Beno Udrih PG MEM 23 hours ago
Udrih will sit out Saturday's game, Eric Hasseltine of 92.9 ESPN reports.
Udrih had not planned on playing Saturday anyways in preparation of Game 4. Nick Calathes should take over backup point guard duties while he is out. Udrih should be back for the Grizzlies' next game.
Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 24 hours ago
Butler scored 33 points (12-17 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 41 minutes in Game 4 Saturday against the Bucks.
Butler carried the offensive load for the Bulls Saturday in a losing effort. He will continue to play heavy minutes and be one of the team's main offensive weapons in Game 5 Monday.
Beno Udrih PG MEM 24 hours ago
Udrih (ankle) doesn't plan on playing Saturday against Portland in Game 3, The Commercial Appeal reports.
Udrih was considered questionable ahead of Game 3 but intends to rest in preparation for Game 4 on Monday. He should be considered day-to-day in the meantime while Nick Calathes takes over backup point guard duties behind starter Mike Conley.
Nikola Mirotic PF CHI 1 day ago
Mirotic (quad) scored five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt) to go along with one rebound, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes in Game 4 Saturday against the Bucks.
It was a bit of a surprise that Mirotic was able to play Saturday, but he didn't appear to be on any sort of minutes restriction. Although he struggled from the field, the Bulls will count on him to provide an offensive punch off the bench in Game 5 Monday.
Markel Brown SG BKN 1 day ago
Brown did not see the court Saturday in the Nets' Game 3 win over the Hawks. He was a coach's decison-did not play for a second straight game.
Brown was the Nets' starting shooting guard down the stretch of the regular season and started Game 1 before being replaced in the starting lineup by Bojan Bogdanovic beginning with Game 2. The Nets are using a tight four-guard rotation right now, and it's unlikely Brown will be able to crack it without one of the current rotation guys (Deron Williams, Bogdanovic, Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson) getting injured.
DeMarre Carroll F ATL 1 day ago
Carroll scored a team-high 22 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with six rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes Saturday in the Hawks' Game 3 loss to the Nets.
Carroll was the team leader in plus/minus with a +9 rating, and he was the only starter to shoot over 50 percent from the field, as the Hawks shot just 36 percent from the field as a team.
Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 day ago
Afflalo (shoulder) will start in Game 3 against the Grizzlies on Saturday, The Columbian reports.
This will be the first time that Afflalo takes the court since suffering a strained right shoulder on Apr. 9. His move into the starting lineup should move C.J. McCollum back to his normal role off the bench. Although, it's possible that Afflalo may not be able to handle his normal 32.1 minutes per game after rushing back from injury so soon.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 1 day ago
Holiday (soreness) will play in Game 4 against the Warriors on Saturday, broadcaster Sean Kelley reports.
Holiday has dealt with some soreness throughout the playoffs but he'll ultimately be available off the bench in his expected role Saturday. Playing behind Tyreke Evans, Holiday has averaged 19 minutes on the court in the series with Golden State.
Deron Williams PG BKN 1 day ago
Williams said after Saturday's Game 4 that he didn't play in the fourth quarter in part because he was dealing with back soreness, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.
Williams still logged 26 minutes of action Saturday but his inability to play in the fourth quarter is certainly concerning. Coach Lionel Hollins didn't necessarily qualify Williams' back soreness as the reason why he wasn't sent onto the court in the fourth quarter, so there may also be an internal disagreement between the two of them. Either way, Williams is a risky option moving forward with a sore back or with an unfavorable coaching situation.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 1 day ago
Holiday (soreness) is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 4 against the Warriors according to coach Monty Williams, the Times Picayune reports.
The Pelicans are still being cautious with Holiday as they've now listed him as a game-time decision for all four of their playoff games thus far. Official word should be passed down ahead of the game, but Holiday is only expected to have a limited role off the bench if he does in fact take the court for the third time in the series.