• Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that rookie Chris Boucher is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a February ACL tear.

    The Athletic’s Anthony Slater has some video of Boucher getting shots up, which we’ve embedded below. The 24-year-old Canadian is on a two-way contract and unlikely to produce much for the stacked Warriors even if he heals quickly.

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  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul got it done in Wednesday night's win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and three turnovers.

    Paul finished this series scoring 17.4 points on 46 percent shooting, both above his regular season averages. He has a habit of increasing his production in the post season and should continue to be a linchpin for the Houston offense as long as he stays healthy.

  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela looked healthy in Wednesday's 100-93 win over the Jazz, scoring 16 points to go with 10 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

    Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that Capela was feeling a lot better and it certainly looked it tonight. The lob-catching big man is essential to Houston's playoff success and could be in for a huge role in a potential showdown with the Warriors.

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon was effective in 40 minutes, finishing Wednesday's win with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Gordon tied for the most minutes played on the team and will be relied on heavily in the next round for his elite shooting ability. Gordon ended his series shooting an absurd 49.5 percent on 3-pointers.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden finished Game 5's closeout win with 26 points (10-of-26 shooting), six rebounds, six assists, three steals, four blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Similar to his Game 3 win, Harden was unable to get his shot to fall throughout the first half of this game. His shot was hitting in the second half of this game, however, and his all-around effort left him two steals and a block away from a 5-by-5. He and the Rockets will now turn their attention to a likely date with the Warriors in Round 2.

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert missed on a double-double in Wednesday's 93-100 loss to the Rockets, finishing with nine points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

    Gobert was limited to just 11.2 points in the five-game series. Though he was able to stay on the floor unlike years past, his lack of offensive production highlighted Utah's dearth of players, not named Donovan Mitchell, who are unable to get their own shot.

  • Royce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz

    Royce O'Neale was very effective in 33 minutes off the bench Wednesday, scoring 18 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    O'Neale was a big factor for the Jazz staying competitive in this one, picking up the slack offensively for stretches of the game. The 25-year-old forward saw his role increase in his second season in Utah and figures to see more gradual increase in his next one with them.

  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell had his worst shooting game of the series in Wednesday's closeout loss, scoring 12 points on 4-of-22 shooting to go with six rebounds and a steal.

    Despite Mitchell's struggles, the Jazz were able to stay in the game right up until the very end. While this series was revealing in the areas that Mitchell needs to improve, as well as flaws in Utah's offense in general, it also reveled how special of a talent he really is. He had an up and down season this year but the future is undoubtedly bright.

  • Ricky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz

    Ricky Rubio scored 17 points (7-of-15 shooting) to go with 11 assists, two rebounds and three steals in Wednesday's Game 5 loss in Houston.

    Rubio turned it up a notch over his last two games, double-doubling in both, but his efforts were not enough to extend the series past Game 5. The free-agent PG will now head into an off season where there will be questions abound about who the Jazz should pair with Donovan Mitchell for the long term.

  • Blake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee) underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday night.

    Griffin's knee obviously dogged him during the final stretch of the regular season and throughout the Pistons' brief playoff run. The Pistons said that he isn't expected to miss any off season training and should be good to go for the start of the 2019-2020 season.

    Source: Mark Stein on Twitter

  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    According to head coach Mike D'Antoni, Clint Capela (illness) is feeling much better ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Jazz.

    Clint Capela has been struggling ever since he came down with this virus. He seems to be close to 100% according to his head coach. If Capela can get close to his season averages of 16.6 points on 64.8% shooting while grabbing 12.7 rebounds and blocking 1.5 shots per game, then the Jazz will have an even tougher to task to take down the Rockets on Wednesday in order to force a Game 6 back in Utah.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter