NBA Player News: Last 7 days, All Positions

News: Allen has been diagnosed with a fibula fracture in his left leg and is expected to miss three to four weeks.
Impact: The 6-foot-4 Allen, whose injury was announced on Tuesday, has appeared in 22 games for New Orleans this season, averaging 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game. Allen fell to the court during the first half of the Pelicans' victory over Philadelphia on Sunday night. He picked himself up and limped on his own to the locker room.
News: Horford (rest) won't play Wednesday
Impact: Boston plays again Friday so Horford should be ready to get back to action.
News: Wade has been ruled out for Tuesday's contest because of a sore knee.
Impact: Wade has missed only one game this season, so this is a situation worth monitoring.
News: Irving (quad) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Impact: Irving was held out of Monday's contest with a left quad contusion, but it was clearly nothing serious, as he should be back Wednesday following just a one-game layoff. As long as Irving doesn't experience any uptick in discomfort during shootaround or pregame warmups, he should rejoin the starting lineup at point guard, with Marcus Smart heading back to the bench in the corresponding move. Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin should see decreased minutes as well.
News: Horford will be rested for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Impact: Horford doesn't appear to be dealing with an injury, so it looks as though the Celtics will simply build in a day of rest for the big man in advance of a Friday/Saturday back-to-back set. With Marcus Morris (knee) sidelined, expect Aron Baynes to remain in the starting five, with Daniel Theis and Semi Ojeleye both in line for increased time off the bench.
News: Wall (knee) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nets.
Impact: Wall came into Tuesday with a questionable designation, but with the Wizards currently headed into a back-to-back set, they decided it was in Wall's best interest to remain sidelined at least one more contest. He's slated to make his return to the lineup Wednesday against the Grizzlies, though additional word on that should come following the team's morning shootaround. With Wall out once again Tuesday, Tim Frazier and Tomas Satoransky should see extended run at point guard, though it will likely remain a timeshare between the two.
News: Chandler will start again on Tuesday.
Impact: Don't get too excited. Chandler (personal) returned from a three-game absence Saturday and scored four points as the Phoenix Suns lost to the San Antonio Spurs 104-101. Chandler grabbed seven rebounds.
News: Love (hip) will play during Tuesday's game against the Hawks, John Michael of the Cavaliers Radio Network reports.
Impact: Love was questionable heading into the contest, but has ultimately been cleared to play after testing the injured hip throughout the day. With his return, Channing Frye and Jeff Green will likely see reduced run.
News: Joseph is questionable for Wednesday's game due to a shoulder injury.
Impact: Joseph is averaging 7.7 points in 27 games. He doesn't have much value unless the Pacers become short-handed in the backcourt.
News: Davis (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Bucks.
Impact: Davis has missed four of the past six games while nursing left adductor soreness, averaging 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks in the two games he did play. More information on his status should be available after he tests out the injury during Wednesday's morning shootaround. If he's held out, Dante Cunningham (knee) will likely draw the start and be the main beneficiary of Davis' absence. If Cunningham, who is also questionable, is unavailable, Cheick Diallo may see more run.
News: DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points Monday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. DeRozan pulled down five rebounds, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 36:08 on the floor. He tacked on two steals.
Impact: DeRozan had a subpar night shooting but once again found his teammates to make shots, finishing with eight assists. In his last four games he is averaging 7.8 assists - 2.6 better than his season average
News: Pascal Siakam did not score Monday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Siakam pulled down two rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 13:19 on the floor. He added one steal.
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News: OG Anunoby scored three points Monday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Anunoby pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 26:24 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Anunoby went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Jonas Valanciunas had a season high-tying 23 points Monday on 8-of-10 shooting as the Toronto Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Valanciunas pulled down 15 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 27:44 on the floor. Valanciunas went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Impact: Valanciunas scored 17 points in the first half Monday, more than he had scored in any game since Nov. 15. The Raptors next visit Phoenix on Wednesday, and Valanciunas missed all five of his field-goal attempts against the Suns on Dec. 5.
News: Norman Powell scored two points Monday on 1-of-6 shooting as the Toronto Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Powell grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 11:45 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
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News: Jakob Poeltl went scoreless Monday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Poeltl grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 12:51 on the floor. He added two blocks.
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News: Fred VanVleet scored two points Monday on 1-of-6 shooting as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. VanVleet grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 23:31 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Serge Ibaka scored 17 points Monday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Ibaka pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 32:58 of playing time. He added three blocks. Ibaka went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Ibaka is averaging 19.3 points in his last four games. That stretch began when he scored 19 on Dec. 5 against a Suns team the Raptors will visit in their next game Wednesday.
News: Lorenzo Brown did not score Monday as the Toronto Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Brown did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 2:02 on the floor. He added one steal.
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News: Ariza is probable for Wednesday despite dealing with a foot injury.
Impact: Ariza has totaled 26 points and six 3-pointers over his last two games.
News: C.J. Miles scored 13 points Monday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Miles grabbed one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 18:04 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Miles went 3 of 4 from behind the arc.
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News: Kyle Lowry scored 14 points Monday as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 96-91. Lowry pulled down three rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 35:14 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Lowry struggled from 3-point range, missing all eight of his attempts.
Impact: Lowry had another rough night shooting, going 4 of 13 from the field. In his last three games he is hitting just 29.5 percent of his shots. He has a solid chance to break out of his funk Wednesday, when the Raptors visit a Suns team that can't stop anyone. The teams met just last week, and Lowry made 7 of 12 shots and had 20 points and 10 assists.
News: Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points Monday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Harrell grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 15:31 of playing time. He added two blocks.
Impact: Harrell is enjoying a nice little stretch for the Clippers, averaging 10.8 points on 75.8 percent shooting in his last six games.
News: Jawun Evans scored two points Monday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Evans grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 14:34 of playing time. He added one block.
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News: Sindarius Thornwell did not score Monday, going 0 of 3 from the field, as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Thornwell grabbed eight rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 22:41 of playing time. He added two blocks.
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News: Sam Dekker scored a season-best 12 points Monday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Dekker grabbed five rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 27:15 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
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News: Lou Williams scored 17 points Monday on 6-of-18 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Williams grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 35:45 of playing time. He added one steal. Williams went 3 of 8 from behind the arc.
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News: Austin Rivers scored 15 points Monday on 6-of-14 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Rivers pulled down one rebound and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 32:42 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Rivers went 3 of 8 from behind the arc.
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News: Milos Teodosic scored 12 points Monday, going 4 of 12 from the field, as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Teodosic pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +6. Teodosic went 2 of 9 from 3-point range.
Impact: Teodosic played 20:33 in his return after missing 22 games with a left foot injury.
News: DeAndre Jordan scored 14 points Monday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Jordan pulled down 17 rebounds, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 32:40 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal.
Impact: Jordan had a season-best four assists - two shy of a career high. ''He's going to be out there trying to throw all kinds of passes,'' Austin Rivers joked about Jordan.
News: Jamil Wilson went scoreless Monday, going 0 of 3 from the field, as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Wilson pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 9:10 on the floor.
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News: C.J. Williams scored two points Monday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Williams grabbed one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 9:15 on the floor. He added two steals.
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News: Wesley Johnson scored five points Monday on 1-of-7 shooting as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 96-91. Johnson pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 19:54 of playing time.
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News: Afflalo is questionable for Wednesday due to a back injury.
Impact: Afflalo hasn't been much of a fantasy option this season. It appears his better days are behind him.
News: Bradley is starting Tuesday despite dealing with an illness.
Impact: Bradley is hoping to bounce back after finishing with 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting against his former team on Sunday.
News: Embiid (back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid was listed as questionable heading into shootaround, though it appears he's still dealing with some discomfort after testing his back out, which will cause him to be a game-time decision. It wouldn't be surprising if the 76ers opted to hold their star big man out, however, considering his injury history. If he's ultimately sidelined, Trevor Booker, Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson are all candidates to see extended run.
News: Zeller underwent arthroscopic surgery on his torn medial meniscus in his left knee. It remains unclear how long Zeller will be out.
Impact: Zeller, 25, injured his knee in the third quarter of the Hornets game against Golden State on Dec. 6. The 7-0 Zeller is averaging 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game this season.
News: Leonard (quad) has officially been cleared to make his season debut Tuesday against the Mavericks, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: As expected, Leonard will make his much-anticipated debut after missing nearly the first two months of the season with a quad injury. Leonard, who has not played since Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals (May 14), will be limited in his return to action, though at this point the Spurs have not divulged how many minutes the All-NBA forward is expected to play right away. It's fair to expect the Spurs to bring him along relatively gradually, and they'll get two days off following Tuesday's contest before a Friday/Saturday back-to-back set against the Rockets and Mavericks. Leonard closed last season with averages of 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 38.0 percent from three.
News: Wall (knee) should be considered doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Nets, with his return likely coming Wednesday against the Grizzlies, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports.
Impact: The possibility of Wall playing Tuesday hasn't been completely ruled out, but according to Aldridge, "all signs" are pointing to the point guard waiting until Wednesday to return. Assuming he's out, Tim Frazier and Tomas Satoransky will probably continue seeing extended run at point guard, while Bradley Beal takes on a more prominent role in the offense.
News: Justise Winslow scored five points Monday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Winslow pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 22:34 on the floor. He added one steal. Winslow went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
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News: Bam Adebayo scored 14 points Monday, going 5 of 6 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Adebayo grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 22:55 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals.
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News: Jordan Mickey went scoreless Monday as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Mickey pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 1:51 on the floor.
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News: Josh Richardson scored 17 points Monday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Richardson pulled down five rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +16 in his 29:41 on the floor. He added one block. Richardson went 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
Impact: Richardson has been playing well for the Heat, averaging 15.4 points while hitting 16 of 31 from 3-point range over his last seven games.
News: Dion Waiters scored 10 points Monday on 4-of-5 shooting as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Waiters grabbed two rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 24:20 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
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News: Kelly Olynyk scored five points Monday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Olynyk pulled down three rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 17:38 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Olynyk went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
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News: Tyler Johnson scored 14 points Monday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Johnson pulled down five rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +18 in his 32:10 of playing time. He added two blocks. Johnson went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
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News: Goran Dragic scored 19 points Monday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Dragic pulled down five rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +24 in his 25:25 on the floor. Dragic went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Impact: Since averaging 9.6 points on 34 percent shooting over a five-game stretch, Dragic has totaled 39 points on 16-of-31 shooting in his last two.
News: Tyreke Evans scored 11 points Monday on 5-of-17 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. Evans grabbed two rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 32:53 of playing time. Evans went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Evans has produced 20 or more points 11 times this season. He had 11 such games in the two previous seasons combined.
News: Ben McLemore scored two points Monday, going 1 of 5 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. McLemore pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 14:51 on the floor.
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News: James Ennis III scored six points Monday on 1-of-5 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Miami Heat 107-82. Ennis III grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 22:26 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Ennis III went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: JaMychal Green scored 10 points Monday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Miami Heat 107-82. Green grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -14 in his 32:29 of playing time. He added one steal. Green went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
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News: Jarell Martin did not score Monday on 0-of-1 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. Martin did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 1:52 of playing time.
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News: Andrew Harrison scored 16 points Monday, going 5 of 6 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. Harrison grabbed one rebound and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 30:22 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Harrison went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
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News: Vince Hunter scored two points Monday, going 1 of 1 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Miami Heat 107-82. Hunter did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 1:52 of playing time.
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News: Deyonta Davis scored seven points Monday, going 3 of 5 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. Davis pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 13:29 of playing time.
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News: Ivan Rabb went scoreless Monday on 0-of-1 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Miami Heat 107-82. Rabb did not grab a rebound but had an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 1:52 of playing time.
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News: Dillon Brooks did not score Monday, going 0 of 2 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Miami Heat 107-82. Brooks pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 18:33 of playing time.
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News: Marc Gasol scored 19 points Monday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Miami Heat 107-82. Gasol grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -27 in his 34:31 of playing time. Gasol went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Impact: Despite all the turmoil in Memphis, Gasol is having another solid season. He's averaging 19 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
News: Chandler Parsons scored nine points Monday, going 3 of 8 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. Parsons grabbed four rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -20 in his 23:47 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
Impact: Parsons went into the Monday game ranked third in the NBA in 3-point field-goal percentage at .473, but he made just 1 of 5 long-range attempts against Miami.
News: Mario Chalmers went scoreless Monday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Miami Heat 107-82. Chalmers grabbed one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -18 in his 11:03 of playing time.
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News: James Johnson scored 11 points Monday, going 4 of 7 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Johnson grabbed three rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +20 in his 31:02 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals.
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News: Wayne Ellington scored 12 points Monday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Ellington grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +21 in his 30:32 of playing time. Ellington went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
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News: Udonis Haslem did not score Monday as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-82. Haslem did not grab a rebound but had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 1:52 on the floor.
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News: Wall (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's matchup against the Nets, Zach Rosen of the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: Wall went through a full practice Monday, which is an encouraging sign for his availability Tuesday. But, he's officially 50/50 at the moment, with more information likely coming as the team ramps up their activity throughout the day leading to tipoff. If he's ultimately held out Tuesday, there seems to be a solid chance he returns Wednesday instead.
News: Love (hip) is questionable for Tuesday's matchup against the Hawks.
Impact: Love missed Saturday's game against the 76ers due to hip soreness, though it was reportedly just precautionary. That said, the injury is still seemingly giving him some discomfort, as he's being labeled as questionable for Tuesday's contest. More information on his status should emerge as the team ramps up their activity throughout the day. If he's sidelined again, Channing Frye and Jeff Green would probably see increased run once more.
News: C.J. McCollum scored 21 points Monday on 8-of-14 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. McCollum pulled down three rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -21 in his 33:53 on the floor. He added one block. McCollum went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Impact: McCollum seems to have his stroke back, as he went 11 of 21 from the field in a slump-busting 28-point effort against the Rockets on Saturday and followed up with this strong performance. Damian Lillard's running mate averaged 14.5 points on 34.2 percent shooting - including 5 of 20 from beyond the arc - in four games that preceded Saturday's breakout.
News: Damian Lillard scored 39 points Monday on 12-of-28 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Lillard grabbed four rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 41:56 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Lillard went 5 of 13 from behind the arc.
Impact: Lillard told reporters before the game that he's dealing with some ankle soreness, but he sure didn't look limited in reaching the 30-point mark for a third straight outing and sixth time in his last nine contests. The superstar guard has now hit 14 treys in his past two games and is averaging a sensational 30.7 points, six assists and 4.7 rebounds over that nine-game tear.
News: Meyers Leonard scored four points Monday, going 2 of 5 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Leonard pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 18:26 of playing time.
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News: Al-Farouq Aminu scored four points Monday, going 1 of 6 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Aminu grabbed five rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 25:22 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Impact: Aminu had come in hot, knocking down 10 of 16 tries from 3-point range while totaling 32 points over his previous two games. While his scoring numbers often vary, the veteran forward has shot well from beyond the arc all season long and has grabbed at least five rebounds in all five games since returning from an ankle injury.
News: Evan Turner scored 10 points Monday on 3-of-8 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Turner grabbed one rebound and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 30:21 on the floor. He added three steals.
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News: Zach Collins scored nine points Monday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Collins grabbed seven rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 25:18 of playing time before fouling out. He added three steals.
Impact: The rookie recorded career bests in virtually every category while cracking the rotation due to Jusuf Nurkic's ankle injury. Collins also had three blocks in just 19 minutes Saturday in Houston, and he's a player to keep an eye on if Nurkic winds up missing more time.
News: Andre Iguodala scored six points Monday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Iguodala grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 31:44 on the floor. He added one block. Iguodala went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Klay Thompson scored 24 points Monday on 9-of-21 shooting as the Golden State Warriors topped the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Thompson pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 37:10 on the floor. He added one steal. Thompson went 4 of 10 from 3-point range.
Impact: Thompson has now canned four treys or more in seven of his last 10 games while averaging 22.9 points during that stretch, but everyone already knows he's one of the world's best outside shooters. What's less noticeable is the fact he's producing a few more assists than usual lately, averaging 3.5 in six games this month.
News: Kevin Durant scored 28 points Monday on 11-of-21 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Durant pulled down nine rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 36:15 on the floor. He added three blocks. Durant went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Impact: The Warriors haven't skipped a beat in the three games Stephen Curry has missed, largely because Durant is averaging a sizzling 33 points, 10 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 3.3 blocks during that stretch. Absolutely locked in right now, the four-time scoring champion will continue to carry the load until Curry returns from his ankle injury later this month.
News: David West scored 10 points Monday on 5-of-6 shooting as the Golden State Warriors topped the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. West pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 17:35 on the floor. He added four blocks and one steal.
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News: Nick Young scored 12 points Monday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Young grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 13:01 of playing time. He added one steal. Young went 2 of 2 from 3-point range.
Impact: Young took a shot to the head sometime in the second half and was placed in concussion protocol, putting his availability for Thursday's game against Dallas in jeopardy. Omri Casspi and possibly Patrick McCaw figure to be the beneficiaries if Swaggy P does indeed miss any time.
News: Omri Casspi scored 11 points Monday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Casspi grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 25:08 of playing time. Casspi went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Impact: Casspi did a solid job starting in place of an ailing Draymond Green, who was held out with a sore shoulder but likely will be back for Thursday's matchup with Dallas. The well-traveled forward has scored in double figures in five of the eight games in which he's received at least 20 minutes, adding 5.4 rebounds in those contests. Unfortunately, regular playing time is hard to come by on this incredibly deep Warriors roster.
News: Jordan Bell scored 11 points Monday on 5-of-6 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Bell pulled down six rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 25:44 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Noah Vonleh scored four points Monday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Vonleh pulled down nine rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 15:28 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
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News: Pat Connaughton scored five points Monday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Connaughton grabbed one rebound and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 23:08 on the floor. He added one block. Connaughton went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
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News: Jake Layman scored eight points Monday, going 3 of 9 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-104. Layman pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 17:12 on the floor.
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News: Shaun Livingston scored six points Monday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Livingston pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 23:34 of playing time.
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News: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 17 points Monday, going 8 of 9 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103. Kidd-Gilchrist pulled down four rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 34:21 on the floor. He added one block and four steals.
Impact: MKG has now shot 50 percent or better in three straight games, going 17 of 27 from the field while averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 rebounds during that span. He's more of an asset in the steals category, having garnered 10 over Charlotte's past six contests.
News: Kemba Walker scored 19 points Monday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103. Walker pulled down three rebounds and had nine assists, tallying a plus-minus of +19 in his 38:49 of playing time. Walker went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Impact: Walker took on more of a distributor's role in this one and finished with his highest assist total since Nov. 10. The standout point guard has mostly been his usual self since coming back from a shoulder injury that cost him a couple games, as he's averaged 23 points and six assists in five games after returning. He's now made three 3-pointers in four straight.
News: Marvin Williams scored 18 points Monday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103. Williams pulled down seven rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 31:56 of playing time. Williams went 4 of 5 from behind the arc.
Impact: Williams is on a good three-game run in which he's averaged 16 points and gone 9 of 16 from 3-point range. The veteran forward still isn't of much fantasy help beyond the triples category, but he's shooting a sizzling 54.3 percent (19 of 35) from long distance over his last nine contests.
News: Dwight Howard scored 23 points Monday, going 9 of 13 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103. Howard grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 30:09 of playing time. He added two blocks.
Impact: It's the third straight terrific outing for the rejuvenated center, who's put up between 21 and 25 points in each of those games along with an average of 13 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. Howard is even hitting his free throws at a better rate, going 27 of 41 (65.9 percent) from the stripe over his last seven games following Monday's 5-of-7 effort.
News: Capela scored 28 points Monday, going 13 of 14 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Capela pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 23:55 on the floor. He added five blocks.
Impact: This was a career high in points for Capela, who is averaging a career-high 13.7 points this season.
News: Chris Paul scored 20 points Monday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Paul grabbed nine rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 32:30 on the floor. He added one block and three steals. Paul went 3 of 9 from behind the arc.
Impact: December has been good to Paul, who has averaged 21.3 points and shot 50.8 percent in four games this month.
News: Gordon scored 27 points Monday, going 9 of 12 from the field, as the Houston Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Gordon grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +23 in his 35:41 of playing time. Gordon went 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
Impact: This is the second-highest scoring game of the season for Gordon, who is no longer in the starting lineup.
News: Alex Abrines scored 12 points Monday on 2-of-9 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Charlotte Hornets 116-103. Abrines did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -22 in his 26:11 on the floor. Abrines went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Abrines received a third straight start but didn't come close to matching Saturday's performance at Memphis, in which he knocked down 6 of 8 shots from beyond the arc and recorded a career-high 20 points. The second-year guard will be a fantasy afterthought most nights when the Thunder's Big 3 are all active.
News: Harden scored 26 points Monday, going 8 of 16 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Harden pulled down one rebound and dished out 17 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 34:57 of playing time. He added six steals. Harden went 4 of 10 from behind the arc.
Impact: After scoring 48 points in Houston's last game, Harden finished with 26, but he tied a career-high with those 17 assists.
News: Trevor Ariza scored 13 points Monday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Ariza pulled down two rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 38:26 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Ariza went 3 of 9 from behind the arc.
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News: Steven Adams scored 11 points Monday, going 5 of 6 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Charlotte Hornets 116-103. Adams pulled down 10 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 28:34 of playing time. He added one block.
Impact: Adams averaged 19.6 points over his previous five games while getting double-digit shot attempts in each, but was less involved with Paul George back in the lineup for this one. He's still shooting lights-out in December, converting a superb 71.9 percent of his field goal tries in six games this month.
News: E'Twaun Moore scored 36 points Monday, going 15 of 20 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Houston Rockets 130-123. Moore pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 41:46 on the floor. Moore went 6 of 8 from 3-point range.
Impact: This was a career high in points for the East Chicago, Indiana native. Moore is a quality fantasy option, especially in standard formats.
News: Holiday scored 37 points Monday on 16-of-21 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Houston Rockets 130-123. Holiday grabbed four rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 41:29 of playing time. He added one block and four steals. Holiday went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: This was a season high for Holiday, who scored 34 in his previous contest Sunday against Philadelphia.
News: Darius Miller scored 10 points Monday on 4-of-10 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Houston Rockets 130-123. Miller grabbed three rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 39:15 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Miller went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
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News: Rondo scored 13 points Monday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Houston Rockets 130-123. Rondo grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 42:03 on the floor. Rondo went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Impact: This is Rondo's first triple-double of the season and matched a season high for points and set a season best in boards.
News: P.J. Tucker scored three points Monday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Tucker grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +21 in his 22:34 of playing time. Tucker went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Cousins scored 24 points Monday on 8-of-17 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Houston Rockets 130-123. Cousins grabbed 14 rebounds and had eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 33:13 of playing time. He added one steal. Cousins went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Impact: Cousins received a technical foul in the second quarter when he shoved Trevor Ariza away from him with two hands after Ariza fouled him. Ariza yelled at Cousins after the push and Chris Paul and Harden pulled him away as he walked toward him before order was restored.
News: Nene Hilario scored eight points Monday on 4-of-6 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Hilario grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 12:53 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
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