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Joe Johnson scored 14 points on 43 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent shooting from deep in the Jazz' 96-92 win over the Clippers in Game 5 on Tuesday. Johnson added eight rebounds, three assists and a steal in 30 minutes off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson again hit the final field goal for the Jazz, this time banging a 15-foot fade-away dagger with about 17 seconds left to put the game out of reach. Iso Joe's clutch buckets have been a nice boost for the underdog Jazz in this series - one which they now lead 3-2.

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Tony Parker submitted a nice effort in Tuesday night's Game 5 win over Memphis, scoring 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting (2-for-4 from three, 2-for-2 on free throws), adding six assists, one steal and two rebounds in 29 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Apart from a zero-point dud in Game 3, Parker is having a good series so far, averaging almost 18 points per game in the playoffs. He's by no means an elite DFS option, but while he continues to ply as well as he is, he offers good value.

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Rodney Hood scored 16 points on 35 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent shooting from deep during the Jazz' 96-92 win over the Clippers on Tuesday night. Hood added five rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench in this one.

Fantasy Impact: Hood was the Jazz second leading scorer on Tuesday as he had a hefty minute count for the second straight game. His 35 percent shooting mark isn't very impressive but no one's complaining about his 40 percent mark from deep.

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George Hill managed 12 points on just 25 percent shooting from the field in Utah's 96-92 win over the Clippers on Tuesday. Hill did add seven assists and five rebounds to the cause in his 35 minutes though.

Fantasy Impact: Hill has always been more of a defensive player so his contributions aren't always evident on the stat sheet, but the seven assists on Tuesday night were definitely welcome as the Jazz will now look to close out the series in Game 6 at home.

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Danny Green started Tuesday night against the Grizzlies, and proceeded to score just three points on 1-for-3 shooting (1-for-2 from three) in addition to two assists and two rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Green has scored in double-digits just once in five playoff games this year, and is essentially a non-factor for DFS thus far. If he shows he can put up start-worthy stats a few games in a row you can take a look, but leave him out of your lineup until then.

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Pau Gasol played 16 minutes off the bench for the Spurs in Tuesday night's 116-103 Game 5 win over Memphis. Gasol scored nine points on 3-for-5 shooting (1-for-2 three-point shooting, 2-for-3 from the charity stripe), adding a pair each of assists and rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Like fellow big LaMarcus Aldridge, Gasol has struggled in the playoffs, shooting 44 percent with an 8/6 per game average in 24 minutes. Gasol will turn it around in time, and go back to being a very solid option on a nightly basis for DFS.

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Gordon Hayward scored 27 points on 56 percent shooting from the field while going 4-for-8 from deep in Utah's 96-92 Game 5 victory. Hayward added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in a game-high 40 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Hayward definitely shook off the effects of that nasty food he ate a few days ago as he led all players in minutes and led the Jazz with 27 points on the night. Thanks to that big performance from the Butler product, Utah has a chance to close this one out on their home court in Game 6.

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Rudy Gobert grabbed 11 boards to go with his 11 points on 50 percent shooting during Utah's 96-92 win over the Clippers in Game 5 on Tuesday. Gobert added five steals, a block and an assist in 35 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Gobert has been a solid presence for the Jazz down-low in the two games he's been back as the Jazz have won both to take a 3-2 series lead as they head back to Utah. Gobert isn't scoring a ton, but he's grabbing a lot of rebounds, averaging 13 in his two full games in the playoffs.

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LaMarcus Aldridge didn't have a particularly great night Tuesday against the Grizzlies, scoring 12 points on just 5-for-13 shooting (0-for-1 from three, 2-for-2 on free throws), though adding nine rebounds, one assist, a block and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Aldridge hasn't had a great series against Memphis thus far, averaging just 14/6 on 47 percent shooting. He'll go back to offering the same value he usually does, particularly if the Spurs match up with Houston in Round 2.

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Kawhi Leonard once again led the San Antonio Spurs in scoring in Tuesday night's 116-103 Game 5 win over the Grizzlies, scoring 28 points on 9-for-16 shooting (3-for-5 from three, 7-for-8 on free throws); as well as dishing six assists, scooping up a single rebound and one steal in 39 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Apart from the rebounds, which were below what we've come to expect from Kawhi, Tuesday night was business as usual. He's been a Top 10 option in DFS on a nightly basis all season, and nothing has changed in the playoffs. A probable second-round matchup against Houston offers huge potential and pushes Kawhi into Top 3 DFS consideration.

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Patty Mills came to play in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Grizzlies, dishing an assist, grabbing two boards to go along with 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting (5-for-7 from three, 1-for-1 on free throws).

Fantasy Impact: The 20 points represent Mills' career-high for points in a playoff game. Mills isn't particularly useful in DFS right now, but an injury to Tony Parker could mean big minutes and solid production. Until then, leave Mills off your lineup.

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The former Warriors center is now also a former Trail Blazer. GM Neil Olshey confirmed that the injury-riddled big man would not return to the team next year after missing all of the 2016-17 season. (Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ezeli won't likely have much of a fantasy impact next season, but it will all depend on his health and what team he lands with. It's doubtful a team would be willing to make Ezeli their starting center at this point after all the health issues.

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Rajon Rondo hopes to play in Game 5 after suffering a thumb injury and the team losing the past two games without Rondo. Isaiah Cannon has stepped up in his absence while Jerian Grant has been pushed out of the rotation. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rondo was a key piece to the team's 2-0 start against the Celtics but now the series is tied up 2-2. Rondo will be a must start upon his return in DFS play. Cannon takes a huge hit to his DFS value with Rondo possibly back with Grant falling out of the rotation.

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David Lee will remain in the starting lineup even though Dewayne Dedmon has returned from an illness. Pau Gasol will see minutes as well leaving all three players fighting for minutes. (Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lee is a cheap punt play in DFS with Pau Gasol the better play. Dedmon isn't worth a look in any DFS format.

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Derrick Favors scored 17 points on 70 percent shooting from the field during the Jazz' 105-98 win over the Clippers in Game 4. Favors added six rebounds, two steals and an assist in just 24 minutes off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Strangely, it was the return of fellow big man Rudy Gobert that gave Favors the kick in the pants he needed to make a real impact for the Jazz - which he did on Sunday. If Utah's bench can keep that pace up, the Jazz will cruise into the next round.

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Kent Bazemore dropped 16 points and picked up seven assists off of the bench Monday in a Game 4 win over the Washington Wizards. This ties the series at 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: This was easily his best game of the postseason and his highest scoring output since March 29th in Philadelphia. Game 4 raised Bazemore's postseason scoring average to double-digits (11 ppg) but don't expect too many big nights from him.

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Greg Monroe scored 11 points in Monday's 118-93 loss to the Raptors. He made 4-of-6 shots from the field and 3-of-4 from the line in his 22 minutes of action. He was limited on the boards with only two rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: A quiet game for the Bucks' big man on Monday with his lowest scoring and rebounding output during the series. He did manage to reach double-digits in points for the fifth straight game in the series. With the Bucks facing elimination on Thursday in Milwaukee, look for Monroe and the rest of the team to provide maximum effort and maybe a few extra minutes. Monroe remains a solid DFS option at a weak center position.

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Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, making 7-of-11 shots from the field including 5-of-7 from three-point range. He also dished out three assists with two rebounds and a steal during the Bucks 118-93 Game 5 loss on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Bucks' rookie scored his highest point total in the series after totaling just 13 points over the previous three games. Brogdon will need another strong game on Thursday when the Bucks face elimination in Milwaukee. Brogdon is a solid value option in DFS averaging 32 minutes per game in the series.

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Kevin Durant saw some limited minutes in the Game 4 win over the Blazers. He shot 4-for-7 scoring 10 points. He also added three rebounds, two assists and two blocks to his stat sheet on Monday

Fantasy Impact: Durant’s limited minutes should not worry any DFS players since the blowout factor took affect on his minutes. He is nursing a nagging calf injury but is healthy enough to play full-time minutes if needed. A couple rest days are much needed for Durant so he can get back to 100 percent.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a new career playoff-high 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting Monday night but it was not enough as the Bucks fell to the Raptors 118-93. Antetokounmpo also filled up the stat sheet for fantasy players with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in 41 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The loss puts the Bucks one game away from elimination as they return to Milwaukee on Thursday night. Look for Antetokounmpo to put up another big game Thursday if the Bucks are going to force a Game 7. He is as always a strong DFS option if you can find the room to fit him.

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