April 1, 2019, 12:23 pmJames Ennis III - F - Philadelphia Sixers
James Ennis will start on Monday in place of Jimmy Butler.
Even with Butler out, Ennis isn't a reliable or attractive pickup. Over the past two weeks he's the 270th-ranked player and deserves to be left on the wire.
Source: Serena Winters on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 1:29 amLou 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.
April 19, 2019, 1:29 amAndrew 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.
April 19, 2019, 1:28 amMontrezl 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.
April 19, 2019, 1:27 amDanilo 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.
April 19, 2019, 1:27 amJaMychal 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.
April 19, 2019, 1:23 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant responded to a poor outing in Game 2 by dropping 38 points on 14-of-23 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's Game 3 win over the Clippers.
He had a bad Game 2. but Durant came out firing immediately in Game 3. There was no way that the Clippers were going to stop him and tonight he came out and looked like he actually cared and enjoyed his teammates which is bad news for the league. He had 27 points at halftime and as long as he and Stephen Curry are healthy, the Warriors should be the favorites to come out of the West.
April 19, 2019, 1:22 amAndre Iguodala - G/F - Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala led the Warriors bench with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Thursday's Game 3 win.
Iguodala was nailing his triples tonight and had a bench-high plus-17 in tonight's game. If he can knock down his outside shot, it's just extra as his main role is being the glue guy and playing solid defense.
April 19, 2019, 1:20 amStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry had a short night in Thursday's Game 3 against the Clippers, scoring 21 points in 20 minutes to go with his five rebounds, one assist and four triples.
He went 7-for-11 from the floor and hit his first four 3-pointers of the night. Curry dealt with foul trouble in the beginning of the game, but he was having his way with the Clippers tonight. He came out hot and had himself a great night even with Kevin Durant taking full control early.
April 19, 2019, 1:20 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson had a quiet night in 33 minutes of action in Thursday's Game 3 with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting while adding two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two triples.
Thompson goes back to a familiar role now without DeMarcus Cousins (quad). You're in good shape if he's your third best scorer and there's eventually going to be a game where he goes nuclear.
April 19, 2019, 1:20 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting with six rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and two blocks in Game 3 on Thursday against the Clippers.
Green didn't score at all in the first half but the Warriors were still up by 21 points which is a luxury he has playing on this team. The Warriors are by far the superior team and when they're locked in defensively like tonight there's almost no stopping them. Green is the engine that runs this defense and is also the primary facilitator on a team with some of the best scorers this game has ever seen so it'll be a rarity to have him in double-digit scoring numbers.