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Date Player
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.
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.
4/30/2016 Kemba Walker, Cha, PG
Walker poured in 37 points on 14-of-30 shooting in Friday's 97-90 home loss to Miami in Game 6. He also knocked down four 3-pointers but the Hornets couldn't close it out.

Analysis: Walker is averaging 25 points on 38.7 percent shooting in the six games.
4/30/2016 Al Jefferson, Cha, F-C
Jefferson contributed 18 points and nine rebounds in Friday's 97-90 loss to Miami in Game 6.

Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in the six games.
4/30/2016 Dwyane Wade, Mia, G
Wade finished with 23 points, six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in Friday's 97-90 win at Charlotte in Game 6. He also hit several key buckets down the stretch.

Analysis: Wade is averaging 20.2 points, 5.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds in the six games.
4/30/2016 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Lillard scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by holding off the resilient Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 on Friday night to claim the first-round playoff series 4-2.

Analysis: Lillard averaged 24 points in the series' three games played in Portland.
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.
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