John Wall
Wizards' John Wall: Undergoes knee procedure
John Wall, PG, WAS
10:43 AM
News: Wall underwent an procedure on his leftknee Thursday to "excise calcific deposits in his patella tendon," Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports.

According to a release from the Wizards, Wall will begin rehabbing immediately and is expected to have no trouble being available for the start of the 2016-17 season. The team also announced that Wall underwent another arthroscopic procedure on his right knee in order to "remove loose bodies." Washington did not provide any sort of concrete return timeline, and at this point it's unclear if Wall's availability for Team USA minicamp next month will be impacted.

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Dahntay Jones
Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones: Hits three-pointer in record-setting Game 2 win
Dahntay Jones, SG, CLE
10:27 AM
News: Jones scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and grabbed a rebound in six minutes during Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 win over the Hawks.

Jones hit his lone three-point attempt with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter, establishing a new single-game postseason record by knocking down the Cavs' 24th three-point of the evening. The Cavs did most of their damage from deep in the first half with 18 three-pointers, which allowed Jones to pick up some rare run in garbage time. He's not expected to be a part of the rotation during the postseason when games are more competitive.

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Iman Shumpert
Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert: Plays 19 minutes in Game 2 blowout win
Iman Shumpert, SG, CLE
10:19 AM
News: Shumpert scored seven points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and added three assists and two rebounds across 19 minutes in Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 victory over the Hawks.

Shumpert saw a little extra run Wednesday with the Cavs turning the game into a blowout by halftime, but he's still only averaging 15.8 minutes across six postseason outings. With starting shooting guard J.R. Smith thriving thus far in the playoffs and LeBron James taking on more minutes than he did in the regular season, there doesn't appear to be much room for Shumpert to pick up extra playing time.

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Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hawks' Tim Hardaway: Scores four points in 18 minutes in Game 2 loss
Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, ATL
10:05 AM
News: Hardaway scored four points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added two rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes in Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers.

Hardaway ended up seeing his most minutes of the postseason Wednesday, but it's not exactly an encouraging sign that it came during a contest in which the Hawks trailed by 36 points at halftime. The shooting guard still seems to be a member of coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation, but he's probably only hanging on to a spot by a thread. He's averaging just 2.3 points on 26.9 percent shooting from the field in eight playoff games.

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Jeff Teague
Hawks' Jeff Teague: Scores 14 points in blowout loss in Game 2
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
9:53 AM
News: Teague tallied 14 points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, and three rebounds across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 123-98 loss in Game 2 of the series.

After ceding minutes to the hot-shooting Dennis Schroder in the Hawks' Game 1 loss, Teague saw less than 30 minutes for the fourth straight postseason contest, but it certainly wasn't the point guard's own doing this time. While Teague didn't help matters by shooting only 3-for-10 from the floor, the Hawks could do absolutely nothing to counter the Cavs' historic proficiency from three-point range, as the opponents hit an astonishing 18 three-pointers in the first half to go into the break with a 74-38 lead. That huge advantage prompted coach Mike Budenholzer to concede defeat and rest Teague and his other starters for much of the second half. The Hawks should be more competitive as the series shifts to Atlanta for Friday's Game 3, but Teague will probably need to step up his game in a big way if his team is to claim a win in the second round.

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J.R. Smith
Cavaliers' J.R. Smith: Rains in seven triples during Wednesday's Game 2 win
J.R. Smith, SG, CLE
8:05 AM
News: Smith recorded 23 points (8-14 FG, 7-13 3Pt), two rebounds, and two steals across 28 minutes during the Cavaliers' 123-98 win against the Hawks in Wednesday's Game 2.

Smith accounted for a hefty portion of the Cavaliers' NBA record-breaking 25 three-pointers in Wednesday's Game 2 massacre. Smith has been scalding hot during the playoffs, with averages of 14.8 points (49.2 FG, 52.8 3Pt), 4.7 threes, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and one steal across 35 minutes per contest.

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Stephen Curry
Warriors' Stephen Curry: Upgraded to doubtful
Stephen Curry, PG, GS
4:45 AM
News: Curry (knee) is expected to be upgraded from "out" to "doubtful" heading into Thursday's practice, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Warriors have two practices before Saturday's Game 3 in Portland, giving them ample time to evaluate Curry. The next step is to get him doing more than taking standstill shots. The point guard has yet to test out cutting or even driving to the basket in a straight line. If he clears those hurdles, head coach Steve Kerr would like to see Curry play in some three-on-three drills before returning to game action.

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Dwyane Wade
Heat's Dwyane Wade: Receives treatment for knee Wednesday
Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
5/4/2016
News: Wade received treatment on a knee injury sustained in Tuesday's Game 1 win and will be reevaluated Thursday.

Wade sustained a bruise after knee-to-knee contact in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Game 1, but he has already stated to the press that he intends to play through it. The 34 year-old veteran is a gamer, and it would be shocking to see him face any limitations in a crucial Game 2 on Thursday.

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Pat Connaughton
Trail Blazers' Pat Connaughton: Doesn't play in Game 2 loss
Pat Connaughton, SG, POR
5/4/2016
News: Connaughton (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench in the Tuesday's 110-99 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the series.

Connaughton has only seen garbage time thus far in the postseason, which was largely the case for the rookie during the regular season. He'll retain a low standing on the team's depth chart unless either Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum succumb to an injury.

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Brian Roberts
Trail Blazers' Brian Roberts: Plays five minutes off bench in Game 2 loss
Brian Roberts, PG, POR
5/4/2016
News: Roberts played five minutes and finished with no points (0-2 FG) and one assist in Tuesday's 110-99 Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

Roberts typically only sees the floor when either Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum need a breather while running the offense, but coach Terry Stotts rarely leans on Roberts for more than a few minutes. The 30-year-old hasn't played more than six minutes while appearing in seven of the Blazers' eight postseason games.

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