January 4, 2019, 11:34 pmFrank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina has been diagnosed with a left ankle strain and will not return to Friday's game.
Ntilikina lasted one minute before exiting. X-rays came back negative but it'll be Trey Burke owning the backup spot tonight.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
April 24, 2019, 1:30 amRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook put up one final triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as the Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs by the Blazers on Tuesday.
Aside from making all three of his free throws, it was a microcosm of Westbrook's season. He shot just 11-of-31 (4-of-11 from three) and had four steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 45 minutes. There's no better value if you're looking to punt three categories next season.
April 24, 2019, 1:24 amDennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder went for 17 points on 7-of-10 from the field in addition to two rebounds, three assists, two treys and just one turnover in 33 minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 loss.
That makes it three straight games of 17 points and two threes for Schroder. It'll be interesting to see if he can carve out a slightly bigger role as he returns to OKC next season, as the Thunder could look at making some changes.
April 24, 2019, 1:19 amJerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant had an incredibly efficient 16 points (7-for-8 FGs) to go with eight boards, one assist, three blocks and two threes in 44 minutes in Tuesday's close loss to the Blazers.
It was quite the fantasy line for Grant, though it will be his final one until October. The Thunder had a great shot at a win tonight, but the Blazers closed the game and series out in miracle fashion.
April 24, 2019, 1:03 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray knocked down plenty of shots again on his way to a game-high 23 points (9-of-16 FGs) in 28 minutes in Tuesday night's 108-90 home win over the Spurs.
Consistently inconsistent, the streaky Murray put together a second straight great game tonight. In addition to the shooting, which included 4-for-9 from deep, he added four boards, seven dimes, two steals and a block. The Nuggets often go as he goes, so they'll look for him to keep it up in Game 6 in San Antonio.
April 24, 2019, 12:53 amNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had another double-double on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, going for 16 points (5-for-11 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs), 11 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and two threes in 33 minutes.
The Joker wasn’t needed down the stretch as the Nuggets put this game out of reach early. It’s been a great series for him with averages of 19.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 9.0 assists. He'll try to help secure a series win this Thursday night in San Antonio.
April 24, 2019, 12:46 amGary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris helped set the tone early in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Spurs and finished with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
Harris is looking more and more like his old self and he made a big difference by playing some effective defense on Derrick White in this one. Much of Harris' production came in the first half as the game was effectively decided for much of the second half.
April 24, 2019, 12:39 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap bounced back with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist and two threes in 25 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.
Millsap had just two points in Game 4, so even an average game like this was a welcome sight for the Nuggets. The game was safely out of reach early, so Millsap's minutes were down just a bit. He'll likely need to be a big part of Denver's effort to close out the series on Thursday night.
April 24, 2019, 12:34 amWill 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.
April 24, 2019, 12:20 amDeMar 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.
April 24, 2019, 12:14 amEnes 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