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: 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: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan recorded a double-double during Sunday's victory against the Suns.
Insight: It will be a sad day when Duncan decides to reture, but no matter what, the guy can still play. He finished with 22 points, 10 boards, four assists, two steals, two blocks, and one turnover. Duncan also shot 7-of-11 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the line in 26 minutes of action.
Description: Knicks forward Cole Aldrich led New York with 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Knicks beat the Magic, 80-79.
Insight: Aldrich was 8-for-15 from the field with three assists, one steal and one block as well. Both the points and rebounds were a season-high. If Andre Bargnani misses another game, Aldrich could receive some attention in daily leagues.
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan scored a team-high 29 points during Friday's 104-103 win over Houston.
Insight: He also blocked a James Harden layup attempt with under three seconds left to secure the win. Duncan shot 12-of-15 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line. He also had two assists, one steal, three blocks, and three turnovers.
Description: 76ers center Joel Embiid will not play the rest of this season according to the Intelligencer.
Insight: Embiid is supposedly making progress even though a month ago it was reported he suffered a setback, but as expected he will not play this month. Embiid could be an interesting late draft pick next season, so follow his status through the summer.
Description: Kings PF/C DeMarcus Cousins will not play in Tuesday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Cousins is dealing with a sore foot and have a back-to-back set scheduled. He's posted 24 points and 20 or more rebounds in two of the last three games since missing a contest with Memphis. There are now a lot of shot opportunities available for the remainder of the team as Cousins averages over 18 shots per night.
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez has continued to dominate the NBA in April as he scored 32 points with nine rebounds in the victory over the Trail Blazers on Monday.
Insight: Lopez was 15-for-25 from the field and four of his boards came on the offensive glass. He also had one assist, one steal and one block. Lopez is averaging 19.7 ppg and 10.0 rpg in four games this month after averaging 20.9 ppg and 9.1 rpg in March.