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|4/30/2016||C.J. McCollum, Por, G|
|McCollum scored 20 points for the Blazers, who became the first team to overcome a 2-0 deficit since Memphis came back against the Clippers in the first round in 2013 to win a series.
Analysis: McCollum averaged 23.3 points in the final four games of the series.
|4/30/2016||Jamal Crawford, LAC, G-F|
|Crawford had 32 points in Friday's season-ending loss.
Analysis: He averaged 14.4 points in the first five games of the series with Portland.
|4/30/2016||Austin Rivers, LAC, G|
|Rivers added 21 points and eight assists Friday despite having 11 stitches above his left eye from a collision in the first quarter.
Analysis: Despite the effort, the Clippers were still eliminated by Portland.
|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.
|4/29/2016||Nicolas Batum, Cha, G-F|
|Batum said he's ''running on adrenaline'' as he prepares for Game 6 of Charlotte's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat following the birth of his son early Friday.
Analysis: Batum's wife gave birth to their child, Aiden, shortly after midnight Friday. Batum said he'd only slept about two hours. The Hornets lead the series 3-2 and can close out the Heat with a win at home.
|4/29/2016||Austin Rivers, LAC, G|
|Rivers left the Clippers' first-round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night with a bloody cut above his left eye.
Analysis: Rivers was injured in a collision with Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu midway through the first quarter. He was escorted to the locker room by trainers and his status for the rest of the game was unknown. Rivers started Game 6 in the absence of Chris Paul, who broke a bone in his right hand earlier in the series.
|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.
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