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Date Player News
4/16/2014 Zach Randolph, F-C Zach Randolph led Memphis with 27 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Grizzlies defeat Dallas 106-105 in overtime.

Analysis: Randolph finished the regular season with 46 double-doubles in 78 games played.
4/16/2014 Dirk Nowitzki, F-C Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 30 points, but it was not enough as the team fell to Memphis in overtime on Wednesday, 106-105. The loss sets up a first-round series versus San Antonio for the Mavericks.

Analysis: Nowitzki played 79 games this season, his highest since the 2009-10 campaign when he played in 81.
4/16/2014 Bradley Beal, SG Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over Boston on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Beal jumped up to 17.0 points per game this season after averaging 13.9 as a rookie last year.
4/16/2014 Jordan Hill, F-C Jordan Hill closed out the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Los Angeles.

Analysis: Hill had 14 double-doubles this season, after recording just seven in his first four NBA seasons combined.
4/16/2014 Kevin Durant, F The NBA's scoring champion closed out his season in style, scoring 42 points to lead Oklahoma City to a 112-111 victory over Detroit.

Analysis: Durant finished the year averaging 31.9 points - the highest single-season average of his career - en route to his fourth scoring title.
4/16/2014 Trey Burke, PG Trey Burke closed out his rookie year in style, scoring a career-high 32 points to go with nine assists in Utah's 136-130 double overtime win over Minnesota.

Analysis: The first-round pick started 67 of 69 games as a rookie, averaging 12.5 points per contest.
4/16/2014 Cole Aldrich, C Aldrich had 13 points and 16 rebounds, including the go-ahead dunk in the final minutes, helping New York to a 95-92 win on Wednesday versus Toronto.

Analysis: The center, making his second start of the season, recorded season-highs in both points and rebounds.
4/15/2014 Michael Carter-Williams, PG Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Sixers on Monday.

Analysis: He's totaled 44 points in the last two games.
4/15/2014 Tony Wroten, PG Wroten scored 20 points for the Sixers in their final home game of the season Monday.

Analysis: He's averaging 13.2 points during a strong second NBA season.
4/15/2014 Kelly Olynyk, C Olynyk scored 28 points to lead the Celtics Monday.

Analysis: He's totaled 53 points and 21 boards in the last two games.
4/15/2014 Rajon Rondo, PG Rondo finished with eight points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds Monday.

Analysis: He's probably glad this season is ending.
4/15/2014 Trevor Ariza, G-F Ariza scored 25 points Monday to lead the Wizards, who shot 59 percent and made 14 3-pointers and remain one game ahead of the Bobcats in the race for the No. 6 seed.

Analysis: He totaled 23 points in the previous four contests.
4/15/2014 Jameer Nelson, PG Nelson is out for the third straight game with a strained left groin.

Analysis: Nelson will be back in 2014-15.
4/15/2014 DeMarcus Cousins, F-C Cousins has been suspended for the season finale after picking up his 16th technical.

Analysis: It's a mandatory suspension without pay, something he's grown used to.
4/15/2014 Al Jefferson, F-C Jefferson had 27 points and 15 rebounds Monday in a win over Atlanta.

Analysis: He has eight straight double-doubles and is averaging 29.3 points in his last three.
4/15/2014 Tyreke Evans, G-F Evans scored a career-high 41 points in Monday's win over Oklahoma City.

Analysis: He's averaging 19.7 points per game this season as a starter.
4/15/2014 Reggie Jackson, G Jackson has a stiff neck.

Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
4/15/2014 Carmelo Anthony, F Anthony will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.

Analysis: Anthony had an MRI Tuesday. The Knicks said he would not require surgery at this point and would be evaluated in about a month. Anthony will miss the playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career. He has said he plans to become a free agent in July.
4/15/2014 Luol Deng, F Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service.

Analysis: Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for EnoughProject.org urges peace in his homeland. Deng also established a charitable foundation in Britain, which granted his family political asylum. Cavs coach Mike Brown says Deng's award is ''well-deserved. He has an amazing story.'' Deng says he's honored to receive the award, which is named after the league's second commissioner and has been handed out since 1975.
4/15/2014 Alan Anderson, G-F Anderson has an abdominal strain.

Analysis: Anderson's status is not known.
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