Marcus Smart
Celtics' Marcus Smart: Hits rough patch after big Game 3
Marcus Smart, PG, BOS
5/23/2017
News: Smart produced eight points (1-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 40 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

After a red hot Game 3, Smart somewhat predictably cooled off in a big way in the Game 4 loss, as he made just one field goal attempt. He is clearly going to get a ton of minutes with Isaiah Thomas (hip) out, so he could rebound for another big performance in Game 5. But with him, it's hard to predict.

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Avery Bradley
Celtics' Avery Bradley: Posts team-high 19 points in Game 4 loss
Avery Bradley, SG, BOS
5/23/2017
News: Bradley contributed 19 points (7-19 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 39 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Bradley's 19 points marked a team high but he needed 19 field goal attempts to get there. It was his third straight game of the series in which he has shot below 40 percent from the field. Despite the poor field goal percentage, Bradley is getting his points, as he scored at least 19 points for the fifth time in the last seven outings.

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Kyrie Irving
Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving: Scores game-high 42 points in Game 4 win
Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
5/23/2017
News: Irving totaled 42 points (15-22 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 41 minutes during a 112-99 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

Irving turned in his best offensive game of these playoffs as his 42 points marked a game high. He got his points in efficient fashion, which continued a recent trend. In his last three games, Irving has shot better than 60 percent from the field. The hot streak comes after he had shot below 50 percent in seven consecutive games. It look like he has really found his groove with the team now one win away from the Finals.

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Deron Williams
Cavaliers' Deron Williams: Will play in Game 4
Deron Williams, PG, CLE
5/23/2017
News: Williams (illness) will play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics on Tuesday, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

Williams was held out of the team's shootaround Tuesday morning, but after receiving treatment throughout the day, he's feeling good enough to take the court. That said, he's struggled to get anything going while coming in with the second unit and has averaged just 12.7 minutes over the first three games of this series, so he's likely not an intriguing DFS option for Tuesday's slate.

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Stephen Curry
Warriors' Stephen Curry: Drops 36 points as team advances to Finals
Stephen Curry, PG, GS
5/22/2017
News: Curry posted 36 points (14-24 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six assists and five rebounds across 34 minutes during a 129-115 win over the Spurs on Monday.

Curry's 36 points marked a game high as he led the team to its third straight NBA Finals appearance with the win. He has saved some of his best performances of these playoffs for close-out games, as he has scored at least 30 points in each of the team's close-out games. Curry continues to shoot the ball at a scorching rate, as he's now shot better than 50 percent from the field in eight of the last nine games.

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Klay Thompson
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Struggles with shot in Game 4 clincher
Klay Thompson, SG, GS
5/22/2017
News: Thompson contributed 10 points (3-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 34 minutes during a 129-115 win over the Spurs on Monday.

After one of his best performances of these playoffs in the Game 3 win, Thompson struggled in the series-clinching victory on Monday. After an extremely strong regular season, he has strangely struggled in the playoffs, as he's shot 40 percent from the field or worse in seven of the team's 12 playoffs games. His consistency will be something to monitor during the Finals.

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Manu Ginobili
Spurs' Manu Ginobili: Scores 15 points as season ends
Manu Ginobili, SG, SA
5/22/2017
News: Ginobili went for 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, three steals and one rebound across 32 minutes during a 129-115 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

In what could have been the final game of his career, Ginobili turned in another good performance as he scored at least 15 points for the third time in the series. Ginobili received a larger workload in the series after Kawhi Leonard (ankle) went down, and he thrived in that role, as he averaged 13.8 points on 58.8 percent shooting, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

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Kyle Anderson
Spurs' Kyle Anderson: Tallies team-high 20 points in Game 4 loss
Kyle Anderson, SG, SA
5/22/2017
News: Anderson recorded 20 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, four steals and two assists across 27 minutes during a 129-115 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

Anderson's 20 points marked a team high and also a season high in the season-ending loss. His role increased after Kawhi Leonard (ankle) was injured, and was quite effective in Game 4, as the four steals fell just one shy of his season high. Anderson's 2016-17 season wasn't particularly inspiring, but performances like this show what Anderson is capable of on occasion when given a decent workload.

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Patrick McCaw
Warriors' Patrick McCaw: Will start at small forward in Game 4
Patrick McCaw, PG, GS
5/22/2017
News: McCaw will start at small forward for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

The Warriors went with JaVale McGee as a starter in place of Zaza Pachulia during Game 3, but will move to a smaller lineup featuring McCaw, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green in the frontcourt. McCaw will likely see an increase in playing time after logging just 11 minutes during Game 3, which should come with a temporary boost in his fantasy value as well.

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Andre Iguodala
Warriors' Andre Iguodala: Will play in Game 4
Andre Iguodala, SG, GS
5/22/2017
News: Iguodala (knee) will play in Monday's Game 4 against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group reports.

This comes as no surprise given that Iguodala was listed as probable following Sunday's practice, and the swingman is expected to be a full go for Monday's contest. Iguodala will once again serve as a key reserve as the Warriors look to close out the series against the Spurs Monday night, and he'll likely return to playing his regular dose of around 25-plus minutes.

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