NBA Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Tomas Satoransky did not score Friday on 0-of-1 shooting as the Washington Wizards topped the Detroit Pistons 122-112. Satoransky grabbed one rebound and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 11:38 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Markieff Morris scored 13 points Friday, going 4 of 14 from the field, as the Washington Wizards defeated the Detroit Pistons 122-112. Morris pulled down nine rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 31:55 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Morris went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
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News: Mike Scott scored seven points Friday, going 2 of 3 from the field, as the Washington Wizards topped the Detroit Pistons 122-112. Scott grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 15:25 of playing time.
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News: Marcin Gortat scored 10 points Friday, going 4 of 7 from the field, as the Washington Wizards topped the Detroit Pistons 122-112. Gortat grabbed two rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 18:38 on the floor.
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News: Anthony Tolliver scored 11 points Friday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Detroit Pistons lost to the Washington Wizards 122-112. Tolliver pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 21:16 of playing time. Tolliver went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Langston Galloway scored four points Friday, going 2 of 5 from the field, as the Detroit Pistons fell to the Washington Wizards 122-112. Galloway grabbed one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 11:19 on the floor.
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News: Dwight Buycks scored two points Friday on 1-of-2 shooting as the Detroit Pistons lost to the Washington Wizards 122-112. Buycks did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 6:42 of playing time. He added one steal.
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News: Reggie Bullock scored nine points Friday, going 3 of 6 from the field, as the Detroit Pistons lost to the Washington Wizards 122-112. Bullock did not grab a rebound but had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 23:37 on the floor. He added one block. Bullock went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
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News: Stanley Johnson scored five points Friday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Detroit Pistons lost to the Washington Wizards 122-112. Johnson did not grab a rebound but had an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 12:00 on the floor. He added two steals. Johnson went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Jarrett Allen scored six points Friday, going 2 of 2 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat 101-95. Allen grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 13:11 of playing time.
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News: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored seven points Friday on 2-of-9 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets topped the Miami Heat 101-95. Hollis-Jefferson pulled down six rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 32:30 of playing time. He added two blocks.
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News: Joe Harris scored 12 points Friday on 4-of-5 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat 101-95. Harris pulled down one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 22:34 of playing time. Harris went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Tyler Zeller scored six points Friday on 3-of-6 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat 101-95. Zeller grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 11:26 of playing time.
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News: Quincy Acy scored seven points Friday, going 2 of 2 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat 101-95. Acy grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 24:39 on the floor. He added one block. Acy went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
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News: Bam Adebayo scored nine points Friday, going 3 of 5 from the field, as the Miami Heat lost to the Brooklyn Nets 101-95. Adebayo pulled down three rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 14:18 on the floor.
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News: Derrick Jones Jr. did not score Friday on 0-of-4 shooting as the Miami Heat lost to the Brooklyn Nets 101-95. Jones Jr. grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 17:34 on the floor.
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News: Justise Winslow scored five points Friday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Miami Heat lost to the Brooklyn Nets 101-95. Winslow grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 25:02 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Winslow went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: James Johnson scored eight points Friday on 3-of-7 shooting as the Miami Heat lost to the Brooklyn Nets 101-95. Johnson pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 24:06 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Johnson went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
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News: Vince Carter scored 15 points Friday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Carter pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -22 in his 23:22 of playing time. He added one steal. Carter went 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
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News: Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 15 points Friday on 7-of-13 shooting as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Bogdanovic pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 28:37 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Bogdanovic went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Bogdanovic has been a very consistent producer during Sacramento's seven-game skid, averaging 17.6 points on 56.3 percent shooting - including 17 of 33 from long range - with 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
News: JaMychal Green scored six points Friday, going 3 of 9 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Green grabbed 10 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 25:36 of playing time. He added one block.
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News: Buddy Hield scored 13 points Friday on 4-of-11 shooting as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Hield pulled down seven rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 25:58 on the floor. He added two steals. Hield went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
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News: Deyonta Davis scored five points Friday on 2-of-3 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Davis grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 19:19 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Skal Labissiere scored four points Friday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Labissiere pulled down six rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 28:52 of playing time. He added one block and three steals.
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News: Marc Gasol scored six points Friday, going 3 of 6 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Gasol grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +19 in his 26:42 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Garrett Temple scored 11 points Friday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Temple pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 20:19 of playing time. He added one steal. Temple went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Tyreke Evans scored 14 points Friday on 4-of-15 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Evans pulled down six rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 27:53 on the floor. He added one steal. Evans went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Impact: Evans has cooled off lately, averaging 16.0 points on 39.1 percent shooting in his last four games after he averaged 25.3 points on 47.3 from the field in his previous six contests.
