Doncic did everything he could to send the Clippers home. He was scintillating yet again, finishing with 46 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds. He averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds in his second postseason, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to average 35 points per game in a playoff series at 22.Toronto Raptors
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Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka will have plenty of time to figure out how much of his supporting cast will return, and nearly everybody will necessitate discussion.Phoenix Suns
Utah point guard Mike Conley injured his hamstring in the second half of Game 5 against the Grizzlies. It didn’t matter, the Jazz closed out the series, and with the Clippers and Mavericks going seven games he had more time to recover.
As soon as it was announced Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid would sit out Game 5 against Washington, fans started to panic a bit. Embiid, dealing with a small meniscus tear, has battled knee injuries throughout his career, so for this to happen in the postseason of course would bring panic.Utah Jazz
Stephen Curry began last season in a Warriors starting lineup with three strangers and a familiar face under a microscope. His longtime backcourt partner, leg immobilized, could only watch. The glory years were gone, his basketball prime diminishing.San Antonio Spurs
Phoenix, meanwhile possesses one of the strongest backcourts in all of basketball in Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Book went off to the tune of 47 points in 49 minutes in Game 6 when his team needed him the most.
“I’m saying if everybody doesn’t think I can do it in Portland and we can’t win in Portland, what does it mean and what happens when we do?” Lillard said. “If we actually go and do it, then where does that put me? Where does that put my legacy? Where does that put my career?
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