Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (face) will need facial surgery.
Insight: Conley was ruled out for Game 4 earlier in the day, and now the news has broken that he will need surgery. There is no timetable for his return, but Russell Westrbook had a similar procedure earlier this season and missed just one game.
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has officially been diagnosted with a dislocated shoulder.
Insight: Love did say he hopes to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but only time will tell. He will be evlauted in Cleveland and the good news is that the Cavs have some time to rest. Stay tuned.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the, 101-93, Game 4 victory over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday. Cleveland completed the four-game sweep and will advance to the second round to play either Chicago or Milwaukee.
Insight: Irving was 8-for-19 from the field, hitting two 3-pointers. He also had three assists, one steal and one block. Irving looks just fine despite having no previous playoff experience.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James lead Cleveland with 27 points as they completed the sweep of Boston on Sunday, winning Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 101-93.
Insight: James nearly had a triple-double with 10 rebounds and eight assists as well. He was 10-for-24 from the field while also getting three steals and a block. The Cavaliers will face the winner of the Bulls and Bucks series.
Description: Celtics forward Jae Crowder left Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with a sprained left knee and will not return according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Crowder took an elbow to the face from J.R. Smith and then fell awkwardly, hurting his knee. Smith should receive a suspension for the elbow. Crowder left the game with seven points, three rebounds and one assist.
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love suffered a left shoulder injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Celtics and will not return according to sideline reporter Heather Cox.
Insight: It looked like Love's shoulder popped out of place, so this is not good news at all. After the injury, Love immediately ran into the locker room. He will not return on Sunday. Stay tuned for updates.
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum led the team with 27 points in the Game 3 loss versus the Grizzlies in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Batum shot 50 percent from both the field and from the 3-point line, hitting six 3-pointers. He also had six rebounds and four assists, but it was enough to help the Trail Blazers to its first victory in the series. Memphis leads, 3-0.
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green had 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Game 4 as Golden State completed the sweep over New Orleans, 109-98.
Insight: Green has just been outstanding for Golden State and fantasy owners this season. Whatever his team needs, Green has been able to give the Warriors. He also had three 3-pointers, one steal and one block on Saturday. Golden State advances to the Western Conference Semifinals and will play either Memphis or Portland.
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis fought valiantly, scoring 36 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in Game 4 against the Warriors, but Golden State completely the sweep over New Orleans, winning Game 4, 109-98.
Insight: Davis was 14-of-20 from the field in Game 4 and also had three blocks and one assist. Davis averaged 31.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg in the series, but New Orleans wasn't able to win a game. Davis could be the No. 1 fantasy option going into next season.
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers and scored 39 points in the, 109-98, victory over the Pelicans in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday. Golden State won the series, 4-0.
Insight: Curry shot 11-for-20 overall, and 6-of-8 from the 3-point line. He nearly had a triple-double with nine assists and eight rebounds too. Golden State will either play Memphis or Portland in the next round.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo led Milwaukee with 18 points as the Bucks beat the Bulls, 92-90, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Mayo came off the bench and hit six field goals, four of which were 3-pointers, in 24 minutes. Mayo also had four assists, four steals and three rebounds. Despite the victory, Chicago still leads the series, 3-0.
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 33 points to nearly lead Chicago to a comeback victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Bucks.
Insight: Milwaukee outplayed Chicago in the first half, but Butler kept the Bulls in the game and hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the score at half time. In addition to the 33 points, he also had seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block, but Milwaukee hit its own buzzer beat to win the game, 92-90. Chicago leads the series, though, 3-1.
Description: Bucks backup guard Jerryd Bayless hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to win Game 4 for Milwaukee, 92-90, over the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Bayless and the Milwaukee bench was huge for the Buck in Game 4, scoring 47 points, which was more than the Milwaukee starters. Bayless finished with 10 points and five assists. Chicago, however, still leads the series, 3-1.
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young shot 50 percent of the field with 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal in the Game 3 victory, 91-83, over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Young had a very disappointing Game 2 versus the Hawks with just two points, so it was good to see him back to his usual self. If Brooklyn is going to pull the upset, they need this type of production from Young.
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson played 29 minutes in the double-overtime Game 3 win and appears to be over his shoulder and ankle issues.
Insight: Gibson only attempted eight shots, but was solid on the boards as usual with 10 rebounds. With Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose doing most of the scoring, Gibson is likely to concentrate on hitting the glass for the rest of the series.
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis put in 34 points Friday night.
Insight: Ellis had a look to send the game into overtime, but bricked it badly. He shot 15-of-25 from the field, 1-of-2 from the line, and 3-of-5 from downtown. Ellis also recorded nine assists, two rebounds, three steals, and just one turnover.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted a double-double on Thursday night.
Insight: He shot 13-of-26 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 31 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, four steals, two blocks, and four turnovers. Cleveland now has a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Description: Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday (sore right leg) was hard at work during Wednesday's practice and appears like he'll be ready to play in Game 3 against Golden State.
Insight: Given his lengthy injury history it's still no guarantee. he averaged 14.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.6 spg this season over 40 games, but the team played just as well with Tyreke Evans as the lead point guard.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 18 points during Wednesday's Game 2 victory against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He shot 6-of-11 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. Conley also had six dimes, one rebound, one steal, and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action. Courtney Lee also had a team-high 18 points.
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies.
