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Date Player
4/21/2015 Nikola Mirotic, F
The Chicago Bulls could be without Mirotic for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks because of an injured left knee.

Analysis: Mirotic's status is in doubt after he was hurt in a scramble for a loose ball with the Bucks' Zaza Pachulia on Monday. A day later, he had his knee and thigh wrapped and was walking with a noticeable limp.
4/20/2015 Lou Williams, G
Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

Analysis: He was honored as the league's best reserve Monday after averaging a career-high 15.5 points in his 10th season and helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games. Williams came off the bench in all 80 of his appearances and averaged 25.2 minutes. He led or tied for the team lead in scoring 18 times, second most in the league for a reserve. The Raptors went 14-4 in those games.
4/20/2015 Al Horford, F-C
Horford says he's definitely playing Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets.

Analysis: Horford dislocated his right pinky finger in the series opener, won by the Hawks 99-92. After a workout Monday, he said there was still some doubt about his playing status. But, after a full practice Tuesday, Horford said the finger feels much better and he's certain to be in the starting lineup.
4/20/2015 Tyreke Evans, G
Evans will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.

Analysis: Evans suffered a bone bruise in his left knee in a collision with Warriors forward Andre Iguodala in Game 1.
4/20/2015 Jrue Holiday, PG
Holiday will miss Game 2 of the Pelicans' first round playoff series against Golden State on Monday night.

Analysis: Holiday, who missed 41 games with a stress reaction in his right leg, is sitting out due to soreness in the same leg.
4/18/2015 David Lee, F-C
Lee, a two-time All-Star reduced to a reserve role this season, is ruled out for Game 1 on Saturday with a strained lower back.

Analysis: This is not a big blow for the Warriors.
4/17/2015 Lance Stephenson, G-F
Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.''

Analysis: Stephenson's productivity dropped off significantly from his time at Indiana and he played his way out of the rotation near the end of the season. He shot 17.3 percent from 3-point range, the worst mark in NBA history among players with at least 100 attempts.
4/17/2015 Mirza Teletovic, F
Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs. The Nets announced Friday that Teletovic would be listed as out for their playoff games, and they would provide updates if his status changed.

Analysis: Teletovic last played on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles against the Clippers. He says doctors believe the clots could be traced to a hip pointer he sustained in December that traveled to his lungs.
4/16/2015 Cole Aldrich, C
Aldrich had a career-high 24 points and 15 rebounds in Wednesday's 112-90 loss to Detroit in the season finale.

Analysis: Aldrich finished the season with 5.5 points per game.
4/16/2015 Klay Thompson, G-F
Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Thompson has averaged 29.0 points in the last four games.
4/16/2015 Marc Gasol, C
Gasol had 33 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies ended the Indiana Pacers' playoff hopes with a 95-83 victory Wednesday night.

Analysis: Gasol, who was questionable after turning his ankle over the weekend against the Clippers, controlled inside and converted mid-range jumpers. By halftime, Gasol had 19 points as Memphis took a 54-41 lead to the locker room.
4/16/2015 Ben McLemore, SG
McLemore scored 24 points as the Sacramento Kings sent the Los Angeles Lakers to the worst record in franchise history with a 122-99 victory Wednesday night in both clubs' season finale.

Analysis: He scored at least 20 points in three of the final four games.
4/16/2015 Jabari Brown, SG
Brown scored 32 points for the Lakers, who dressed only eight players for the final game in their 21-61 season Wednesday.

Analysis: Brown joined Kobe Bryant as the only player to score 30 points in a game this season for the Lakers.
4/16/2015 David Stockton, PG
Stockton played his third NBA game Wednesday, getting five points and seven assists in 20 minutes.

Analysis: He is just 15,798 assists shy of tying his father, John, atop the NBA career leaderboard.
4/16/2015 David Lee, F-C
Lee, an All-Star two years ago but a reserve now, sat out Wednesday with a strained lower back.

Analysis: Coach Steve Kerr said he's not sure if Lee will be able to play Saturday.
4/15/2015 Chris Paul, PG
Paul's 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers' regular-season fantasy finale.

Analysis: Paul added six assists and looks like he will become the NBA's assist champion at 10.2 per game, barring an amazing effort Wednesday by Washington superstar John Wall.
4/15/2015 Blake Griffin, F-C
Griffin had 20 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday's win.

Analysis: Griffin hit his first six shots and then cruised through the rest of this game with the Suns providing no resistance whatsoever.
4/15/2015 DeAndre Jordan, C
Jordan had 13 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday's win.

Analysis: Jordan finished with a league-best 1,226 rebounds to set a club record and shot 71.0 percent for the second-highest mark in NBA history behind the legendary Wilt Chamberlain.
4/15/2015 Archie Goodwin, G
Goodwin had a season high with 18 points Tuesday.

Analysis: Goodwin played for coach John Calipari at the University of Kentucky and has some ability.
4/15/2015 Austin Rivers, G
Rivers did not play Tuesday due to a sinus infection.

Analysis: Rivers should be fine for the postseason.
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