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Isaiah Thomas' triple-double helped lead the Kings past the Wizards. Thomas finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and a block.

The triple-double was the first of Thomas' career, who extended his streak of scoring 20-plus points to four games. ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Per league source, NFLPA filed Greg Hardy's appeal of 10-game suspension on Friday night.

To the surprise of no one, Hardy's appeal will hope to limit the ten games he got and the hopes of playing for the Cowboys before Thanksgiving. Commissioner Goddell laid the hammer down after being heavily scrutinized last year for the handling of the Ray Rice scenario and took no chances assigning the ten games to Hardy. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Redskins are likely to pick up Robert Griffin III's option for 2016.

The true answer is "They better pick it up". The deal to pick up Griffin cost the Redskins a fortune so it shouldn't be that big of a surprise, even with the troubles he has had, that Washington is picking up the option for next year. He will have another year under Jay Gruden and his system before heading into 2016 so this might be a trade value season for RG3. Analysis: Rob Trayah

J.J. Barea scored 17 points (7-15 FGA, 1-2 FTA) going 2-for-6 from three-point range with three rebounds, 13 assists and one steal in Sunday's 121-109 Game 4 win over the Rockets.

Barea had himself a great game on Sunday night as he managed to post a double-double starting in the place on Rajon Rondo, who was shut down for the rest of the season. Although the Mavericks have a tough hill to climb after losing the first three games of the series, Barea will certainly give it everything he has like we have seen from him through his eight year career.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Monta Ellis scored 31 points (13-21 FGA, 3-5 FTA) going 2-for-6 from three-point range with six rebounds, three assists and one steal in Sunday's 121-109 win over the Rockets.

Ellis was on fire Sunday as he managed to connect on 61.9 percent of his field goals for his second straight 30-point performance. Whether or not the Mavericks will be able to scrap back after falling 0-3 to the Rockets, Ellis will certainly be a big part of their run if able to string together a few good games.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

James Harden scored 24 points (7-15 FGA, 9-9 FTA) going 1-for-7 from three-point range with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in Sunday's 121-109 loss to the Mavericks.

After posting 42 points in Game 3, Harden fell back to earth on Sunday, scoring 24 points for the third time in four games. With only needing one game to take the series expect to see Harden and the rest of the Rockets bounce back at home on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

John Wall scored 14 points (3-5 FGA, 7-7 FTA) going 1-for-2 form three-point range with four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's 125-94 win over the Raptors.

Wall may not have been the team's top scorer, but he managed to have himself a great series as he lead the Wizards to a series sweep on Sunday night. Now Wall and the rest of the Wizards will wait to see the outcome of the Hawks/Nets series to see who their second round matchup will be against.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Kyle Lowry scored 21 points (8-15 FGA, 3-3 FTA) going 2-for-7 from three-point range with eight rebounds and four assists in Sunday's 125-94 loss to the Wizards.

Lowry may have had his best game of the series on Sunday but his teammates didn't do much to help out as they fell to the Wizards by 31 points ending their season. The Raptors will have many questions to answer with offseason after a major collapse, but one thing is for sure, Lowry will be a big part of the team no matter what ends up happening.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points (10-19 FGA, 3-4 FTA) going 3-for-6 from three-point range with seven rebounds, five assists and one block in Sunday's 114-105 loss to the Clippers.

Leonard has been a beast this postseason as he has now scored 23 or more points in each of his last three games. With the series now tied up at two games a piece, expect Leonard and the rest of the Spurs to pick up the pace when they return home for Game 5.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Tim Duncan scored 22 points (8-13 FGA, 6-10 FTA) with 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in Sunday's 114-105 loss to the Clippers.

Duncan posted his third double-double of the series on Sunday night but it wasn't enough to give the Spurs a commanding 3-1 series lead. Now with a return back to San Antonio for Game 5, expect to see much of the same production from this future Hall of Famer.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Chris Paul scored 34 points (11-19 FGA, 10-10 FTA) going 2-for-6 from three-point range with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's 114-105 win over the Spurs.

After scoring only seven points in Game 3, Paul managed to bounce back in a big way on Sunday, posting his second 30-point game of the series. If the Clippers are to advance to the next round Paul's production will have to be more consistent and that shouldn't be a problem as the Spurs defense appears to be no match for one fo the league's best point guards.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Blake Griffin scored 20 points (9-17 FGA, 2-5 FTA) with 19 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Sunday's 114-105 win over the Spurs.

Griffin has now scored 20 or more points in three of his last four games, with Sunday's performance being his fourth straight double-double. Although his rebounding was down in the regular season, he has picked up the pace this postseason as he remains one of the better power forwards in the league.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points (4-17 FGA, 12-12 FTA) going 1-for-7 from three-point range with five rebounds, nine assists and one steal in Sunday's 101-93 loss to the Cavaliers.

Thomas did his part for the Celtics this postseason as the team's sixth man managed to score 20 or more points in three of his last four games. With the season now over for the Celtics, Thomas will have plenty to work on this offseason but a move back to the starting lineup could be on the horizon based on his production since being sent to Boston from the Suns.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points (8-19 FGA, 6-8 FTA) going 2-for-5 from three-point range with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's win over the Celtics.

Irving managed to post his third 20-point performance of the playoffs on Sunday ad he helped carry the Cavaliers to a four game sweep of the Celtics. The Cavaliers will now await the winner of the Bulls/Bucks series, which could end as early as Monday if the Bulls are able to pull of the win., but no matter who they play Irving appears to be no match for anyone right now.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

LeBron James scored 27 points (10-24 FGA, 6-10 FTA) going 1-for-7 from three-point range with 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block against the Celtics on Sunday.

James was a man among boys on Sunday as he managed to fall just tow assists shy of a triple-double in the final game of a series sweep of the Celtics. With Kevin Love now out for two weeks expect to see James' production on the boards pick up in an effort to make up for Love's output.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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