Green scored 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field. He also brought down 15 rebounds and recorded four assists. Green made two of his five three-point attempts as well.
This is Green's 10th double-double of the postseason and second in a row.Analysis:
The Cavs passed on the chance to extend Thompson prior to the season, but, after he averaged 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds this year, James is ready to endorse him for the long term.
"Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said on Monday, per Cleveland.com. "There's no reason why he shouldn't. This guy is 24 years old. He's played in 340?plus straight games, and he's gotten better every single season. It's almost like, 'What more can you ask out of a guy?'"Analysis:
On Monday, NBA.com's David Aldridge reported that Pierce may opt out of his Wizards' contract this offseason to sign with either the Clippers or Celtics.Analysis:
"[There's] this huge gap that we've got to fill," Bird told VigilantSports.com. "We'll see how it goes."
Scola was the model of consistency this season. He averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game while shooting nearly 47 percent from the field.Analysis:
Carroll is hitting the free-agent market after this season and could be in line for a big contract. However, if he re-injures the knee, Carroll could see his pricetag drop this offseason.
However, given that the Hawks are in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll would rather fight the pain and go for a championship than worry about his contract championship.
“I’ve been getting a million calls and emails about me, why am I there, this might be the biggest contract of my life," Carroll said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jeff Schultz. "But at the end of the day this game isn’t promised to you. So whenever you’ve got an opportunity to play basketball, a lot of people say it’s bigger than money and it feels like that to me. I cherish this game and I want to be out there fighting, and if I have to fight on one leg, I’m gonna fight on one leg. I can’t let this opportunity pass me by. Eastern Conference finals, playing against LeBron James. I don’t care if I have to do it on one leg, I’ll hobble out there.”
The Hawks trail the Cavs in the series 0-2.Analysis:
Speights has been dealing with a moderate right calf strain, which has affected the rotation some. But it hasn't been too big of a deal because the Warriors lead the Rockets 3-0 in the series.
Speights hasn't played since Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.Analysis:
Love is expected to miss the rest of the postseason with a shoulder injury. The Associated Press reported that Love was at the Cavs practice facility on Saturday and "got in some kind of workout, likely bike."Analysis:
Appearing at the Indy 500 Festival Parade, George said he's doing "good" in his recovery from the injury, but he's still not at 100 percent.
"Not yet," he said, per Vigilant Sports. "I’m working towards it though."Analysis:
Ross had the procedure in Van Nuys, California and will rehab in Toronto. No timetable has been released.
Ross averaged 9.8 points this season.Analysis:
Hayward missed the last three games of the season with a sore Achilles.Analysis: