Damian Lillard nailed the series-winning three at the buzzer to propel the Blazers into the second round with the Game 6 win over the Rockets. Lillard finished with 25 points, six boards, three assists, three steals, and a block.
Lillard is/has made a legacy for himself in Portland and through out the NBA not only with his clutch series-winning shot on Friday, but his ability to continuously make game-winning shots all season long paired with his MVP like play in the round one series versus the Rockets where he scored 20-plus points in five of the six games, including 30-plus in two of them.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr