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2012-13 Draft Prep: Rotisserie mock draft

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Earlier this week, the CBSSports.com Fantasy staff took part in a Rotisserie mock draft. The participants include CBS Fantasy Sports editorial staff, including writers and editors and the league includes the basic nine categories.

This draft took place just before the news of Kevin Love's hand injury that will force him out for six to eight weeks, or else he likely would have fallen to the second round.

Fantasy owners can use this as a rough sketch for how they might expect their own Roto drafts to go. It is a 12-team with standard positions (four guards, four forwards, two centers), plus reserve spots.

Categories include: Three-pointers made, assists, blocks, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, points, steals, total rebounds and turnovers.

Draft order is as follows:

1. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Moore, Fantasy Writer
3. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Writer
4. Nando DiFino, Fantasy Writer
5. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
6. Jeffrey Lippman, Fantasy Writer
7. Jeffrey Tobin, Associate Managing Editor, Fantasy Sports
8. Scott White, Fantasy Writer
9. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
10. Dave Richard, Fantasy Writer
11. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
12. Jamey Eisenberg, Fantasy Writer


Mock Draft Results
Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Towers LeBron James, SF, MIA
2 Moore Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
3 Hurcomb Kevin Love, PF, MIN
4 DiFino Chris Paul, PG, LAC
5 Passonno Deron Williams, PG, BKN
6 Lippman Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
7 Tobin Josh Smith, PF, ATL
8 White Dwight Howard, C, LAL
9 Mello Andrew Bynum, C, PHI
10 Richard Brandon Jennings, PG, MIL
11 Madden Al Jefferson, C, UTA
12 Eisenberg Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
Round 2
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS
2 Madden Steve Nash, PG, LAL
3 Richard DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
4 Mello Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL
5 White Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
6 Tobin Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY
7 Lippman Blake Griffin, PF, LAC
8 Passonno LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, POR
9 DiFino Greg Monroe, C, DET
10 Hurcomb Ty Lawson, PG, DEN
11 Moore Pau Gasol, PF, LAL
12 Towers Marc Gasol, C, MEM
Round 3
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Mike Conley, PG, MEM
2 Moore Al Horford, C, ATL
3 Hurcomb Rudy Gay, SF, MEM
4 DiFino Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL
5 Passonno Roy Hibbert, C, IND
6 Lippman David Lee, PF, GS
7 Tobin Tony Parker, PG, SA
8 White Andre Iguodala, SF, DEN
9 Mello Paul Pierce, SF, BOS
10 Richard Paul Millsap, PF, UTA
11 Madden Stephen Curry, PG, GS
12 Eisenberg Chris Bosh, PF, MIA
Round 4
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Joe Johnson, SG, BKN
2 Madden Carlos Boozer, PF, CHI
3 Richard James Harden, SG, OKC
4 Mello Tim Duncan, PF, SA
5 White Monta Ellis, SG, MIL
6 Tobin John Wall, PG, WAS
7 Lippman Marcin Gortat, C, PHO
8 Passonno Amar'e Stoudemire, PF, NY
9 DiFino Kemba Walker, SG, CHA
10 Hurcomb Goran Dragic, PG, PHO
11 Moore Jrue Holiday, PG, PHI
12 Towers Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR
Round 5
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Anthony Davis, C, NO
2 Moore Tyson Chandler, C, NY
3 Hurcomb Andrea Bargnani, C, TOR
4 DiFino Joakim Noah, C, CHI
5 Passonno Zach Randolph, PF, MEM
6 Lippman Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
7 Tobin Kevin Garnett, C, BOS
8 White Jeremy Lin, PG, HOU
9 Mello Darren Collison, PG, DAL
10 Richard Luol Deng, SF, CHI
11 Madden Paul George, SG, IND
12 Eisenberg Raymond Felton, PG, NY
Round 6
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Brook Lopez, C, BKN
2 Madden Serge Ibaka, PF, OKC
3 Richard Nicolas Batum, SF, POR
4 Mello Tyreke Evans, PG, SAC
