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Tyler Zeller Headshot

Zeller is coming off the bench for Thursday's Game 6 against the Celtics.

Thon Maker, who had two impressive performances during the Bucks' two previous home games in the series, will draw the start. Despite starting, Zeller had only been averaging 13.3 minutes per game, so his role may not change too much despite the switch.
Yesterday 8:05 pm (EST)
Thon Maker Headshot

Maker will draw the start at center over Tyler Zeller for Thursday's Game 6 against the Celtics.

This decision isn't too surprising, as Maker has outplayed Zeller since usual starter John Henson went down with a back injury. Over the past three games, Maker has averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks across 26.0 minutes.
Yesterday 8:03 pm (EST)
John Henson Headshot

Henson (back) is out for Thursday's Game 6 against the Celtics, Nick Friedell of reports.

As expected, Henson will miss a fourth straight game while recovering from a sore back. Tyler Zeller is likely to draw another start, though Thon Maker has been the main beneficiary at the position over the past three games. Jabari Parker has also seen an uptick in workload, averaging 16.7 points across 29.0 minutes while Henson has been on the shelf.
Yesterday 6:22 pm (EST)
Stephen Curry Headshot

Curry (knee) went through a full practice Thursday and has been upgraded to questionable for Game 1 of the semifinals against the Pelicans on Saturday, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

Warriors' GM Bob Myers recently indicated Curry had a chance of being cleared for Game 1 and his full participation in Thursday's practice adds even more fuel to the fire. If the knee responds well to the added workload, there's a chance he's ultimately able to play, though the Warriors are certainly going to take as cautions of an approach as possible with their superstar. For now, consider Curry questionable and another update should be provided after Friday's practice or Saturday's shootaround.
Yesterday 5:25 pm (EST)
Otto Porter Jr. Headshot

Porter is dealing with a bone bruise in his left leg and is questionable for Game 6 against the Raptors on Friday, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

Porter has reportedly been nursing the injury for the entire series, which is likely why he's appeared to struggle a bit of late. With the Wizards on the brink of elimination, it seems likely that Porter will ultimately give it a go Friday, though coach Scott Brooks wouldn't commit to it. "Anything's possible, but we hope for the best," Brooks said regarding Porter's availability Friday. "I know he's banged up. That's all I know as of right now." Look for another update to be provided following Friday's morning shootaround.
Yesterday 4:36 pm (EST)
Stephen Curry Headshot

Warriors' general manager Bob Myers said "it's conceivable" that Curry (knee) is in uniform for Game 1 of the semifinals against the Pelicans on Saturday, Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "He's gonna try and practice ... if he can get in tomorrow's practice and Friday and doesn't have any setbacks and feels physically ready, then there's a chance he can go.

This appears to be a very optimistic stance from the Warriors' GM and it wouldn't be surprising if Curry ultimately missed another game or two when all is said and done. However, it's certainly a situation to monitor at this point and additional updates should be provided following practice Thursday and/or Friday. His availability Saturday will ultimately depend on how the knee responds to the increase activity.
Yesterday 3:39 pm (EST)
George Hill Headshot

Hill (back) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Game 6 against the Pacers on Friday.

Hill missed a second consecutive game Wednesday, as he's yet to shake some lingering back spasms. That said, he was a partial participant in practice earlier in the week, which appears to hint that Hill could be nearing a return. Look for another update on Hill's status once he goes through shootaround Friday morning and if he can't give it a go, Jose Calderon would be in line for a third straight start.
Yesterday 2:22 pm (EST)
Fred VanVleet Headshot

VanVleet (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6 against the Wizards.

According to Josh Lewenberg of, coach Dwane Casey said Thursday that VanVleet is still considered day-to-day, so there really isn't any notable update on the point guard's status. Expect VanVleet's health to be addressed once again after the Raptors' shootaround Friday morning.
Yesterday 2:21 pm (EST)
Semi Ojeleye Headshot

Ojeleye will remain in the starting lineup for Game 6 against the Bucks on Thursday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

The Celtics opted to go with a smaller lineup in Game 5 that featured Ojeleye in the starting five over Aron Baynes, helping Boston secure the win and take a 3-2 lead in the series. As a result of that success, coach Brad Stevens will go with Ojeleye in the top unit once again, though his impact will largely be defensively as he attempts to slow down Bucks' superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Ojeleye finished finished Game 5 with just five points and seven rebounds across 31 minutes, showing he has a fairly limited upside for DFS purposes.
Yesterday 12:13 pm (EST)
Marcus Smart Headshot

Coach Brad Stevens said Thursday that Smart can play up to 35 minutes in Game 6 against the Bucks, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

Smart, who had been out since March 11 with a right thumb injury, returned for Tuesday's Game 5 victory and posted nine points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks across 25 minutes off the bench. It appears the Celtics are happy with the way Smart came out of the contest and he will likely see even more minutes Thursday. That 35 minutes, however, is a firm limit according to Stevens.
Yesterday 12:12 pm (EST)
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