News: Zach Randolph scored four points Friday on 2-of-5 shooting as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Randolph grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -14 in his 18:54 on the floor.
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News: Andrew Harrison scored 12 points Friday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Harrison grabbed one rebound and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 22:24 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Harrison went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: De'Aaron Fox scored 16 points Friday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Fox grabbed two rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 32:20 on the floor. He added one block. Fox went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Impact: Fox scored in double figures for the seventh time in nine games after he was held to six points against Utah on Wednesday. In that nine-game span, Fox has averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 assists.
News: Ben McLemore scored 21 points Friday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. McLemore grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 26:55 on the floor. He added one steal. McLemore went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: McLemore had a season-high 21 points and it came against his former team. This performance was unexpected after he totaled just 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting in his four previous games. McLemore certainly made a case for a more permanent spot in the rotation.
News: Mario Chalmers scored five points Friday on 2-of-8 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Chalmers grabbed two rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 21:22 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Chalmers went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
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News: Willie Cauley-Stein scored seven points Friday, going 2 of 10 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Cauley-Stein pulled down 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 26:39 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
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News: Dillon Brooks scored 22 points Friday, going 8 of 13 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Brooks pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 27:54 on the floor. He added three steals. Brooks went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Impact: Brooks scored a career-high 22 points, also setting a personal best with eight field goals. The rookie has averaged 19.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting and 4.0 rebounds while going 10 of 17 from long range in his last three games.
News: Ivan Rabb scored four points Friday, going 2 of 2 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Rabb did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 3:40 of playing time.
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News: Justin Jackson scored three points Friday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Jackson pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 18:48 of playing time. Jackson went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Wayne Selden Jr. scored four points Friday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Selden Jr. pulled down two rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 17:32 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
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News: Georgios Papagiannis went scoreless Friday, going 0 of 3 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-88. Papagiannis pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 16:11 of playing time. He added one block.
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News: Jarell Martin scored seven points Friday on 3-of-7 shooting as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Sacramento Kings 106-88. Martin pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 20:43 of playing time. He added two blocks.
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News: DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points Friday, going 9 of 19 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. DeRozan pulled down seven rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 36:08 of playing time. He added one steal.
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News: Kyle Lowry scored 24 points Friday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Lowry grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 34:39 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Lowry went 4 of 9 from 3-point range.
Impact: Lowry has regained his stroke after missing time due to injury. He's totaled 42 points while hitting 8 of 19 from 3-point range in his last two games.
News: OG Anunoby did not score Friday on 0-of-7 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Anunoby grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 19:07 of playing time. He added two steals.
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News: Jakob Poeltl scored three points Friday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Poeltl grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 17:50 of playing time.
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News: Pascal Siakam scored six points Friday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Siakam pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 17:49 of playing time. He added one steal. Siakam went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
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News: C.J. Miles scored six points Friday on 2-of-7 shooting as the Toronto Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Miles pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 21:27 of playing time. He added one steal. Miles went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
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News: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points Friday, going 6 of 25 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Aldridge grabbed 14 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 37:20 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal. Aldridge went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Impact: Aldridge has 19 double-doubles this season, one more than he had all of last season. He missed nine of his 11 shot attempts in the first half.
News: Serge Ibaka scored four points Friday on 2-of-7 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Ibaka grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 30:20 of playing time.
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News: Delon Wright scored five points Friday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Wright grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 21:48 of playing time. He added one steal. Wright went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
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News: Norman Powell scored two points Friday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors topped the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Powell grabbed one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 10:51 of playing time.
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News: Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points Friday on 7-of-10 shooting as the Toronto Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. Valanciunas pulled down 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 30:01 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Valanciunas went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Impact: Valanciunas has stepped up with 32 points and 27 rebounds over his last two games.
News: Davis Bertans scored four points Friday on 2-of-5 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Bertans grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 19:28 on the floor. He added two steals.
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News: Bryn Forbes scored 10 points Friday, going 3 of 3 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Forbes grabbed one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 19:06 of playing time. Forbes went 2 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Dejounte Murray scored 10 points Friday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Murray pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 25:49 on the floor.
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News: Kyle Anderson scored five points Friday on 2-of-5 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Anderson grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 30:04 on the floor. He added three blocks and two steals. Anderson went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
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News: Joffrey Lauvergne scored two points Friday on 1-of-1 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Lauvergne did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 5:08 on the floor.
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News: Patty Mills scored 13 points Friday on 4-of-14 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Mills pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 28:26 of playing time. Mills went 1 of 9 from 3-point range.
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News: Danny Green scored four points Friday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Green grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 23:38 on the floor. He added two blocks.
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News: Tony Parker scored three points Friday, going 1 of 9 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Parker pulled down two rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 16:57 of playing time. He added three steals.
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News: Pau Gasol scored 15 points Friday on 6-of-11 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Toronto Raptors 86-83. Gasol pulled down nine rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 34:04 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Impact: Gasol has played better in his last two games, totaling 28 points and 21 rebounds.
News: Gasol (illness) has been cleared to play Friday against the Kings, Clay Bailey of the Commercial Appeal reports.
Impact: Gasol was held out of Wednesday's win over the Knicks due to an illness but, as expected, he'll return to action Friday after going through shootaround. Expect the 32-year-old to return to the starting lineup, which will likely push Deyonta Davis back to a bench role.
News: Russell (knee) will come off the bench during Friday's contest against the Heat, Alex Labidou of the Nets' official website reports.
Impact: Russell will come off the pine in his first game back from a knee injury, as coach Kenny Atkinson is looking to ease him back into the rotation. He'll likely re-join the starting five once he has his legs back under him, but could carry some restrictions until then. Prior to the injury, Russell had been posting 20.9 points, 5.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.
News: Antetokounmpo will not play Saturday in Philadelphia due to a sore right knee.
Impact: Since missing one game with soreness in that knee back on Dec. 23, Antetokounmpo has averaged 25 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists along with a 55.7 field goal percentage in 13 outings.
News: Brogdon (personal) won't play Saturday in Philadelphia.
Impact: Brogdon has been playing well over the last month, averaging 14.2 points while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. However, his assists have been down as he's dishing out just 2.9 per game during that stretch.
News: Jerebko (back spasms) will play in Friday's matchup with the Knicks.
Impact: Jerbeko's playing time will likely be reduced with Rudy Gobert returning to action, so he's not a strong fantasy play.
News: Bullock (bronchitis) will play Friday against the Wizards.
Impact: Bullock has started the last 17 games, averaging 11.6 points and shooting 55.3 percent overall and 50 percent (36 of 72) from deep over that stretch.
News: Antetokounmpo is listed as out on the Bucks' game notes in advance of Saturday's game against the Sixers due to a sore right knee.
Impact: The Bucks have not provided an official update, but it's fair to assume Antetokounmpo will be held out as a precaution, as has been the case periodically throughout the season. The All-Star starter missed a game on Dec. 23 with a knee issue but has played every game since and is averaging more than 35 minutes per game in the month of January. Expect Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe to shoulder more of the offensive workload in Antetokounmpo's absence.
News: Gobert (knee) will be available for Friday's game against the Knicks, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: The Jazz listed Gobert as probable on Thursday, and he's now been cleared to play after one final evaluation at shootaround. The big man has missed the last 15 games with a sprained left knee, last playing on December 15 against the Celtics. The 25-year-old will likely face a minutes restriction in the short term, but the Jazz have confirmed that he'll be in the starting lineup.
News: Russell (knee) has officially been cleared to return for Friday's game against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Russell initially carried a probable designation, but after going through morning shootaround he's been cleared to return to action for the first time since November 11. The Ohio State product will likely face some restrictions over the next week or two, but the expectation is that he'll eventually settle back into his role as the Nets' starting point guard and No. 1 option, offensively. Prior to the injury, Russell was averaging 20.9 points, 5.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from three (1.5 made threes per game).
News: Gasol (illness) is expected to play Friday against Sacramento, Michael Wallace of Grind City Media reports.
Impact: Gasol was held out of Wednesday's game due to illness, but he went through shootaround Friday morning and should be good to go as the Grizzlies take on former-teammate Zach Randolph and the Kings. Look for official confirmation from the team later in the day. Over the last five games, Gasol holds averages of 17.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.
News: CJ McCollum scored 16 points Thursday on 6-of-18 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. McCollum pulled down three rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 36:01 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. McCollum went 4 of 10 from 3-point range.
Impact: McCollum really struggled from inside the arc, but he's been lethal lately outside of it by going 17 of 34 on 3-point tries over his last four games. The sharpshooter has hit at a 45.6 percent clip (36 of 79) on 3s while averaging a strong 23.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists during a 12-game run.
News: Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points Thursday, going 8 of 14 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Nurkic pulled down 17 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 31:31 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals.
Impact: After being held under 10 points in three of his previous four games and going five straight with single-digit boards, Nurkic showed up on this night to register a season high in rebounds and become a factor in all phases. It's still anyone's guess if he'll rise to the occasion in a seemingly favorable matchup Saturday at home against Dallas.
News: Damian Lillard scored 26 points Thursday, going 8 of 21 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Lillard grabbed five rebounds and dished out eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 39:54 on the floor. He added one block. Lillard went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
Impact: It doesn't look like owners need to worry about Lillard's recent injuries cropping up again. The dynamic point guard is averaging a stellar 26 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists in five games since returning to the lineup. Three-point shooting has been his lone negative, as he's shot just 28.2 percent (11 of 39) from beyond the arc during that time frame.
News: Al-Farouq Aminu scored 12 points Thursday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Aminu pulled down nine rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 32:16 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Aminu went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: Though hardly a fantasy standout, Aminu is on a pretty solid four-game run in which he's averaged 12.8 points, nine rebounds and 0.8 blocks. The stretch forward has cooled off from behind the 3-point line, though, having shot 32 percent (16 of 50) over his past nine outings.
News: Darren Collison scored 23 points Thursday on 9-of-14 shooting as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Collison did not grab a rebound but had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 35:43 on the floor. He added one steal. Collison went 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
Impact: Collison isn't normally a prolific scorer, but he's now put up 19 points or more in three of his past four games while shooting an excellent 65.9 percent from the field during that stretch. Those numbers likely will not be sustained, but he's certainly worth using while he's hot.
News: Victor Oladipo scored 23 points Thursday on 9-of-25 shooting as the Indiana Pacers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Oladipo grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 35:45 of playing time. He added two blocks. Oladipo went 1 of 9 from 3-point range.
Impact: Oladipo still managed to put up plenty of points, though he was quite off in this one after shooting 51.6 percent from the floor over his first six games back from a knee injury. The zero steals were a surprise as well considering he had racked up 18 over those aforementioned six contests.
News: Thaddeus Young scored 10 points Thursday on 5-of-12 shooting as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Young pulled down 14 rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 37:04 of playing time. He added two steals.
Impact: The rebounds were a season high and marked only the third time this season that Young has recorded double-digits in that category. The veteran is maintaining his status as a dependable but somewhat limited fantasy option by averaging 12.7 points and 7.7 boards over his last six outings.
News: Domantas Sabonis scored nine points Thursday on 4-of-9 shooting as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Sabonis grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 33:29 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Impact: Sabonis has been a bit of a mixed bag of late, as he's recorded double-digit rebounds in three of his past four games but is averaging just 9.3 points over his last three. The son of the former Blazers' great did average 20.3 points on 67.3 percent shooting over the first four games of January, and he's still in a good spot with Myles Turner not yet quite ready to return from an elbow injury.
News: Ed Davis scored eight points Thursday on 4-of-5 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Davis grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 15:43 on the floor.
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News: Evan Turner scored two points Thursday, going 1 of 6 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Turner grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 25:21 of playing time.
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News: Shabazz Napier scored 13 points Thursday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Napier pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 28:54 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals. Napier went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
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News: Pat Connaughton scored two points Thursday on 1-of-5 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Connaughton pulled down one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 13:51 of playing time.
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News: Zach Collins scored two points Thursday on 1-of-2 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Collins pulled down eight rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 16:29 of playing time. He added one block.
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News: TJ Leaf scored two points Thursday, going 1 of 3 from the field, as the Indiana Pacers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Leaf grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 10:57 on the floor.
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News: Bojan Bogdanovic scored eight points Thursday on 3-of-10 shooting as the Indiana Pacers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Bogdanovic grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 25:31 on the floor. Bogdanovic went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
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News: Lance Stephenson did not score Thursday, going 0 of 6 from the field, as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Stephenson pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 10:23 on the floor.
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News: Cory Joseph scored two points Thursday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Joseph grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -11 in his 26:04 on the floor.
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News: Al Jefferson scored seven points Thursday, going 3 of 6 from the field, as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86. Jefferson pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 13:45 on the floor. He added one block.
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News: Jeff Teague scored six points Thursday on 3-of-8 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Houston Rockets 116-98. Teague pulled down five rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -22 in his 32:28 of playing time.
Impact: Teague hasn't shot the ball particularly well of late, connecting on just 39.2 percent of his field goal attempts over his last four games. He's still been a solid, though not upper-level, fantasy point guard since returning from a knee injury last week. He's averaging 12.2 points, 5.6 assists and two steals in five games upon coming back.
News: Jimmy Butler scored 23 points Thursday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Houston Rockets 116-98. Butler pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 42:16 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Impact: It's the 15th time in Butler's last 17 games in which he's reached the 20-point mark, a stretch in which he's averaged 25.3 points on 51.1 percent shooting. The star guard is also averaging 2.35 steals during that period, second only to LeBron James for tops in the league over that span.
News: Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points Thursday on 10-of-19 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Houston Rockets 116-98. Towns grabbed 16 rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:57 on the floor. He added five blocks and two steals. Towns went 1 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: Towns struggled from the outside after going 11 of 16 on 3-point tries over his previous six games, but still managed an 11th straight double-double and was a blocks machine in this one. As automatic a fantasy option there is from the center position, the likely All-Star is averaging 20.4 points, 14.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 blocks during an eight-game roll.