• Ben Simmons - PG - Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons did not participate in shootaround this morning and is questionable for Tuesday’s game due to gastroenteritis.

    The red hot Sixers are facing the Hawks tonight and the Bucks tomorrow as they are trying to hold onto the No. 3 seed in the Eastern conference. Markelle Fultz and T. J. McConnell will soak up his monites if he’s unable to play in either of these games but we should know more about his status later today. Simmons has had a tremendous season returning top-50 value in his rookie season despite an ugly free throw percentage and a complete lack of triples.

    Source: Molly Sullivan on Twitter

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  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    The NBA rescinded the double-technicals handed out to JaMychal Green and Kevin Durant in Thursday's Game 3.

    The main impact of this is on Durant's side, who was sitting on two technicals before this one and he would face a suspension if he picked up four more over the course of the playoffs. It seems like a lofty number to begin with, but it's a good thing to keep in check.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter said on Friday that his right hand is "feeling better, but isn't at 100%".

    Kanter continues to play through some discomfort in his right hand, but this is to be expected given the gravity of the setting. It's the end of the season, anyone that's playing at 100% isn't playing hard enough.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (torn oblique) said he is nowhere near returning, but is "ecstatic" with the progress he has made.

    Smart was spotted putting up some light shots during morning shootaround and said he will probably begin jogging in the next couple weeks. Jaylen Brown should continue to start in place of Smart.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Tyronn Lue - Team - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is expected to meet with Tyronn Lue in regards to the vacant head coaching position on Friday.

    Monty Williams and Lue figure to be the favorites for the head coaching position. Each coach brings a valuable relationship to the table: Williams coached and has a relationship with Anthony Davis, who has mentioned the Lakers being one of his preferred destinations and Lue coached LeBron James and the Cavs to a championship in 2016. Pelinka is expected to meet with Williams again following the Sixers’ playoff run.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw - SG/SF - Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (right thumb sprain) is probable for Game 3 versus the Magic.

    McCaw provides extra depth on the wing for the Raptors, but he is not expected to come out of the gate playing a major role. If he does enter to rotation he would likely take minutes from Jodie Meeks and Jeremy Lin.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams was held in check in Thursday's 105-132 Game 3 loss to the Warriors with 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with two rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer.

    It was clear from the beginning that the Warriors' defensive scheme would revolve around making life difficult for Williams and it worked. His scoring line doesn't look too bad thanks to garbage time, but Williams couldn't get anything going from the moment he checked into the game. They wanted to give Sweet Lou less control of the ball and force him to rely on his teammates and unfortunately, his teammates came up short. If Lou can get some outside help from anyone else besides Montrezl Harrell, the Clippers have an outside shot, but if not, this series will be over shortly.

  • Andrew Bogut - C - Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Bogut led the Warriors in rebounding in Game 3 with 14 boards to go with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with five dimes, a steal and a block on Thursday.

    Bogut looked sharp from the jump and if he can continue to play like this, their title odds will barely take a hit. DeMarcus Cousins (quad) is most likely out for the remainder of the playoffs, but the Warriors starters are well in tune with Bogut and there's so much talent on this team that all he has to do is stay within his role and do the dirty work which is something he's used to.

  • Montrezl Harrell - F/C - Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four rebounds and two assists in Thursday's Game 3 against the Warriors.

    Harrell was able to score, but he couldn't keep up in the pick-and-roll with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. It's a tall task for anyone and tonight it led to a bunch of layups for Andrew Bogut and Kevon Looney as Harrell isn't a bad defender, but he's nowhere near the level you need to be to guard the Warriors.

  • Danilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    Danilo Gallinari struggled in Thursday's Game 3 with nine points on 2-of-13 shooting with six rebounds and three assists.

    Gallo couldn't get anything going against the Warriors and if the Clippers are going to have any chance in this series they're going to need a lot more from him. He went 0-for-8 from deep to compound his struggles within the arc as well. The team's offense is entirely predicated around Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell but that won't be enough to take four games off the Warriors.

  • JaMychal Green - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, an assist and three 3-pointers in Thursday's Game 3.

    Green played much better than Ivica Zubac (17 minutes, 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 15 rebounds, a steal and a block) tonight although the box score doesn't show that. Zubac became unplayable after the first seven minutes of the game and Rivers had much better results with Green in the game and Zubac's stats were all in garbage time when the game was out of hand.