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Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/20/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans will play on Monday versus the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals according to NBA.com.
Insight: Jrue Holiday is out, so Evans will see plenty of action. Evans, however, scored just one point in Game 1.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI4/20/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol recorded a double-double in the, 91-82, victory over the Bucks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Gasol finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds. He also had four blocks and three assists. Chicago leads the series, 2-0.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL4/20/2015 10:33:00 PM
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.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI4/20/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the, 91-82, Game 2 victory over the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Butler shot 10-for-19, including 3-of-9 from the 3-point line. He also had two assists and one block. The great night for Butler was huge as Derrick Rose had an off shooting night.
Zaza Pachulia, C, MIL4/20/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia received two technical fouls and was ejected in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Bulls.
Insight: Game 2 was chippy early as emotions were riding high. Pachulia got into a scrap with Nikola Mirotic, which led to one of the technicals. Chicago won, 91-82 and leads the series, 2-0.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/20/2015 12:04:00 PM
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.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/20/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against New Orleans due to continuing back spasms.
Insight: More playing time for Draymond Green. Lee has averaged 7.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg in a backup role. Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights will also see additional minutes.
Draymond Green, F, GSW4/20/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green rolled an ankle in Saturday's win and was limited in Sunday's practice.
Insight: Given his great overall play this season the team likely just wanted to play in safe. He's expected to be ready for Game 2 and should be started as always.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL4/20/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons is questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Houston due to a strained right knee.
Insight: Parsons aggravated an old injury in Game 1 of the series. He's a big part of the Mavs offense, averaging 15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg.
Kirk Hinrich, G, CHI4/20/2015 11:58:00 AM
Description: Bulls backup point guard Kirk Hinrich is questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Milwaukee due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Hinrich didn't play in Game 1. Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks can carry the load.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI4/20/2015 11:55:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Gibson suffered a strained knee and left Saturday's game, but said he could have returned if needed. He grabbed 11 rebounds and scored eight in 25 minutes.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM4/19/2015 10:49:00 PM
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.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/19/2015 10:47:00 PM
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.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM4/19/2015 10:44:00 PM
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.
Al Horford, C, ATL4/19/2015 9:21:00 PM
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.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK4/19/2015 9:14:00 PM
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.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL4/19/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver led Atlanta with 21 points in the team's Game 1 victory over the Nets in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Korver also had seven rebounds in the, 99-92, victory. He was 6-for-12 from the field overall, hitting 5-of-11 3-point attempts. He also had three assists, two steals and a block.
Kevin Love, F, CLE4/19/2015 6:41:00 PM
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.
LeBron James, F, CLE4/19/2015 6:40:00 PM
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.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS4/19/2015 6:39:00 PM
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.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE4/19/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut against the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: Irving was 11-for-21, making five 3-pointers in the, 113-100, victory. Cleveland leads the series against Boston, 1-0.
Mike Conley, G, MEM4/19/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (foot) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Conley had missed the last four regular season games, but is ready to give it a go. He will be a solid daily option.
James Harden, G, HOU4/19/2015 8:40:00 AM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden scored a team-high 24 points during Saturday's Game 1 win over Dallas.
Insight: Harden shot 4-of-11 fromt he field and 15-of-17 from the line. He also managed 11 assists, two boarfs, one steal, and two turnovers.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL4/19/2015 8:38:00 AM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler pulled down 18 rebounds during Saturday's loss versus Houston.
Insight: Chandler also had 11 points, two steals, one block, two turnovers, and shot 5-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI4/18/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 25 points during Saturday's Game 1 victory over the Bucks.
Insight: Butler shot 8-of-14 from the field, 7-of-8 from the line and 2-of-5 from downtown. He also managed six dimes, two boards, one steal, and two turnovers.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI4/18/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose played very well in his first playoff game in three years.
Insight: Rose finished with 23 points, seven assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and four turnovers. Very solid outing.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL4/18/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton scored a team-high 18 points during Saturday's Game 1 loss versus Chicago.
Insight: Middleton also had two rebounds, one assist, four steals, one block, and one turnover. He shot 7-of-17 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 2-of-6 from downtown.
