NBA 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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