Thon Maker got the start in place of Parker, probably just so coach Jason Kidd can continue to tinker with his rotations before the playoffs roll around. The experiment didn't pay off, however, as Parker seemed to be out of a rhythm despite totaling close to his season average of 34 minutes. His shot selection looked a little forced, and he had a tough time finishing around Hassan Whiteside. Parker will probably return to the starting lineup against the Rockets on Monday, since Maker didn't show off anything even remotely impressive.
The Joel Embiid-less Sixers had little answer for Atlanta's frontcourt Saturday, as Millsap and Dwight Howard combined for 35 points and 25 boards. It was Millsap's 12th double-double on the season.
McConnell scored eight points (3-7 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding 11 assists, six rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes during Saturday's 110-93 loss to the Hawks.
While his lack of offense makes him difficult to roster in shallower fantasy formats -- McConnell has more games with double-digit assists (two) than double-digit points (one) in January -- the second-year player is contributing in other categories. Once Ben Simmons (foot) makes his debut for the Sixers, however, which could be in 4-6 weeks, expect McConnell's role to begin shrinking very quickly.
Kadri set up both Toronto goals in a 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.
Nazzy has been one of the most consistent Leafs over the last 10 games. He has points (eight goals, five assists) in eight of those games. And seven of those 13 points have come on the power play. Kadri is hot; use him whenever the Leafs are on the ice.
Antetokounmpo tallied 24 points (8-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 38 minutes Saturday during a 109-97 loss to the Heat.
Antetokounmpo didn't have a great shooting night, but still found ways to impact the game, a strong sign for his development as a franchise player. He registered his 19th double-double of the season, and made a strong effort to jostle with Miami's frontcourt around the basket. However, Antetokounmpo did fail to record a block on Saturday, the first time that's happened since December 28th against the Pistons. The point guard is averaging 2.0 blocks a game, the sixth-highest average in the league.