Draymond Green, F, GSW4/18/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green nearly posted a triple-double on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Green finished with 15 points, 12 boards, seven assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW4/18/2015 6:19:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored in a team-high 34 points during Saturday's Game 1 victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: He shot 13-of-25 from the field, 4-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-13 from downtown. Curry also managed five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and three turnovers.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP4/18/2015 6:17:00 PM
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.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/18/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan posted a double-double during Saturday's OT loss to the Wizards.
Insight: DeRozan shot just 6-of-20 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line for 15 points, 11 boards, six assists, one steal, and three turnovers. Amir Johnson scored a team-high 18 points off the bench.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS4/18/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce did it again in the playoffs.
Insight: Pierce scored a team-high 20 points in Saturday's OT win. He shot 7-of-10 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 4-of-7 from downtown, and also managed four rebounds, one steal, one block, and one turnover.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU4/18/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will have his minutes limit raised in the playoffs.
Insight: Howard can play 32 minutes per game in Game 1 of the series agains Dallas, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Joey Dorsey will lose the minutes that Howard gains.
Devin Harris, G, DAL4/18/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris (toe) is questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Houston.
Insight: J.J. Barea and even Raymond Felton could see more playing time though none have much fantasy value behind point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Monta Ellis.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL4/18/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons missed the last six games of the regular season, but should be ready to go for Game 1 versus Houston.
Insight: Parsons was a full participant in Friday's practice. He averaged 15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg this season. He could spend some time defending James Harden which might limit his offensive production.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI4/18/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose is ready to go for the opening game of the playoff series.
Insight: It's been since 2011-12 since he played in a playoff game and he should be pretty excited. With Rose, you always have to worry about his health, but he averaged 17.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.9 apg this season.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI4/18/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Gibson went through Friday's practice without incident. Gibson is a solid points and rebound producer when healthy.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI4/18/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Noah (7.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 4.7 spg, 1.1 bpg) was a full participant in Friday's practice and should be ready to go.
Kirk Hinrich, G, CHI4/18/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich is doubtful for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Hinrich couldn't practice on Friday and isn't expected to make it for Game 1. Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks can carry the load.
Jared Dudley, F, MIL4/18/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley (back spasms) is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Chicago
Insight: Dudley practiced on Thursday, but he has very little fantasy value averaging 7.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/18/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against New Orleans due to back spasms.
Insight: More playing time for Draymond Green which is a good thing for the Warriors defense. Lee has averaged 7.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg in a backup role. Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights will also see additional minutes.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR4/18/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry appears to be healthy at the right time after posting 26 points in the regular season finale.
Insight: Lowry and the Raptors are injury-free entering the series with Washington. The point guard will have to lead the way for Toronto to advance. he averageds 18.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 7.63 apg in Raptor wins this season.
Garrett Temple, G, WAS4/18/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Washington guard Garrett Temple is dealing with a hamstring issue and will not play at the start of the series.
Insight: Temple hopes to return if the Wizards advance, but doesn't have a big role even if active.
Otto Porter, F, WAS4/18/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Wizards guard Otto Porter is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: He did practice Thursday, so it closer to probable than questionable. His role will likely be limited in the playoffs with veteran Paul pierce getting most of the work.
Nene , PF/C, WAS4/18/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto
Insight: Nene is dealing with shoulder and ankle issues and didn't play the final two games of the season. Expect Nene (11.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.8 apg) to be out there, but limited in playing time.
Andre Drummond, C, DET4/15/2015 11:48:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had a double-double in the season finale versus the Knicks.
Insight: Drummond was 7-for-12 from the field and had two blocks with a steal. He finishes the season averaging 13.7 ppg and 13.5 rpg.
Reggie Jackson, G, DET4/15/2015 11:44:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists in the, 112-90, victory over the Knicks on Wednesday.
Insight: Jackson was 9-for-16 from the field and 6-of-9 at the line. He also had four rebounds and three steals. Jackson really excelled in Detroit after the trade from Oklahoma City, averaging 17.4 ppg, 9.1 apg and 4.7 rpg.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/15/2015 11:39:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 19 points in the loss on the final day of the regular season.
