NBA Player News
|11/29/2015||Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG|
|Lowry scored 27 points in Toronto's 84-82 win in Washington Saturday.
Analysis: Lowry has scored 27 in consecutive games and is averaging 23.3 in his last six.
|11/29/2015||LeBron James, Cle, F|
|James has turned in countless clutch performances during his career. The four-time MVP added another to the list Saturday night. James made a running hook shot with a second left and scored 26 points, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: After Joe Johnson's three foul shots tied the game with 15.2 seconds left, the Cavaliers called timeout and took the ball at midcourt. James took the inbounds pass, dribbled to the top of the key before cutting to the right of the lane and hitting a hook shot over Brook Lopez, the Nets' 7-foot center.
|11/29/2015||Kevin Love, Cle, F-C|
|Love had 26 points in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.
Analysis: Love continues to be efficient from the floor, averaging 23.6 points on 55.4 percent in his last seven games.
|11/29/2015||Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F|
|Leonard finished with 22 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's win over Atlanta. He also went 3 for 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Leonard has been great all year, but he's 22 for 36 (61.1 percent) from 3-point range over his last eight games.
|11/29/2015||Brook Lopez, Bkn, C|
|Lopez is averaging 23.7 points in the last three games and went 10 of 15 for 22 against Cleveland on Saturday.
Analysis: Lopez, however, is making 49.0 percent of his shots this season for his lowest mark since the team was in New Jersey.
|11/29/2015||Tim Duncan, SA, F-C|
|Duncan turned back the clock with 18 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Hawks.
Analysis: It was his most rebounds in a game since also pulling down 18 on Dec. 12, 2014. He's still capable of having games like this from time to time.
|11/29/2015||Zaza Pachulia, Dal, C|
|Pachulia had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's win over Denver.
Analysis: Pachulia has five double-doubles in his last six games while averaging 12.3 points and 9.3 rebounds.
|11/29/2015||Anthony Davis, NO, F-C|
|Davis was a one-man show for much of Saturday night. He scored 14 of the Pelicans' 16 first-quarter points and finished with 36. Davis also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots.
Analysis: It was good to see after Davis was carried off the court Friday night with an apparent knee injury. He showed no effects.
|11/29/2015||Trevor Booker, Uta, PF|
|Booker matched a season high with 13 points and pulled down a season-best 15 boards in Saturday's win over the Pelicans.
Analysis: This kind of production should be short-lived as he's filling in for Derrick Favors, who is out for personal reasons.
|11/29/2015||Rudy Gobert, Uta, C|
|Gobert had nine points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a win over the Pelicans on Saturday.
Analysis: Gobert is a good source of rebounds (10.8 per game) and blocks (2.8), if you team is in need of both.
|11/29/2015||Alec Burks, Uta, G|
|Burks broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting Saturday.
Analysis: Burks had averaged 10.3 points on 9-of-36 (25.0 percent) shooting over his previous three games.
|11/29/2015||Rudy Gay, Sac, F|
|Gay rebounded from an awful shooting performance with 20 points on Sunday.
Analysis: He made 7 of 20 shots and grabbed seven rebounds to wash away the taste of 1-for-13 shooting and a season-low two points on Friday.
|11/29/2015||Kobe Bryant, LAL, G-F|
|Bryant had his best game in quite a while Saturday with 21 points on 7-of-20 shooting in a loss at Portland.
Analysis: Bryant had totaled 22 points on 7-of-36 shooting over his previous two games.
|11/29/2015||Damian Lillard, Por, PG|
|Lillard finished with 29 points and seven assists in a 108-96 win over the Lakers on Saturday. He also went 5 for 11 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Lillard has totaled 59 points and 20 assists in two games against the Lakers this season.
|11/29/2015||Stephen Curry, GS, G|
|Curry scored 17 points in the first quarter but finished with just 19 to match a season low on Sunday.
Analysis: The Warriors led comfortably for most of the second half of a 120-101 win over Sacramento, so they didn't need the reigning MVP much. He hit three 3-pointers in the opening period while scoring more than half of Golden State's 30 points.
|11/29/2015||C.J. McCollum, Por, G|
|McCollum had a big game with 28 points in Saturday's home win over the Lakers. He went 4 for 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: McCollum is averaging a career-high 20.4 points but this was his first 20-point effort since Nov. 13 versus Memphis. He's scored 21.9 per game and hit 41.3 percent from 3-point range in eight home games.
|11/29/2015||Draymond Green, GS, F|
|Green posted his second straight triple-double on Sunday with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming the first Warriors player to achieve the feat since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964.
Analysis: He had a bit of a rough shooting night by finishing 4 for 13 and missing all four of his 3-pointers, but his presence was felt all over the floor as he added four blocks. On Saturday, he had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
|11/28/2015||J.J. Barea, Dal, G|
|Barea will miss at least three games after he sprained his right ankle late in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.
Analysis: His status is more week to week than day to day according to coach Rick Carlisle.
|11/28/2015||Nerlens Noel, Phi, F-C|
|Noel was a late scratch for Friday's game against Houston with right knee soreness.
Analysis: He was initially penciled to start next to Jahlil Okafor but after warming up it was decided he would sit out.
|11/28/2015||Elfrid Payton, Orl, PG|
|Payton had 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting with 10 assists in Friday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Payton added 10 assists for his second straight points-assists double-double after going his first 14 games without one of that variety.
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