Al Horford
Celtics' Al Horford: Double-double in Game 4 win
Al Horford, C, BOS
4/23/2017
News: Horford scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

It's his 25th career postseason double-double but first in a Celtics uniform, as Horford continues to provide a young lineup with a steadying influence. The 30-year-old is now averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 three-pointers through four games in the series.

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Rudy Gobert
Jazz's Rudy Gobert: Will play in Game 4
Rudy Gobert, C, UTA
4/23/2017
News: Gobert (knee) will play during Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

After going through pregame warmups, Gobert feels good enough to take the floor during Sunday's game. There's been no confirmation of a minutes restriction at this moment, though it's hard to believe he would see his usual 33.9 minutes per game in his first game back from a bruised and hyperextended knee. Regardless, he'll likely rejoin the starting five, possibly bumping either Boris Diaw or Derrick Favors to the bench. If for some reason he doesn't start, expect the same starting five the Jazz have been running out since Gobert's injury.

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Steven Adams
Thunder's Steven Adams: Scores 18 points in Game 4 loss
Steven Adams, C, OKC
4/23/2017
News: Adams finished with 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-5 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in 37 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Rockets in Game 4.

Adams scored more points in Sunday's Game 4 than he had in the rest of the series combined, and this was also the first time this series that he saw more than 28 minutes. Adams will likely need to play at this type of level for the Thunder to have any chance at making a comeback against the Rockets, who enter Tuesday's Game 5 in Houston boasting a 3-1 lead.

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 Nene
Rockets' Nene Hilario: Posts playoff career-high 28 points in Game 4 win
Nene, C, HOU
4/23/2017
News: Hilario had 28 points (12-12 FG, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 25 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 win against the Thunder in Game 4.

Hilario had more points in Game 4 than he did in the first three games of the first round, and this was his first double-double since November of 2015. Hilario also finished with a playoff career high in scoring, and the 34-year-old veteran came up huge on a day when Rockets' starting center Clint Capela was really struggling.

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Jusuf Nurkic
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Ruled out for Game 4
Jusuf Nurkic, C, POR
4/23/2017
News: Nurkic (leg) has been ruled out for Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

Following a nine-game absence, Nurkic unexpectedly returned to the starting lineup for Game 3 on Saturday, posting two points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a block in a limited 17 minutes. It's unclear if he suffered any sort of setback or if the Trail Blazers are trying to avoid an aggravation, but coach Terry Stotts has already announced he'll hold Nurkic out. The Warriors have a commanding 3-0 lead and are favorites to close out the series on Monday, so Nurkic could very well have played his last game of the 2016-17 season. With Nurkic sidelined, Noah Vonleh is expected to reclaim a spot in the top unit, while Meyers Leonard should be in line for a bigger role as well.

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Myles Turner
Pacers' Myles Turner: Scores 20 points in Game 4 loss
Myles Turner, C, IND
4/23/2017
News: Turner tallied 20 points (8-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 Game 4 loss versus the Cavaliers.

Turner bounced back following subpar offensive performances in the last two games, but it wasn't enough to help the Pacers extend the series. The sophomore big man struggled from the field in the first round, connecting on just 43.2 percent of his attempts. However, Turner still improved his numbers in essentially every category (minus turnovers) during 2016-17 and figures to build on that heading into year three.

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Diamond Stone
Clippers' Diamond Stone: Out for Game 4 Sunday
Diamond Stone, C, LAC
4/23/2017
News: Stone (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz.

Stone continues to work back from a bone bruise in his left knee and with the Clippers unlikely to use Stone as a part of their regular rotation during the playoffs, there's no real reason to bring the rookie big man back into the fold. He'll remain sidelined yet again Sunday and is unlikely to be available at any point during the first round of the playoffs. That said, look for his status to be updated again ahead of Tuesday's Game 5.

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Marc Gasol
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Knocks down game-winning shot in Game 4
Marc Gasol, C, MEM
4/23/2017
News: Gasol provided 16 points (5-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and one block across 46 minutes Saturday in a 110-108 overtime win over the Spurs in Game 4 of the series.

Gasol didn't have a particularly noteworthy night from the field and committed seven turnovers, but he converted the most important bucket of the game, knocking down a floating jumper with less than one second remaining in overtime to help the Grizzlies even the series at 2-2. Mike Conley has been the clear alpha dog for the Grizzlies during the past three games, but Gasol has still been a decent contributor, chipping in 16.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per contest during that stretch.

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David Lee
Spurs' David Lee: Starting in place of Dedmon
David Lee, C, SA
4/22/2017
News: Lee will start Game 4 against Memphis on Saturday, Mike Wright of ESPN reports.

The Spurs will be without Dewayne Dedmon due to illness on Saturday, so Lee will move into the lineup up front alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, and both he and fellow-veteran Pau Gasol should see slight increases in minutes. Through the first three games of the series, Dedmon had played 18, 10 and 10 minutes, respectively, so his absence won't necessarily be a major blow to the Spurs' rotation.

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DeWayne Dedmon
Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon: Out due to illness
DeWayne Dedmon, C, SA
4/22/2017
News: Dedmon will not play in Saturday's Game 4 against the Grizzlies due to illness.

Dedmon has started each of the first three games of the series, but he's seen a limited role, playing just 18, 10, and 10 minutes in each contest, respectively. In his absence Saturday, Pau Gasol will likely move into the starting lineup, with David Lee in line for increased minutes, as well. Consider Dedmon optimistically questionable for Tuesday's Game 5.

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