Insight: Aldridge also had eight rebounds, one steal and one block. He shot 8-for-24 from the field, including 1-for-3 from the 3-point line. Aldridge finishes the season with 23.5 ppg and 10.3 rpg.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL4/15/2015 11:38:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler only took seven shots, but he still recorded a double-double in the season finale.
Insight: Chandler had 22 points and 15 rebounds in the, 114-98, victory over the Trail Blazers. He finishes the season with 10.1 ppg and 11.5 rpg.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA4/15/2015 11:28:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley scored a team and season-high 34 points during Wednesday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: Beasley played all 48 minutes and shot 12-of-27 from the floor and 10-of-11 from the line. He also managed 11 boards, eight assists, two steals, and three turnovers. It'll be interesting to see if a team signs him this offseason.
Bojan Bogdanovic, F, BRK4/15/2015 11:26:00 PM
Description: Nets G/F Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench and scored 28 points in the, 101-88, victory over the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Bogdanovic was 12-for-17, including 4-of-8 from the 3-point line. He also had three rebounds and two assists.
Henry Walker, G, NYK4/15/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Miami forward Henry Walker took advantage of his playing time on Wednesday night.
Insight: With Miami resting almost everyone, Walker played the entire game, with all of his field goal attempts coming from downtown. He shot 6-of-10 from deep and 3-of-5 from the line for 21 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two turnovers.
Robert Covington, F, PHI4/15/2015 11:24:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington ended the season scoring 19 points in a losing effort versus Miami.
Insight: Covington has been a pleasant surprise this season, and will definitely have value entering next season.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL4/15/2015 11:24:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic finished the season with a double-double against the Nets.
Insight: Vucevic had 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the, 101-99, loss. He averaged 19.2 ppg and 10.9 rpg this season.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK4/15/2015 11:23:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young had 16 points and nine rebounds in the season finale on Wednesday.
Insight: Young was 5-for-13 from the field with three assists, two steals and a block. He will be an interesting play if the Nets can manage to sneak into the playoffs.
Enes Kanter, C, OKC4/15/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had 25 points and 15 rebounds in the, 138-113, victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Insight: Kanter had some nice numbers in Oklahoma City, averaging 18.4 ppg and 10.9 rpg, but the Thunder missed the playoffs. Kanter averaged 13.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg in Utah, so if he remains the team's starting center next season, Kanter should see an increase in value for next season.
Kevin Love, F, CLE4/15/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love scored a team-high 19 points during Wednesday's overtime win against the Wizards.
Insight: He played just 18 minutes and did not play after halftime. Love finished with three boards and shot 5-of-6 from downtown as well.
Martell Webster, SG, WAS4/15/2015 11:19:00 PM
Description: Wizards forward/guard Martell Webster scored a team-high 20 points during Wednesday's overtime loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: With regulars resting for most or all of the game from each team, Webster played 35 minutes and went 5-of-9 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line for 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.
Zach LaVine, G, MINHot4/15/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine sure finished the season strong with 19 points, 13 assists and five rebounds in the season finale on Wednesday.
Insight: Besides win the slam dunk contest, LaVine didn't do much until the middle of March. In April, LaVine averaged 21.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.7 apg and 1.7 3-pointers per game while shooting 48.3 percent. Fantasy owners should not forget about this hot finish when they go to draft their teams next season.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC4/15/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook won the scoring title as he shot 11-for-20 from the field in the season finale to score 37 points.
Insight: Westbrook also capped off his incredible second half of the season with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals. After the break, Westbrook averaged 31.2 ppg, 10.0 apg and 8.6 rpg.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/15/2015 11:10:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists as New Orleans beat San Antonio and clinched the final playoff spot in the west.
Insight: The Pelicans certainly earned the playoff berth, beating the defending champions on the last day of the season. Evans was 9-for-15 from the field with four rebounds, three steals and a block as well.
Tony Parker, G, SAN4/15/2015 11:08:00 PM
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker had a team-high 23 points in the loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Insight: Parker was 11-for-17 from the field with six assists in what was a near amazing comeback. San Antonio trailed by 16 at halftime and came within four points in the fourth quarter but didn't get any closer. Parker finished the season averaging 14.2 ppg, 4.9 apg and 1.9 rpg.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP4/15/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis came up huge with 31 points and 13 rebounds as New Orleans defeated the defending champions, 108-103, and clinched a playoff spot.
