Dennis Schroder
Hawks' Dennis Schroder: Explodes off bench versus Cleveland
Dennis Schroder, PG, ATL
10:29 PM
News: Schroder exploded for 27 points (10-20 FG, 2-2 FT, 5-10 3Pt) to go along with 6 assists and three rebounds in just 29 minutes during Monday's Game 1 loss versus Cleveland.

The 22-year-old was in attack mode Monday, and his success, combined with Jeff Teague's struggles, saw him receive a seven-minute playing-time advantage over the latter. Schroder should continue operating as a sixth man for Atlanta, but it appears coach Mike Budenholzer will not be shy about thrusting him into a larger role if necessary.

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Paul Millsap
Hawks' Paul Millsap: Double-double in Game 1 loss to Cleveland
Paul Millsap, PF, ATL
10:25 PM
News: Millsap scored 17 points (6-19 FG, 3-8 FT, 0-3 3Pt) and grabbed 13 rebounds while adding four blocks, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes during Monday's Game 1 loss to Cleveland.

The All-Star struggled with his outside shot, but he notched his second double-double of the postseason and was stellar on the defensive end. Millsap's shot should eventually fall, but he retains value even when he struggles in that regard due to the well-rounded nature of his game.

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Kent Bazemore
Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Action-packed performance despite Game 1 loss
Kent Bazemore, SF, ATL
10:21 PM
News: Bazemore filled the stat sheet with 16 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 FT, 3-10 3Pt), 14 rebounds, four assists and to steals in 36 minutes during Monday's series-opener versus the Cavs.

The swingman played well versus Boston in the first round, but he took his game to a new level Monday, notching his first double-double of the postseason. Bazemore should receive all the minutes he can handle in this series as a primary defensive option versus LeBron James, and he is more than capable of producing across the board in expanded playing time.

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Kyrie Irving
Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving: Aggressive offensively in Game 1 win
Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
10:13 PM
News: Irving scored 21 points (8-18 FG, 2-2 FT, 3-5 3 Pt) and added eiht rebounds, two blocks, a rebound and a steal in 34 minutes during Monday's Game 1 win over the Hawks.

Irving's minutes were down a tick from the 40 he played in Game 4 of the previous round, but he was aggressive once again on offense, putting up at least 18 shot attempts for the fifth straight game this postseason. He will play a pivotal role in how far Cleveland can go this year, and Monday's performance suggests that his recent success will continue.

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LeBron James
Cavaliers' LeBron James: Well-rounded performance spurs Game 1 win
LeBron James, SF, CLE
10:07 PM
News: James led Cleveland with 25 points (11-21 FG, 1-1 FT, 2-4 3Pt) to go along with nine rebounds, seven assists, five steals and a block in 41minutes during Monday's Game 1 win over Atlanta.

The King was excellent in the previous round versus Detroit, and he picked up exactly where he left off Monday, leading the Cavs in scoring and assists while compiling strong defensive contributions as well. He has been more assertive on offense this postseason, and that trend should continue even more so as the series progresses.

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Sam Dekker
Rockets' Sam Dekker: Will not undergo offseason back surgery
Sam Dekker, SF, HOU
5:59 PM
News: Dekker (back) is not expected to undergo offseason surgery, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports.

The rookie had a disappointing season while dealing with recurring back issues which limited his on-court appearances to just three. The fact that he won't need a second surgery on his back is certainty good news, but even good health for the 2016-17 season doesn't guarantee the former Wisconsin standout playing time with Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer, and K.J. MacDaniels already under contract for next season.

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Festus Ezeli
Warriors' Festus Ezeli: Doesn't play in Game 1 win
Festus Ezeli, C, GS
2:07 PM
News: Ezeli (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Sunday's 118-106 Game 1 win over the Trail Blazers.

Ezeli hasn't looked like himself since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery in early April, as he had averaged just 3.5 points (on 45.7% shooting from the field), 3.6 rebounds, and 0.3 blocks across 8.9 minutes in his first 11 games back. It's too early to say if Ezeli has been phased out of the rotation, but it's not encouraging that his primary competition for court time off the bench -- Anderson Varejao (seven minutes) and Marreese Speights (eight minutes) -- both played in Game 1.

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James McAdoo
Warriors' James McAdoo: Plays one minute in Game 1
James McAdoo, SF, GS
1:59 PM
News: McAdoo logged one minute of court time in Sunday's 118-106 Game 1 win over the Trail Blazers.

McAdoo has seen the hardwood in each of the Warriors' last four postseason games, but hasn't played more than eight minutes in any contest. It looks like most of the second-year forward's usage will be reserved for garbage time during the playoffs.

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Harrison Barnes
Warriors' Harrison Barnes: Records double-double in Game 1 win
Harrison Barnes, SF, GS
1:55 PM
News: Barnes tallied 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, and two steals across 38 minutes in Sunday's 118-106 Game 1 win over the Trail Blazers.

The 12 boards were Barnes' most of the season, and a welcome development after he combined for nine boards in the final three games of the Warriors' first-round series with the Rockets. The Warriors may need Barnes to step up his offensive contributions if Stephen Curry (knee) ends up missing a few more games, but he at least was efficient from the field Sunday, hitting more than half his shot attempts for the first time in this postseason.

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Stephen Curry
Warriors' Stephen Curry: Expected to shoot around Monday
Stephen Curry, PG, GS
1:37 PM
News: Curry (knee) did not take part in practice Monday morning but is expected to do some shooting later in the day, Ethan Strauss of ESPN.com reports.

Coach Steve Kerr told the media that Curry will not play in Game 2 on Tuesday, but the Warriors will officially list Curry as doubtful "just to give people something to chew on." Game 3 is realistically the earliest Curry could be back, but the Warriors could still opt to take caution and hold him out longer, especially if they're able to go up 2-0 in the series Tuesday night.

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