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Date Player
5/22/2017 Shaun Livingston, GS, G
Shaun Livingston scored five points Monday, going 2 of 2 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the San Antonio Spurs 129-115. Livingston grabbed one rebound and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 14:54 on the floor.
5/22/2017 Klay Thompson, GS, G-F
Klay Thompson scored 10 points Monday, going 3 of 13 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the San Antonio Spurs 129-115. Thompson grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 33:55 on the floor. Thompson went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Thompson had a hard time finding his shot against the Spurs, averaging 11 points on 32.7 percent shooting.
5/22/2017 Kevin Durant, GS, F
Kevin Durant scored 29 points Monday, going 10 of 13 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 129-115. Durant grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +19 in his 37:37 on the floor. He added one block. Durant went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Durant was outstanding in the West finals, averaging 28 points on 60.3 percent shooting.
5/22/2017 James Michael McAdoo, GS, PF
James Michael McAdoo went scoreless Monday as the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 129-115. McAdoo did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 2:25 on the floor.
5/22/2017 JaVale McGee, GS, C
JaVale McGee scored two points Monday on 1-of-1 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 129-115. McGee grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 6:56 on the floor. He added one block.
5/21/2017 Al Horford, Bos, F-C
Al Horford scored 16 points Sunday on 7-of-18 shooting as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Horford grabbed two rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 35:59 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Horford went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Horford's rebounding totals have taken a dip lately, but he's been very consistent in the scoring and passing categories. The key center has scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games during this postseason and recorded five or more assists in five of his last seven outings.
5/21/2017 Avery Bradley, Bos, G
Avery Bradley scored 20 points Sunday on 8-of-23 shooting as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Bradley grabbed three rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 42:01 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Bradley went 3 of 8 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Bradley didn't have a great shooting night, but he made the most important one when his buzzer-beating 3 bounced off the rim and in for the winning points. Averaging 18 points for the series, he'll be asked again to play a more important offensive role now that Isaiah Thomas' season is over.
5/21/2017 Amir Johnson, Bos, F-C
Amir Johnson scored two points Sunday, going 1 of 1 from the field, as the Boston Celtics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Johnson pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 9:19 on the floor.
5/21/2017 Jonas Jerebko, Bos, F
Jonas Jerebko scored 10 points Sunday, going 4 of 4 from the field, as the Boston Celtics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Jerebko grabbed five rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +22 in his 12:32 of playing time. He added one block. Jerebko went 2 of 2 from 3-point range.
5/21/2017 Marcus Smart, Bos, PG
Marcus Smart scored 27 points Sunday on 8-of-14 shooting as the Boston Celtics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Smart grabbed five rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 41:28 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Smart went 7 of 10 from behind the arc.

Analysis: A superb all-around performance from the third-year guard, whose fantasy profile has been significantly raised by Isaiah Thomas' season-ending injury. After shooting 28.3 percent on 3s during the regular season, Smart is hitting them at a 41.3 percent clip in 16 games during this year's playoffs.
5/21/2017 Kelly Olynyk, Bos, C
Kelly Olynyk scored 15 points Sunday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Boston Celtics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Olynyk pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 23:03 of playing time. Olynyk went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Olynyk is now averaging 11.6 points on 63.5 percent shooting in Boston's nine postseason wins and 5.6 points on a 37.5 percent rate in the team's losses. If the Celtics are going to overcome the odds and advance to the NBA Finals, they'll need more performances like this one from him off the bench.
5/21/2017 Jae Crowder, Bos, F
Jae Crowder scored 14 points Sunday, going 6 of 14 from the field, as the Boston Celtics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Crowder grabbed 11 rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 39:47 of playing time. He added three steals. Crowder went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
5/21/2017 Jaylen Brown, Bos, G-F
Jaylen Brown went scoreless Sunday, going 0 of 3 from the field, as the Boston Celtics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108. Brown pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 12:50 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
5/21/2017 LeBron James, Cle, F
LeBron James scored 11 points Sunday on 4-of-13 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics 111-108. James grabbed six rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 45:03 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.

Analysis: Entering the game with an eight-game streak of 30 points or more, the King produced his lowest scoring total in the playoffs since being held to seven by Indiana in Game 5 of the 2014 East finals. Expect a more focused and determined James to come closer to his Game 2 numbers of 30 points, seven assists and four steals when the series resumes Tuesday.
5/21/2017 Kyle Korver, Cle, G-F
Kyle Korver scored three points Sunday, going 1 of 5 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics 111-108. Korver grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 14:56 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Korver went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
5/21/2017 Kevin Love, Cle, F-C
Kevin Love scored 28 points Sunday, going 8 of 16 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics 111-108. Love pulled down 10 rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 35:50 on the floor. He added three blocks. Love went 7 of 13 from 3-point range.

Analysis: The Celtics haven't had much of an answer for the other member of Cleveland's Big 3, as Love is averaging 27 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 54.8 percent (17 of 31) from beyond the arc so far in this series. He's produced a double-double in each of the three meetings.
5/21/2017 Iman Shumpert, Cle, G-F
Iman Shumpert scored six points Sunday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics 111-108. Shumpert grabbed four rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 15:36 of playing time.
5/21/2017 J.R. Smith, Cle, G-F
J.R. Smith scored 13 points Sunday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics 111-108. Smith pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 33:06 on the floor. Smith went 4 of 8 from behind the arc.
5/21/2017 Tristan Thompson, Cle, F-C
Tristan Thompson scored 18 points Sunday on 3-of-4 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics 111-108. Thompson pulled down 13 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 42:09 of playing time. He added one block.

Analysis: Thompson is averaging just short of double figures in both points and rebounds for the postseason, but he's stepped up his scoring production in this series. The Cleveland center is 13 of 16 from the field while tallying 45 points and 24 rebounds over the three games.
5/21/2017 Kyrie Irving, Cle, G
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points Sunday, going 10 of 15 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics 111-108. Irving grabbed two rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 40:07 on the floor. He added one steal. Irving went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Irving again came to play on a night where LeBron James didn't, and he's now burned the Celtics for 52 points on 69.2 percent shooting over the last two games. The All-Star guard is 7 for 12 from 3-point range during that span.
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