5 White Ryan Anderson, PF, NO
6 Tobin Gerald Wallace, SF, BKN
7 Lippman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA
8 Passonno Eric Gordon, SG, NO
9 DiFino Michael Beasley, PF, PHO
10 Hurcomb Damian Lillard, PG, POR
11 Moore Brandon Knight, PG, DET
12 Towers Klay Thompson, SG, GS
Round 7
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
2 Moore Mo Williams, PG, UTA
3 Hurcomb Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
4 DiFino Evan Turner, SG, PHI
5 Passonno O.J. Mayo, SG, DAL
6 Lippman Luis Scola, PF, PHO
7 Tobin Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN
8 White JaVale McGee, C, DEN
9 Mello Jason Terry, SG, BOS
10 Richard Jose Calderon, PG, TOR
11 Madden Kris Humphries, PF, BKN
12 Eisenberg Chandler Parsons, SF, HOU
Round 8
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Danny Granger, SF, IND
2 Madden Lou Williams, SG, ATL
3 Richard DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
4 Mello Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
5 White Isaiah Thomas, PG, SAC
6 Tobin Greivis Vasquez, PG, NO
7 Lippman Manu Ginobili, SG, SA
8 Passonno Andrew Bogut, C, GS
9 DiFino David West, PF, IND
10 Hurcomb Wesley Matthews, SG, POR
11 Moore DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR
12 Towers Arron Afflalo, SG, ORL
Round 9
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Samuel Dalembert, C, MIL
2 Moore Kevin Martin, SG, HOU
3 Hurcomb Ersan Ilyasova, PF, MIL
4 DiFino Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN
5 Passonno Marcus Thornton, PG, SAC
6 Lippman J.J. Hickson, PF, POR
7 Tobin Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL
8 White Derrick Favors, PF, UTA
9 Mello Tiago Splitter, C, SA
10 Richard Rodney Stuckey, PG, DET
11 Madden Elton Brand, PF, DAL
12 Eisenberg Gordon Hayward, SF, UTA
Round 10
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Glen Davis, C, ORL
2 Madden Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA
3 Richard Dion Waiters, SG, CLE
4 Mello Caron Butler, SF, LAC
5 White Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN
6 Tobin Tristan Thompson, C, CLE
7 Lippman MarShon Brooks, SG, BKN
8 Passonno Anderson Varejao, C, CLE
9 DiFino Gerald Henderson, SG, CHA
10 Hurcomb George Hill, PG, IND
11 Moore Andrei Kirilenko, SF, MIN
12 Towers Nene, C, WAS
Round 11
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Taj Gibson, PF, CHI
2 Moore Lamar Odom, PF, LAC
3 Hurcomb Devin Harris, PG, ATL
4 DiFino Tayshaun Prince, SF, DET
5 Passonno Derrick Williams, PF, MIN
6 Lippman Ramon Sessions, PG, CHA
7 Tobin Trevor Ariza, SF, WAS
8 White Hedo Turkoglu, SF, ORL
9 Mello Spencer Hawes, C, PHI
10 Richard Thaddeus Young, SF, PHI
11 Madden Bismack Biyombo, PF, CHA
12 Eisenberg Kirk Hinrich, PG, CHI
Round 12
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Antawn Jamison, PF, LAL
2 Madden J.J. Redick, SG, ORL
3 Richard J.R. Smith, SG, NY
4 Mello Shawn Marion, SF, DAL
5 White Chris Kaman, C, DAL
6 Tobin Jason Kidd, PG, NY
7 Lippman Carl Landry, PF, GS
8 Passonno Trevor Booker, PF, WAS
9 DiFino Jamal Crawford, SG, LAC
10 Hurcomb Byron Mullens, C, CHA
11 Moore Jared Dudley, SG, PHO
12 Towers Luke Ridnour, PG, MIN
Round 13
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Mario Chalmers, PG, MIA
2 Moore Emeka Okafor, C, WAS
3 Hurcomb Jared Sullinger, PF, BOS
4 DiFino Omer Asik, PF, HOU
5 Passonno Gustavo Ayon, PF, ORL
6 Lippman Jan Vesely, SF, WAS
7 Tobin Brandon Bass, PF, BOS
8 White Al Harrington, PF, ORL
9 Mello Austin Rivers, SG, NO
10 Richard Andre Drummond, C, DET
11 Madden Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
12 Eisenberg Harrison Barnes, SF, GS
Round 14
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Larry Sanders, PF, MIL
2 Madden Jerryd Bayless, PG, MEM
3 Richard Eric Bledsoe, PG, LAC
4 Mello Dorell Wright, SF, PHI
5 White Jason Richardson, SG, PHI
6 Tobin Alonzo Gee, SF, CLE
7 Lippman Kendall Marshall, PG, PHO
8 Passonno Jarrett Jack, PG, GS
9 DiFino Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, SF, MIL
10 Hurcomb Marvin Williams, SF, UTA
11 Moore Andre Miller, PG, DEN
12 Towers Brandon Rush, SF, GS
 
Team by Team
Adam Moore
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
2.11 Pau Gasol, PF, LAL
3.2 Al Horford, C, ATL
4.11 Jrue Holiday, PG, PHI
5.2 Tyson Chandler, C, NY
6.11 Brandon Knight, PG, DET
7.2 Mo Williams, PG, UTA
8.11 DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR
9.2 Kevin Martin, SG, HOU
10.11 Andrei Kirilenko, SF, MIN
11.2 Lamar Odom, PF, LAC
12.11 Jared Dudley, SG, PHO
13.2 Emeka Okafor, C, WAS
14.11 Andre Miller, PG, DEN
Bill Passonno
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Deron Williams, PG, BKN
2.8 LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, POR
3.5 Roy Hibbert, C, IND
4.8 Amar'e Stoudemire, PF, NY
5.5 Zach Randolph, PF, MEM
6.8 Eric Gordon, SG, NO
7.5 O.J. Mayo, SG, DAL
8.8 Andrew Bogut, C, GS
9.5 Marcus Thornton, PG, SAC
10.8 Anderson Varejao, C, CLE
11.5 Derrick Williams, PF, MIN
12.8 Trevor Booker, PF, WAS
13.5 Gustavo Ayon, PF, ORL
14.8 Jarrett Jack, PG, GS
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 LeBron James, SF, MIA
2.12 Marc Gasol, C, MEM
3.1 Mike Conley, PG, MEM
4.12 Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR
5.1 Anthony Davis, C, NO
6.12 Klay Thompson, SG, GS
7.1 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
8.12 Arron Afflalo, SG, ORL
9.1 Samuel Dalembert, C, MIL
10.12 Nene, C, WAS
11.1 Taj Gibson, PF, CHI
12.12 Luke Ridnour, PG, MIN
13.1 Mario Chalmers, PG, MIA
14.12 Brandon Rush, SF, GS
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Brandon Jennings, PG, MIL
2.3 DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
3.10 Paul Millsap, PF, UTA
4.3 James Harden, SG, OKC
5.10 Luol Deng, SF, CHI
6.3 Nicolas Batum, SF, POR
7.10 Jose Calderon, PG, TOR
8.3 DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
9.10 Rodney Stuckey, PG, DET
10.3 Dion Waiters, SG, CLE
11.10 Thaddeus Young, SF, PHI
12.3 J.R. Smith, SG, NY
13.10 Andre Drummond, C, DET
14.3 Eric Bledsoe, PG, LAC
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Andrew Bynum, C, PHI
2.4 Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL
3.9 Paul Pierce, SF, BOS
4.4 Tim Duncan, PF, SA
5.9 Darren Collison, PG, DAL
6.4 Tyreke Evans, PG, SAC
7.9 Jason Terry, SG, BOS
8.4 Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
9.9 Tiago Splitter, C, SA
10.4 Caron Butler, SF, LAC
11.9 Spencer Hawes, C, PHI
12.4 Shawn Marion, SF, DAL
13.9 Austin Rivers, SG, NO
14.4 Dorell Wright, SF, PHI
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
2.1 Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS
3.12 Chris Bosh, PF, MIA
4.1 Joe Johnson, SG, BKN
5.12 Raymond Felton, PG, NY
6.1 Brook Lopez, C, BKN
7.12 Chandler Parsons, SF, HOU
8.1 Danny Granger, SF, IND
9.12 Gordon Hayward, SF, UTA
10.1 Glen Davis, C, ORL
11.12 Kirk Hinrich, PG, CHI
12.1 Antawn Jamison, PF, LAL
13.12 Harrison Barnes, SF, GS
14.1 Larry Sanders, PF, MIL
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Josh Smith, PF, ATL
2.6 Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY
3.7 Tony Parker, PG, SA
4.6 John Wall, PG, WAS
5.7 Kevin Garnett, C, BOS
6.6 Gerald Wallace, SF, BKN
7.7 Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN
8.6 Greivis Vasquez, PG, NO
9.7 Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL
10.6 Tristan Thompson, C, CLE
11.7 Trevor Ariza, SF, WAS
12.6 Jason Kidd, PG, NY
13.7 Brandon Bass, PF, BOS
14.6 Alonzo Gee, SF, CLE
Jeffrey Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
2.7 Blake Griffin, PF, LAC
3.6 David Lee, PF, GS
4.7 Marcin Gortat, C, PHO
5.6 Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
6.7 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA
7.6 Luis Scola, PF, PHO
8.7 Manu Ginobili, SG, SA
9.6 J.J. Hickson, PF, POR
10.7 MarShon Brooks, SG, BKN
11.6 Ramon Sessions, PG, CHA
12.7 Carl Landry, PF, GS
13.6 Jan Vesely, SF, WAS
14.7 Kendall Marshall, PG, PHO
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Kevin Love, PF, MIN
2.10 Ty Lawson, PG, DEN
3.3 Rudy Gay, SF, MEM
4.10 Goran Dragic, PG, PHO
5.3 Andrea Bargnani, C, TOR
6.10 Damian Lillard, PG, POR
7.3 Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
8.10 Wesley Matthews, SG, POR
9.3 Ersan Ilyasova, PF, MIL
10.10 George Hill, PG, IND
11.3 Devin Harris, PG, ATL
12.10 Byron Mullens, C, CHA
13.3 Jared Sullinger, PF, BOS
14.10 Marvin Williams, SF, UTA
Nando DiFino
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Chris Paul, PG, LAC
2.9 Greg Monroe, C, DET
3.4 Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL
4.9 Kemba Walker, SG, CHA
5.4 Joakim Noah, C, CHI
6.9 Michael Beasley, PF, PHO
7.4 Evan Turner, SG, PHI
8.9 David West, PF, IND
9.4 Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN
10.9 Gerald Henderson, SG, CHA
11.4 Tayshaun Prince, SF, DET
12.9 Jamal Crawford, SG, LAC
13.4 Omer Asik, PF, HOU
14.9 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, SF, MIL
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Al Jefferson, C, UTA
2.2 Steve Nash, PG, LAL
3.11 Stephen Curry, PG, GS
4.2 Carlos Boozer, PF, CHI
5.11 Paul George, SG, IND
6.2 Serge Ibaka, PF, OKC
7.11 Kris Humphries, PF, BKN
8.2 Lou Williams, SG, ATL
9.11 Elton Brand, PF, DAL
10.2 Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA
11.11 Bismack Biyombo, PF, CHA
12.2 J.J. Redick, SG, ORL
13.11 Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
14.2 Jerryd Bayless, PG, MEM
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Dwight Howard, C, LAL
2.5 Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
3.8 Andre Iguodala, SF, DEN
4.5 Monta Ellis, SG, MIL
5.8 Jeremy Lin, PG, HOU
6.5 Ryan Anderson, PF, NO
7.8 JaVale McGee, C, DEN
8.5 Isaiah Thomas, PG, SAC
9.8 Derrick Favors, PF, UTA
10.5 Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN
11.8 Hedo Turkoglu, SF, ORL
12.5 Chris Kaman, C, DAL
13.8 Al Harrington, PF, ORL
14.5 Jason Richardson, SG, PHI

