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|12/10/2016||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony bounced back from a rough last game by netting 33 points and hitting two clutch free throws in the final seconds in the Knicks' 103-100 win at Sacramento on Friday.
Analysis: Wednesday's eight-point effort against Cleveland was Anthony's lone bad outing over a five-game stretch in which he's averaged 25 points and gone 25 of 29 from the foul line. The perennial All-Star added seven rebounds in Friday's victory, his highest total since Nov. 28.
|12/10/2016||Kristaps Porzingis, NY, F-C|
|Porzingis went just 6 of 19 from the field Friday in Sacramento, but still contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds to the Knicks' 103-100 victory.
Analysis: It's the third double-double in four games for the Latvian forward, who's averaging 9.8 rebounds during that stretch. Porzingis' shooting struggles continue to linger, though, as he's made just 23.1 percent of his 3-point tries and gone 31.3 percent overall over his past five outings.
|12/10/2016||DeMarcus Cousins, Sac, F-C|
|The Kings fell 103-100 to the Knicks on Friday despite another monster outing from Cousins, who totaled 28 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Analysis: Boogie continues to make his fantasy owners happy by contributing in other categories besides points and rebounds. In addition to averaging 32.1 points and 12.6 boards over his last eight games, Cousins has 18 blocks during that period and picked up 11 steals in the past six.
|12/10/2016||Rudy Gay, Sac, F|
|Gay struggled with his shot during Friday's loss to the Knicks, in which he went 4 of 15 from the field and 0 of 5 from 3-point range while collecting 13 points.
Analysis: Gay is now 5 of 25 from beyond the arc over a five-game stretch in which he's averaged 17 points, two below his current season average. He needs to score big to have fantasy value, as he isn't a major asset in most other categories.
|12/10/2016||Bismack Biyombo, Orl, F-C|
|Biyombo hurt his left shoulder in Friday's game and is questionable Saturday against the Nuggets.
Analysis: Biyombo averages 8.1 boards in just 25.3 minutes per game.
|12/10/2016||Nikola Vucevic, Orl, F-C|
|Already dealing with an eye injury, Vucevic hurt his back in Friday's game.
Analysis: Vucevic is averaging 12.2 points and 11 rebounds, so his presence up front will definitely be missed.
|12/10/2016||Nemanja Bjelica, Min, PF|
|Bjelica missed Friday's game with an ankle injury.
Analysis: It's unclear if Bejlica, who averages 7 points, will miss any more time.
|12/10/2016||Kevon Looney, GS, PF|
|Looney is out for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies with a sprained ankle.
Analysis: Looney has no fantasy value unless you're playing in a former UCLA players-only league.
|12/10/2016||Eric Bledsoe, Pho, G|
|Eric Bledsoe had 30 points and nine assists on his 27th birthday, Leandro Barbosa added 21 points and the Suns snapped their three-game losing streak with a 119-115 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Analysis: Bledsoe had made 29 straight free throws before missing one with 5:29 to play. He had totaled 29 points in his previous two contests.
|12/10/2016||Lou Williams, LAL, G|
|Williams hit six 3-pointers and scored 35 points in his fourth consecutive big game on Friday, but the Lakers have lost five straight after a promising start to their season. Nobody else in purple and gold managed more than 14 points.
Analysis: Williams has three 30-point performances while scoring 137 points over the Lakers' last four games.
|12/10/2016||Andre Iguodala, GS, G-F|
|Iguodala won't play Saturday against the Grizzlies so he can rest.
Analysis: The 32-year-old has been off to a slow start this season, so some days off like this are without question a good idea.
|12/10/2016||Joel Embiid, Phi, C|
|Embiid is out for Sunday's game against the Pistons due to some inflammation in his right elbow.
Analysis: The 76ers are likely just be cautious with their young big man, who also has be sitting in one of the team's back-to-back games as he recovers from foot surgery.
|12/9/2016||Stephen Curry, GS, G|
|Curry finished with 26 points and keyed a huge early run that helped the Warriors to Thursday's 106-99 win at Utah.
Analysis: A solid bounce-back game for the two-time MVP, who netted only 32 points and went 2 for 15 from 3-point range over his previous two games. Curry added two steals to give him 22 over his last eight outings.
|12/9/2016||Rudy Gobert, Uta, C|
|The Jazz fell to Golden State on Thursday despite a huge night from Gobert, who went 8 for 8 from the field while racking up 20 points and 17 rebounds.
Analysis: The Stifle Tower was coming off a career-high 22-point effort on Tuesday. Already elite in the rebounding and block categories, Gobert will be a fantasy must-start if he can come close to maintaining his recent scoring pace.
|12/9/2016||Dwyane Wade, Chi, G|
|Wade shot 5 of 13 for the second straight game, finishing with 20 points in Thursday's win over the Spurs.
Analysis: Wade has totaled 73 points in his last three games, with 29 coming from the foul line. He'll face his former team for the second time Saturday when Chicago hosts Miami. Wade had 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting in his first meeting.
|12/9/2016||Shelvin Mack, Uta, PG|
|Mack recorded 19 points, five assists and two steals in Utah's loss to Golden State on Thursday.
Analysis: With three straight double-digit scoring games, Mack should warrant fantasy consideration for as long as George Hill remains sidelined with a sprained toe.
|12/9/2016||Rajon Rondo, Chi, PG|
|Rondo fell one assist shy of his second triple-double of the season, tallying 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in Thursday's win over the Spurs.
Analysis: Rondo still is having difficulty taking care of the ball, turning it over 15 times in the past four games. His scoring is way down this season, but it's nice to see he's still capable of a big assist game, something he did with regularity last season when he averaged a league-high 11.7.
|12/9/2016||Kevin Love, Cle, F-C|
|Love was a game-time decision Friday due to back spasms but ended up scoring a team-high 28 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in a win over Miami.
Analysis: Love missed the morning shootaround but was in the lineup after warming up on the court about an hour before tip-off. He's keyed Cleveland's three-game win streak with averages of 25.7 points and 11 rebounds, compared to 14.7 and 8.7 during its preceding three-game losing streak.
|12/9/2016||Blake Griffin, LAC, F-C|
|Griffin is believed to be a game-time decision Saturday due to a sore knee.
Analysis: DeAndre Jordan should be expected to have a big day on the boards if Griffin is out. Griffin owners, however, can't be too happy with this news, given his history.
|12/9/2016||Al-Farouq Aminu, Por, F|
|Aminu is day to day due to a back contusion.
Analysis: He took a bad fall in Thursday's game and is questionable for Saturday's contest at Indiana.
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