Jordan Schultz: #Thunder move to 4-12 in the playoffs since Kevin Durant left, with Russ shooting 38 percent. Offense remains the same iteration: No side-to-side movement, bail-out hero ball, no shooting. Paul George was awesome in this series — didn’t get enough touches.
Eric Smith: .#Raptors knock #Magic out of the #NBAPlayoffs w/ a 115-96 blowout victory. TOR dropped gm 1 & then ripped off 4 straight wins. #WeTheNorth will face PHI in rnd 2. #rtz In gm 5… Kawhi Leonard: 27p-7r, Kyle Lowry: 14p-9a-4r, Pascal Siakam: 24p-6r-4a, Marc Gasol: 9p-9r, Fred VanVleet: 7p-10a, Serge Ibaka: 10p-4r, Norman Powell: 11p-4r
Basketball-Reference: Giannis Antetokounmpo is the fifth player in @Milwaukee Bucks history to score 40+ in a playoff game. His 32 minutes were the fewest in team history in a 40-point playoff game pic.twitter.com/w0Lt37eIUE
What is happening to Adams against Portland is the same thing that is happening to Rudy Gobert against Houston. Defenses built around more traditional big men don’t have answers for the pull-up 3. The Blazers can put Adams in the pick-and-roll and get an open shot anytime they want. He’s in the 6th percentile of defenders on that play in the playoffs, giving up 1.19 points per possession. He has been a bigger defensive liability in this series than his former backup Enes Kanter, and he doesn’t have the offensive ability to make up for the points he gives up. Adams can’t space the floor, create his own shot, or facilitate for others. He has not been a difference maker in three postseasons without Durant. He’s a platoon center getting paid ($25 million a season) like a star.