Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist in Saturday's overtime loss to the Kings, extending his point streak to 19 games. He's now set the record for the longest point streak by an American born player.
Simply sensational. Kane opened the scoring on a power play -- his 14th goal of the season, before picking up a secondary assist in the second period. Kane leads the NHL with 37 points in 24 games, having been held off the scoresheet just twice all year.The 27-year-old is on another level right now and is an automatic roll every game.
Jahlil Okafor was reportedly pulled over by police in early November after his vehicle was clocked at 108 miles per hour, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Okafor has had his name in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, as Sunday's report of excessive speeding comes just days after it was revealed that he's been involved in two altercations outside nightclubs during his rookie season, with the most recent incident happening hours after Wednesday's loss to the Celtics in Boston. The 6-foot-11 center ended up starting two days later in Friday's loss to the Rockets, but submitted one of his worst performances of the season, producing 11 points (4-12 FG, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one steal over 27 minutes. The flood of bad press along with Friday's poor showing have Okafor's fantasy stock sliding, but because of what the Philadelphia 76ers have invested in him, it's likely that they'll do everything in their power to put the 20-year-old on the path to long-term success both personally and on the court. Okafor may be worth pursuing via trade in certain fantasy formats while his value remains low. The Sixers are set to play Sunday in Memphis, and the expectation is that Okafor will start and play his usual minutes.
Coach Byron Scott said that Lou Williams (personal) isn't expected to rejoin the Los Angeles Lakers until their game Tuesday against the 76ers, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
This means that Williams will be unavailable for a second consecutive game Sunday against the Pacers while he continues to be with his family following the passing of his grandfather. In Saturday's loss to the Trail Blazers, Scott went with a nine-man rotation while Williams was absent, with both D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson seeing more than 35 minutes in the backcourt. That arrangement figures to hold again Sunday, but usual third-string point guard Marcelo Huertas could also see an expanded role off the bench if the game quickly becomes non-competitive.
James Neal recorded an assist for the second straight game during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Sabres.
Neal's offensive production has been spotty at best this season, as he has not shown the same chemistry with linemates Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg that made the Preds one of the top offensive teams in the NHL last season. With 17 points in 23 games this season, Neal is on pace for roughly a 60-point campaign, but no doubt fantasy owners would love to see more from him. Keep him rolling in the meantime.
Keshawn Martin (hamstring) is expected to be active for Sunday night's game against the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With Julian Edelman out with a foot injury, Aaron Dobson on IR and Danny Amendola having been ruled out this week, there's an opportunity for Martin (assuming he suits up) to step into a key role in the New England Patriots ' Week 12 offense along with fellow wideout Brandon LaFell and possibly Chris Harper, though the Broncos -- who have allowed a league-low average of 190.6 passing yards per game to date -- present them all with a less than optimal matchup, in chilly and possibly snowy conditions in Denver.