Insight: The New Orleans victory officially eliminated the Thunder from the playoffs. Davis was 12-of-26 from the field and 7-for-9 from the field. He also had three blocks, two steals and two assists. Fans must be very excited to see this guy in the playoffs.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL4/15/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova had a season-high 21 points in the loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Insight: Ilyasova had an overall solid game to finish the regular season. He had five rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in addition to the 21 points. He is probably Milwaukee's best fantasy option heading into the playoffs.
Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS4/15/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and scored 16 points in the, 105-100, victory over the Bucks on Wednesday.
Insight: Olynyk was 5-for-8, hitting four 3-pointers, with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in the victory.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU4/15/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard had 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the season finale blowout victory versus the Jazz.
Insight: Howard was very efficient, shooting 6-for-7 from the field. After resting some games this month, Howard should be ready to go for the playoffs.
Rodney Hood, F, UTA4/15/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Rodney Hood led the Utah starters with 10 points in the, 117-91, loss to the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Hood was just 4-for-12 from the field, but the Jazz starters were pitiful versus the Rockets. Hood finished with 10 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
James Harden, G, HOU4/15/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden recorded a triple-double in the season finale against the Jazz.
Insight: Harden only took eight shots but got his teammates invovled as he had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He also had two 3-pointers, one steal, one block and was 8-for-8 at the line. He is a top three finalist for fantasy MVP this season.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI4/15/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol capped off his wonderful season with a double-double in the season finale against the Hawks.
Insight: Gasol finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. He averaged 18.5 ppg for the first time since 2010-11 and set a career-high with 11.8 rpg. Gasol also had 1.88 bpg.
Dennis Schroder, G, ATL4/15/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroder led the team with 21 points in the season finale on Wednesday.
Insight: Schroder played 17 minutes and shot 9-for-13 from the field, but he didn't do much else. The Hawks haven't had much to play for the last two weeks, so it will be interesting to see how they come out to start the playoffs.
Aaron Brooks, G, CHI4/15/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Aaron Brooks came off the bench to lead Chicago with 23 points on Wednesday.
Insight: Brooks played 33 minutes as Chicago really had nothing to play for with just a game remaining. He shot 8-for-18, including 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds, four steals and three assists in the victory.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/15/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan had 16 points and six assists in the season finale against the Hornets.
Insight: DeRozan was 8-for-13 from the field with four rebounds and two steals as well. DeRozan didn't have excellent numbers in this game because Kyle Lowry was playing better, but that is great news for the Raptors. They need both their guards playing well in order to advance.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA4/15/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker had 17 points in the loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.
Insight: Walker was 6-for-15 from the field with four assists, three rebounds and three steals. It caps off an overall disappointing season for Walker, who averaged 17.3 ppg, 5.1 apg and 3.6 rpg. Charlotte also missed the playoffs.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR4/15/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry looked more like himself on Wednesday as he scored 26 points and had seven assists in the 92-87, victory over the Hornets.
Insight: Lowry just shot horribly in his first two games back from his back injury, but Wednesday, he was 8-for-15, including 6-of-9 from the 3-point line. He also had four rebounds and three steals. That's great news as Toronto heads into the playoffs.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS4/15/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas will rest on Wednesday against the Bucks according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Avery Bradley will also not play, and coach Brad Stevens said he would spread the minutes around to everyone on the roster. That doesn't usually lead to great fantasy numbers.
LeBron James, F, CLE4/15/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will not play on Wednesday due to precautionary reasons according to cleveland.com.
Insight: This hurts fantasy owners still searching for a fantasy title on Wednesday. The good news is Kyrie Irving will play, but he will be on a minutes limit.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI4/15/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) will not play Wedesday against Atlanta.
Insight: He is expected to be ready for the playoff opener. Taj Gibson will start in the meantime.
Mike Conley, G, MEM4/15/2015 12:08:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (foot) will not play in the season finale against Indiana.
Insight: Memphis wants him to be close to 100 percent for the postseason, so they will not risk playing him on Wednesday.
Chris Paul, G, LAC4/15/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul knocked down six 3-pointers during Tuesday's victory against the Suns.
