NBA Player News
|12/7/2016||Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F|
|Leonard scored 31 points and the Spurs improved to 13-0 on the road this season with a 105-91 victory.
Analysis: Leonard hit 11 of 15 shots after not scoring at all in the first quarter.
|12/7/2016||Zach LaVine, Min, G|
|LaVine had 25 points Tuesday.
Analysis: He's averaged 23.5 points in the last six games.
|12/6/2016||Gordon Hayward, Uta, G-F|
|Hayward scored 23 points, and the Jazz defeated the Lakers 107-101 at Staples Center on Monday.
Analysis: Hayward's string of 30-point games ended at three - all of which came at home - but he added six rebounds, five assists and went 3 of 6 from 3-point range. The Jazz are back in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to kick off a five-game homestand against the Suns.
|12/6/2016||Klay Thompson, GS, G-F|
|Thompson went off for 60 points in 29 head-shaking, jaw-dropping, defense-breaking minutes. Thompson had an NBA season-high and career-best performance for the highest-scoring output by a Golden State player in more than 42 years, and the Warriors whipped the Indiana Pacers 142-106 on Monday night.
Analysis: Thompson joined Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks as the only Warriors to score 60 points. Barry was the last to do so, going off for 64 on March 26, 1974, against Portland.
|12/6/2016||Rudy Gobert, Uta, C|
|Gobert had 14 points, a season high-tying 17 rebounds and five blocks, and the Jazz defeated the Lakers 107-101 at Staples Center.
Analysis: Gobert is averaging 11.3 rebounds - the best by a Jazz player since Carlos Boozer averaged 11.7 in 2006-07.
|12/6/2016||Kevin Durant, GS, F|
|Durant added 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks for Golden State in another display of impressive passing in Monday's win over the Pacers.
Analysis: Durant is helping fantasy owners with 12 assists in his last two games. He's averaging 4.7 on the season to go along with a career-high 8.4 rebounds.
|12/6/2016||Paul George, Ind, F|
|George had 21 points and 10 rebounds a night after playing nearly 34 minutes and much of that with tissue in his bloody nose in Monday's loss to GSW. He had also played Sunday with a bloody nose.
Analysis: It was a promising performance for George after he had missed six of his previous eight games with a sore lower back.
|12/6/2016||Tarik Black, LAL, F-C|
|Black suffered a sprained ankle Monday against the Jazz.
Analysis: He's day-to-day.
|12/6/2016||Lou Williams, LAL, G|
|Williams had another huge game on Monday, scoring 38 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds in a loss to the Jazz.
Analysis: Williams just missed posting back-to-back 40-point games; he scored 40 against the Grizzlies on Saturday. He is the first Laker to produce 38 points or more in consecutive games since Kobe Bryant achieved the feat on March 8, 2014.
|12/6/2016||Jordan Clarkson, LAL, G|
|Clarkson finished with 17 points in Monday's loss to the Jazz.
Analysis: Clarkson found his shooting touch, going 7 of 13, after making 8 of 31 shots in his previous two games.
|12/6/2016||Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG|
|Thomas strained his right groin in Monday's game, but isn't expected to miss any games.
Analysis: Thomas finished the contest and had 20 points on the night. Keep an eye on this situation.
|12/6/2016||Sheldon McClellan, Was, SG|
|The Wizards assigned McClellan to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.
Analysis: McClellan has appeared in seven games, including two starts, this season while averaging 4.6 points in 11.1 minutes. He was signed as a free agent in July.
|12/6/2016||Mike Scott, Atl, PF|
|The Atlanta Hawks assigned Scott to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, the team announced Tuesday.
Analysis: Scott has played sparingly for the Hawks since returning from a knee injury and this assignment is an effort to give Scott more playing time. He is expected to play two games for the 87ers before returning to the Hawks.
|12/6/2016||Elfrid Payton, Orl, PG|
|Payton broke out with a career-high 25 points and added nine assists, three steals and three blocks Tuesday. He shot 9 of 12 overall, 3 of 3 from 3-point range and 4 of 4 from the foul line.
Analysis: He totaled 13 points in the previous three games while shooting 6 of 19, missing all four 3-point attempts and going 1 for 7 at the line.
|12/6/2016||Jeff Green, Orl, G-F|
|Green had a season-high 20 points Tuesday.
Analysis: He's come on in the last four games, averaging 16 points and shooting 56.1 percent. Green averaged 7.5 points and shot 32.6 percent in his first 17 contests.
|12/6/2016||Jodie Meeks, Orl, SG|
|Meeks had his best game Tuesday since making his season debut Friday.
Analysis: Meeks, who underwent foot surgery in the offseason, had 18 points and went 4 of 5 from 3-point range. He totaled 17 points and was 2 of 6 from deep in his first two games.
|12/6/2016||John Wall, Was, PG|
|Wall recorded the first 50-point game of his career Tuesday, scoring 52 on 18-of-31 shooting while making 5 of 8 from 3-point range and 11 of 14 free throws. He also had eight assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Analysis: Wall's previous career high was 47 in March 2013 and his only other 40-point game came last February when he had 41.
|12/6/2016||Bradley Beal, Was, SG|
|Beal had 19 points on Tuesday.
Analysis: Beal is averaging 25.5 points and shooting 48.1 percent overall and 46.4 from 3-point range in 10 games since missing three due to injury.
|12/6/2016||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony matched a season high with 35 points Tuesday.
Analysis: He's averaging 28 over the last three games after failing to reach 20 in the previous three.
|12/6/2016||Kristaps Porzingis, NY, F-C|
|Porzingis had 14 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday but continued to struggle from the field.
Analysis: He's averaging 13.3 points and shooting 31.1 percent in the last three games while pulling down 10.3 rebounds.
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