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  • Walter Tavares ATL C
    Hawks' Walter Tavares: Recalled by Hawks
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Walter Tavares was recalled from the D-League on Friday, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reports.

    After being assigned to the D-League earlier in the week, Tavares was recalled by the Atlanta Hawks on Friday--the first day of the All-Star break. Whether on not he will stick with the Hawks through the break remains to be seen, but there could be reserve minutes available if Tiago Splitter undergoes surgery on his injured hip.

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  • Jason Thompson GS PF
    Warriors' Jason Thompson: Mired in limited role
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jason Thompson has seen only a limited role off the bench for Golden State through the first half of the season.

    Thompson came over from Philadelphia this summer after spending the first seven years of his career in Sacramento. He was a regular starter for the Kings, but the 29-year-old has taken on a drastically reduced role for the Golden State Warriors , appearing in only 26 games and averaging 6.6 minutes per game on the season. Even with Festus Ezeli (knee) out for several weeks, Thompson's role is not likely to change, barring another injury to the likes of Andrew Bogut or Marreese Speights.

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  • Brandon Rush GS SG
    Warriors' Brandon Rush: Contributes five points off bench
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Rush contributed five points (5-6 FT) and five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench Wednesday against Phoenix.

    The game was representative of how Rush has performed of late, as he's seen a limited role off the bench in recent weeks. The Kansas product averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game in January and has put up similar per-minute numbers over a limited February sample. Rush's role will vary night-to-night depending upon the situation, as was evidenced earlier this week when he played only three minutes in a win over the Rockets.

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  • Ian Clark GS SG
    Warriors' Ian Clark: Three DNP-CDs in last four games
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ian Clark has been a DNP-CD in three of the Golden State Warriors ' last four games.

    Clark played four minutes in mop-up duty Wednesday in Phoenix but failed to see the floor in three games prior. The Belmont product saw an increased role earlier in the season when Harrison Barnes was injured, but when the Warriors are at full strength, Clark struggles to see more than garbage time minutes on most nights.

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  • Joel Anthony DET C
    Pistons' Joel Anthony: Playing sparingly
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joel Anthony has not seen the court in 14 of the last 15 games.

    The veteran was brought in last season to be an end-of-the-bench reserve forward and that's exactly the role he's filled again this season, appearing in only 13 games and logging an average of just 4.0 minutes in those contests. Barring multiple injuries or some sort of bizarre development, don't expect Anthony to make much of a dent in any fantasy formats in 2015-16.

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  • JaVale McGee DAL C
    Mavericks' JaVale McGee: Seeing reduced role
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    JaVale McGee has played sparingly over the Mavs' recent stretch of games leading up to the All-Star break.

    During a three-week stretch in January, McGee was routinely seeing double-digit minutes as a backup center, but he's since returned to a more modest role, playing 10 minutes or fewer in each of the last eight contests. The 28-year-old was a DNP-CD on Tuesday against the Jazz, suggesting that the Dallas Mavericks are comfortable playing Zaza Pachulia (41 minutes Tuesday) big minutes with Dwight Powell (12 minutes) as the small-ball backup center, even against a Jazz team featuring Rudy Gobert.

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  • Walter Tavares ATL C
    Hawks' Walter Tavares: Recalled by Hawks
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Walter Tavares was recalled from the D-League on Friday, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reports.

    After being assigned to the D-League earlier in the week, Tavares was recalled by the Atlanta Hawks on Friday--the first day of the All-Star break. Whether on not he will stick with the Hawks through the break remains to be seen, but there could be reserve minutes available if Tiago Splitter undergoes surgery on his injured hip.

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  • Joel Anthony DET C
    Pistons' Joel Anthony: Playing sparingly
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joel Anthony has not seen the court in 14 of the last 15 games.

    The veteran was brought in last season to be an end-of-the-bench reserve forward and that's exactly the role he's filled again this season, appearing in only 13 games and logging an average of just 4.0 minutes in those contests. Barring multiple injuries or some sort of bizarre development, don't expect Anthony to make much of a dent in any fantasy formats in 2015-16.

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  • JaVale McGee DAL C
    Mavericks' JaVale McGee: Seeing reduced role
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    JaVale McGee has played sparingly over the Mavs' recent stretch of games leading up to the All-Star break.

    During a three-week stretch in January, McGee was routinely seeing double-digit minutes as a backup center, but he's since returned to a more modest role, playing 10 minutes or fewer in each of the last eight contests. The 28-year-old was a DNP-CD on Tuesday against the Jazz, suggesting that the Dallas Mavericks are comfortable playing Zaza Pachulia (41 minutes Tuesday) big minutes with Dwight Powell (12 minutes) as the small-ball backup center, even against a Jazz team featuring Rudy Gobert.

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  • Al Horford ATL C
    Hawks' Al Horford: Added to All-Star Game
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Al Horford will replace the injured Chris Bosh (calf) on the Eastern Conference roster for Sunday's All-Star Game in Toronto, Sports Illustrated reports.

    Bosh is the second Eastern Conference player to drop out due to injury after Chicago's Jimmy Butler (knee) was replaced earlier in the week by teammate Pau Gasol. It will be the second consecutive All-Star bid for Horford, whose numbers are very similar to those he put up in 2014-15. The 29-year-old enters the weekend averaging 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting 50.7 percent from the field for an Atlanta team that sits in fourth place in the East, 8.5 games back of first-place Cleveland.

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  • Nene WAS C
    Wizards' Nene Hilario: Scores 14 in loss
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Hilario contributed 14 points (4-8 FG, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes in Thursday's 99-92 loss to the Bucks.

    Hilario had one of his better performances of the season on Thursday after missing two games last weekend with a calf injury. The 33-year-old will hope to remain healthy the remainder of the season after only playing in 28 games the first half of the season.

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  • Steven Adams OKC C
    Thunder's Steven Adams: Grabs six boards in blowout win
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Steven Adams finished with eight points and six rebounds in Thursday's win over the Pelicans.

    Adams has been limited to 20 and 25 minutes in each of his last two games, respectively, both of which have been blowout Oklahoma City Thunder victories. The center has shared time with Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter throughout the season, but his minutes have consistently rested in the mid-to-high 20s on most nights, and he closed the month of January with averages of 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26.1 minutes. Look for Adams to remain in a similar role going forward, barring an injury or roster shake-up at the deadline.

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  • Jason Thompson GS PF
    Warriors' Jason Thompson: Mired in limited role
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jason Thompson has seen only a limited role off the bench for Golden State through the first half of the season.

    Thompson came over from Philadelphia this summer after spending the first seven years of his career in Sacramento. He was a regular starter for the Kings, but the 29-year-old has taken on a drastically reduced role for the Golden State Warriors , appearing in only 26 games and averaging 6.6 minutes per game on the season. Even with Festus Ezeli (knee) out for several weeks, Thompson's role is not likely to change, barring another injury to the likes of Andrew Bogut or Marreese Speights.

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  • Chris Bosh MIA PF
    Heat's Chris Bosh: Out of All-Star Game
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Bosh will not play in Sunday's All-Star Game due to a strained calf, Adrian Wojnarowski and Jeff Zillgit of USA Today report.

    The news comes as surprising, as it was assumed Bosh was healthy heading into the All-Star break. The severity of Bosh's calf injury is currently unknown, but updates regarding the forward's status should come later on. Al Horford will replace Bosh on the Eastern Conference team Sunday.

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  • Nick Collison OKC PF
    Thunder's Nick Collison: Sees 13 minutes Thursday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nick Collison finished with two points (1-1 FG) and three rebounds over 13 minutes during Thursday's victory over the Pelicans.

    Collison remains buried on the Oklahoma City Thunder 's frontcourt depth chart, with guys like Serge Ibaka, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams dominating the minutes. Collison is averaging just 12 minutes per game this season, which likely isn't going to increase unless an injury occurs higher up in the depth chart. The 11-year pro will remain a deep reserve for the Thunder and appears more valuable for his veteran leadership as the push towards the playoffs approach in the second half of the season.

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  • Mike Muscala ATL PF
    Hawks' Mike Muscala: Seeing increased role in Splitter's absence
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Muscala is averaging 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and .5 blocks over 15.3 minutes in February.

    Although Muscala is averaging double-digit minutes on the season and has played in 40 games, he has still been a fringe rotational player for much of the first half of the season. That said, with Tiago Splitter contemplating hip surgery, Muscala could certainly be in position to continue to see similar minutes to what he has thus far in February.

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  • Willie Reed BKN PF
    Nets' Willie Reed: Racking up DNP-CDs
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Willie Reed has been a DNP-CD in each of the Brooklyn Nets ' last eight games.

    The Saint Louis alum held down a minor bench role last month, but he hasn't played since Jan. 26 and appears to be stuck at the end of the bench for the foreseeable future. The Nets took a flyer on Reed, who impressed during summer league, this offseason, but they have little invested in the 25-year-old, so it's unlikely the team makes a point to get him more run after the All-Star break.

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  • Ryan Anderson NO PF
    Pelicans' Ryan Anderson: Low-scoring games
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Anderson recorded four points (2-12 FG, 0-3 3PT) Thursday against the Thunder and seven points (3-10 FG, 1-1 FT, 0-4 3PT) in Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Anderson has had a couple low-scoring nights as he only recorded a total of 11 points in 45 collective minutes in the New Orleans Pelicans ' last two contests. This comes as a surprise for the NBA's leading bench scorer considering that he recorded an impressive 26 points during Monday's win against the Timberwolves and usually averages 17.1 points per game.

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  • Jeremy Evans DAL SF
    Mavericks' Jeremy Evans: DNP-CD in last two games
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jeremy Evans has been a DNP-CD in each of Dallas' last two games.

    Evans has held only a minor, bench role for the Mavs this season, seeing double-digit minutes in only two games since Jan. 1. While the 28-year-old is a solid defender with elite athleticism, his offensive repertoire is limited to the point that he'll likely remain in an end-of-the-bench role for the remainder of the season, barring an injury.

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  • Steve Novak OKC SF
    Thunder's Steve Novak: Scores season-high in points Thursday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Steve Novak notched six points (2-3 3Pt) and a rebound over two minutes during Thursday's victory over the Pelicans.

    Novak has seen the court in just seven games this season, so it was rare appearance for him during Thursday's outing versus the Pelicans, as the Oklahoma City Thunder had a commanding lead early on in the second half. Despite the season-high in points, Novak remains just an emergency option for the Thunder and on most nights won't even come off the bench.

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  • Jared Dudley WAS SF
    Wizards' Jared Dudley: Snaps three-game double-digit scoring streak
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jared Dudley delivered six points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 39 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Bucks.

    Dudley saw his three-game double-digit scoring streak come to an end on Thursday night against his former team. The 30-year-old veteran has had his name swirling in trade rumors lately, but it appears that the Washington Wizards have no interested in letting him go. He's averaging 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 30 minutes per game through his last six games.

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  • Otto Porter WAS SF
    Wizards' Otto Porter: 14 points in Thursday's loss
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Otto Porter posted 14 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one block, and a steal in 38 minutes in Thursday's 99-92 loss to the Bucks.

    Porter continues to play well after returning from hip injury that kept him out four games in late January. He has scored over 13 points in each of the past three games as his minutes continue to rise. He'll look to the All-Star break to continue to get back to full strength.

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  • Kelly Oubre WAS SF
    Wizards' Kelly Oubre: Scores two points in loss
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kelly Oubre provided two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound in eight minutes in Thursday's 99-92 loss to the Bucks.

    Oubre has seen his playing time dwindle as the season has progressed. After averaging 15 minutes per game in December, he saw his minutes drop to 13 in January and he has yet to log over 8 minutes in February. His lack of playing time is in part due to the return of Otto Porter from a hip injury. Head coach Randy Wittman also tends to favor veterans like Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden, which could result in Oubre drawing the short straw for playing time the remainder of season.

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  • Kyle Singler OKC SF
    Thunder's Kyle Singler: Sees 22 minutes Thursday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kyle Singler finished with 11 points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot over 22 minutes during Thursday's victory over the Pelicans.

    With the game effectively out of reach, Singler saw some extended run again Thursday, surpassing the 20-minute mark for just the ninth time this season. His playing time has trended up during the end of January and into February, but it hasn't necessarily yielded an increase in his statistical production. Singler should continue to serve as a depth option for the Oklahoma City Thunder , but will likely struggle to provide consistent and meaningful numbers across the board.

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  • Brandon Rush GS SG
    Warriors' Brandon Rush: Contributes five points off bench
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Rush contributed five points (5-6 FT) and five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench Wednesday against Phoenix.

    The game was representative of how Rush has performed of late, as he's seen a limited role off the bench in recent weeks. The Kansas product averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game in January and has put up similar per-minute numbers over a limited February sample. Rush's role will vary night-to-night depending upon the situation, as was evidenced earlier this week when he played only three minutes in a win over the Rockets.

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  • Ian Clark GS SG
    Warriors' Ian Clark: Three DNP-CDs in last four games
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ian Clark has been a DNP-CD in three of the Golden State Warriors ' last four games.

    Clark played four minutes in mop-up duty Wednesday in Phoenix but failed to see the floor in three games prior. The Belmont product saw an increased role earlier in the season when Harrison Barnes was injured, but when the Warriors are at full strength, Clark struggles to see more than garbage time minutes on most nights.

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  • Garrett Temple WAS SG
    Wizards' Garrett Temple: Sees minutes slashed in win
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Garrett Temple contributed three points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, and two steals in 16 minutes of action in Thursday's loss to the Bucks.

    Temple saw his minutes slashed on Thursday, seeing the least amount of action since Dec. 9. The 29-year-olds minutes may continue to decline after the All-Star break with Bradley Beal continuing to take on heavier workload as he returns to full strength after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg.

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  • Seth Curry SAC SG
    Kings' Seth Curry: Struggling to earn playing time
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Seth Curry has played in just two of Sacramento's past five games, posting three points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), two steals, and one block over nine total minutes.

