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|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.
|3/8/2014||Pau Gasol, F-C||Gasol continues to play well amid the Lakers' struggles, scoring 21 in Friday's loss to Denver.
Analysis: Gasol is averaging 24.2 points and shooting 56.8 percent over his last five contests.
|3/8/2014||Jordan Farmar, PG||Farmar scored 24 and was 4 of 5 from deep in Friday's loss to Denver.
Analysis: Farmar has scored 20-plus three times in his last five games and is 20 of 32 from 3-point range over his last six.
|3/8/2014||Kenneth Faried, PF||Faried scored a career-high 32 on 14-of-20 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season in Friday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Faried is averaging 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last 10 contests, up from 10.4 and 7.5 previously.
|3/8/2014||Ty Lawson, PG||Lawson had another highly efficient game, tallying 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting - including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc - with 17 assists compared to just four turnovers in Friday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Lawson is averaging 27.0 points and shooting 10 of 16 from 3-point range over three games since sitting out the previous nine due to a fractured rib.
|3/8/2014||LaMarcus Aldridge, F-C||Aldridge had 30 points and 17 rebounds in Friday's loss at Dallas, recording his 34th double-double.
Analysis: Aldridge was 13 of 28 from the field - not incredibly efficient, but certainly an improvement from his nightmarish 1-for-13, 10-point showing on Wednesday against Atlanta.
|3/8/2014||Wesley Matthews, G-F||Matthews scored 26 and was 4 of 8 from beyond the arc in Friday's loss at Dallas.
Analysis: Friday's performance could be a sign that Matthews is back on track after averaging 8.8 points while shooting 29.2 percent from the field over his previous five contests.
|3/8/2014||Dirk Nowitzki, F-C||Nowitzki scored 22 in Friday's win over the Trail Blazers.
Analysis: Though the points are still there - he's averaging 19.8 over his last six games - Nowitzki seems to be caught in a brief slump from 3-point range, going 3 for 19 in that same stretch.
|3/7/2014||Darren Collison, PG||Collison had a season-high 24 points in the Clippers' 142-94 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
Analysis: Collison was making his third straight start in place of an injured Jamal Crawford. He's averaging 17.6 points on 55.0 percent shooting in the last five games.
|3/7/2014||Carmelo Anthony, F||Anthony scored 18 of his 29 points in the first quarter, sending the New York Knicks to a rare easy night in a 108-81 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Analysis: Anthony is averaging 32.8 points in his last 10 games.
|3/7/2014||Carl Landry, F||The Sacramento Kings say reserve forward Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery.
Analysis: The team said Saturday a recent MRI exam revealed the injury, and surgery would be scheduled later. He missed his fifth straight game Friday night against Toronto with what was being listed as a sore knee.
|3/7/2014||Martell Webster, G-F||Webster is out with a sore back
Analysis: The Washington Wizards forward hasn't played since March 1.
|3/7/2014||Gerald Henderson, G-F||Henderson is expected to be out at least through the end of the week, according to coach Steve Clifford.
Analysis: The Charlotte Bobcats guard has a strained right calf.
|3/7/2014||Jeff Ayres, F-C||Ayres missed Thursday's 111-87 win over Miami on Thursday because of a sprained right hand.
Analysis: The San Antonio forward has sat out two of the last three games.
|3/7/2014||C.J. Watson, PG||Watson is out with a sprained right elbow.
Analysis: The Indiana Pacers guard hasn't played since March 4.
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