Asik suffered the laceration near the end of the first half and went to the locker room for treatment. However, the laceration will not prevent him from playing in the second half.Analysis:
Pachulia got into a confrontation with Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic in the fourth quarter and both players were assessed technical fouls. Pachulia scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds before being ejected.Analysis:
Splitter is dealing with an injured right calf that limited him to less than 10 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 loss. Splitter beliefs the injury will be more manageable after two full days of rest.
“I feel like at least least it didn’t get worse,” Splitter said, via the San Antonio Express-News. “I got some minutes. That’s good. Even in the practices, I didn’t go hard. So it was good to feel myself in the game and running.”
Splitter had 4 points and 3 rebounds in Sunday's game.Analysis:
X-rays on the finger came back negative and Horford played in the second half of the game with the digit heavily bandaged. But after undergoing treatment all night, Horford remains in pain.
He finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds in Game 1.Analysis:
Jefferson averaged 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds, numbers way down from the 2013-14 campaign, when he carried the then-Bobcats to the playoffs after averaging 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds.
"I've got unfinished business here. That's not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can't see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets' mouth. I can't walk away from that."Analysis:
In 16 games, Kuzmic has averaged 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds.Analysis:
Lee has a lower back injury that sidelined him two of the past three regular-season games, as well as Game 1 of the playoffs.Analysis:
For the season, Jordan has only made 39.7 percent of his free-throw attempts. Only Detroit's Andre Drummond's 38.9 percent ranks worse in the NBA. As a result, teams have fouled Jordan to put him on the line late in games.
Jordan said he's been working on his free throws and that he's not concerned about them heading into the playoffs.
“It’s happened all season, and I feel like a lot of the games that they’ve done it we’ve won,” Jordan said, via the San Antonio Express-News. “I’m not really worried about it. When it does happen, which I know it will, I’ll just go to the line and shoot the basketball. It’s not something that I’m dreading, but I’m prepared for it. I’m ready.”
The Clippers will face the Spurs on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series at 10:30 p.m.Analysis:
Afflalo missed the final three games of the regular season with the injury. If he is unable to go, CJ McCollum would likely fill in. Also listed on the injury report are Alonzo Gee (foot) as questionable, McCollum (ankle), Nicolas Batum (knee) and Chris Kaman (back) as probable.
The Trail Blazers are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs against MemphisAnalysis:
The team tipped its hand on Friday, when owner Tom Gores said Drummond deserved the maximum.
"Andre's a maximum guy," Gores said, per MLive. "He's a maximum guy. He's not only a great player, he's a great person."Analysis: