• Aaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon returned from a two-game absence on Wednesday and logged 25 minutes in a 110-114 loss to the Nets, posting 10 points (5-of-9 shooting), six rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Considering it's his first game back and him being likely given a 25-minute limit in this one, we can understand his sub-par performance. That said, expect Gordon to drop bigger lines, like we're used to seeing, once he gets his game-legs back.

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  • Will Barton - G - Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton scored 17 points (7-for-11 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) to go with five rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Spurs.

    Barton piled up a chunk of those stats in garbage time, but it's nice to see him reach his highest point total of the series nonetheless. The Nuggets are rolling now and they've got a chance to close out the series on Thursday in San Antonio.

  • DeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points on 6-of-15 field-goals and 5-of-5 free throws in Tuesday's 108-90 Game 5 road loss to the Nuggets.

    DeRozan added just four rebounds, one assist and one steal in his 28 minutes. This game was effectively over in the middle of the third quarter, so Demar didn't play his usual minutes. It might be time for Coach Popovich to let him shoot a few threes with their backs against the wall in Game 6 on Thursday.

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter (shoulder) returned to Tuesday's game in the third quarter after a trip to the locker room.

    Kanter is looking like himself after returning, so there may be no need to worry about his status.

    Source: Jared Cowley on Twitter

  • Derrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White was held in check in the Spurs' Game 5 loss to the Nuggets, putting up 12 points (5-of-11 FGs), two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Gary Harris played some good defense on him tonight, and White was largely ineffective. At times, he's looked like the Spurs' best player in this series. The Spurs may need to make some adjustments to get him back to that status in Game 6 on Thursday.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge may have ended with a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds), but much of that came with the game already decided in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Even though the double-double stat line included two steals, a block and a three and 7-of-13 field goals in his 31 minutes, Aldridge was quiet when it mattered. The Spurs will need him to come back strong in Thursday’s Game 6 in San Antonio.

  • Rudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay was ineffective again with just six points (3-for-9 FGs), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes in Tuesday’s Game 5 loss to the Nuggets.

    Gay has hasn’t made much noise in this series. The Spurs could really use a throwback game from him as they return to San Antonio on Thursday with their backs to the wall.

  • Jakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl was very efficient on Tuesday in Game 5, going 6-for-7 for 12 points to go with seven boards and four dimes in 26 minutes.

    Poeltl gave the Spurs some quality minutes tonight. However, they’ll need more from a few players in Game 6 in San Antonio in order to keep the series going.

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter (shoulder) went to the locker room as the first half was winding down.

    Kanter's shoulder looked to be bothering him for a while in this one and then he fell hard on it again and appeared to be in quite a bit of pain.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Rodions Kurucs - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa were ejected in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Kurucs and Musa were involved in a few frustration shoves with Greg Monroe and Jonah Bolden, who were also ejected on Tuesday. The league will look at the incident and see if fines or suspensions are merited. Kurucs and Musa are eliminated from the playoffs, so they should have no impact this season.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Greg Monroe - C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Greg Monroe and Jonah Bolden were ejected in the final minutes of Game 5 during a late-game scuffle on Tuesday.

    Bolden and Monroe were involved in a few frustration shoves with Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa, who were also ejected on Tuesday. The league will look at the incident and see if fines or suspensions are merited.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter