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  • Jazz's Jordan Clarkson: Mediocre in loss

    Clarkson supplied 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes Monday, as the Jazz lost to the Suns 131-111.

    Clarkson was slightly less involved than normal with Donovan Mitchell (11-19 FG) carrying Utah offensively. Nonetheless, Clarkson is amid a strong month, averaging nearly 19 points per game on about 55 percent shooting from the field through February.

  • Ricky Rubio PG | PHO

    Suns' Ricky Rubio: Approaches quadruple-double

    Robio racked up 22 points (6-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 11 assists, seven steals and six rebounds in 32 minutes during the Suns' 131-111 victory over the Jazz on Monday night.

    Rubio technically wasn't in spitting distance of the elusive quadruple-double, but it makes for a cool headline. Rubio was a defensive savant Monday and, coupled with solid efficiency and distribution, successfully stole the show against his former team. He now has back-to-back double-doubles for the first time since mid-December.

  • Devin Booker SG | PHO

    Suns' Devin Booker: Team-high 24

    Booker scored 24 points (8-18 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 assists and four rebounds Monday night during the Suns' 131-111 win against the Jazz.

    Logging his second double-double of the calendar year, Booker and Ricky Rubio (11 dimes) combined to easily outpace the collective Jazz assist total. In his fifth season, Booker is a universal top-3 fantasy shooting guard and a top-10 scorer in the league.

  • Dario Saric PF | PHO

    Suns' Dario Saric: Perfect shooting night

    Saric supplied 14 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes during the Suns' 131-111 Monday night win over the Jazz.

    Saric's status had been clouded while he dealt with an ankle injury, and although he saw a bit less than his normal workload in this one, the Croatian was impressive. Through the heart of January, Saric was averaging well over 20 minutes per game, and he'll likely sit in that 20-25 minute range if he remains healthy for the final quarter of the season.

  • Suns' Deandre Ayton: Solid in win

    Ayton provided 16 points (8-9 FG), five rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes during Monday's 131-111 win over Utah.

    The combination of Aron Baynes seeing an uptick in run against Rudy Gobert, a potentially lingering ankle injury and the Suns pulling away in the second half capped Ayton's ceiling. It may have come as a harsh reality check to Ayton shareholders, as his strong double-double streak came to an end. However, the reality may be extrapolated when the stingy, "time is now" Clippers come to Phoenix on Wednesday --- presenting a tough matchup on paper for Ayton.

  • Suns' Kelly Oubre: Scores 18

    Oubre produced 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block across 38 minutes during the Suns' 131-111 win over Utah on Monday night.

    Oubre shot just 16-for-48 in Phoenix's previous three contests, but he snapped the mini-shooting slump with this efficient outing. Still, Oubre has somewhat alarmingly made just eight of his last 35 3-point tries (22.8 percent). That said, he's averaging 19.4 points per game in February, which is actually higher than his season average.

  • Caris LeVert SG | BKN

    Nets' Caris LeVert: Scores 19 in loss

    LeVert scored 19 points (8-21 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while adding eight assists, five rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 115-113 loss to the Magic.

    He continues to step up in the wake of Kyrie Irving (shoulder) being shut down for the remainder of the season. LeVert has scored in double digits in eight straight games since rejoining the starting lineup, averaging 22.6 points, 5.1 assists, 4.1 boards, 2.6 threes and 2.1 steals over that span, and he should remain a key part of the Nets' attack down the stretch, though his field-goal and free-throw percentages aren't ideal for fantasy purposes.

  • Nets' Jarrett Allen: Double-doubles in loss to Magic

    Allen scored 16 points (8-8 FG, 0-1 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 26 minutes during Monday's 115-113 loss to the Magic.

    The clanked free throw ruined his perfect shooting night, but otherwise, Allen thrived on cleaning up misses by the Nets' shooters. The third-year center has double-doubles in three of the last four games, but his zero-point, two-board performance in the fourth game highlights his volatility as a fantasy asset.

  • Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie: Leads Nets in loss

    Dinwiddie scored a team-high 24 points (9-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding eight assists and a rebound in 34 minutes during Monday's 115-113 loss to the Magic.

    After a couple of sluggish games following his return to the starting lineup, Dinwiddie has rediscovered his early-season form, dropping 20-plus points in four of the last six games while averaging 19.2 points, 9.3 assists, 5.0 boards and 1.7 threes in that span. With Kyrie Irving (shoulder) out for the rest of the year, this level of production could well be the new normal for Dinwiddie down the stretch.

  • Terrence Ross SG | ORL

    Magic's Terrence Ross: Drops 21 off bench

    Ross scored 21 points (8-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding eight rebounds, an assist and a steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 115-113 win over the Nets.

    It's the third time in the last five games Ross has scored 20 or more points, while the eight boards were a season high. The 29-year-old wing will have the occasional rough shooting night, but through nine games in February, he's averaging 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 threes, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals.