Marcus Thornton

#10 PG / Houston Rockets / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 lb Age: 28 College: Louisiana State

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Scores 15 points in 25 minutes Tuesday

    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 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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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Scores 23 points Monday

    Thornton totaled 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 22 minutes during the Rockets' 140-132 overtime loss to the Clippers on Monday Thornton drained five threes, and he is now averaging 12.0 points, two assists, two threes, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.4 steals in 18 minutes per contest over his last five appearances. Thornton is a superb scorer off the bench who can fill it up even in short stretches. However, playing 20 minutes per game on the season disallows him from making an impact in standard leagues.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Scores 16 points Tuesday

    Thornton scored 16 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go with two rebounds and one assist across 15 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies. Thornton didn't need much court time to light it up from the outside, but it's worth noting that this performance came one game after he recorded two points on 1-for-7 shooting across 23 minutes. Expect Thornton's point totals to have a lot of volatility, and even more so in the games to come with Ty Lawson (suspension) set to return Wednesday against the Timberwolves and eat into Thornton's court time.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Scores 12 points in return

    Thornton (personal) returned to the court in Thursday's 103-94 victory over the Jazz, providing 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and two steals across 18 minutes. Thornton had been unavailable for the Rockets' previous two games after taking time off following the birth of his child last weekend. Though Thornton reentered the rotation immediately upon rejoining the Rockets, one of he or Jason Terry figures to see their role slashed once Ty Lawson (suspension) is eligible to return Jan. 13 versus the Timberwolves.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Will not be available Monday

    Thornton (personal) will not be available for Monday's game against the Jazz, Calvin Watkins of reports. Thornton did not even travel to Utah with his teammates, as he will get Monday off following the birth of his child. Thornton will presumably be able to return to action for the Rockets' rematch with the Jazz on Thursday in Houston.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Will not play Saturday

    Thornton is not with the team for their matchup in San Antonio Saturday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Thornton is with his fiance who went into labor Friday. He will likely be back with the team in time for their next contests in Utah on Monday. Thronton is coming off a game in which he scored 10 points and hit two triples in 26 minutes of action.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Doesn't play in Tuesday's loss

    Thornton (coach's decision) didn't see the court in Tuesday's 121-115 loss to the Hawks. It's the second time in three games that Thornton has gone unused. The recent return of Ty Lawson from a two-game suspension and the Rockets' relative health in the backcourt appears to have closed the door on consistent minutes for Thornton, whose season scoring average of 10.9 points should drop steadily from here.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Will return to rotation Saturday

    Thornton will return to the rotation Saturday against the Clippers with Ty Lawson suspended, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports. He could see 15-20 minutes over the next two games with Lawson out, but it will still be difficult for him to do enough to be valuable in daily leagues.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Sticks in bench role with Ariza out Wednesday

    Thornton occupied a bench role in Wednesday's 109-103 win over the Wizards, finishing with nine points (4-10 FG, 1-5 FT), three rebounds, and a block in 20 minutes. Coming off a game against the Nets one night earlier in which he generated a season-high 32 points in just 26 minutes, Thornton was hopeful to receive more playing time with starting small forward Trevor Ariza (back) ruled out for the second half of the Rockets' back-to-back, but it was Corey Brewer who ended up getting plugged into the starting five. Thornton still saw a fairly large role off the bench and wasn't shy about hoisting his shots, but this type of performance is much more indicative of what to expect from Thornton on a given night. While Thornton has no problem looking for his own offense, he doesn't go about it in a particularly efficient way, as evidenced by his lackluster 42.9 percent career mark from the field.

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    Rockets' Marcus Thornton: Scores 32 points in extended minutes

    Thornton posted 32 points (12-18 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 26 minutes in Tuesday's 110-105 loss to the Nets. Thornton saw more minutes Tuesday with teammate Trevor Ariza leaving the game with a back injury. He's always been able to score in big numbers -- as evidenced in his strong play early in the season when Terrence Jones missed time. However, this time around, both Thornton and Corey Brewer (22 points, 34 minutes Tuesday) would appear to split any extra minutes that Ariza misses, so Thornton may not necessarily score 20-plus points each night while Ariza is out.

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