Insight: He shot 8-of-17 from the field and 6-of-11 from downtown for 24 points, six dimes, one rebound, two steals, one block, and one turnover.
George Hill, G, IND4/15/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill nearly posted a triple-double during Tuesday's double-overtime victory over the Wizards.
Insight: Hill finished with 24 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, two 3-pointers, one block, and three turnovers in Indiana's massive win.
John Wall, G, WAS4/15/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall posted a double-double during Tuesday's double-overtime loss versus Indiana.
Insight: Wall played 44 minutes and went just 7-of-23 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for 16 points, 11 assists, two rebounds, two steals, and five turnovers.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS4/14/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner filled the stat sheet during Tuesday's victory against the Raptors.
Insight: He shot 7-of-14 from the field for 14 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, one steal, one block, and an ugly seven turnovers. Turner did not shoot a foul shot or a 3-pointer.
Lou Williams, SG, TOR4/14/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Lou Williams put in 16 points during Tuesday's loss to the Celtics.
Insight: He did so off the bench, and shot an ugly 3-of-13 from the field. Williams did go 10-of-11 from the line however, and also managed five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/14/2015 7:09:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan will not play on Tuesday against the Celtics.
Insight: Toronto is resting their shooting guard. Greivis Vazquez will start in his place.
Nene , PF/C, WAS4/14/2015 7:08:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene will not play on Tuesday against the Pacers.
Insight: Nene is dealing with shoulder and ankle issues, and with nothing to play for, Washington will rest him. Drew Gooden will start in his place.
Enes Kanter, C, OKC4/13/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had a double-double during Monday's win over the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Kanter recorded 27 points and 13 boards, along with one assist and two turnovers. He shot 13-of-20 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC4/13/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was at it again on Monday night.
Insight: He point in 36 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and five turnovers.
Zach LaVine, G, MINHot4/13/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine scored a team-high 24 points during Monday's loss to Pelicans.
Insight: He shot just 8-of-24 from the field, but did go 6-of-6 from the line. LaVine also had seven assists, five boards, two 3-pointers, and five turnovers.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP4/13/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis posted a double-double with six blocks on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in a victory, and Davis continues to be the top ranked fantasy option.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL4/13/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver hit four 3-pointers during Monday's loss against the Knicks.
Insight: He finished with 19 points, five boards, three assists, and one turnover. Korver shot 4-of-10 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line.
Langston Galloway, G, NYK4/13/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Langston Galloway scored a team-high 26 points during Monday's victory against the Hawks.
Insight: Galloway did his damage from deep, going 6-of-6 from downtown. He also had six assists, four rebounds, one steal, and three turnovers.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA4/13/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double during Monday's win over the Magic.
Insight: He shot 10-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 24 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks, and two turnovers.
Victor Oladipo, G, ORL4/13/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo put in 30 points on Monday night.
Insight: Oladipo also had six rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, four steals, two blocks, and four turnovers.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL4/13/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris posted a double-double during Monday's loss to the Heat.
Insight: He shot 11-of-15 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for 26 points, 12 boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, and zero turnovers. Harris has been one of the best surprises this season.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK4/13/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez finished with 13 points and eight boards during Monday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Lopez went 5-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line, and also managed one block on the night.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI4/13/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic knocked down six 3-pointers on Monday night.
Insight: He did so off the bench and finished with 26 points, two boards, three steals, and one turnover.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI4/13/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol recorded a double-double during Monday's victory against the Nets.
Insight: He shot 10-of-18 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Gasol also chipped in four assists, two blocks, and one turnover.
Robert Covington, F, PHI4/13/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington did some good things, but also some bad during Monday's loss to the Bucks.
Insight: He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 12-of-13 from the line for 25 points, seven boards, one assist, one steal, and four blocks, The bad was that Covington committed 10 turnovers.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, MIL4/13/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams played very well against his former team.
Insight: He shot 11-of-17 from the field and 8-of-13 from the line for 30 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block, and two turnovers in just 30 minutes of action.
James Harden, G, HOU4/13/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden scored a team-high 29 points during Monday's victory against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot just 7-of-20 from the field, but did go 14-of-16 from the line. Harden also managed six assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks, and two turnovers.