NBA News: Player News and Updates for 6/11/15
NBA Player Updates 6/11: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
June 11, 2015
Tonight’s a big one in the 2015 NBA Finals. We’ll be seeing a pivotal Game 4 that can either tie the series or give Cleveland a commanding 3-1 lead. Before we get down to business, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations around the league.
You can expect to see C David Lee on the floor quite a bit more this evening. Lee came off the bench in Game 3 to bag 11 points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting performance. He also corralled four rebounds, two assists and a steal in his very active 13 minutes of court time.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “You’ll see more of David Lee” in the wake of the game, so perhaps we’ll see a repeat performance in Game 4. Lee could certainly use some positive stats. He hasn’t played well in the team’s most recent playoff games.
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Now let’s get into some injury issues ahead of tonight’s game.
Golden State’s Draymond Green hasn’t been playing very well, and that’s due to his back spasms he’s suffered through the Finals. He should be healthy enough to play tonight, though.
Green has hit only 8-of-30 shots from the field.
On the other side, G Matthew Dellavedova may end up having his minutes restricted tonight. That may sound strange in the wake of his playoff-hero performance in Game 3, but following that game he had to be taken to a clinic for cramping and exhaustion. We’ll see if he can continue his solid play tonight.
Good news for Cleveland guard Iman Shumpert--and the Cavs need some good news. His shoulder is only bruised, an MRI revealed, and he should be just fine to play tonight.
Shumpert was hurt on a screen when he ran into Green early in Game 3. He was able to return after leaving the court briefly.
Shump hasn’t shot well these playoffs; he’s currently sitting at 22 percent from the field in his last four games.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Thursday, June 11, 2015:
9:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers (ABC)
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