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Jonas Jerebko considering return to Celtics, Brad Stevens
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:35 am ET) Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko said after the team's Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers that a potential return to Boston to continue playing under coach Brad Stevens will weigh heavily on the impending free agent's thought process this offseason, MassLive.com reports.

"He's been the best coach I've had in the NBA," Jerebko said. "He leads this team very well, and he's a great coach, so he definitely weighs in a lot."

Jerebko played under four coaches with the Pistons in five-plus years before being dealt to the Celtics this season. He was able to play in the postseason for the first time in his career, and though the Celtics were swept, he indicated that the playoff experience meant a big deal for the young team.

"For a lot of guys being in the playoffs for the first time, now we know during the season where we want to be at," Jerebko said. "You don't want to be outside the playoffs when the season's over, because we want to be in this next year, and we want to take it further than we did last year. It makes the season important. Sometimes, you forget that every game matters. We want to do this again. I haven't felt like this in all my years in the league. I've had my ups and downs in this league, and making the playoffs with this team really gave me some motivation, and I just want to get back and get there again."

Jerebko averaged 7.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 18.2 minutes in 29 games with the Celtics.


Brandon Bass would welcome return to Celtics
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:01 am ET) Celtics forward Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent this summer, but he said after Sunday's season-ending loss to the Cavaliers that he would welcome a return to Boston, Basketball Insiders reports.

"I don’t know what the future holds," Bass said. "That’s up to (President of Basketball Operations) Danny (Ainge). But Boston’s been great to me over the last couple years, so it’ll be great for me to come back."

Bass averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while playing 82 games for a second straight season.

"I thought I had a pretty good season. Based on how I started, I didn’t finish it anywhere near where I wanted to as far as the playoffs,” Bass said. "But it gives me great motivation to go back to the gym and improve my skills mentally and physically."

Bass averaged just five points and two rebounds as the Celtics were swept by the Cavaliers.

"It was a mental thing this playoff series," Bass said. "I just didn’t play well. I don’t have really any excuses. I prepared well, I just wasn’t able to perform in the playoffs like I wanted to."


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk denies trying to injure Cavaliers' Kevin Love
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:51 am ET) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk was stunned that Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said he intentionally tried to injure Love on the play in which the forward suffered a dislocated shoulder Sunday, the Boston Herald reports.

"I thought it was a bush league play," Love said. "Olynyk was in a compromising position, had no chance to get the ball and it’s just too bad that he would go to those lengths to take somebody out of the game and do that to someone. I have no doubt in my mind that he did that on purpose."

Olynyk's opinion of what happened on the first-quarter play was in stark contrast to Love's words.

"That’s ridiculous," Olynyk said after Sunday's game. "I would never intentionally hurt Kevin or anyone else. He locked my arm up, I locked up his as we were fighting for a loose ball. You lock up arms all the time in this league."

Love is set to undergo an MRI Monday but is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks, which could keep him sidelined through the team's second-round matchup if not longer.

"I was definitely surprised (by what Love said)," Olynyk said. "In basketball, I don’t think anyone is trying to hurt anyone. For (Love), it’s very unfortunate. I know they’re trying to make a run right now."


Warriors' David Lee (back) expects to play in second round
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:44 am ET) Warriors center David Lee is ready to return to action after missing the team's first-round sweep of the Pelicans due to a lower back strain, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Lee has seen a reduction in his role this season, as his averages of 7.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 18.4 minutes per game all fall far short of his production in his first four seasons with the team.

"Although I haven't gotten the minutes sometimes that I've wanted, coach (Steve) Kerr and the rest of the staff has been really cool about being upfront and honest about it and saying that it's circumstance," Lee said. "As a pro, it's my job to stay ready. This isn't about me. It's about our team as a whole, so it's not a big deal at all."

Though Lee didn't play in the first-round series, he was available for Game 4 if needed.


Celtics' Luigi Datome: 'Too early' to talk about future
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:21 am ET) Celtics forward Luigi Datome is headed for unrestricted free agency this offseason, but he said Monday it's "too early" to talk about his future plans, Sportando reports.

"It is too early to talk about," Datome said in a postgame interview with Gazzetta TV. "I will decide my future after I will get some offers during the summer. I expect to have proposals from both the NBA and European teams. Then I will sit and make the best decision for me and my career as I’ve always tried to do."