    Curry has appeared in less than half of Sacramento's games this season and has only seen more than 15 minutes in a game just six times. He has been somewhat efficient when has has been on the floor, shooting 45 percent on two point attempts and 43 percent from three point range, but his playing time is too unpredictable for him to truly warrant a spot on year-long rosters.

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  • John Jenkins DAL SG
    Mavericks' John Jenkins: Four straight DNP-CDs
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Jenkins has been a DNP-CD in each of the Dallas Mavericks ' last four games.

    The Vanderbilt product has been buried near the end of the bench for much of the season, seeing double-digit minutes on just seven occasions. Barring an injury or two to the Dallas backcourt, Jenkins is unlikely to emerge from a deep reserve role this season.

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  • Troy Daniels CHA SG
    Hornets' Troy Daniels: DNP-CD in four of last five
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Troy Daniels has been a DNP-CD in four of the Charlotte Hornets ' last five games.

    Daniels played just two minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pacers, breaking a streak of four consecutive DNP-CDs. The 24-year-old is among the league's best three-point shooters, but he doesn't bring much else to the table and has been buried behind Nic Batum, Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb of late. Daniels has proven capable of being productive when given the opportunity, however, evidenced by his 28-point (8-11 3Pt), seven-rebound eruption in 31 minutes against the Kings on Jan. 25.

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  • Cameron Payne OKC PG
    Thunder's Cameron Payne: Records season-high of eight assists
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Cameron Payne finished with four points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two rebounds and eight assists over 25 minutes during Thursday's win over the Pelicans.

    Payne struggled offensively Thursday, shooting a woeful 29 percent from the field and missing all three of his three-point attempts. However, the eight assists notched a new season-high for the rookie and he received solid playing time with the Oklahoma City Thunder up by a bunch for the majority of the game. Payne has established himself as the top bench option behind Russell Westbrook at the point, but as long as Russell is healthy, Payne will be limited to minutes in the mid-to-high teens, while occasionally moving into the low-20's.

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  • John Wall WAS PG
    Wizards' John Wall: Expected to play in All-Star game
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Wall (knee) is expected to play in Sunday's All-Star game, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post reports.

    Wall injured his knee during Thursday's game against the Bucks and was seen limping following the game. He says he plans on playing in the All-Star game Sunday, which means the injury likely isn't anything serious. With that being said, he should be ready to go come Feb. 18 against the Jazz when the Washington Wizards return to action following the All-Star break.

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  • D.J. Augustin OKC PG
    Thunder's D.J. Augustin: Does not see the court Thursday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    D.J. Augustin (coach's decision) failed to see the court in Thursday's 121-95 victory over the Pelicans.

    Despite being completely healthy, Augustin hasn't participated in a game since Jan. 29 and continues to be the odd man out in the Oklahoma City Thunder 's backcourt rotation. Cameron Payne has run away with the back-up point guard spot, relegating Augustin to little or no minutes most nights. Unless an injury occurs, Augustin will remain limited in his minutes moving forward and shouldn't be counted on for any significant production.

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  • Tyler Ennis MIL PG
    Bucks' Tyler Ennis: Relegated to deep bench role
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Ennis has played only sparingly through the first half of the season, and he's averaging fewer than six minutes per game since Jan. 1.

    Even with injuries to Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo over the last month, Ennis has been unable to emerge from his deep bench role, and he's essentially been relegated to mop-up duty on most nights. The Syracuse product is only 21 years old, but at this point it's difficult to see him making a significant impact with the Milwaukee Bucks this season, barring a significant injury or two to the backcourt.

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  • Russell Westbrook OKC PG
    Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Posts near triple-double in Thursday victory
    21h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Russell Westbrook supplied 23 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 assists and nine rebounds over 28 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 victory over the Pelicans.

    The 27-year-old is one of the few players who can tally a near triple-double on relative cruise control, which is exactly what Westbrook accomplished Thursday. He played his lowest amount of minutes since Jan. 15 against the Timberwolves, yet racked up a stat line befitting a much larger allotment of playing time. Westbrook heads into the All-Star break hot, having tallied multiple three-pointers in three straight games for the first time since mid-November, and averaging 24.3 points, 11.3 assists, 10.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals over the Oklahoma City Thunder 's first five games in February.

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  • John Wall WAS PG
    Wizards' John Wall: Commits seven turnovers in Thursday loss
    21h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Wall had 15 points (5-19 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 42 minutes on Thursday in a loss to the Bucks.

    Wall couldn't get it going like usual on Thursday against the Bucks, who have done surprisingly well against point guards this season. It was one of his worst performances from the field and the seven turnovers didn't help matters much either. Feel free to continue rolling out Wall in every fantasy format with the pace at which the Washington Wizards play. Even on nights like this where it wasn't pretty, Wall still got a double-double with two blocks and steals.

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