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Thabo Sefolosha scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds, three steals and three blocks over 26 minutes in Tuesday's blowout win over the Celtics.
In his second start of the season, Sefolosha turned in another double-digit scoring performance while filling up the stat sheet nicely. Chances are he's available on the waiver wire, so if he continues to stick in the Atlanta Hawks ' starting five, look to scoop him up.
Kyle Korver scored 17 points and hit all three of his 3-point attempts while pulling down seven rebounds over 33 minutes in Tuesday's 121-97 win over the Celtics.
Korver is beginning to look like his old self, hitting 10-of-19 from downtown over his past four contests. It appears that Korver's turning a corner on the season and is looking the healthiest he's looked all year.
Jeff Teague (ankle) scored 16 points (4-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT) and dished out nine assists with two steals over 26 minutes in Tuesday's blowout win over the Celtics.
Teague struggled in his return to the starting lineup Saturday against the Cavaliers, but had a much better performance Tuesday. The Atlanta Hawks cruised to victory, so Teague's minutes were limited, but expect him to return to his normal workload against the T-Wolves on Wednesday.
Paul Millsap (shoulder) showed no signs of injury in Tuesday's blowout win over the Celtics. He scored a team-high 25 points (10-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT) with nine rebounds and three assists over 32 minutes.
It was believed that Millsap was dealing with a shoulder ailment, but that didn't appear to hamper him much. He came a rebound short of his third straight double-double, but has still managed to fill up every category on a consistent basis this season.
Avery Bradley kept up the scoring in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks. He scored a team-high 25 points (10-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added three steals over a team-high 30 minutes.
Bradley took advantage of Marcus Smart's injury again, topping 25 points for the second straight game. He's averaging 22.4 PPG over his past five contests, so as long as Smart remains sidelined, Bradley should offer a ton of value in daily formats.
Raymond Felton scored 16 points and hit all four of his attempts from downtown in Tuesday's 110-96 loss to the Grizzlies.
Felton also chipped in four rebounds and two assists, but got himself into some foul trouble. Regardless, it was one of Felton's most productive games of the season, albeit in a losing effort.
Zaza Pachulia turned in his fourth straight double-double in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies. He scored 13 points and shot 9-of-10 from the charity stripe with 10 rebounds and three assists over 28 minutes.
The veteran center is having perhaps his best season since 06-07, averaging a double-double over 15 starts with Dallas. Pachulia will have a tough time grabbing his fifth straight double-double Wednesday against the Spurs on the road.
Dirk Nowitzki notched a double-double in Tuesday's loss, scoring 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds and two 3-pointers.
Dirk has been up-and-down all season as the 37-year-old's body continues to break down. The double-double was just his second of the season as the seven-footer has averaged a mere 6.1 RPG in November. Nowitzki get's a tough task Wednesday against the Spurs.
Matt Barnes scored 14 points and drained three 3-pointers to go along with seven rebounds over a season-high 38 minutes in Tuesday's 110-96 win over the Mavericks.
In his first start of the season, Barnes contributed nicely in Memphis' blowout win over Dallas. Barnes started in place of Zach Randolph, who was originally supposed to come off the bench but didn't play Tuesday. The veteran winger gets a nice boost in value if Z-Bo remains sidelined any longer, but chances are he'll return soon.
Mario Chalmers scored 14 points and had a season-high five steals over 21 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 110-96 win over the Mavericks.
Chalmers has been streaky off the bench since being acquired from the Heat seven games ago as his shooting continues to be inconsistent. He's getting more playing time with Memphis, but it's still hard to justify adding Chalmers in anything other than deep leagues.