Houston will likely rest or scale back their starters tonight and the Clippers are looking to secure home court advantage in the first round. This should help give Paul a good shot to continue his consistent scoring of late, as he's topped 41 FDP in his last five games.
The Celtics still have a shot at winning the Eastern Conference, so they will be going all out in the best matchup of the night. They are of course heavily favored, but a motivated Thomas should get his quickly in a blowout.
Grant has hit 35.1 and 28.1 FDP in his last two without Rajon Rondo and if Rondo is out again, Grant should see another boost tonight. The Bulls need to win to get into the playoffs, so they should all be going full out in a nice matchup.
Butler will have high usage as the Bulls look to get into the playoffs and if Rondo is out, that usage will go higher. Either way, he is the crux of this offense in a must win game against a weak opponent.
Holmes has been a bit inconsistent, but he's shown good upside and has topped 27 FDP in six of his last eight games. He gets a nice matchup with the up tempo Pacers tonight and has a shot at one of his upside games.