A lot of players in the playoff are injured and it can affect the team in a lot of ways like in points, in defense… Let’s take a look at the upcoming games and on who will not play!

No. 1 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards

  • Raptors: Fred VanVleet (shoulder) missed Game 1, and is questionable for Game 2.

  • Wizards: no injuries

No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks

  • Celtics: Gordon Hayward (ankle, leg), Kyrie Irving (knee) and Daniel Theis (knee) are out for the postseason. Marcus Smart (thumb) could possibly return for a potential Game 7

  • Bucks: No injuries.

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 6 Miami Heat

  • 76ers: Joel Embiid (orbital fracture) could miss Game 3, he told ESPN. The 76ers have yet to clear him for contact and there is no timetable for his return.

  • Heat: Dion Waiters (ankle) out for the postseason.

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers

  • Cavaliers: George Hill (back) is questionable for Game 2. Kyle Korver (illness) missed practice on Monday, and is considered day-to-day.

  • Pacers: No injuries

No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Rockets:  Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) expected to miss first-round series. Ryan Anderson (ankle) missed Game 1, but coach Mike D’Antoni says he has “a chance” to play in Game 2.

  • Timberwolves:  No Injuries.

No. 2 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs

  • Warriors: Stephen Curry (knee) and Patrick McCaw (spinal contusion) are expected to miss the first-round series. Andre Iguodala (thigh) is available for Game 2.

  • Spurs: Kawhi Leonard (quad) is reportedly out for the postseason. Joffrey Lauvergne (personal) will not play in Game 2.

No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans

  • Trail Blazers: Maurice Harkless (knee) missed Game 1 and is considered day-to-day.

  • Pelicans: DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is out for the postseason.

No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz

  • Thunder: Paul George (hip) says he’ll play in Game 2. Andre Roberson (knee) is out for the postseason.

  • Jazz: The status of Donovan Mitchell (foot contusion) for Wednesday’s Game 2 will be determined on Tuesday.


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