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Date Player
4/29/2016 Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C
Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Hawks advanced to the second round with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Analysis: It wasn't an overly great series for Millsap, but he did score 34 in a Game 4 loss.
4/29/2016 Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG
Thomas led Boston with 25 points and 10 assists in ther Game 6 loss Thursday.

Analysis: It was a stellar season for Thomas, who averaged 22.2 points and helped Boston win 48 games.
4/28/2016 James Harden, Hou, G-F
Harden finished with 35 points, six rebounds and six assists Wednesday night, but the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs with a 114-81 blowout loss at Golden State in Game 5.

Analysis: The four-time All-Star made 12 of 23 shots to lead all scorers, finishing the series with a 26.6 scoring average on 41 percent shooting. No other Houston player had more than 11 points in the finale as the Rockets struggled to 32.6 percent shooting, including 18.8 on 3-pointers
4/28/2016 Klay Thompson, GS, G-F
Thompson had 27 points in Wednesday's 114-81 blowout win over Houston in Game 5.

Analysis: Without Stephen Curry, Thompson made 10 of 14 shots and 7 of 11 3-pointers.
4/28/2016 Draymond Green, GS, F
Green finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Wednesday's 114-81 victory over Houston in Game 5.

Analysis: He finished the series with averages of 13.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists.
4/28/2016 Spencer Hawes, Cha, F-C
Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Analysis: The team says Hawes will be re-evaluated in a week, which means he wouldn't be available if the series goes to a seventh and deciding game on Sunday. He was injured during Charlotte's win in Game 5 Thursday night in Miami.
4/27/2016 DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F
DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series Tuesday night when Solomon Hill's 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.

Analysis: DeRozan had been limited to 13.3 points on 29.6 percent in the first four games of the series but went 10 of 22 on Tuesday.
4/27/2016 Paul George, Ind, F
The Raptors overcame 39 points from Paul George and a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win Game 5.

Analysis: George is now averaging 28.8 points and shooting 47.3 percent in the series.
4/27/2016 Mike Scott, Atl, PF
Scott scored 17 points off the bench in Tuesday's 110-83 rout of the Celtics.

Analysis: He made 7 of 9 shots and 2 of 3 3-pointers for his highest scoring output of the postseason. He hadn't scored more points since going for a season-high 18 on Dec. 26.
4/27/2016 Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C
Two days after scoring 45 points, Millsap finished with only 10 in Tuesday's 110-83 blowout win over the Celtics.

Analysis: He took only eight shots, making four of them, while finishing with eight rebounds and six assists.
4/27/2016 Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG
Thomas struggled mightily on Tuesday, scoring seven points on 3-of-12 shooting in a 110-83 loss to Atlanta. He also hobbled off to the locker room in the closing minutes with a sprained left ankle.

Analysis: Thomas averaged 35 points in two victories at Boston that evened the series but couldn't get anything going in Game 5.
4/27/2016 Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG
Thomas is expected to play in Thursday night's Game 6 of the Celtics' playoff series with Atlanta.

Analysis: Thomas went to the locker room with a mild left ankle sprain during the closing minutes of Tuesday's 110-83 loss in Atlanta. He was held to seven points on 3-of-12 shooting prior to exiting. Thomas averaged 35 points in Boston's victories in Games 3 and 4.
4/27/2016 Courtney Lee, Cha, G-F
Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left - just his second make in nine tries from the floor - put the Hornets ahead to stay, and Charlotte beat the Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night.

Analysis: Lee only had eight points on the night.
4/27/2016 Dwyane Wade, Mia, G
Wade had 25 points in Wednesday's loss.

Analysis: He went 11 of 19 from the field.
4/27/2016 C.J. McCollum, Por, G
McCollum scored 27 points in Tuesday's 108-98 win in Game 5 over the Clippers.

Analysis: He made 9 of 18 shots and 2 of 6 3-pointers while moving his scoring average to 19.6 in this series.
4/27/2016 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Lillard had a rough shooting night on Thursday but still finished with 22 points in a 108-98 Game 5 win over the Clippers.

Analysis: Lillard made only 7 of 20 shots, though he hit 5 of 10 from 3-point range.
4/27/2016 DeAndre Jordan, LAC, C
Jordan had 16 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks in a losing effort in Tuesday's Game 5 against Portland.

Analysis: He made 5 of 8 shots and 6 of 11 free throws.
4/27/2016 Jamal Crawford, LAC, G-F
Crawford had a terrible shooting night in Thursday's 108-98 Game 5 loss to Portland.

Analysis: He finished 6 of 23 from the floor for 17 points, hitting 1 of 5 3-pointers.
4/27/2016 J.J. Redick, LAC, SG
Redick scored 19 points in Tuesday's 108-98 loss to Portland.

Analysis: He made 7 of 17 shots and 3 of 6 3s.
4/26/2016 Blake Griffin, LAC, F-C
Griffin finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in the Game 3 loss at Portland.

Analysis: Griffin shot just 6 for 15 from the field. With Chris Paul likely to miss some time, the Clippers are going to need Griffin to play a larger role.
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