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  • Wendell Carter Jr. ORL C
    Magic's Wendell Carter: Scores team-high 20 points
    7m ago

    Carter registered 20 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes during Friday's loss to the Raptors.

    The 22-year-old has been on a roll lately, averaging 15.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in the last nine games. Since coming off the bench in his first three games as a member of the Magic, Carter has started the past eight games, averaging 29.8 minutes per contest. The third-year center will look to keep the good times rolling Sunday at home against the Rockets.

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  • Furkan Korkmaz PHI SG
    76ers' Furkan Korkmaz: Drains five treys in spot start
    12m ago

    Korkmaz scored 18 points (6-15 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding four assists, three rebounds and three steals over 38 minutes of Friday's victory over the Clippers.

    Korkmaz has been on fire from downtown over his last five games. He's hit a total 19 triples while connecting on 45.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. On the defensive side of the ball, Korkmaz has had active hands collecting 12 steals over his last four outings. He will shift back to the bench once Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) return to the starting lineup, but has shown an ability to contribute in the time he's been given on the court.

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  • Yuta Watanabe TOR SF
    Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Scores career-high 21 points
    18m ago

    Watanabe tallied 21 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes during Friday's win over the Magic.

    The 26-year-old took advantage of extra minutes and usage with Kyle Lowry (foot), Pascal Siakam (rest), Gary Trent (ankle) and DeAndre' Bembry (hamstring) out of the lineup. Watanabe was averaging just 15.8 minutes over his last 10 games before Friday's 26-minute outing, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect this type of production moving forward. Still, it's possible the third-year forward has earned more playing time even when the aforementioned injured/rested Raptors return to the lineup.

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  • Ben Simmons PHI PG
    76ers' Ben Simmons: Fills box score in win
    19m ago

    Simmons totaled 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals over 36 minutes during Friday's 106-103 win over the Clippers.

    Simmons has been busy over the last couple of games, averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks. Through nine April games, SImmons has attempted 10 or more shots just twice. His protection of the ball has been much improved as Simmons is only turning the ball over 1.9 times per game for the month of April.

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  • Joel Embiid PHI C
    76ers' Joel Embiid: Third straight 30-point performance
    30m ago

    Embiid dropped 36 points (10-20 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 16-18 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and one steal over 36 minutes during Friday's victory over the Nets.

    Embiid has made a living at the charity stripe over his last three games, going a combined 40-for-44. During that span, Embiid has accounted for 32.5 percent of Philly's point total. He's also posted consecutive double-doubles for the first time since Feb. 27 - March 3.

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  • Khem Birch TOR C
    Raptors' Khem Birch: Blocks three in win
    34m ago

    Birch posted seven points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 26 minutes during Friday's win over the Magic.

    The 28-year-old received his second straight start for the Raptors and delivered another useful fantasy line. Over his past two games as a starter, Birch is averaging 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. The fourth-year center has now played at least 25 minutes over his past three games and should continue seeing 25-plus minutes for a Raptors team desperate for steady center production.

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  • Wendell Carter Jr. ORL C
    Magic's Wendell Carter: Scores team-high 20 points
    7m ago

    Carter registered 20 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes during Friday's loss to the Raptors.

    The 22-year-old has been on a roll lately, averaging 15.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in the last nine games. Since coming off the bench in his first three games as a member of the Magic, Carter has started the past eight games, averaging 29.8 minutes per contest. The third-year center will look to keep the good times rolling Sunday at home against the Rockets.

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  • Joel Embiid PHI C
    76ers' Joel Embiid: Third straight 30-point performance
    31m ago

    Embiid dropped 36 points (10-20 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 16-18 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and one steal over 36 minutes during Friday's victory over the Nets.

    Embiid has made a living at the charity stripe over his last three games, going a combined 40-for-44. During that span, Embiid has accounted for 32.5 percent of Philly's point total. He's also posted consecutive double-doubles for the first time since Feb. 27 - March 3.

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  • Khem Birch TOR C
    Raptors' Khem Birch: Blocks three in win
    34m ago

    Birch posted seven points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 26 minutes during Friday's win over the Magic.

