NBA Player News
|4/15/2015||Kyle Lowry, PG|
|Lowry scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with their franchise record 49th victory, beating the Charlotte Hornets 92-87 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lowry went 1 for 13 from 3-point range in his first two contests after missing seven straight games with back spasms. After going 2 of 4 on Tuesday night in a loss at Boston, he was 6 of 9 against Charlotte.
|4/15/2015||Troy Daniels, PG|
|Daniels scored 24 points on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Daniels made six 3-pointers to match his career-best from last season's finale.
|4/15/2015||Kevin Martin, G-F|
|Martin poured in 29 points in Wednesday's fantasy finale.
Analysis: Martin averaged 20.0 points in an injury-plagued season.
|4/15/2015||Zach LaVine, PG|
|LaVine notched 19 points and 13 assists in Wednesday's fantasy finale.
Analysis: LaVine recorded double digits in assists for the fourth time and proved that he can dish the rock and be a fantasy factor.
|4/15/2015||Russell Westbrook, PG|
|Westbrook went out with a bang with 37 points as the Thunder were eliminated Wednesday night, winning the scoring title with a 28.1 average.
Analysis: Westbrook has been a one-man wrecking crew for most of the season for the short-handed Thunder, and he laid siege to the hapless Timberwolves with a breathtaking first quarter. He hit 7 of 8 shots, both 3-pointers, and 7 of 8 free throws for 23 points to completely overwhelm a Timberwolves team that dressed nine players. He had 34 by halftime before he realized the Thunder's dreams were being dashed and watched the entire fourth quarter from the bench.
|4/15/2015||Andrew Wiggins, G-F|
|Wiggins had 23 points and six rebounds Wednesday night.
Analysis: Wiggins averaged 16.9 points to lead all rookies in a spectacular season for the future stud. Wiggins also said he will play for the Canadian national team during Olympic qualifying this summer so watch for him there.
|4/15/2015||Enes Kanter, C|
|Kanter ended his fantasy season in strong fashion Wednesday night.
Analysis: Kanter had 25 points and 15 rebounds for his 31st double-double.
|4/15/2015||Dion Waiters, G-F|
|Waiters ended his fantasy season in strong fashion Wednesday night.
Analysis: Waiters tied a career high with 33 points, though he is considered an NBA bust by most observers.
|4/15/2015||Anthony Davis, F-C|
|Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Davis will make his playoff debut against Golden State next weekend, though his career-worst six turnovers hurt fantasy owners.
|4/15/2015||Tyreke Evans, G|
|Evans had 19 points and 11 assists on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Evans has a tough matchup in the postseason with MVP candidate Stephen Curry so he could have his hands full.
|4/15/2015||Tony Parker, PG|
|Parker had 23 points and six assists Wednesday night.
Analysis: Parker may be past his fantasy prime with averages of 14.2 points and 4.9 assists.
|4/15/2015||Boris Diaw, F-C|
|Diaw had 20 points Wednesday night.
Analysis: Diaw had scored at least 20 just once all season.
|4/15/2015||Tim Duncan, F-C|
|Duncan finished the regular season with his 33rd double-double Wednesday night.
Analysis: Duncan, who is past his fantasy prime, had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
|4/15/2015||Jerryd Bayless, G|
|Bayless sat Wednesday's regular-season finale with a sore neck.
Analysis: He should be ready for the playoffs.
|4/15/2015||LeBron James, F|
|James sat out Cleveland's regular-season finale to rest for the playoffs and the Cavaliers rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 113-110 in overtime Wednesday night.
Analysis: James spent the night dressed as if he was headed to a business meeting, not the postseason, and the Cavs only played their other starters in the first half.
|4/15/2015||Matthew Dellavedova, G|
|Dellavedova scored 18 with 12 assists for Cleveland on Wednesday.
Analysis: His two free throws with 9.1 seconds gave Cleveland a 111-108 lead, and Shawn Marion sealed it with a steal and dunk.
|4/15/2015||Bojan Bogdanovic, G-F|
|The Brooklyn Nets kept alive their hopes for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night behind a career-high 28 points from Bogdanovic.
Analysis: Bogdanovic, a rookie from Croatia, shot 12 of 17 from the field and made four 3-pointers.
|4/15/2015||Jared Dudley, G-F|
|Dudley sat out a second straight game to rest his sore back Wednesday.
Analysis: Dudley is expected to be ready for the playoffs.
|4/14/2015||Klay Thompson, G-F|
|Thompson scored 26 of his 42 points in a sensational second quarter Monday night. He closes the fantasy campaign against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Analysis: The scene brought back memories of Thompson's record-setting performance against Sacramento on Jan. 23, when he scored 37 of his career-high 52 points in the third quarter. It was the most points in a quarter in NBA history and players like him are what makes this league special.
|4/14/2015||Kirk Hinrich, G|
|Hinrich sat out Monday with an injured left knee.
Analysis: Hinrich should be back when the games matter.
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