Insight: He shot just 7-of-20 from the field, but did go 9-of-10 from the line for 24 points, 13 boards, one assist, one 3-pointer, four blocks, two steals, and four turnovers. If Portland loses this series, it will be interesting to see if Aldridge bolts in free agency this summer.
Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a team-high 23 points on Wednesday night.
Insight: He did so off the bench and shot 9-of-13 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. Jack also managed five rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers in 29 minutes of action.
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams had a weird stat line during Wednesday's loss versus Atlanta.
Insight: Williams scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field, and missed a wide open baseline jumper that would have tied the game with under 30 seconds left. He also had 10 boards, eight assists, two steals, and three turnovers.
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo (back) is out indefinitely.
Insight: It is being reported he sustained a back injury in Game 2, but we feel it does deeper than that. The Rondo-Dallas experiment has not gone according to plan, and we may have seen him in a Mavericks' uniform for the final time.
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not return to Dallas next season if Rick Carlisle remains the Mavericks head coach according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: No surprise here. Rondo hit rock bottom with the Mavericks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, playing just 10 minutes, scoring four points and committing four fouls. Rondo in Dallas has been a disaster from the start, and it would be very surprising if owner Mark Cuban chose him over a championship winning coach.
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led Dallas with 24 points in the Game 2 loss to the Rockets in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Dallas offense was all out of wack in Game 2. Ellis didn't shoot well, though, going 8-for-23 from the field, including 2-of-8 from downtown. He also had five rebounds, three assists and one block. Ellis needs to take fewer shots, and Dallas needs more from Dirk Nowitzki and Rajon Rondo, who only played 10 minutes on Tuesday because of foul trouble.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had 26 points, six assists and five rebounds in Game 2 versus the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Irving was 8-for-18 from the field, including 3-of-8 from the 3-point line. He also had a block. Irving is averaging 28.0 ppg in his first two playoff games, and Cleveland leads the series, 2-0. So much for the Cleveland's lack of playoff experience being an issue.
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench to lead Boston with 22 points in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Boston rallied in the fourth quarter, but they fell short, 99-91. Thomas was 6-for-14 from the field and a perfect 10-of-10 at the line. He also had seven assists in the loss. Cleveland leads the series, 2-0.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James led Cleveland with 30 points in the, 99-91, victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Celtics.
Insight: With the 30 points, James passed Jerry West for seventh on the all-time postseason scoring list. He was 11-for-22 from the field and also had nine rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. James also had six turnovers, which helped keep the Celtics in the game, but the Cavaliers ultimately had too much. Cleveland leads the series, 2-0.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton scored a team-high 22 points in the Game 2 loss to the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday.
Insight: Middleton shot 8-for-20 overall, including 3-of-7 from downtown. He also had six rebounds, one steal and one black. Milwaukee will need more scoring from Middleton and other if they are going to come back to beat Chicago. The Bulls lead the series, 2-0.
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans (left knee) is questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Golden State.
Insight: Evans (16.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 6.6 apg) will be a game-time decision after saying he still couldn't run at full speed. Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole woukld see huge increases in playing time if Evans can't run.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double in the, 100-86, victory over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Randolph finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes. Memphis was ahead by so much in the second half, the Grizzlies were able to get some guys rest. The Grizzlies lead the series, 1-0.
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 32 points in the blowout loss in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Aldridge was 13-for-34 on his way to 32 points and 14 rebounds. He also had four blocks in his 42 minutes. Memphis' defense was suffocating Portland in the first half and at one point, the Trail Blazers were behind by 28 points. It could be a short series for Aldridge and the Trail Blazers.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol nearly had a triple-double in the, 100-86, victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Insight: The game wasn't as close as the score indicates. At one point, Memphis led by 28. With the big lead, some of the Grizzlies starters didn't play long, but Gasol still played 39 minutes, scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished seven assists. He also had three blocks and a steal. Memphis has a, 1-0, lead in the series.
Description: Hawks forward/center Al Horford dislocated his right pinky finger in the, 99-92, victory over the Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Horford left but did return to Game 1 and finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Atlanta led by 12 at the end of the third quarter, but the Nets comeback made things too interesting for the Hawks. For a team so dependant on all five starters, it will be interesting to see how Horford responds to this injury in Game 2.
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a double-double in the, 99-92, loss to the Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Lopez was 6-for-7, but Nets fans would probably like to see Lopez more invovled in the offense. Lopez was clearly the team's best player down the stretch and was the main reason the Nets made the playoffs. He finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds on Sunday.
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a double-double in his playoff debut on Sunday against the Celtics.
Insight: Love shot 5-for-14 with two 3-pointers on his way to 19 points and 12 rebounds. He also had four assists and a steal. It was a great start for Cleveland, who leads Boston, 1-0, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a solid all-around game in the, 113-100, victory over the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: James turned in 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one block. The victory gives Cleveland the early, 1-0, series lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Description: Boston really couldn't have asked for more from Isaiah Thomas off the bench in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Thomas led the team with 22 points and 10 assists. He shot 6-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-5 at the 3-point line, 8-for-8 at the foul line while also having five rebounds. His 22 points was as many as starting guards Marcus Smart and Evan Turner had combined.
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had a big ga,e in his playoff debut.
Insight: He did so in a losing effort versus Golden State, but did almost lead a fourth quarter comeback. Davis shot 13-of-23 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 35 points, seven boards, one assist, four blocks, one steal, and five turnovers.