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|5/3/2016||Hassan Whiteside, Mia, C|
|Whiteside finished with nine points and 17 rebounds to help the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 102-96 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Analysis: He has averaged 12.6 points and 12.1 rebounds in eight games this postseason.
|5/3/2016||Jonas Valanciunas, Tor, C|
|Valanciunas had 24 points and 14 rebounds, but the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 102-96 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Analysis: He made 10 of 16 shots and added three blocks, three steals and two assists.
|5/3/2016||Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG|
|Lowry had a miserable Game 1 against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, scoring seven points in Toronto's 102-96 overtime loss.
Analysis: One of his only highlights came from a halfcourt shot to tie it at the regulation buzzer, but Lowry made only 3 of 13 shots total.
|5/3/2016||DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F|
|DeRozan scored 24 points in Tuesday night's 102-96 overtime loss to Miami in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Analysis: He made 9 of 22 shots and added six rebounds and four assists.
|5/1/2016||Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F|
|Leonard chipped in with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Saturday's blowout win over the Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Leonard has averaged 26 points on 60 percent shooting in his last three games. He's drilled 9 of 14 from 3-point range over that stretch.
|5/1/2016||LaMarcus Aldridge, SA, F-C|
|Aldridge poured in 38 points on 18-of-23 shooting in Saturday's blowout win over the Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging 19.2 points on 60 percent shooting in the playoffs. He even drilled a 3-pointer versus Oklahoma City.
|5/1/2016||Danny Green, SA, G-F|
|Green finished with 18 points and hit 5 of 6 from 3-point range in San Antonio's Game 1 rout of the Thunder on Saturday.
Analysis: After struggling throughout much of the regular season, Green is 11 for 19 from beyond the arc in the playoffs.
|5/1/2016||Kevin Durant, OKC, F|
|Durant wasn't much of a factor Saturday, finishing with 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting in a blowout loss to the Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 24.3 points on 37.1 percent shooting in six postseason contests.
|5/1/2016||Russell Westbrook, OKC, PG|
|Westbrook had his worst game of the postseason Saturday, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-19 shooting in a blowout loss to the Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Westbrook had been averaging 26 points on 46.3 percent shooting in his previous five games. He was clearly frustrated throughout this rout.
|5/1/2016||Goran Dragic, Mia, G|
|Dragic scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds his first Game 7, Gerald Green added 16 points off the bench and the Heat eliminated the Charlotte Hornets with an emphatic 106-73 win on Sunday. Miami took the series 4-3, led by as many as 38 and will play either Toronto or Indiana in the East semis starting on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Dragic was 2 for 8 with nine points in Game 1 but averaged 15.0 points on 44.0 percent in the last six of the series, in large part because of this 11-of-17 effort.
|5/1/2016||Damian Lillard, Por, PG|
|Lillard finished with 30 points in Sunday's blowout loss at Golden State in Game 1, but he shot just 8 for 26 from the field.
Analysis: Lillard is averaging 23.1 points on 36.2 percent shooting in seven playoff games.
|5/1/2016||Klay Thompson, GS, G-F|
|Thompson stepped up without Steph Curry, finishing with 37 points in Sunday's rout of Portland in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. He was 7 for 14 from the 3-point line.
Analysis: Thompson has averaged 29 points on 56.1 percent shooting in his last three games. He's knocked down 21 of 36 from beyond the arc in those contests.
|5/1/2016||Draymond Green, GS, F|
|Green had a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in Sunday's rout of Portland in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Green has stepped up without Steph Curry, averaging 18.7 points, 10 rebounds and 8.3 assists in his last three games. He's simply a fantasy owner's dream.
|5/1/2016||Paul George, Ind, F|
|George had another big game with 26 points and 12 rebounds Sunday, but Indiana's season came to an end in an 89-84 loss in Game 7.
Analysis: George was the best player in the series, averaging 27.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
|5/1/2016||DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F|
|DeRozan stepped up with 30 points in Sunday's 89-84 home win over Indiana in Game 7. However, he shot just 10 for 32 from the field.
Analysis: DeRozan averaged 17.9 points but shot just 31.9 percent from the field in the series.
|5/1/2016||Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG|
|Lowry's playoff struggles continued Sunday when he finished with 11 points on 5-of-14 shooting in a Game 7 win over the Pacers.
Analysis: Lowry averaged just 13.9 points - well below his 21.1 season average - on 31.6 percent shooting in the series.
|4/30/2016||Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG|
|Lowry struggled with 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting in Friday's 101-83 road loss at Indiana in Game 6.
Analysis: Lowry has had a tough series, averaging 14.3 points on 31.0 percent shooting.
|4/30/2016||DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F|
|DeRozan struggled again with eight points on 3-of-13 shooting in Friday's 101-83 loss at Indiana in Game 6.
Analysis: DeRozan and Lowry have both had a tough time in this series. DeRozan has averaged 15.8 points on 32.1 percent shooting in the six games.
|4/30/2016||Paul George, Ind, F|
|George overcame a slow start to finish with 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in Friday's blowout win over the Raptors in Game 6.
Analysis: George is averaging 27.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists over the six games.
|4/30/2016||Myles Turner, Ind, F-C|
|Turner finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in Friday's big win over the Raptors in Game 6.
Analysis: Turner has come up big in the last two games, totaling 29 points, 17 boards and seven blocks.
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