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  • Nikola Mirotic CHI PF
    Bulls' Nikola Mirotic: Had stitches taken out Wednesday
    9m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) will get his stitches out Wednesday, and remains out for weeks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Hoiberg said that Mirotic is still in a lot of pain and has lost around 15 pounds while out after an appendectomy. Due to the severity of his injury and the fact that he had to go on an all-liquid diet for a few days, it is likely that Mirotic will need time even after the All-Star break to recover. In his absence, look for Bobby Portis to gain extra playing time.

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  • Mike Dunleavy CHI SF
    Bulls' Mike Dunleavy: Probable to play Wednesday
    21m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Dunleavy (back) is considered probable for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

    Dunleavy has seen limited minutes off the bench in two games since returning from back surgery, most recently playing 16 minutes and scoring eight points Monday against Charlotte. The veteran will likely see a similar workload Wednesday night, though the team will wait to evaluate him one final time later in the afternoon before giving him official clearance.

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  • Zaza Pachulia DAL C
    Mavericks' Zaza Pachulia: Grabs 11 rebounds in loss
    35m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Zaza Pachulia scored seven points (1-4 FG, 5-6 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds in an overtime loss to the Jazz. He added five assists and two turnovers.

    Pachulia has been one of the surprise fantasy contributors in the first half of the season and he will look to improve those numbers following the break.

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  • Ersan Ilyasova DET SF
    Pistons' Ersan Ilyasova: Doubtful against Nuggets on Wednesday
    37m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is doubtful for Detroit's game against Denver on Wednesday, David Mayo of Michigan Live reports.

    Ilyasova has been inflicted with an illness and could miss Wednesday's game, having nothing to do with a previous groin injury that caused him to miss one game last week. If Ilyasova does not play, look for Anthony Tolliver and Darrun Hilliard to receive more minutes.

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  • Dirk Nowitzki DAL PF
    Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Scores 17 in loss
    37m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) Tuesday in a loss to the Jazz. He narrowly missed out on a double-double, finishing with nine rebounds.

    The All-Star break is coming at the perfect time for the 18-year vet. Nowitzki is shooting just 42 percent from the field, including 26.7 percent from long-range, in his last five outings.

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  • Wesley Matthews DAL SG
    Mavericks' Wesley Matthews: Scores 16 in loss to Utah
    41m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wesley Matthews scored 16 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) Tuesday in an overtime loss to the Jazz. He played 42 minutes and chipped in three assists and two rebounds.

    Matthews will enter the All-Star break averaging 33.1 minutes per game, a surprising total after last season's Achilles injury. He is averaging 2.3 made three-pointers a game despite a recent shooting slump.

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  • Zaza Pachulia DAL C
    Mavericks' Zaza Pachulia: Grabs 11 rebounds in loss
    35m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Zaza Pachulia scored seven points (1-4 FG, 5-6 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds in an overtime loss to the Jazz. He added five assists and two turnovers.

    Pachulia has been one of the surprise fantasy contributors in the first half of the season and he will look to improve those numbers following the break.

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  • Miles Plumlee MIL C
    Bucks' Miles Plumlee: Scores six points in start
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Miles Plumlee recorded six points (3-6 FG), five rebounds, and one block across 18 minutes in Tuesday's 112-111 win over the Celtics.

    Though Plumlee surprisingly got the call as the starting center over Greg Monroe, it was Monroe who ended up finishing the contest after he produced 29 points (13-21 FG, 3-6 FT) and 12 boards across 30 minutes. Even if this lineup arrangement continues over the next handful of games, Monroe is still likely to dominate the minutes at center, so Plumlee won't stand to gain much fantasy value by starting.

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  • Andrew Bogut GS C
    Warriors' Andrew Bogut: Double-doubles with six blocks, three steals Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrew Bogut provided 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, six blocks, three steals, and one assist in 29 minutes during the Golden State Warriors ' 123-110 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Bogut recorded his 1,000th career block on Tuesday while posting his fourth double-double of the season. His six blocks and three steals were both season-highs as well, and the Warriors' big man bullied the Rockets badly. With Festus Ezeli (knee) out for at least the next six weeks, Bogut is the team's lone true rim-protecting presence, though coach Steve Kerr is unlikely to push his veteran center much prior to the playoffs.

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  • Nene WAS C
    Wizards' Nene Hilario: Plays 17 minutes Tuesday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Hilario (calf) had four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and one block in 17 minutes during the Washington Wizards ' 111-108 win against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    After practicing in full on Monday, Hilario stated his plan to play in Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks. During his last four games, Hilario is averaging 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.5 assists, and 0.5 steals in 18 minutes per appearance. At 33 years old, he is seeing 19 minutes per game, and his body really isn't capable of handling much more than that.

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  • Hassan Whiteside MIA C
    Heat's Hassan Whiteside: Gets flagrant-2 foul, ejection in Tuesday loss
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Hassan Whiteside had 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes on Tuesday in a loss to the Spurs.

    Whiteside was assessed a flagrant-2 after he elbowed the Spurs' Boban Marjanovic trying to get possession of a rebound. This isn't the first time Whiteside has been down this road of trouble with the NBA, so a possible suspension could be looming. Whiteside did have a somewhat productive evening prior to the ejection, but he will definitely have to cool his jets going forward. This was the last game for the Miami Heat before the All-Star break and it appears Whiteside's break could be a bit longer, but at least he'll be well rested when he returns.

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  • Boban Marjanovic SA C
    Spurs' Boban Marjanovic: Scores 11 points in Tuesday win
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Boban Marjanovic had 11 points (3-5 FG, 5-7 FT), six rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes on Tuesday in a win against the Heat.

    Marjanovic is still not getting the minutes he deserves, but it doesn't take a basketball insider to see the talent that's there. One of these days, it may come across Greg Popovich's mind that Marjanovic should be out there more often on the court. Until that day comes, it's not smart to add Marjanovic to your season-long roster, and it's an incredibly risky move to roll him out on your DFS lineup too.

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  • Nikola Mirotic CHI PF
    Bulls' Nikola Mirotic: Had stitches taken out Wednesday
    9m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) will get his stitches out Wednesday, and remains out for weeks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Hoiberg said that Mirotic is still in a lot of pain and has lost around 15 pounds while out after an appendectomy. Due to the severity of his injury and the fact that he had to go on an all-liquid diet for a few days, it is likely that Mirotic will need time even after the All-Star break to recover. In his absence, look for Bobby Portis to gain extra playing time.

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  • Dirk Nowitzki DAL PF
    Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Scores 17 in loss
    37m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) Tuesday in a loss to the Jazz. He narrowly missed out on a double-double, finishing with nine rebounds.

    The All-Star break is coming at the perfect time for the 18-year vet. Nowitzki is shooting just 42 percent from the field, including 26.7 percent from long-range, in his last five outings.

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  • Jabari Parker MIL PF
    Bucks' Jabari Parker: Scores 10 points in Tuesday's win
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jabari Parker provided 10 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal across 27 minutes in Tuesday's 112-111 win over the Celtics.

    Parker had produced almost as many fouls (seven) as points (eight) in his last two games, so it was nice to see him get back on track in some regard Tuesday. Even so, the second-year forward still hasn't established himself as a must-own fantasy asset outside of deep leagues just yet, as he's only averaging 11.9 points (on 51.3% shooting), 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and one steal across 33.1 minutes since the start of January.

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  • Marreese Speights GS PF
    Warriors' Marreese Speights: Scores 15 in Tuesday's win
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marreese Speights scored 15 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) with four rebounds in 12 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Rockets. It was his second straight game with 15 points off the bench.

    Speights, who had lost a good deal of playing time while shooting a career-low 39-percent from the field, is taking advantage of regular minutes since Festus Ezeli went down with a knee injury. He's averaged 10.1 points on 47-percent shooting in the last seven games, similar production as last season when Speights was a regular part of the rotation and averaged 10.4 points on 49-percent shooting. He'll continue to get playing time nightly with Ezeli out at least six weeks.

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  • Derrick Favors UTA PF
    Jazz's Derrick Favors: Dishes career-high six assists Tuesday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Derrick Favors recorded 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 35 minutes during the Utah Jazz 's 121-119 overtime win against the Mavericks on Tuesday.

    Favors is putting up 13.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, three blocks, 1.6 assists, and 0.8 steals in 34 minutes per contest during the first five games of February. Though his shot has been off for the most part since returning from injury, the fact that his back spasms haven't re-surfaced is rather encouraging. As evidenced by this recent stretch of showings, Favors is a capable contributor in every category except three-point shooting.

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  • Kris Humphries WAS PF
    Wizards' Kris Humphries: Plays four minutes Tuesday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kris Humphries (knee) had two rebounds and missed his lone shot attempt (0-1 3Pt) in four minutes during the Washington Wizards ' 111-108 win over the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Humphries' soreness in his right knee resulted in 18 games on the sideline for the stretch-four. He was able to re-join the lineup on Tuesday--albeit briefly. However, as it stands, Humphries is earning only 17 minutes per contest this season.

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  • Mike Dunleavy CHI SF
    Bulls' Mike Dunleavy: Probable to play Wednesday
    21m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Dunleavy (back) is considered probable for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

    Dunleavy has seen limited minutes off the bench in two games since returning from back surgery, most recently playing 16 minutes and scoring eight points Monday against Charlotte. The veteran will likely see a similar workload Wednesday night, though the team will wait to evaluate him one final time later in the afternoon before giving him official clearance.

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  • Ersan Ilyasova DET SF
    Pistons' Ersan Ilyasova: Doubtful against Nuggets on Wednesday
    37m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is doubtful for Detroit's game against Denver on Wednesday, David Mayo of Michigan Live reports.

    Ilyasova has been inflicted with an illness and could miss Wednesday's game, having nothing to do with a previous groin injury that caused him to miss one game last week. If Ilyasova does not play, look for Anthony Tolliver and Darrun Hilliard to receive more minutes.

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  • Tobias Harris ORL SF
    Magic's Tobias Harris: Could play Wednesday night
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tobias Harris (ankle) did not go through shootaround, but he still may have a chance to play Wednesday against the Spurs, John Denton of Orlando Orlando Magic .com reports.

    Harris has missed the last two games with a sore left ankle, but he has not ruled out playing Wednesday, and the plan is to test out the ankle during warmups before making a final determination. If Harris plays, expect Evan Fournier to shift back to a bench role.

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  • Harrison Barnes GS SF
    Warriors' Harrison Barnes: Scores 19 points on 12 shots Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Harrison Barnes contributed 19 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, and two assists in 32 minutes during the Golden State Warriors ' 123-110 win over the Rockets on Tuesday.

    That's back-to-back 19-point showings for Barnes, and he has needed only 26 shot attempts to score those 38 points. Over the last five games, the soon-to-be restricted free agent forward has averaged 13.6 points on 50 percent from the field, 4.6 rebounds, two threes, 1.2 assists, and 0.6 steals in 34 minutes per matchup. The Warriors are right back in action on Wednesday against the Suns.

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  • Chandler Parsons DAL SF
    Mavericks' Chandler Parsons: Scores 24 points on 16 shots Tuesday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chandler Parsons provided 24 points (8-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT), one rebound, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes during the Dallas Mavericks ' 121-119 overtime loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Despite a six-point stinker versus the Spurs last Friday, Parsons is averaging 17.4 points on 48 percent from the field, 5.6 rebounds, two assists, two threes, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 33 minutes per contest through the first five games in February. Parsons and the Mavericks now have nine nights to rest before facing the Magic on Feb. 19.

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  • Gordon Hayward UTA SF
    Jazz's Gordon Hayward: Beats Mavericks at buzzer in overtime
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gordon Hayward had 20 points (8-20 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 45 minutes during the Utah Jazz 's 121-119 overtime win versus the Mavericks on Tuesday.

    Hayward's step-back jumper at the buzzer of overtime gave the Jazz its seventh straight win, and the team is now above .500 at 26-25 heading into Wednesday's matchup with the Pelicans. Over the first five games of February, Hayward is averaging 20.6 points, six rebounds, 4.2 assists, one three, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 41 minutes per appearance.

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  • Wesley Matthews DAL SG
    Mavericks' Wesley Matthews: Scores 16 in loss to Utah
    41m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wesley Matthews scored 16 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) Tuesday in an overtime loss to the Jazz. He played 42 minutes and chipped in three assists and two rebounds.

    Matthews will enter the All-Star break averaging 33.1 minutes per game, a surprising total after last season's Achilles injury. He is averaging 2.3 made three-pointers a game despite a recent shooting slump.

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  • Justin Anderson DAL SG
    Mavericks' Justin Anderson: Scores three in limited playing time
    45m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Justin Anderson scored three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt) Tuesday in an overtime loss to the Jazz. He played 10 minutes and finished with one rebound and a steal.

    Anderson has seen an increase in minutes with teammate Devin Harris out with a toe injury. However his overall productivity remains low and he hasn't done enough to warrant serious consideration in most formats.

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  • O.J. Mayo MIL SG
    Bucks' O.J. Mayo: Scoreless over 18 minutes in start at point guard
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) tallied no points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six assists, and one rebound across 18 minutes in Tuesday's 112-111 win over the Celtics.

    Mayo was returning from an 11-game absence due to the sore hamstring, but that didn't deter coach Jason Kidd from making major alterations to his starting lineup Tuesday. Kidd inserted Mayo in at point guard for Michael Carter-Williams at point guard, while Miles Plumlee replaced Greg Monroe at center. Both Mayo and Plumlee (18 minutes), who have primarily come off the bench this season, still ended up seeing far less court time than Carter-Williams (26 minutes) and Monroe (30 minutes), so Mayo won't make for a strong waiver claim even if he maintains hold on the starting job.

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  • Marcus Thornton HOU SG
    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Scores 15 points in 25 minutes Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marcus Thornton tallied 15 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three assists, one rebound, one steal, and one block in 25 minutes during the Houston Rockets ' 123-110 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Thornton is putting up 10.5 points, two rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 threes, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 18 minutes per contest through four games this month. These numbers are nearly identical to his season averages, and the 28-year-old forward is typically hit-or-miss in his role as a scorer off the Rockets' bench.

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  • James Harden HOU SG
    Rockets' James Harden: Scores 37 points Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    James Harden (hand) went off for 37 points (10-21 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 11-13 FT), five rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block in 40 minutes during the Houston Rockets ' 123-110 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Harden has been hot lately, with averages of 30.6 points, 7.8 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 4.2 threes, 2.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 37 minutes per contest over the last five games. He hasn't been missing much from the outside, as evidenced by his 47 percent mark from beyond the arc over the same time span. Nevertheless, he has also been earning 10.4 free-throw attempts per game, so he clearly isn't falling in love with the jumper or forgetting to attack the basket. The only blemish of late is that he still turning the ball over a whopping four times per matchup.

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  • Andre Iguodala GS SG
    Warriors' Andre Iguodala: Posts 12-6-6 line in 31 minutes Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andre Iguodala produced 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, and six assists in 31 minutes during the Golden State Warriors ' 123-110 win versus the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Iguodala has earned 30 minutes or more 16 times this season, and he is among the most well-rounded reserves in basketball. It's tough for him to put up a ton in terms of raw stats when he's coming off the bench, but Iguodala is still a jack of all trades who has significantly improved his ability to hit the open outside shot these last few years.

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  • J.J. Barea DAL PG
    Mavericks' J.J. Barea: Scores five points in loss
    43m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    J.J. Barea scored five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt) off the bench Tuesday. He added a team high six assists in the overtime loss to the Jazz.

    Barea played just 15 minutes and has failed to take advantage of the absence of Devin Harris. In his last five outings Barea is averaging 8.0 points on 33 percent shooting.

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  • C.J. Watson ORL PG
    Magic's C.J. Watson: Probable for Wednesday against the Spurs
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Scott Skiles said that C.J. Watson (calf) has a strong chance to play Wednesday against San Antonio, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Watson has been dealing with soreness in his left calf for some time now. Having returned to practice in the last few weeks, it is probable that he will return to game action Wednesday. The veteran averaged just 19 minutes a contest before his injury, making his fantasy value minuscule.

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  • Tyreke Evans NO PG
    Pelicans' Tyreke Evans: Expected to undergo season-ending knee surgery
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyreke Evans is expected to undergo surgery on his right knee in the near future, which would likely end his season, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    Evans hasn't played since Jan. 25 after experiencing recurring tendinitis in the knee, and the New Orleans Pelicans had planned to reevaluate his condition after the All-Star break. It appears he hasn't progressed in his recovery since being shut down, and with the Pelicans seemingly out of the running for the postseason, Evans has little incentive to play through the injury at less than 100 percent health. If Evans indeed goes under the knife again, it would mark his third procedure on the right knee since May, and it's fair to wonder if the 26-year-old will ever be able to stay on the court for a full season over the remainder of his career. The Pelicans were said to be shopping Evans with the hope of finding a suitor for his services, but the prospect of a season-ending surgery will end those discussions.

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  • Ty Lawson HOU PG
    Rockets' Ty Lawson: Scoreless in 16 minutes Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ty Lawson missed all four of his field goal attempts while handing out one assist in 16 minutes during the Houston Rockets ' 123-110 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

    With averages of 5.2 points, two assists, one rebound, and 0.2 steals in 19 minutes per appearance over the last five games, Lawson continues to be one of the most disappointing draft picks in fantasy. The 28-year-old point guard is producing career-lows across almost every statistical category, and barring injuries or a trade, it's tough to picture Lawson turning things around this season.

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  • Stephen Curry GS PG
    Warriors' Stephen Curry: Posts 35 points, nine assists Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stephen Curry recorded 35 points (12-24 FG, 7-16 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine assists, five rebounds, and one steal in 38 minutes during the Golden State Warriors ' 123-110 win over the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Curry now has 17 35-plus point performances, 14 showings with seven or more made three-pointers, and 15 contests with nine or more dimes this season. He has also recorded a steal in every game during 2016--with 2.2 takeaways per game since the turn of the new year.

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  • Raymond Felton DAL PG
    Mavericks' Raymond Felton: Posts 17-7-5 line Tuesday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Raymond Felton contributed 17 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during the Dallas Mavericks ' 121-119 overtime loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Felton didn't commit a single turnover, and he is delivering 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists to 0.4 turnovers, one three, and one steal in 27 minutes per game through five February match-ups. He has scored in double figures in five of the last six contests, and continues to play well in his contract year.

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