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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.