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Date Player
11/23/2014 Cory Joseph, PG
Joseph missed Saturday's game against Brooklyn due to a sprained left ankle.

Analysis: It's unclear how serious the injury is.
11/23/2014 James Johnson, F
Johnson missed his third straight game Saturday due to a sprained right ankle.

Analysis: Johnson is set to be re-evaluated Sunday in Toronto.
11/23/2014 Tyler Hansbrough, F-C
Hansbrough missed a second straight game Saturday due to a sprained right shoulder.

Analysis: He's slated to be re-evaluated Sunday in Toronto.
11/23/2014 Tobias Harris, F
Harris missed Saturday's loss to Miami with a strained right calf.

Analysis: Harris is day to day.
11/23/2014 Taj Gibson, F-C
Gibson left in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to Portland with a sprained left ankle.

Analysis: Gibson, who came down on Portland's Wesley Matthews, clutched his ankle and grimaced in pain before he was helped off the court. The 6-foot-9 forward was averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds coming into the game. Coach Tom Thibodeau said he didn't think it was serious, but Gibson left the Moda Center in a boot and on crutches. "We'll see where he is (Sunday)," Thibodeau said.
11/23/2014 Norris Cole, PG
Cole didn't play Saturday against the Magic after suffering a dislocated finger in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.

Analysis: Coach Erik Spoelstra said Cole is wearing a splint, but "it could turn into a playable splint."
11/23/2014 Gerald Green, G-F
Green scored 23 points in Saturday's 106-83 win at Indiana.

Analysis: Green shot 8 of 15, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range. While the offense should be there all season, Green doesn't offer much in the way of steals or blocks.
11/23/2014 Dirk Nowitzki, F-C
Nowitzki had a tough night Saturday, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-18 shooting in the loss to Houston.

Analysis: Dirk's 51.6 field-goal percentage is the second-highest of his career, so performances like Saturday's have been few and far between.
11/23/2014 Chris Copeland, F
Copeland finished with eight points in 30 minutes in Saturday's loss to Phoenix.

Analysis: After getting off to a great start, Copeland is averaging just 7.5 points on 30.6 percent shooting over the last four games.
11/23/2014 Tyson Chandler, C
Chandler had 13 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's loss at Houston.

Analysis: Chandler has six double-doubles in 14 games.
11/23/2014 Chris Bosh, F-C
Bosh posted 14 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 99-92 win at Orlando.

Analysis: Bosh had averaged 13.5 points on 28.3 percent shooting over a four-game stretch before scoring a combined 60 in the last two games, going 22 of 37 from the floor.
11/23/2014 Patrick Beverley, G
Beverley matched a career best with 20 points in Saturday's win over Dallas, going 6 of 11 from the field.

Analysis: Beverley, who entered the season as a career 36.5 3-point shooter, is 20 of 43 (46.9 percent) from deep this season.
11/23/2014 Mario Chalmers, G
Chalmers scored 24 points in Saturday's 99-92 win at Orlando.

Analysis: While Chalmers has never been much of a scorer, he's taken on a bigger offensive role with the absence of injured guard Dwyane Wade over the last five games. He's averaging 20.0 points during that time, well above his career mark of 8.8.
11/23/2014 James Harden, G-F
Harden had 32 points, going 12 of 13 from the free-throw line in Saturday's win over Dallas.

Analysis: Harden, averaging 24.4 points, is an impressive 119 of 133 from the free-throw line.
11/23/2014 Nikola Vucevic, F-C
Vucevic had a monster game with a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds in Saturday's loss to Miami.

Analysis: Vucevic is averaging 22.8 points over the last four games. He's attempting 15.9 shots per contest, up from last season's mark of 12.2.
11/23/2014 Andrew Wiggins, SF
Wiggins had a season-high 29 points on 9-of-22 shooting in Saturday's loss to Sacramento.

Analysis: Wiggins, who also had a personal-best four steals, is averaging 15.8 points over his last six games.
11/23/2014 Ben McLemore, SG
McLemore had season highs of 22 points and nine rebounds while going 4 of 9 from 3-point range in Saturday's win at Minnesota.

Analysis: McLemore is shooting 41.4 percent from deep this season - a big improvement from his 32.0 mark as a rookie.
11/23/2014 Lou Williams, G
Williams went off for 36 points in Saturday's 110-93 win at Cleveland.

Analysis: Williams shot 9 of 19 and made all 15 of his free-throw attempts. He's scored a combined 58 points in the last two games after averaging 10.5 in the first 11.
11/23/2014 DeMarcus Cousins, F-C
Cousins recorded his 10th double-double Saturday with 31 points and a season high-matching 18 rebounds in a win over the Timberwolves.

Analysis: "Boogie" is simply playing beyond an All-Star level this season with 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds per game on 51.9 percent shooting.
11/23/2014 Paul Pierce, F
Pierce scored a season-high 25 while going 4 of 5 from deep in Saturday's win at Milwaukee.

Analysis: Pierce seems to have found his long-range stroke lately, going 8 for 13 over his last three contests.
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