    The 28-year-old received his second straight start for the Raptors and delivered another useful fantasy line. Over his past two games as a starter, Birch is averaging 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. The fourth-year center has now played at least 25 minutes over his past three games and should continue seeing 25-plus minutes for a Raptors team desperate for steady center production.

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  • Nerlens Noel NY C
    Knicks' Nerlens Noel: Good to go
    3h ago

    Noel (ankle) has been cleared to play in Friday's matchup with the Mavericks.

    Noel was scratched from the Knicks' previous game shortly before tip-off due to right ankle soreness. It looks like the extra rest was enough for the team to give him the green light Friday. Barring any setbacks, look for him to resume his usual role with the team.

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  • Andre Drummond LAL C
    Lakers' Andre Drummond: Probable Saturday
    3h ago

    Drummond (toe) is listed as probable for Saturday's matchup with the Jazz.

    Drummond's status comes with a grain of salt, as he had the same designation before Thursday's game versus the Celtics and ultimately got ruled out. Still, he is seemingly on track to return at this point. Confirmation on his status should come closer to tip-off.

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  • Jaxson Hayes NO C
    Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Will not return
    3h ago

    Hayes will not return to Friday's matchup with the Pistons due to back spasms, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Hayes did not have any back issues reported prior to the game. He accumulated three points (0-1 FG, 3-4 FT), one rebound and one assist across nine minutes before exiting. It remains to be seen how this issue will affect his status for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

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  • Patrick Patterson LAC PF
    Clippers' Patrick Patterson: Season-high 18 points off bench
    1h ago

    Patterson played 14 minutes off the bench and contributed 18 points (6-8 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one block and one steal during Friday's 106-103 loss to the 76ers.

    Friday was only the third time this season that Patterson had scored in double figures as his 18 points and five three-pointers were both tops this season. Patterson, even with the hot hand, could not top 15 minutes of playing time. While the outburst was nice for the Clippers, he can not be counted on to post this kind of performance on a nightly basis, especially when Kawhi Leonard (foot) gets healthy.

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  • Anthony Davis LAL PF
    Lakers' Anthony Davis: Remains out Saturday
    3h ago

    Davis (calf) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Davis has been cleared for full-contact practice recently and appears to be trending toward a return after he's missed the past two months due to a right calf strain and tendinosis in his right leg. He'll remain out Saturday, and coach Frank Vogel has said that Davis is "unlikely" to return Monday. However, the Lakers' big man should be able to return to action in the near future.

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  • Markieff Morris LAL PF
    Lakers' Markieff Morris: Questionable Saturday
    3h ago

    Morris (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Utah.

    Morris has missed the last two games due to a left ankle sprain, but he has a chance to return Saturday. If he's held out once again, Talen Horton-Tucker and Devontae Cacok could see increased run for the Lakers.

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  • Brandon Clarke MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke: Out Friday
    4h ago

    Clarke (hip) will not play in Friday's game against the Bulls.

    Clarke is dealing with hip soreness, and the issue is severe enough to keep him out of Friday's contest. In his absence, look for his minutes to be allocated to the likes of Xavier Tillman and Kyle Anderson. His next chance to suit up will be Saturday versus the Bucks.

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  • Mike Scott PHI PF
    76ers' Mike Scott: Starting Friday
    5h ago

    Scott will start Friday's contest against the Clippers, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    With Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) out, Scott will start Friday's game. In his eight starts this season, he's averaged 6.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 25.9 minutes.

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  • Tobias Harris PHI PF
    76ers' Tobias Harris: Out Friday
    5h ago

    Harris (knee) is out Friday against the Clippers, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.

    Harris, along with Seth Curry (hip) and Dwight Howard (knee) are out Friday. More minutes should be available for Furkan Korkmaz and Matisse Thybulle.

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  • Yuta Watanabe TOR SF
    Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Scores career-high 21 points
    18m ago

    Watanabe tallied 21 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes during Friday's win over the Magic.

