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4/25:Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double in Game 5 on Wednesday night versus the Toronto Raptors. Gortat scored 10 points, going 4-for-9 from the floor, with 12 rebounds. For the series so far, Gortat has shot 60 percent from the field, so in the limited chances Gortat gets, he usually converts. The player primarily defending Gortat is Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, who has a 103.1 defensive rating in the playoffs, so Gortat's production Wednesday was surprising. The next contest in the series between the Wizards and Raptors is Friday night in Washington.--Matt Sparkington - RotoBallerSource: Matt Sparkington-RotoBaller
4/25:Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal struggled with his jumper in Game 5 versus the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Beal scored 20 points, going 8-for-20 from the field, with three of those made buckets coming from beyond the arc. Additionally, Beal had four rebounds and three assists. Beal struggles in Toronto, averaging 16 points shooting  and 39.5 percent from the floor, but in the two contests in Washington, Beal has averaged 29.5 points while shooting 52.6 percent from the field. Luckily for Beal and the Wizards, Game 6 will be in Washington on Friday.--Matt Sparkington - RotoBallerSource: Matt Sparkington-RotoBaller
4/25:Washington Wizards point guard John Wall had a very solid performance in Game 5 on Wednesday night versus the Toronto Raptors. Wall scored 26 points, shooting 10-for-21 from the floor and 6-for-7 from the free throw line. Wall also tallied nine boards, nine assists and three blocks. Wall has been very impressive this series, averaging 26.6 points, 12.2 assists and 5.8 rebounds per contest. One of the factors of Wall's great production is his ability to push the combined pace to 101.66, which is 4.26 higher than the league average. The next game of the series is Friday night in Washington.--Matt Sparkington - RotoBallerSource: Matt Sparkington-RotoBaller
4/25:Milwaukee Bucks forward/center John Henson (back) is doubtful for Thursday's Game 6 against the Boston Celtics. Henson did not travel with the team to Boston for Game 5. He logged in heavy minutes during Games 1 and 2, but has not played in the series since then. Tyler Zeller has been drawing the starts at center, but Thon Maker has benefited the most from the absence of Henson. Maker is averaging 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 treys and 5.0 blocks in 27.6 minutes over his last two contests. He'll be worth looking at in DFS contests on Thursday if Henson sits out again.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Nick Friedell
4/25:Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones (knee) will hopefully be available for Game 5 on Wednesday, according to head coach Tom Thibodeau. Jones was able to participate in shootaround after playing just seven minutes in Game 3 and missing Game 4 on Monday. "He will go through [pregame] warmups tonight. Hopefully, he’ll be available," said Thibodeau. Derrick Rose has seen increased playing time over the last two games. He's averaging 14.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 23.7 minutes per contest this postseason. Rose is worth consideration in DFS contests on Wednesday if Jones does not play.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Jerry Zgoda
4/25:Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) began shooting over the weekend. Mbah a Moute injured his shoulder back on April 10 and has not played since then. However, he is happy with his progress, but the Rockets have not given a timetable for Mbah a Moute's return. "He's closer," head coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It's still too early to put a timetable on it, yet." The Rockets currently command a 3-1 lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves heading into Wednesday's Game 5. Mbah a Moute will not play in this series but could return next series if the Rockets advance.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Houston Chronicle
4/25:Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet (shoulder) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Washington Wizards. Head coach Dwane Casey said VanVleet was able to practice on Tuesday and is listed as day-to-day. VanVleet was originally listed as doubtful, but it sounds like he is making good progress. Delon Wright would see increased playing time if VanVleet does sit out. DFS owners will likely need to wait until closer to game time for more information.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Blake Murphy
4/25:Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill (back) is questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Indiana Pacers. Hill was sidelined during Game 4 and is in danger of missing his second straight game. His back has been an issue for him all series long, so it would not be surprising to see Hill sit out. However, the final determination will likely have to wait until head coach Ty Lue addresses the media closer to game time. Jose Calderon will likely draw the start at point guard if Hill is out. Jordan Clarkson would see increased playing time off the bench.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Dave McMenamin
4/25:Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (thumb) is expected to have surgery on his right thumb. He sustained the injury during Game 3, but was able to play through the rest of the series. Johnson was bothered by his thumb throughout the playoff series, but it did not seem too serious at the time. "[Johnson is] ready to go," said head coach Erik Spoelstra. It appears Johnson and the Heat organization did not believe the thumb was going to be a significant issue. The Heat have not announced that Johnson is having surgery, but it is likely to happen. He should be fully recovered and ready to go by next season.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Tim Reynolds
4/25:Milwaukee Bucks guard/forward Shabazz Muhammad provided a great spark for the team in the second quarter of Game 5 against Boston, scoring all of his 11 points during a three-minute spell. Sadly for the team, he couldn't repeat it later when head coach Joe Prunty had him on the floor during the final six minutes to close out the game. Muhammad ended up with a plus-eight rating in 10 minutes, shooting 4-for-9 overall. He also did some efficient scoring in Game 2, but that was a blowout and there were only a combined total of four minutes for him in the next couple of games before the outbreak on Tuesday, so it's tough to predict what his role will be on Thursday in Game 6.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
4/25:Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker had another good performance off the bench on Tuesday, scoring 17 points in 32 minutes against Boston. He was also close to recording a double-double, finishing with eight rebounds. Parker struggled from downtown, shooting just 2-for-7, but his shot was solid overall with 7-for-15. He's now had three consecutive good offensive performances off the bench after being a non-factor at the start of the series. Parker also reached the 30-minute mark for the second time, logging 32 in total, so he's safe to use in DFS formats in Game 6 on Thursday.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
4/25:Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe had one of his best offensive performances of this year's playoffs Tuesday night, finishing a 92-87 loss to Boston with 16 points. He still struggled from the field, shooting 5-for-15, but his three ball was good for 2-for-5. Bledsoe also recorded five rebounds, three assists and three steals while extending his streak with at least one block to four games. Bledsoe has managed to hit at least 40 percent of his shots in just one game thus far, so he shouldn't really be on your fantasy radar. He's a good scorer and is capable of putting points on the board in a hurry, but it seems that he simply can't handle the playoff pressure.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
4/25:Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was held in check by Boston offensively in Game 5 on Tuesday night, but he didn't disappoint with his fantasy line, getting close to his first triple-double in the series with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. He also had two steals and two blocks while shooting 5-for-10 from the field. The Bucks face elimination now after a 92-87 loss and that means monster minutes for Giannis for the rest of the way. He'll be extra agressive on Thursday in Game 6. "I got to be more aggressive, make more plays because definitely, my teammates need me," said Antetokounmpo following the tough Game 5 loss.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
4/25:Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton was the team's leading scorer in Tuesday's 92-87 loss to Boston. He had 23 points on 9-for-21 shooting, sinking half of his six three-point attempts. Middleton has scored at least 23 points in all five games of the series so far and he's mostly also provided a good dose of peripherals, but he had only three rebounds and two assists this time, which was a bit disappointing. We can expect Middleton's hot scoring streak to continue on Thursday when the series returns to Milwaukee. He shot a lot better at home compared to road games during the regular season (48.1 percent versus 45.2 percent).--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
4/25:Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris nearly recorded a double-double in the team's Game 5 win over Milwaukee, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench. He also had a pair of assists and one steal. Morris was in some hot shooting form at the start of the series, but things haven't gone too well after that. He shot 4-for-10 from the field on Tuesday, including 1-for-4 from downtown. The lackluster shooting means that Morris is not really a reliable fantasy option at the moment.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN