Warriors C Ognjen Kuzmic assigned to NBA D-League
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7:47 pm ET) Warriors center Ognjen Kuzmic was assigned to NBA D-League affiliate Santa Cruz on Sunday, according to the Bay Area News Group. 

In 16 games, Kuzmic has averaged 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds. 


Hawks F Al Horford suffers dislocated pinky, remains in the game
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(7:45 pm ET) Hawks forward Al Horford sustained a dislocated right pinky in Sunday's playoff-opener against the Nets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Horford sustained the injury in the second half. X-rays came back negative for a fracture and he had his fingers taped. He was able to re-enter the game. 

"Having the tape on my shooting hand, it was very uncomfortable for me to shoot the ball," Horford said per NBA.com.

Horford finished with 10 points on 5 of 12 shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds.


Rockets' K.J. McDaniels suffers elbow fracture
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7:06 pm ET) Rockets guard K.J. McDaniels has been diagnosed with a non-displaced right elbow fracture, according to ESPN. 

McDaniels sustained the injury last week and the injury has the potential of keeping him out of the entire postseason. In 62 games, McDaniels averaged 7.9 points and 3.2 rebounds.


Blazers G Arron Afflalo (shoulder) out against Grizzlies
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(6:53 pm ET) Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo will not play against the Grizzlies in Sunday's playoff-opener, according to the team's website. 

Afflalo was able to go through pre-game warmups at full speed but unable to go due to a shoulder injury. This was expected as he was doubtful heading into the game. Afflalo missed the last three games of the regular season with the injury. 

The Trail Blazers are 5 1/2-point underdogs against the Grizzlies. 


Warriors F Draymond Green limited in practice Sunday
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(6:40 pm ET) Warriors forward Draymond Green, who rolled his ankle in Game 1 against the Pelicans, was limited in practice on Sunday, according to the San Jose Mercury News

However, the practice load wasn't heavy so the limited status may not mean much. Coach Steve Kerr said Green's injury wasn't a big concern. Despite the ankle tweak, Green played 42 minutes on Saturday and posted 15 points and 12 rebounds. 


Celtics' Isaiah Thomas doubles up in playoff loss to Cavs
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6:26 pm ET) Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 22 points in Sunday's 113-100 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs. 

Thomas scored his 22 on 6 of 14 from the field, which included making 2 of 5 from three. He made all eight of his free-throw attempts. Thomas also recorded 10 assists and brought down five rebounds. 

Thomas played 32 minutes in a role off the bench. He also had one steal and committed five turnovers. 


Cavs F LeBron James scores 20 in playoff win
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(6:23 pm ET) Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored 20 points on 8 of 18 shooting in Sunday's 113-100 Game 1 win over the Celtics. 

James also dished out seven assists and brought down six rebounds in 42 minutes of playing time. James also went 1 for 3 from the free-throw line. 

He also posted two steals, one block and committed five turnovers. 


Cavs G Kyrie Irving scored 30 in win over Celtics
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6:11 pm ET) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving dropped 30 points in Sunday's 113-100 Game 1 win over the Celtics.

Irving went 11 of 21 from the field, which included going 5 for 9 from behind the arc. He went 3 for 5 from the free-throw line. He tallied three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 41 minutes of playing time. 

This was the first postseason game Irving has participated in during his career. 


Warriors C David Lee ruled out for Monday's playoff game
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:51 pm ET) The Warriors announced center David Lee will not play in Monday night's Game 2 contest against the Pelicans, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Lee has a lower back injury that sidelined him two of the past three regular-season games, as well as Game 1 of the playoffs. 


Pacers' Larry Bird wants Paul George to play some power forward
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(4:55 pm ET) Pacers president Larry Bird is hoping Paul George can add a skill set to his overall game. 

Bird said, via the Indianapolis Star, that he wants George to learn how to play the power forward position by next season. It wouldn't be a move where George switches positions, but one where the Pacers could gain an advantage with a smaller lineup. 

"David (West) is our starter, but when we go smaller we'd like to see Paul maybe play some '4' and you know everybody says, 'You'll have a problem on the defensive end,' well, I don't think so," Bird said. "He can guard about anybody, and then on the other end, it's a major plus for us."


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