Datome saw the first significant action of his career after being traded to the Celtics, averaging 5.2 points and 10.7 minutes in 18 games with Boston.

"It was great to play for the Celtics and to reach the NBA playoffs," Datome said. "I had my first real chance in the NBA, after almost two years. It was great to wear the Celtics jersey.

Datome made three playoff appearances, seeing a total of 14 minutes of action while scoring four points on 2 of 6 shooting.


76ers' Nerlens Noel 'ecstatic' to play with Joel Embiid
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:12 am ET) 76ers center Nerlens Noel said Sunday that he's "ecstatic" to play with center Joel Embiid and that he things the pairing will be "something special," NBA.com reports.

"I’m ecstatic to play with Joel," Noel said. "I think it’s going to be something special. The chemistry we already have, and we haven’t even been on the court together, is something that’s great to have.

"I think things we need to work on, me personally, I need to continue to work on the shooting and be able to spread the floor a little bit, be able to knock down a 15-footer with more consistency. And as time goes on, I think Joel’s going to be good. He already has touch around the basket, and he can extend his game out to 15-footers, so I think it’s going to be very complimentary. Both of us having the ability to pass the ball, I think that’s going to be something that people don’t know too much about that’s going to help us a lot."

Noel averaged 9.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals while shooting 46.2 percent in 75 games during his rookie season. Embiid missed the season while recovering from a foot injury.


Hawks' Jeff Teague on Saturday's Game 3 loss: 'I hated our game'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:07 am ET) Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is upset with how he and his team played in a 91-83 loss to the Nets in Game 3 Saturday, the New York Post reports.

"I hated our game [Saturday], I hated the way I played," Teague said after Hawks practice Sunday. "I think the whole team hated the way we played. To get back on the floor and be able to touch the ball today and get back on the floor [Monday] was good. I hate days off. I hate sitting around. We are still confident. We still think we can go into Game 4 and get a win."

The Hawks shot just 35.6 percent from the field, leading Teague to say, "We missed a lot of chippies."

Teague scored 12 points on 4 of 13 shooting while adding six assists, three rebounds and three steals in 30 minutes. The Hawks are 4-point favorites in Brooklyn Monday for Game 4 of the series.


Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert doubles up in Game 4 win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:00 am ET) Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert delivered a big performance in his team's 101-93 Game 4 win over the Celtics Sunday, scoring 15 points on 3 of 4 shooting from the field and 8 of 8 shooting from the free-throw line while racking up 10 rebounds.

"Iman Shumpert gave us a huge game tonight, huge," coach David Blatt said after the game, per the Akron Beacon Journal. "He was just all over the court. … He was without question the X factor. No question."

Shumpert also recorded three blocks and two steals while playing 38 minutes, which matched his highest amount of playing time in the regular season.


New Mavericks starter J.J. Barea posts 17-13 line in Game 4
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:15 am ET) Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea drew the start in Game 4 against the Rockets Sunday and scored 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 2 of 6 shooting from 3-point range, while dishing out 13 assists in his team's 121-109 win.

Barea was in the lineup due to Rajon Rondo being sidelined indefinitely with a back injury and he shined in the starting opportunity, helping to stave off elimination in Dallas.

"We're going to fight," Barea said, per the Associated Press. "We're not going to quit. We've got to go to Houston, and we've got to bring it back to Dallas."

The Rockets missed 12 straight shots to open the second half, and the Mavericks were able to build up a 24-point lead behind the new starting point guard.

"We couldn’t get Barea stopped at all," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "Our coverages were really loose. And they just played harder than us. That is the bottom line. They played with more desperation. They played harder than we did. Bottom line is they deserved to win that game more than we did."

Game 5 is in Houston Tuesday.


Rockets forward Josh Smith scores 23 points in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:36 am ET) Rockets forward Josh Smith scored 23 points on 8 of 10 shooting from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, in Houston's 121-109 loss to the Mavericks Sunday.

It was Smith's first 20-plus point playoff game since 2013 when he scored 29. Smith, who also went 3 of 6 from the free throw line, added six rebounds and three assists to his totals.

He and the Rockets will look to close out Dallas in Game 5 Tuesday.


 
 
 
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