    The 26-year-old took advantage of extra minutes and usage with Kyle Lowry (foot), Pascal Siakam (rest), Gary Trent (ankle) and DeAndre' Bembry (hamstring) out of the lineup. Watanabe was averaging just 15.8 minutes over his last 10 games before Friday's 26-minute outing, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect this type of production moving forward. Still, it's possible the third-year forward has earned more playing time even when the aforementioned injured/rested Raptors return to the lineup.

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  • Danny Green PHI SF
    76ers' Danny Green: Stuffs stat sheet in win
    37m ago

    Green dropped 11 points (3-10 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks in 36 minutes of Friday's 106-103 victory over the Clippers.

    The 76ers were playing without starters Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) and while Green struggled to find his shot, he was able to contribute in other areas. While Green's at a point in his career where he's more of a complimentary player, his production across the board is greater than what he did last year with the Lakers.

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  • Marcus Morris LAC SF
    Clippers' Marcus Morris: Drops 15 points in loss
    1h ago

    Morris went for 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes of Friday's 106-103 loss to the 76ers.

    Morris had a chance to send the game to overtime but came up short. From a fantasy standpoint, Morris has been fantastic over his last three games, shooting 67.5 percent from the field and 68.8 percent from deep while averaging 23.3 points per game. His production has increased with Kawhi Leonard (foot) having missed his fourth consecutive contest. Prior to this current stretch, Morris had just one double-digit outing in five contests to begin April.

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  • Kyle Kuzma LAL SF
    Lakers' Kyle Kuzma: Probable Saturday
    3h ago

    Kuzma (calf) is probable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Kuzma has been dealing with a left calf strain recently but has still averaged 18.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game while playing through the injury during the last two contests. It appears as though he'll be able to suit up once again Saturday.

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  • Derrick Jones Jr. POR SF
    Trail Blazers' Derrick Jones: Starting Friday
    4h ago

    Jones will start Friday's game against the Spurs, Brooke Olzendam of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

    With Damian Lillard (hamstring) sidelined, Jones will get the start. As a starter this season, he's averaged 8.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26.5 minutes.

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  • Sekou Doumbouya DET SF
    Pistons' Sekou Doumbouya: Starting Friday
    4h ago

    Doumbouya is starting Friday's game against the Thunder, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    With Jerami Grant (rest) out, Doumbouya will get the nod. In his two previous starts this season, he's averaged 3.5 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 23.5 minutes.

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  • Furkan Korkmaz PHI SG
    76ers' Furkan Korkmaz: Drains five treys in spot start
    12m ago

    Korkmaz scored 18 points (6-15 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding four assists, three rebounds and three steals over 38 minutes of Friday's victory over the Clippers.

    Korkmaz has been on fire from downtown over his last five games. He's hit a total 19 triples while connecting on 45.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. On the defensive side of the ball, Korkmaz has had active hands collecting 12 steals over his last four outings. He will shift back to the bench once Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) return to the starting lineup, but has shown an ability to contribute in the time he's been given on the court.

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  • Fred VanVleet TOR SG
    Raptors' Fred VanVleet: Struggles in return
    45m ago

    VanVleet recorded six points (3-11 FG, 0-6 3Pt), six assists, two blocks, one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes during Friday's win over the Magic.

    The 27-year-old returned after a seven-game absence due to a hip injury coupled with a one-game suspension to post his lowest scoring effort since Feb. 11. VanVleet's minutes should ramp up once he gets his legs back under him. Before Friday's game, he was averaging career highs in points (19.8) and three-pointers (3.3) through 44 games. The fifth-year guard will look to bounce back Sunday at home against the Thunder.

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  • Damyean Dotson CLE SG
    Cavaliers' Damyean Dotson: Remains sidelined Saturday
    1h ago

    Dotson (knee) won't play Saturday against the Bulls.

    Dotson will miss a fourth consecutive game due to left knee soreness. His absence shouldn't have an impact on Cleveland's rotation.

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  • Dylan Windler CLE SG
    Cavaliers' Dylan Windler: Still out Saturday
    1h ago

    Windler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Windler will miss yet another game due to a sore left knee. The 24-year-old hasn't played since March 26.

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  • Paul George LAC SG
    Clippers' Paul George: Fifth straight 30-point outing
    1h ago

    George (illness) dropped 37 points (14-29 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal across 39 minutes in Friday's 106-103 loss to the 76ers.

    The five straight 30-point performances for George mark the longest of his career. George hasn't just been excellent in the scoring column, but he's adding 6.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals during that stretch. One negative to George's game has been the 12 turnovers he's committed over his last two outings.

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  • Paul Watson Jr. TOR SG
    Raptors' Paul Watson: Scores career-high 30 points
    1h ago

    Watson registered 30 points (10-13 FG, 8-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes during Friday's 113-102 win over the Magic.

    The 26-year-old drew his first career start with Kyle Lowry (foot), Pascal Siakam (rest), Gary Trent (ankle) and DeAndre' Bembry (hamstring) out of the lineup and posted career highs in points and three-pointers. Watson returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Spurs after an 11-game absence while he was embedded in the NBA's health and safety protocol. The second-year forward will most likely go back to his usual bench role once Siakam returns from rest, but deep-league fantasy managers should keep an eye on how the Raptors use Watson Sunday against the Thunder.

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  • Ben Simmons PHI PG
    76ers' Ben Simmons: Fills box score in win
    19m ago

    Simmons totaled 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals over 36 minutes during Friday's 106-103 win over the Clippers.

    Simmons has been busy over the last couple of games, averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks. Through nine April games, SImmons has attempted 10 or more shots just twice. His protection of the ball has been much improved as Simmons is only turning the ball over 1.9 times per game for the month of April.

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  • Rajon Rondo LAC PG
    Clippers' Rajon Rondo: Dishes out team-high eight dimes
    1h ago

    In 26 minutes off the bench, Rondo went for 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), eight assists and four rebounds during the 106-103 loss to the 76ers on Friday.

    Rondo scored all of his points in the first half while dishing out five of his eight assists in the second half. Though Rondo isn't what he once was, he's made more of an impact early on with the Clippers than he did with the Hawks. Since joining his new team, Rondo is averaging 7.0 points, 5.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds while playing 18.4 minutes per game.

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  • Monte Morris DEN PG
    Nuggets' Monte Morris: Questionable to return
    2h ago

    Morris is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Rockets due to right hamstring tightness.

    With the Nuggets' backcourt depth especially thin at the moment,Jamal Murray's (knee) season-ending injury, the Nuggets will presumably be cautious with Morris in order to avoid a lingering issue. If he is ultimately unable to return, Facundo Campazzo will be nect in line to replace him minutes at point guard, while Shaquille Harrison will be around for depth in the backcourt.

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  • Dennis Schroder LAL PG
    Lakers' Dennis Schroder: Listed as probable
    3h ago

    Schroder (foot) is probable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Schroder continues to deal with a right foot infection but will likely be able to play through the injury once again Friday. He totaled eight points, eight assists and one rebound in 28 minutes during Thursday's loss to Boston.

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  • Jordan Clarkson UTA PG
    Jazz's Jordan Clarkson: Drops 18 points in return
    4h ago

    Clarkson (ankle) contributed 18 points (7-17 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Friday's 119-111 victory over the Pacers.

    After missing four games with an ankle sprain, Clarkson returned and saw extended run in the third and fourth quarters when Donovan Mitchell went down with an ankle injury. He and Joe Ingles should see an uptick in minutes and have more opportunities to lead the Jazz offense depending on the severity of Mitchell's injury. Despite not starting a game this season, Clarkson is averaging a career high in points at 17.2 per game.

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  • Mike Conley UTA PG
    Jazz's Mike Conley: Team-high 10 assists
    4h ago

    Conley totaled 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 assists, one block and one steal over 32 minutes during Friday's win over the Pacers.

    For the first time this season, Conley recorded consecutive double-doubles. Conley has struggled with his shot in April, converting on just 41.1 percent of his shots. With Donovan Mitchell awaiting results on an MRI for an ankle sprain, Conley could be called upon to carry a heavier offensive load.

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