NBA Player News
|3/9/2014||Kyrie Irving, G||Irving finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Saturday's 107-97 loss to New York.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 25.0 points and 8.8 assists over his last four home games.
|3/9/2014||Tobias Harris, F||Harris finished with 23 points off the bench in Saturday's 121-112 loss at San Antonio.
Analysis: Harris is averaging 19.8 points while shooting 53.2 percent over the last eight games.
|3/9/2014||Tony Parker, PG||Parker scored 30 points in Saturday's win over the Magic.
Analysis: Parker, who shot 11 of 19 from the floor, ranks second in the NBA among point guards with a field-goal percentage of 50.1.
|3/9/2014||Blake Griffin, F-C||Griffin scored a team-high 27 points in Saturday's 109-108 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Griffin has scored at least 20 points in a whopping 22 straight games, a stretch over which he is averaging 27.4 while shooting 55.3 percent.
|3/9/2014||Mike Conley, PG||Conley scored 20 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies turned up their offense in the second half to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-89 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Conley, averaging 17.2 points, scored a combined 14 in his previous two games while missing 19 of 23 shots. He was 7 of 18 from the field Saturday.
|3/9/2014||Tony Wroten, PG||Wroten scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting in Philadelphia's 16th consecutive loss, 104-92 to Utah on Saturday night.
Analysis: Wroten is averaging 17.7 points in his last seven games for the lowly 76ers, 5.0 more than in his first 48 this season.
|3/9/2014||Patrick Patterson, F-C||Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson will miss the next seven to 10 days with a sprained right elbow.
Analysis: The team made the announcement before Sunday's game at Minnesota. Coach Dwane Casey says Patterson has been bothered by the injury for some time, but aggravated it on Friday in a win over Sacramento.
|3/9/2014||Paul Pierce, F||Pierce left the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night after suffering a sore right shoulder in the opening minutes and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Analysis: Pierce was guarding Sacramento's Jason Thompson, who was backing him into the paint and then quickly spun around Pierce for a lay-up with 10:55 left in the opening quarter. The impact from the post-up move had Pierce clutching his shoulder and he walked off the court with a Nets trainer.
|3/9/2014||Stephen Curry, G||Curry says he will play limited minutes for the foreseeable future because of a strained right quad.
Analysis: Curry said before the Warriors hosted the Suns on Sunday night that an MRI on his quad revealed the strain. Warriors coach Mark Jackson said there's no set limit on Curry's minutes. Both said they will communicate with each other during games if his muscle fatigues.
|3/8/2014||Tyreke Evans, G-F||Evans had 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting in a 112-104 win over Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: The New Orleans guard is averaging 24.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting in his first four games this month. He's also averaged 7.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds in that stretch.
|3/8/2014||Anthony Davis, F-C||Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and New Orleans defeated the struggling Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 on Friday night.
Analysis: The Pelicans forward has a combined 57 points on 22-of-38 shooting (57.9 percent) and 29 rebounds in the last two games.
|3/8/2014||Khris Middleton, F||Middleton scored 25 points in a 112-104 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.
Analysis: The Milwaukee forward, who is averaging 11.9 points, had a combined 20 in his previous two games.
|3/8/2014||Jeff Adrien, F||Adrien had a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 112-104 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.
Analysis: The double-double was the Milwaukee forward's second of his career and first this season. He's averaging 3.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32 games this season.
|3/8/2014||James Harden, G-F||Harden scored 28 points in Friday's rout of Indiana.
Analysis: The Rockets are 20-2 at home when Harden has at least 17 points.
|3/8/2014||Kevin Martin, G-F||Martin had 24 points in Friday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Martin has scored at least 22 points in three of his four games since returning from injury.
|3/8/2014||Kyrie Irving, G||Irving was held to 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting in Friday's loss to Charlotte.
Analysis: Cleveland is 20-20 when Irving shoots at least 40.0 percent from the field, compared to 3-17 when he fails to hit that mark.
|3/8/2014||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C||Cousins scored 24 points in Friday's 99-87 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: While Cousins shot 8 of 12 from the floor, the rest of the team was 22 of 60 (36.6 percent).
|3/8/2014||Dion Waiters, SG||Waiters was 8 of 18 of the field and scored 19 in Friday's loss to Charlotte.
Analysis: It wasn't quite as impressive as his 11-for-18, 24-point performance on Tuesday against San Antonio in his first game since sitting out seven with a hyperextended left knee. However, it was still a solid performance that should be comforting for fantasy owners.
|3/8/2014||Al Jefferson, F-C||Jefferson had another monster game with 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting in Friday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 31.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting over his last four games.
|3/8/2014||Kemba Walker, PG||Walker scored 20 in Friday's win over Cleveland, though he was just 5 of 13 from the field.
Analysis: Walker is shooting just 33.3 percent from the field over his last five contests.
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