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    • Donte DiVincenzo MIL SG
      Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Produces 16 points off the bench
      2h ago

      DiVincenzo logged 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 151-131 win over the Wizards.

      The Villanova product's numbers were bound to sink upon Eric Bledsoe's return, but DiVincenzo is still producing fantasy-relevant numbers since his return to the bench. He's averaging 11.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals over 10 games in a reserve role.

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    • Eric Bledsoe MIL PG
      Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Records 10-assist double-double
      2h ago

      Bledsoe generated 34 points (11-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 10-10 FT), 10 assists, six rebounds and a steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 151-131 win over the Wizards.

      Tuesday's game was Bledsoe's best scoring performance of the season. He also collected double-digit assists for just the fourth time this season. On a night where the Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, several starters need to step up. As a result, one shouldn't take Bledsoe's excellent evening to be an indicator of increased production moving forward. He should sink back to his regular-season averages when Antetokounpo returns.

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    • Luka Doncic DAL SG
      Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Unable to inspire team
      4h ago

      Doncic compiled 21 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to Phoenix.

      Doncic came into Tuesday's game under a slight injury cloud but was able to take his place in the starting lineup. Unfortunately, his presence was not enough for the Mavericks who were run off the floor by an enthusiastic Suns outfit. Doncic still managed serviceable production and even connected on 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. It was the second night of a back-to-back set and the Mavericks are now off until Friday, giving Doncic time to rest and recover before facing the Rockets.

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    • Delon Wright DAL PG
      Mavericks' Delon Wright: Only two points in loss
      4h ago

      Wright amassed two points, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to the Suns.

      Wright came into Tuesday's game on the back of a couple of strong performances. Unfortunately for those who added him, he turned in one of his worst efforts of the season. The Mavericks were embarrassed on their home court and so the low playing time can likely be attributed to the nature of the scoreline. If you added Wright, it might be worth giving him at least one more game to see if he can get things going again.

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    • Willie Cauley-Stein DAL C
      Mavericks' Willie Cauley-Stein: Plays 12 minutes in debut
      4h ago

      Cauley-Stein finished with four points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to the Suns.

      Cauley-Stein made his debut for the Mavericks, notching just four points in the loss. It appears he is going to be brought along slowly and a sizeable role seems unlikely at this point. His upside is capped even in starters minutes and so he isn't really a player to target in competitive leagues.

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    • Dario Saric PHO PF
      Suns' Dario Saric: Uninspiring in bench role
      4h ago

      Saric produced just eight points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 victory over Dallas.

      Saric was moved to the bench for Tuesday's game, seeding his starting position to Mikal Bridges. Despite starting over the past few weeks, Saric is outside the top-150 in standard leagues. This move could be a permanent decision by head coach Monty Williams and basically removes Saric from any 12-team discussions.

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    • Willie Cauley-Stein DAL C
      Mavericks' Willie Cauley-Stein: Plays 12 minutes in debut
      4h ago

      Cauley-Stein finished with four points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to the Suns.

      Cauley-Stein made his debut for the Mavericks, notching just four points in the loss. It appears he is going to be brought along slowly and a sizeable role seems unlikely at this point. His upside is capped even in starters minutes and so he isn't really a player to target in competitive leagues.

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    • Deandre Ayton PHO C
      Suns' Deandre Ayton: Season-high scoring output
      4h ago

      Ayton amassed 31 points (13-15 FG, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 victory over the Mavericks.

      Ayton was hitting everything Tuesday, ending the victory with a season-high 31 points. He added contributions across the board and is rounding into some nice form. He has been a first-round player over the past two weeks and looks set for a big finish to the season. Those that stayed patient through his suspension are reaping the benefits right now.

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    • Jaxson Hayes NO C
      Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Logs 15 minutes
      6h ago

      Hayes had eight points (3-5 FG, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 win over the Cavaliers.

      Hayes has averaged just over 12 minutes per game through the first four tilts in which Zion Williamson has suited up. Williamson has already been spending some time at the center position, but even on nights when that's not the case Derrick Favors and Nicolo Melli provide plenty of competition for playing time.

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    • Al Horford PHI C
      76ers' Al Horford: Two dimes shy of triple-double
      6h ago

      Horford went for 12 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 win over the Warriors.

      Horford delivered an impressive stat line, including a season high assist total, this despite the return of Joel Embiid (finger). Horford has been up and down in his first campaign with the 76ers, but he seems to be finding his groove of late and will look to do damage against both of his former squads in Thursday's matchup versus the Hawks and Saturday's showdown with the Celtics.

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    • Joel Embiid PHI C
      76ers' Joel Embiid: Scores 24, grabs 10 in 26 minutes
      7h ago

      Embiid delivered 24 points (9-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 win over the Warriors.

      Embiid returned to the lineup following a nine-game absence due to a torn ligament in his left hand which required surgery. Despite logging a fairly modest minute total, Embiid was absolutely dominant as a scorer and rebounder, though he did amass five turnovers. Assuming he suits up for Thursday's matchup versus the Hawks, Embiid can probably be expected to put together another solid line considering the weak defensive opponent.

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    • Marc Gasol TOR C
      Raptors' Marc Gasol: Will not return
      8h ago

      Gasol will not return to Tuesday's tilt against the Hawks due to left hamstring tightness, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.

      Gasol limped to the locker room mid-way through the third quarter before the team ruled him out shortly thereafter. The severity of the issue is unknown at this time, but he missed 12 games earlier this season due to the same injury. With that it mind, it would be somewhat surprising if he was available to play in the Raptors' next game Thursday in Cleveland.

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    • Dario Saric PHO PF
      Suns' Dario Saric: Uninspiring in bench role
      4h ago

      Saric produced just eight points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 victory over Dallas.

      Saric was moved to the bench for Tuesday's game, seeding his starting position to Mikal Bridges. Despite starting over the past few weeks, Saric is outside the top-150 in standard leagues. This move could be a permanent decision by head coach Monty Williams and basically removes Saric from any 12-team discussions.

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    • Larry Nance Jr. CLE PF
      Cavaliers' Larry Nance: Nears triple-double
      6h ago

      Nance went off for 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 loss to the Pelicans.

      Nance matched his career high in assists while collecting his seventh double-double through 39 appearances this season. Four of those double-doubles have taken place across the last five games, as Nance has turned things up a notch here in January after struggling mightily in December.

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    • Serge Ibaka TOR PF
      Raptors' Serge Ibaka: Big night off bench
      6h ago

      Ibaka scored 24 points (9-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 130-114 win over the Hawks.

      Marc Gasol headed to the locker room in the third quarter after re-injuring his hamstring and didn't return, leaving plenty of opportunity for Ibaka to take advantage of a matchup with an undersized Atlanta frontcourt. Gasol missed 12 games earlier this season the last time he strained his hamstring, so at the very least Ibaka figures to see more minutes and bigger production in the short term while the Raptors evaluate Gasol -- Ibaka averaged 18.1 points, 10.3 boards, 1.3 threes, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks a night during his teammate's last extended absence.

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    • Pascal Siakam TOR PF
      Raptors' Pascal Siakam: Drops 24 against Hawks
      6h ago

      Siakam scored 24 points (8-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 6-10 FT) while adding nine rebounds, two assists and a block in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 130-114 win over the Hawks.

      The All-Star forward has scored more than 20 points in three straight games, and in nine games since returning from a groin strain, Siakam is averaging 20.0 points, 6.7 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.6 threes, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals. Injuries continue to bedevil the Raptors -- Marc Gasol (hamstring) and O.G. Anunoby (shoulder) both left Tuesday's game early -- but as long as Siakam stays healthy he should remain a dynamic fantasy asset, and one of the focal points of the team's offense.

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    • John Collins ATL PF
      Hawks' John Collins: Pours in 28 in loss
      7h ago

      Collins scored a game-high 28 points (11-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding 12 rebounds and a block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 130-114 loss to the Raptors.

      The third-year big was already having a solid night, but it got a lot easier in the second half after Marc Gasol limped to the locker room with a tight hamstring and didn't return. Collins has seven double-doubles through 13 games in January, averaging 19.6 points, 9.6 boards and 1.8 blocks on the month.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Nears triple-double
      7h ago

      Green accumulated nine points (3-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 assists, nine rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 loss to the 76ers.

      Green filled up the stat sheet, finishing one point and one board shy of a triple-double while matching season highs in assists and blocks against a tough defensive opponent. He'll look to build on this performance heading into Thursday's tilt versus the Celtics.

