April 10, 2017

Buckeyes in the NBA – April 10

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April 10, 2017

Heading into the final week of the season Mike Conley and the Grizzles have secured the seventh spot in the Western Conference and will face the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Evan Turner and the Trailblazers have secured the eight spot in the West and will square off with the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.

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Evan Turner and the Trailblazers close out the NBA’s regular season on Wednesday, April 12 with a matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Mike Conley
Memphis Grizzlies

Averaging 20.6 points, 6.3 assists, and 3.5 rebounds on the year.

Conley erupted for 31 points including hitting a season-high seven 3-pointers in the Grizzles’ 101-88 victory over the New York Knicks

.@mconley11 put on a CLINIC last night!

31pts on 17 shots in 33 minutes, 7 three-pointers, 3 rebounds & 6 assists. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/7WoG0kBwX2

— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 8, 2017

Kosta Koufos
Sacramento Kings

Koufos, in his ninth season as a pro, is averaging 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds on the season.

Koufos has not played since March 27th and is likely done for the season as the Kings have shut down many of their veterans after being eliminated from playoff contention.

D’Angelo Russell
Los Angeles Lakers

Russell is averaging 15.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in his sophomore season.

Russell led the Lakers to a 2-0 record on the week while averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in the two contests, including an emotional game-winner on Sunday.

D'Angelo Russell knocks down the @TISSOT buzzer-beater. #ThisIsYourTime#LakeShow pic.twitter.com/eDJqODrXsm

— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2017

D'Angelo embraces his family after the game-winner, made even more emotional after learning about the passing of his grandma this morning. pic.twitter.com/MfMbUtk5WS

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 10, 2017

Jared Sullinger
Free Agent

Sullinger has until April 14 to be signed by a team to be eligible to participate in the 2017 playoffs after being released by the Phoenix Suns.

Evan Turner
Portland Trail Blazers

Averaging 9.1 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds on the season.

Turner helped the Trailblazers clinch the eight spot in the West with a solid overall performance his 10 point, seven rebound, two assists, a block and a steal as the Blazers’ toppled the Timberwolves 105-98 Thursday night.

Six in a row.
Nine out of ten.
2.5 game cushion for the eight seed. pic.twitter.com/cn3CG96vQG

— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 2, 2017