Clipped

With Griffin and Paul confirmed out of the playoffs with injuries, the Blazers are now expected to win this series. Now, don't mess this up Blazers, because I'm switching my pick on the 27th from the Hornets' Lin to the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan. He has played great when Griffin was out during the season, and that should be in full display in Game 5. If you doubt that, there is 6th Man of the Year Jamal Crawford as a great alternative as he should be picking up Paul's minutes.


As for the 28th, the Hawks will be looking to close out the Celtics. From that pool, my best remaining player is Evan Turner. Avery Bradley's absence has helped his game and he should continue to shine in Game 6.

Good luck!