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NYK at CLE: Knicks lead series 3-1.
LAL at MEM: Lakers lead series 3-1.
MIA at MIL: Heat lead series 3-1.
GSW at SAC: Series tied 2-2.
Injuries to Monitor
NYK - Quentin Grimes (shoulder): Questionable
MIA - Bam Adebayo (hamstring): Probable
MIL - Giannis Antetokounmpo (back): Probable
SAC - De'Aaron Fox (finger): Probable
Jrue Holiday, Bucks ($8,100) vs. Heat
Holiday went over 50 DK points in Games 1 and 2, slowing down with just over 30 DK points in Games 3 and 4 while averaging 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.0 steals in the series. With his team facing elimination, Holiday must bring one of his best efforts to help keep his group alive. He should have a favorable opportunity against the Heat's shorthanded backcourt.
Donovan Mitchell, Cavaliers ($8,700) vs. Knicks
Mitchell is averaging 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.0 steals through four games in the first round, including a high of 66.3 DK points in Game 1. He needs to step up on home court in Game 5 to avoid his team facing an upset against the fifth-seeded Knicks.
LeBron James, Lakers ($10,300) at Grizzlies
James has been a beast all series, averaging 24.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks across four games, including three with more than 52 DK points and a high of 63. He continues to pose a matchup problem for the Grizzlies, who had trouble containing wing players all season, and he has a chance to lead his team to a first-round upset with a win in Game 5.
Jimmy Butler, Heat ($9,400) at Bucks
Butler delivered an all-time great performance in Game 4, with 56 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block for 73.3 DK points. He is averaging 36.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.8 steals in the series and stands as the Heat's only real chance to close out the first-round upset over the top seed in the East.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks ($10,400) vs. Heat
After missing most of Game 1, and all of Games 2 and 3, Antetokounmpo brought a major effort, with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists, a steal and two blocks, for a total of 65.5 DK points in Game 4. The superstar must come up huge again to avoid elimination but has the benefit of home court and another day of recovery heading into Game 5.
Ja Morant, Grizzlies ($9,700) vs. Lakers
Morant logged a high of 78.8 DK points, averaging 27.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.7 steals through three games played in the first round. He has home-court advantage in a must-win game and needs to bring his best effort to help keep his side afloat. He is shooting 45.3 percent from the field, including 47.4 percent from deep in the series and can also continue to pad his stats with a couple of steals, as the Lakers are giving up an average of 13.5 turnovers in the playoffs.
Kyle Lowry, Heat ($4,700) at Bucks
After a quiet start to the series, Lowry topped 20 DK points in each of the last two games while averaging 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks. He must bring a top-notch effort once again to help the Heat get over the hump and close out the series, and he will play a critical role for his squad's shorthanded backcourt.
Max Strus, Heat ($4,500) at Bucks
Strus is coming off a fruitless performance in Game 4, but he averaged 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals across the previous three outings. He should continue to see key minutes in the absence of Tyler Herro (out), and he has a great chance to get back on track as the Bucks are giving up an average of 15 three-pointers per game in the series.
Pat Connaughton, Bucks ($3,900) vs. Heat
Connaughton logged a series-high 38 DK points in his debut in Game 2, and he is averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 24 minutes of action in the first round. He has an excellent opportunity to get his shot going from long range, as the Heat are giving up a playoff-high 16.0 three-pointers per game.
Jarred Vanderbilt, Lakers ($4,200) at Grizzlies
Vanderbilt totaled 30 DK points in the last game, which marked his highest total of the series, while averaging 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks per outing. He should continue to make an impact in the paint and on the boards, as the Grizzlies are giving up the second-most rebounds per game in the postseason.
Mitchell Robinson, Knicks ($4,800) at Cavaliers
Robinson amassed 32.8 DK points in Game 4, which marked his highest total of the series, as he is averaging 6.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. He has a great chance to continue to pad his stats, as the Cavs are giving up a playoff-high 14.5 offensive rebounds per game.