April 3, 2019, 11:08 pmSpencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie was quiet in Wednesday's 105-115 loss to the Raptors, mustering just 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting in 32 minutes off the bench.
Dinwiddie could not get a rhythm going on offense, missing all six shot attempts from downtown. He ended up chipping in four rebounds and five assists to round out his line for the night. The emergence of D'Angelo Russell this season has dampened some of the appeal Dinwiddie garnered from a strong 2017-18 campaign. As long as Russell is the Nets' main point guard and stays healthy, Dinwiddie's fantasy ceiling will be capped.
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, 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
April 24, 2019, 12:08 amDerrick 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.
April 24, 2019, 12:02 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
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
Jakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs
Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers
Enes Kanter (shoulder) went to the locker room as the first half was winding down.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter