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News: Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points Sunday, going 10 of 18 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Clarkson did not grab a rebound but had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 25:32 of playing time. Clarkson went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Impact: One of the game's top sixth men, Clarkson is off to a great start by averaging 19.7 points on a 51.1 percent shooting rate - including 7 of 14 on 3-pointers - through three games. He'll need to maintain a similar pace to become a fantasy fixture, though, as the fourth-year pro isn't special in any another category with the possible exception of steals.
News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points Sunday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Caldwell-Pope grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -19 in his 30:55 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Caldwell-Pope went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
Impact: KCP was quite sharp in his Lakers' debut, delayed by a two-game suspension for pleading guilty to a DUI back in the spring. The former Piston seems to have a real chance to surpass his previous career-high scoring average of 14.5 points per game, as he figures to be used fairly heavily on a Lakers team that really wants to push the pace.
News: Josh Hart scored five points Sunday on 2-of-3 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Hart grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +21 in his 14:38 on the floor. Hart went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
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News: Lonzo Ball scored eight points Sunday, going 3 of 13 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Ball grabbed eight rebounds and had 13 assists, tallying a plus-minus of -24 in his 36:24 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Ball struggled from behind the arc, coming up empty on all five of his attempts.
Impact: Ball's shot is still very much a work in progress, as he's hit just 34.8 percent of his field goal attempts and gone 5 of 17 on 3s through his first three NBA games. The sky's the limit once he improves that aspect, though, as the ballyhooed rookie has already shown his passing and rebounding skills are top notch. He's averaging 9.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists thus far.
News: Brandon Ingram scored seven points Sunday, going 3 of 9 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Ingram grabbed two rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +16 in his 24:18 of playing time.
Impact: Ingram was coming off a 25-point effort on Friday, though it came against the disheveled Suns. He's gone 6 of 24 from the field for 19 points over the Lakers' two other games. The 2016 No. 2 overall pick still has some work to do before becoming the fantasy force many had envisioned.
News: Ian Clark scored 14 points Sunday, going 6 of 9 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112. Clark grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 23:32 on the floor. He added two steals. Clark went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Impact: Clark posted a second consecutive 14-point effort off the bench and has gone 6 of 9 from 3-point range during that stretch. The offseason addition is going to have a larger role than he did on a loaded Golden State squad, making him someone fantasy players should at least monitor as a 3-point source.
News: Darius Miller scored six points Sunday on 2-of-6 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112. Miller did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 13:03 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Miller went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
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News: Jrue Holiday scored 14 points Sunday on 6-of-11 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112. Holiday pulled down five rebounds and dished out six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 38:10 on the floor. He tacked on four steals.
Impact: This was easily Holiday's best performance of the young season after he managed just 17 points on 7-of-27 shooting through the first two games. The combo guard has been playing off the ball more in the early going, which will likely lead to reduced assist totals, but keep in mind he finished in the NBA's top 20 in steals per game last season.
News: E'Twaun Moore scored 19 points Sunday on 8-of-9 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112. Moore grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +18 in his 32:37 of playing time. Moore went 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
Impact: Moore didn't score at all in 26 minutes in Friday's loss to Golden State, but barely missed on this night while playing a key role in the Pelicans' first win. The serviceable guard will have moments like this one, though they'll probably be occasional on a team built around Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
News: Jameer Nelson scored five points Sunday on 2-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112. Nelson grabbed one rebound and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 24:07 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Nelson went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Andre Roberson went scoreless Sunday, going 0 of 4 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113. Roberson grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -21 in his 22:05 of playing time.
Impact: Roberson, who got a three-year, $30 million deal in the offseason due in part to his outstanding defensive play, has provided nothing on offense in starting the first three games of the season. He's totaled nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, and the lack of scoring should be expected with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony part of the starting five.
News: Paul George scored 14 points Sunday on 6-of-20 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113. George grabbed six rebounds and dished out eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 37:27 of playing time. He tacked on four steals. George went 1 of 8 from behind the arc.
Impact: George is struggling with his shot early on, as he's at 37.1 percent (23 of 62) in his first three games with the Thunder. Going 9 of 22 from deep in the first two contests, though, has helped him average 21.3 points.
News: Russell Westbrook scored 31 points Sunday, going 12 of 24 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113. Westbrook pulled down five rebounds and dished out 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 36:31 on the floor. He added one block. Westbrook went 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
Impact: Westbrook scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and assisted on Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left that put the Thunder ahead. However, it wasn't enough as Andrew Wiggins' 3 from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Timberwolves the victory. Westbrook bounced back after shooting 2 of 11 and scoring six points in Saturday's loss at Utah.
News: Raymond Felton scored 12 points Sunday on 5-of-7 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113. Felton grabbed one rebound and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +23 in his 18:15 of playing time. Felton went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
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News: Tyus Jones scored one point Sunday as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Jones did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 8:48 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
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News: Alex Abrines scored four points Sunday on 2-of-2 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113. Abrines did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 14:20 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
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News: Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points Sunday, going 10 of 20 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Wiggins grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 39:24 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Wiggins went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Wiggins' 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Timberwolves the victory. He's averaging 24.7 points in the first three games.
News: Shabazz Muhammad scored two points Sunday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Muhammad did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 7:44 of playing time.
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News: Jimmy Butler scored 15 points Sunday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Butler grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 39:09 on the floor. Butler went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Impact: Butler is shooting just 39.5 percent (17 for 43) in the first three games while averaging 13.3 points. He scored a career-high 23.9 points and shot 45.5 percent with the Bulls last season.
News: Jeff Teague scored 19 points Sunday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Teague pulled down six rebounds and dished out nine assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 39:12 of playing time. He added one steal. Teague went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Impact: Teague, who signed a three-year, $57 million deal in the offseason, combined for just 21 points in the first two games.
News: Jamal Crawford scored three points Sunday, going 1 of 6 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Crawford did not grab a rebound but dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -19 in his 15:41 on the floor. Crawford went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Impact: The three-time Sixth Man of the Year struggled after totaling 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting in the first two games.
News: D'Angelo Russell scored 16 points Sunday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets topped the Atlanta Hawks 116-104. Russell grabbed seven rebounds and had 10 assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 29:07 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Russell went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Impact: Russell hit three jumpers in the final two-plus minutes, sealing the win with a 12-footer with 2:21 left and a long 3-pointer with 1:43 to play for a 112-102 lead. He's averaging 21 points, 7 assists and 4.3 rebounds in the first three games while shooting 51 percent (26 of 51).
News: Caris LeVert scored 16 points Sunday, going 5 of 9 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 116-104. LeVert pulled down six rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 30:03 on the floor. He added three steals.
Impact: LeVert made his first start of the season. He totaled 21 points in the first two games on just 9-of-26 shooting.
News: Spencer Dinwiddie scored five points Sunday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 116-104. Dinwiddie pulled down three rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 18:53 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Dinwiddie went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Allen Crabbe scored 20 points Sunday on 7-of-12 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets topped the Atlanta Hawks 116-104. Crabbe pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 25:38 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Crabbe went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: Crabbe, who started the second game of the season but came off the bench while Caris LeVert got the nod at shooting guard, turned in his 12th career game with at least 20 points.
News: Joe Harris scored six points Sunday on 2-of-5 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets topped the Atlanta Hawks 116-104. Harris grabbed three rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 17:19 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Harris went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Tyler Dorsey did not score Sunday as the Atlanta Hawks fell to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. Dorsey did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 1:07 on the floor.
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News: Isaiah Taylor did not score Sunday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. Taylor did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 1:24 of playing time.
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News: Josh Magette did not score Sunday as the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. Magette did not grab a rebound but had an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 3:25 on the floor.
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News: Schroder hurt his left ankle Sunday in Brooklyn, and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was already thinking of who to pencil in if his point guard is out for an extended time. He said Malcom Delaney and Josh Magette could see time there with Kent Bazemore stepping in as well.
Impact: Schroder got fouled by Caris LeVert with 3:37 remaining in the fourth and had to be helped off the court. He had 17 points, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals but shot 5 of 22 from the field. Schroder scored 28 in Wednesday's season opener at Dallas and 25 in Charlotte on Friday while combining to shoot 24 of 47 (51.1 percent).
News: Kent Bazemore scored 16 points Sunday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. Bazemore grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 31:43 of playing time. He added one block.
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News: Malcolm Delaney scored five points Sunday on 1-of-5 shooting as the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. Delaney grabbed three rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 22:04 on the floor. Delaney went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
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News: Marco Belinelli scored 19 points Sunday, going 5 of 13 from the field, as the Atlanta Hawks fell to the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. Belinelli pulled down two rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 30:53 of playing time. Belinelli went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: Belinelli bounced back after shooting 1 of 10 on Friday in Charlotte. He scored 20 points and shot 7 of 14 - including 4 of 6 from deep - in the season opener Wednesday at Dallas.
