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76ers' Joel Embiid (knee) will play in Game 5 on Tuesday

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (knee) will play in Game 5 on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Embiid was listed as probable to play and will in fact suit up on Tuesday. He is not expected to be limited in any way as the Sixers try to close out the first-round series tonight.

Our models project Embiid for 24.5 points, 11.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 47.9 FanDuel points in 30.5 minutes on Tuesday.

Source: Keith Pompey

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Nets' Ed Davis (ankle) will not play in Game 5 on Tuesday

Brooklyn Nets forward Ed Davis (ankle) will not play in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

What It Means:

Davis has been hobbled with an ankle injury since Game 1, playing just 15.7 total minutes in the last three games. In his absence, DeMarre Carroll and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will see a few extra minutes on Tuesday.

Davis has averaged 5.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 18.8 FanDuel points per game this season.

Source: Brian Lewis

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DeMarcus Cousins (quad) "highly unlikely" to return for Warriors this season

Golden State Warriors forward/center DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly a longshot to make a comeback this postseason, according to Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr.

What It Means:

Kerr essentially closed the door on the big man returning to the court, calling the hypothetical "highly unlikely." It's a big blow for the Warriors, but they won three titles in the last four years without Boogie on the squad, so they will most likely be fine.

In 30 games this season, Cousins averaged 36.1 FanDuel points per game.

Source: Nick Friedell

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Reggie Jackson scores 26 with 7 dimes as Detroit is eliminated

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson scored 26 points (9-of-20 field goals, 3-of-3 free throws) with 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, and 5 3-pointers in 31.6 minutes of a 127-104 Game 4 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

What It Means:

Jackson turned in his best game of the series, but it wasn't enough to avoid the sweep. Andre Drummond double-doubled with 15 points and 12 boards while Blake Griffin produced 22 points while playing through a sore knee.

Jackson finished with 43.1 FanDuel points in the loss.

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Chris Paul stuffs stat sheet in Rockets' Game 4 loss

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul scored 23 points (8-of-19 field goals, 5-of-6 free throws) with 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks, 2 3-pointers, and 4 turnovers in 34.7 minutes of a 107-91 Game 4 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday.

What It Means:

Paul was nothing short of phenomenal in this one, but the Rockets only got 5 points from their bench and Clint Capela was largely ineffective due to a virus he's been battling, so they weren't able to complete the sweep. Game 5 will be played back in Houston on Wednesday.

CP3 scored 60.1 FanDuel points on Monday, his second-highest total in any game this season.

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Giannis drops 41 points to help Bucks complete sweep of Pistons

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points (12-of-23 field goals, 15-of-20 free throws) with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4 blocks, 2 3-pointers, and 1 turnover in 31.9 minutes of a 127-104 Game 4 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

What It Means:

Antetokounmpo shot 8 more free throws than the entire Pistons team in a dominant showing. The 24-year-old MVP hopeful secured his first career series win while the Bucks advanced past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. They will now square off with the Boston Celtics, who eliminated Milwaukee in seven games last season.

Giannis scored 70.3 FanDuel points in Game 4.

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Donovan Mitchell scores 31 as Jazz avoid sweep

Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points (11-of-26 field goals, 6-of-6 free throws) with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 3 3-pointers, and 4 turnovers in 40.1 minutes of a 107-91 Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday.

What It Means:

Mitchell scored 19 points in the fourth quarter alone to help the Jazz force a Game 5 on Wednesday in Houston. He's scored 30-plus in back-to-back games after being held under 20 points in Games 1 and 2.

Mitchell finished with 44.4 FanDuel points in Game 4.

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Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon (foot) remains without a specific return date

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (foot) remains without a specific return date, but head coach Mike Budenholzer expects to get one within the next three-to-five days.

What It Means:

Brogdon was given an initial timetable of six-to-eight weeks over five weeks ago. WIth no specific return date yet, it appears the guard is a question mark to be ready to play at the start of the second round, which could tip off as early as this weekend. Sterling Brown will continue to start and see heavy minutes until Brogdon is ready to return.

Brogdon averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists for 27.1 FanDuel points per game this season.

Source: Malika Andrews

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76ers' Joel Embiid (knee) listed as probable for Game 5 on Tuesday

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (knee) is listed as probable for Game 5 of the first round series versus the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Embiid was unsure earlier in the day if he would play but being listed as probable is a good sign for his availability. The big man has played in three of the first four games in the series, averaging just 25.6 minutes per game.

Embiid has posted huge numbers in his limited time, averaging 25.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 3.7 blocks for 58.4 FanDuel points per game this postseason.

Source: NBA Injury Report

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Luke Kennard to come off the bench for Detroit in Game 4 on Monday

Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard will come off the bench in Game 4 on Monday.

What It Means:

Bruce Brown joins the starting five in Kennard's place as the Pistons want Kennard's offense with the second unit on Monday.

Our models had Kennard projected for 25.7 FanDuel points in 33.9 minutes before the lineup switch was announced.

Source: Keith Langlois

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