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    • Mikal Bridges PHO SF
      Suns' Mikal Bridges: Across the board production
      4h ago

      Bridges finished with 13 points (4-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 victory over the Mavericks.

      Bridges shifted into the starting lineup Tuesday, a move that could stick based on this performance. Dario Saric had been starting but doing very little with his minutes. That didn't change here and Bridges is certainly the better option for a young Suns team looking to develop their core. Bridges can put up numbers across the board and despite being a low usage player, should be rostered in most formats moving forward.

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    • Khris Middleton MIL SF
      Bucks' Khris Middleton: Posts career-best 51 points
      6h ago

      Middleton compiled 51 points (16-26 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 12-12 FT), 10 rebounds and six assists across 36 minutes in Tuesday's 151-131 win over the Wizards.

      With Giannis Antetokounmpo (shoulder) sidelined, it was Middleton who stepped up and gave a masterful performance across the board. He drained seven-of-10 threes, notched a double-double with 10 rebounds and went a perfect 12-for-12 from the charity stripe. An All-Star reserve last season, Middleton can make an argument for inclusion once again with performances like these.

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    • Brandon Ingram NO SF
      Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Scores 24 in efficient fashion
      6h ago

      Ingram put up 24 points (9-13 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, two steals and one rebound in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 win over the Cavaliers.

      Ingram was extraordinarily efficient offensively, canning all four of his attempts from beyond the arc while recording twice as many dimes as turnovers. He had struggled in the first three games with Zion Williamson in the lineup, but a matchup versus the lowly Cavaliers helped get Ingram back on track. The 22-year-old forward will look to build on this strong effort heading into Friday's matchup versus a Grizzlies team that's competing with the Pelicans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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    • Glenn Robinson III GS SF
      Warriors' Glenn Robinson: Scores 20 versus 76ers
      7h ago

      Robinson recorded 20 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 loss to the 76ers.

      Robinson was extremely efficient as a scorer while providing a well-rounded line. This is the fifth time through 45 appearances this season that Robinson has scored at least 20, and he's averaging career highs across almost every statistical category.

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    • OG Anunoby TOR SF
      Raptors' OG Anunoby: Goes to locker room
      7h ago

      Anunoby went to the locker room Tuesday against the Hawks with a shoulder injury, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

      The extent of Anunoby's injury is unclear. He should be considered questionable to return.

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    • Louis King DET SF
      Pistons' Louis King: Back in G League
      8h ago

      King was assigned to the G League on Tuesday.

      King has seen some action with the Pistons lately, as the team had been dealing with injuries. However, now that they're more healthy, King will return to the G League.

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    • Donte DiVincenzo MIL SG
      Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Produces 16 points off the bench
      2h ago

      DiVincenzo logged 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 151-131 win over the Wizards.

      The Villanova product's numbers were bound to sink upon Eric Bledsoe's return, but DiVincenzo is still producing fantasy-relevant numbers since his return to the bench. He's averaging 11.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals over 10 games in a reserve role.

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    • Luka Doncic DAL SG
      Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Unable to inspire team
      4h ago

      Doncic compiled 21 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to Phoenix.

      Doncic came into Tuesday's game under a slight injury cloud but was able to take his place in the starting lineup. Unfortunately, his presence was not enough for the Mavericks who were run off the floor by an enthusiastic Suns outfit. Doncic still managed serviceable production and even connected on 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. It was the second night of a back-to-back set and the Mavericks are now off until Friday, giving Doncic time to rest and recover before facing the Rockets.

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    • Kevin Porter CLE SG
      Cavaliers' Kevin Porter: Scores 21 in 26 minutes
      6h ago

      Porter produced 21 points (8-16 FG, 5-8 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 loss to the Pelicans.

      After having been listed as questionable due to an ankle injury, Porter scored at least 20 for the second time through 36 appearances, and he has reached double figures in nine of his last 18 games. Through his first 18 games he reached double figures just once, so it's clear Porter is becoming more comfortable as the campaign progresses.

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    • Shake Milton PHI SG
      76ers' Shake Milton: Scores season-high 11
      6h ago

      Milton managed 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 win over the Warriors.

      Milton finished with season highs in scoring and minutes while drawing another start in place of Josh Richardson (hamstring). Milton has earned at least 23 minutes in three straight matchups, and he seems likely to hold onto the starting shooting guard gig until Richardson is able to return to action.