News: Bledsoe vented his frustration with the struggling Suns on social media Sunday, tweeting: ''I Dont wanna be here.''
Impact: The Suns dropped to 0-3 on Saturday night with a 130-88 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers, their second blowout loss of the season. On Wednesday night at home, they lost 124-76 to the Portland Trail Blazers, the most one-sided season-opening loss in NBA history and the most one-sided loss in team history. Long the subject of trade rumors, Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points and 3 assists this season - his fifth with the Suns.
News: Avery Bradley scored five points Saturday on 2-of-9 shooting as the Detroit Pistons defeated the New York Knicks 111-107. Bradley pulled down five rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 22:13 on the floor. He added two steals. Bradley went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Courtney Lee scored four points Saturday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the New York Knicks lost to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Lee pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 28:58 on the floor. He tacked on two steals.
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News: Ramon Sessions scored 10 points Saturday on 2-of-8 shooting as the New York Knicks fell to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Sessions pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -11 in his 32:42 of playing time.
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News: Jarrett Jack went scoreless Saturday as the New York Knicks lost to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Jack did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 0:00 on the floor.
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News: Reggie Jackson scored 16 points Saturday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Detroit Pistons topped the New York Knicks 111-107. Jackson grabbed three rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 26:26 of playing time. Jackson went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
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News: Lance Thomas went scoreless Saturday as the New York Knicks fell to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Thomas did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 0:00 on the floor.
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News: Ish Smith scored 10 points Saturday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Detroit Pistons topped the New York Knicks 111-107. Smith did not grab a rebound but had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 21:34 on the floor. He added one steal.
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News: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 14 points Saturday, going 4 of 16 from the field, as the New York Knicks fell to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Hardaway Jr. grabbed one rebound and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 34:32 on the floor. Hardaway Jr. went 3 of 10 from 3-point range.
Impact: The most hilariously bad offseason signing in recent memory is off to a bang-up start. Hardaway is shooting 26.9 percent through two games.
News: Stanley Johnson scored nine points Saturday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Detroit Pistons defeated the New York Knicks 111-107. Johnson grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 28:43 of playing time. Johnson went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
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News: Ron Baker scored three points Saturday, going 1 of 1 from the field, as the New York Knicks fell to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Baker did not grab a rebound but dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 15:18 on the floor. Baker went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
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News: Luke Kennard scored two points Saturday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the Detroit Pistons defeated the New York Knicks 111-107. Kennard grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 16:38 of playing time.
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News: Damyean Dotson went scoreless Saturday as the New York Knicks lost to the Detroit Pistons 111-107. Dotson did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 0:00 on the floor.
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News: Josh Jackson scored 12 points Saturday, going 3 of 10 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 130-88. Jackson pulled down one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -22 in his 28:59 on the floor before fouling out. He added four steals. Jackson went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
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News: Devin Booker scored 13 points Saturday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 130-88. Booker pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -21 in his 31:47 of playing time.
Impact: Booker is now 4 for 15 on 3-point tries to begin the season, though he made 4 of 8 while recording 25 points in Friday's close loss to the Lakers. The third-year guard can still be a very streaky shooter, but he's going to get plenty of chances to score on a Suns team with few other offensive threats.
News: Mike James scored 10 points Saturday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 130-88. James pulled down three rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of -19 in his 24:24 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Impact: James, who spent the past few seasons playing in Europe, has started his belated NBA career with three straight games with double-figure points. The 27-year-old appears to have wrested the backup point guard job from Tyler Ulis for at least the time being.
News: Eric Bledsoe scored four points Saturday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 130-88. Bledsoe pulled down one rebound and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -23 in his 23:36 of playing time.
Impact: Bledsoe had his way with the Lakers' soft defense in tallying 28 points Friday, but was rendered a non-factor by Patrick Beverley in a much tougher matchup. Scoring still won't be a problem for the proven combo guard most nights, but he'll need to improve on the nine assists he's managed through three games to remain a high-impact fantasy performer.
News: Austin Rivers scored five points Saturday on 2-of-7 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns 130-88. Rivers pulled down three rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +35 in his 32:55 on the floor. He added one steal.
Impact: Rivers is expected to take over the starting role after Milos Teodosic left in the second quarter because of a left foot injury. Teodosic is out indefinitely.