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Date Player
12/9/2016 Norman Powell, Tor, G-F
Powell had season highs of 20 points and five steals in Friday's win over Boston.

Analysis: Powell started again in place of DeMarre Carroll, who sits on the back end of a back-to-back. Powell could be a good play going forward when that's the case considering he's averaged 15.6 points in five starts, compared to 3.4 off the bench.
12/9/2016 DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F
DeRozan had 16 of his 24 points after halftime in Friday's win over Boston, but he shot 9 of 25 from the field with five turnovers.

Analysis: DeRozan has been held below his season average of 27.8 points in 10 of his last 11 games.
12/9/2016 Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG
Lowry scored 21 of his season-high 34 points in the second half to help Toronto hold on for a 101-94 victory over Boston on Friday night.

Analysis: Lowry has averaged 27.7 points in his last three games. He's shot an astounding 32 of 51 (62.7 percent) from 3-point range over the past seven.
12/9/2016 Al Horford, Bos, F-C
Horford had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists Friday.

Analysis: Horford has passed the ball well in the past three games with an average of 7.7 assists, but his shot has been a bit off at 38.6 percent from the field.
12/9/2016 Avery Bradley, Bos, G
Bradley had 19 points and hit 5 of 7 from 3-point range Friday.

Analysis: Bradley has averaged 19.5 points in his last four games while shooting 54.4 percent from the floor.
12/9/2016 Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C
Millsap finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in Friday's win over Milwaukee.

Analysis: Since missing three games with a sore hip, Millsap has looked plenty healthy as he's averaged 22.7 points on 58.5 percent shooting along with 9.3 rebounds.
12/9/2016 Andre Drummond, Det, F-C
Drummond posted his second straight 20/20 game by amassing 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting along with 22 rebounds in Friday's win at Minnesota.

Analysis: Detroit's standout center has been virtually unstoppable on this road trip, as he went 11 of 14 from the field while putting up 26 points and 20 boards Wednesday in Charlotte. Drummond is averaging 17.8 points and 15.5 rebounds over a run of six straight double-doubles.
12/9/2016 Tobias Harris, Det, F
Harris made all three of his 3-point attempts while finishing with 15 points in Detroit's win at Minnesota on Friday.

Analysis: Though Harris failed to record a rebound with Andre Drummond cleaning the glass with authority, he continues to provide both the Pistons and fantasy owners with consistent scoring. The forward is averaging 18.3 points and shot 42.9 percent from beyond the arc over his last eight games.
12/9/2016 Dennis Schroder, Atl, PG
Schroder scored a career-high 33 points in Friday's comeback win over the Bucks, hitting a season-best four 3-pointers.

Analysis: Schroder is turning into a consistent offensive force for Atlanta, averaging 22 points on 52.9 percent shooting in the past nine games along with 7.3 assists.
12/9/2016 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Det, SG
Caldwell-Pope had just 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting Friday at Minnesota, but did dish out seven assists in the Pistons' 117-90 win.

Analysis: One of the league's streakiest scorers, Caldwell-Pope is in a four-game rut in which he's shot 34.9 percent while averaging 9.5 points. On the positive side, he's doled out 13 assists over the last two games.
12/9/2016 Jabari Parker, Mil, F
Parker had 27 points for the second consecutive game Friday.

Analysis: Parker is averaging 22.8 points in the last five games, but he was 3 of 7 from 3-point range Friday after going 2 for 12 in the previous four.
12/9/2016 Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C
Towns finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the Timberwolves' loss to Detroit on Friday.

Analysis: Though KAT has double-doubled in four straight and nine of the last 11 games, he's averaged a modest 14 points over the past three. The reigning Rookie of Year averaged 31.3 points over the previous three.
12/9/2016 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, SF
Antetokounmpo was limited to 24 minutes Friday due to foul trouble, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds and one assist - two nights after posting a triple-double.

Analysis: Foul problems continue to plague the Greek Freak, who has had five fouls in a game eight times this season. Friday marked his lowest-scoring output in 10 games.
12/9/2016 Andrew Wiggins, Min, G-F
Wiggins had 16 points but was held to 6-of-16 shooting as the Timberwolves fell to Detroit on Friday.

Analysis: The talented small forward continues to have trouble matching his torrid start to the season. Wiggins averaged 27.4 points while shooting 52.4 percent from 3 over the first 11 games. He's reached the 20-point mark in just three of 12 games since, shooting 37.4 percent overall during that stretch.
12/9/2016 Zach LaVine, Min, G
LaVine ended with 14 points and five assists in the Timberwolves' loss to Detroit on Friday.

Analysis: Those numbers are a bit disappointing considering that LaVine racked up 54 points over his previous two games. He's still averaging a team-best 23 points over his last eight.
12/9/2016 Russell Westbrook, OKC, PG
Westbrook's latest huge game wasn't quite enough to give the Thunder a seventh consecutive win. The prolific point guard had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's 102-99 loss to Houston to become the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to record seven straight triple-doubles.

Analysis: Westbrook is averaging 28.9 points, 13.6 rebounds and 13 assists over a remarkable run that's likely single-handedly keeping fantasy teams competitive. He's averaging a terrific 30.9 points per game for the season and has been held under 20 just twice in 23 outings.
12/9/2016 Steven Adams, OKC, C
Adams set a career high with 24 points and added 10 rebounds in the Thunder's loss to Houston on Friday.

Analysis: The 7-footer has stepped up his production of late, averaging 14.2 points while shooting an outstanding 68.8 percent from the field over his last six games. Adams has notched three double-doubles during that strong stretch.
12/9/2016 James Harden, Hou, G
Harden fell just short of a fifth triple-double this season, though his 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds helped the Rockets edge Oklahoma City on Friday.

Analysis: Though Harden struggled with his shot, going 6 of 23 from the field and 2 of 11 from 3-point range, he still managed a 12th straight game with at least 20 points and seven assists. He and Russell Westbrook are the only players to rank in the league's top five in both of those categories.
12/9/2016 Eric Gordon, Hou, SG
Gordon shot the ball well again in contributing 17 points off the bench to the Rockets' 102-99 victory at Oklahoma City on Friday.

Analysis: Gordon went 3 of 6 from 3-point range two days after knocking down eight triples in 12 attempts while scoring 26 points against the Lakers. Houston's sixth man is shooting a scorching 53.2 percent from 3 while averaging 21.9 points over his last seven games.
12/9/2016 Wesley Matthews, Dal, G-F
Matthews continued his recent hot stretch by draining five 3-pointers and putting up 26 points to help the Mavericks defeat Indiana on Friday.

Analysis: Matthews' shot has really been falling of late, as he's a torrid 20 of 36 (55.6 percent) from beyond the arc over his last four games. He's averaging 20.7 points over his past seven.
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