series. As a result, it's unclear what can be expected from Favors on a nightly basis.
Rudy Gobert Headshot

Gobert (ankle) had one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and four rebounds in 13 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 win against the Clippers in Game 7.

Added Yesterday 6:23 pm (EST)
Gobert was in foul trouble the entire game while fighting the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan down low, but the Jazz were still able to advance. Gobert's lateral quickness will be challenged against the Warriors in the second round, but the Defensive Player of the Year candidate should be expected to see plenty of minutes if he can avoid getting into foul trouble again in Tuesday's Game 1.
Otto Porter Headshot

Porter supplied 16 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 41 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 loss to the Celtics in Game 1.

Added Yesterday 5:10 pm (EST)
Porter provided his first double-double of these playoffs, and with Markieff Morris (ankle) being limited to five minutes, Porter played a team high minute total. Morris already said he would definitely play in Tuesday's Game 2, but if he's limited in any way, Porter and Kelly Oubre will likely take on extra time.
Marcin Gortat Headshot

Gortat recorded 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 loss to the Celtics in Game 1.

Added Yesterday 4:54 pm (EST)
Gortat posted his third double-double of these playoffs, bouncing back on offense after managing only 11 points in the last four games combined. Backup center Ian Mahinmi (calf) is still without a timetable for return, so Gortat will likely continue playing heavy minutes given the Wizards' lack of depth at the position.
Jae Crowder Headshot

Crowder contributed 24 points (8-14 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 win over the Wizards in Game 1.

Added Yesterday 4:40 pm (EST)
Crowder finished with a playoff career high in scoring and a career high in made threes. Crowder was averaging just 12.0 points per game through the first six games of the postseason, and his explosion from beyond the arc helped the Celtics overcome a 16-0 run to begin the contest.
Markieff Morris Headshot

Morris (ankle) said he would "definitely play" Tuesday in Game 2 of the Wizards' series with the Celtics, ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reports.

Added Yesterday 4:14 pm (EST)
Morris early departure due to the left ankle sprain appeared to have a major impact in Game 1, as the Celtics erased a 17-point first-half deficit after he left the game to claim victory in the series opener. Some reports suggest that Morris could have returned to the court Sunday, but given the longevity of the series, the Wizards decided it was best to err on the side of caution to ensure he would be ready for Game 2. Assuming he avoids any setbacks in practice or shootaround Tuesday, it looks as if Morris will be a full go for Game 2. Prior to departing Sunday, Morris produced five points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one block in 11 minutes.
Al Horford Headshot

Horford had 21 points (10-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 10 assists, nine rebounds, and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 win over the Wizards in Game 1.

Added Yesterday 3:55 pm (EST)
Horford was sensational on offense, and he finished just one board shy of a triple-double while turning in a playoff career high in assists. Wizards' center Marcin Gortat doesn't boast a particularly impressive reputation on defense, but don't expect this type of efficiency from Horford on a nightly basis. Still, the Celtics will likely look to exploit that matchup going forward in the series, which should bode well for his counting stats.
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