UPDATES & NEWS
Patrick Beverley (illness) participated in half of Thursday's practice. Beverley has spent the last 3 nights in a Houston hospital, getting IV fluids to treat a nasty flu. He'll play Game 6 Friday.
Beverly started but played just 21 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Blazers finishing with five points on 2-of-5 shooting, three rebounds, two assists, a block, and no turnovers. It marked the second time in two games where Beverly was held under 10 points after reaching double-digits in both Game Two and Three. With Beverly slowly returning to good health and the solid play off the bench from Jeremy Lin, Lin is looking like the safer choice in your DFS contests.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Brandon Knight will not return to Saturday's game due to a hip injury.
Based on the way Knight was shooting, it seems like the hip issue was bothering him even before tip-off. He scored just one point thanks to a trip to the free-throw line and he was 0-for-6 from the floor with just two assists. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect the Suns to update his condition Sunday after tests are run. Eric Bledsoe moved over to point guard while Gerald Green came in as the primary shooting guard. Analysis: Howard Bender
Michael Saunders said Saturday that he's feeling no pain one day after undergoing knee surgery.
OK, let's not get too worked up here. We already received the good news that Saunders would only miss a few weeks of the regular season, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. It could just be the post-surgery morphine drip doing the talking here. Saunders went from late-round sleeper to potential waiver wire grab in the span of just a few days. Regardless of these type of feelgood reports, keep in mind that he still underwent a surgical procedure to repair significant damage to his knee. Analysis: Howard Bender