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    • Cam Reddish ATL SG
      Hawks' Cam Reddish: Pops for 18 in Tuesday's start
      6h ago

      Reddish scored 18 points (7-16 FG, 4-11 3Pt) while adding six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 130-114 loss to the Raptors.

      He's now scored in double digits in five straight games, the longest such streak of his brief career, but Reddish has done it while bouncing between the starting five (two games) and the bench (three games). Despite his inconsistent role, the rookie has become a significant part of the Hawks' rotation in January -- over the last 10 games, he's averaging 13.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.2 threes, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals while seeing 29.6 minutes a night.

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    • Zhaire Smith PHI SG
      76ers' Zhaire Smith: Logs 10 minutes versus Warriors
      6h ago

      Smith had three points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one steal in 10 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 win over the Warriors.

      Smith had suffered a sprained left ankle during Saturday's matchup versus the Lakers but was able to give it a go in this one. He hadn't appeared in a single game this season prior to these last two, and there's a strong chance he falls back out of the rotation once Josh Richardson (hamstring) returns. Still, Smith could be in line to see at least some minutes for at least the next week or so.

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    • Eric Bledsoe MIL PG
      Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Records 10-assist double-double
      2h ago

      Bledsoe generated 34 points (11-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 10-10 FT), 10 assists, six rebounds and a steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 151-131 win over the Wizards.

      Tuesday's game was Bledsoe's best scoring performance of the season. He also collected double-digit assists for just the fourth time this season. On a night where the Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, several starters need to step up. As a result, one shouldn't take Bledsoe's excellent evening to be an indicator of increased production moving forward. He should sink back to his regular-season averages when Antetokounpo returns.

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    • Delon Wright DAL PG
      Mavericks' Delon Wright: Only two points in loss
      4h ago

      Wright amassed two points, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to the Suns.

      Wright came into Tuesday's game on the back of a couple of strong performances. Unfortunately for those who added him, he turned in one of his worst efforts of the season. The Mavericks were embarrassed on their home court and so the low playing time can likely be attributed to the nature of the scoreline. If you added Wright, it might be worth giving him at least one more game to see if he can get things going again.

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    • Ricky Rubio PHO PG
      Suns' Ricky Rubio: Plays through injury Tuesday
      4h ago

      Rubio ended with just six points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 victory over Dallas.

      Rubio overcame an apparent ankle injury to play 26 minutes in the blowout victory. He was given a questionable tag heading into the game but ultimately took his place in the lineup and looked relatively pain-free. His numbers have been a little underwhelming of late, making him a nice buy-low target if you need assists and steals.

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    • Jrue Holiday NO PG
      Pelicans' Jrue Holiday: Scores 28 and stuffs stat sheet
      6h ago

      Holiday exploded for 28 points (10-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists, four blocks, three steals and two rebounds in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 win over the Cavaliers.

      Holiday was phenomenal on both ends, providing extremely efficient scoring while amassing eight dimes versus one turnover. Moreover, he was perhaps even more impressive on the defensive end, where he put the clamps on the Cavaliers and contributed a season high block total. Holiday and company will have a couple days to rest and recover in advance of Friday's matchup versus a Grizzlies club that's competing with New Orleans, among other teams, for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Moreover, Holiday poured in 36 points and drained a career-high seven treys in last Monday's contest against Memphis.

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    • Frank Jackson NO PG
      Pelicans' Frank Jackson: Scores nine in nine minutes
      6h ago

      Jackson totaled nine points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and one block in nine minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 win over the Cavaliers.

      Jackson saw the 10th-most minutes on the team even on a night when E'Twaun Moore (neck) didn't play. Jackson can fill it up in limited minutes on occasion, but he has been held scoreless in two of the last six outings following a three-game streak of double-digit scoring. With the club at close to full strength, Jackson sometimes becomes an afterthought in the rotation.

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    • Collin Sexton CLE PG
      Cavaliers' Collin Sexton: Scores 24 versus Pelicans
      6h ago

      Sexton amassed 24 points (9-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 loss to the Pelicans.

      Sexton contributed across every category while scoring at least 20 for the 10th time through 15 games in January. He's in the midst of by far his best month thus far this season, and he'll look to finish it off on a high note during Thursday's tilt versus the Raptors.

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