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Date Player
2/9/2016 Nikola Vucevic, Orl, F-C
Vucevic burned Atlanta again with 28 points in Monday's 117-110 road win.

Analysis: One night after sinking the Hawks with a buzzer beater, Vucevic made 11 of 16 shots, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out six assists.
2/9/2016 Elfrid Payton, Orl, PG
Payton finished with 20 points and seven assists in Monday's 117-110 win at Atlanta.

Analysis: He made 8 of 15 shots, including 2 of 4 3s, for his first 20-point game since Jan. 20.
2/9/2016 Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C
Millsap stacked the stat sheet on Monday, finishing with 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four steals in a 117-110 overtime loss to Orlando.

Analysis: He made 3 of 5 3-pointers, though he did match a season high with six turnovers.
2/9/2016 Al Horford, Atl, F-C
Horford poured in 27 points in Monday's 117-110 overtime loss to Orlando.

Analysis: It was his most points since Jan. 9, and he added six rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
2/9/2016 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Lillard scored 33 points in the Trail Blazers' 112-106 overtime win at Memphis on Monday.

Analysis: Lillard has scored at least 30 points in 12 games.
2/9/2016 Zach Randolph, Mem, F-C
Randolph scored 26 points with nine rebounds in the Grizzlies' 112-106 overtime loss to Portland on Monday.

Analysis: Randolph has totaled 46 points and 23 rebounds while hitting 21 of 40 from the floor over the last two games.
2/9/2016 Mike Conley, Mem, PG
Conley scored 27 points in the Grizzles' 112-106 overtime loss to Portland on Monday.

Analysis: Conley was averaging 12.2 points over the previous nine games after missing six with an Achilles injury.
2/8/2016 Jared Sullinger, Bos, F-C
Sullinger scored 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Sunday's win over the Kings.

Analysis: Sullinger, who matched a season high point total, is averaging 9.6 points and 8.4 rebounds.
2/8/2016 Emmanuel Mudiay, Den, PG
Mudiay had another promising performance Sunday with 15 points and nine assists.

Analysis: Mudiay has totaled 37 points and 14 assists in his last two games.
2/8/2016 Will Barton, Den, G-F
Barton filled the stat sheet Sunday with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in a 101-95 win at Madison Square Garden.

Analysis: Barton has averaged 16.5 points on 51.0 percent shooting in his last eight games.
2/8/2016 Kristaps Porzingis, NY, F-C
Porzingis finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds in Sunday's loss to the Nuggets.

Analysis: Porzingis has totaled 38 points, 23 rebounds and eight blocks in his last two games. He's also hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range in those contests.
2/8/2016 Derrick Rose, Chi, PG
Rose sat out Monday's loss to Charlotte with general soreness.

Analysis: He could be back Wednesday against Atlanta or decide to shut it down through the All-Star break.
2/8/2016 Ben McLemore, Sac, SG
McLemore sat out Monday's loss to Cleveland with a sprained wrist.

Analysis: This has been a nagging injury for McLemore so monitor him going forward.
2/8/2016 Roy Hibbert, LAL, C
Hibbert sat out Monday's loss to the Pacers, missing his return to Indiana.

Analysis: Hibbert is dealing with a sore ankle.
2/8/2016 Marc Gasol, Mem, C
Gasol has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his right foot and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Analysis: The Grizzlies said an update on Gasol's status will be made after the All-Star break, though he'll almost certainly be out considerably longer. A two-time All-Star and the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Gasol's absence will be a tough blow for Memphis to overcome.
2/8/2016 Kevin Durant, Orl, F
Durant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and Oklahoma City pulled away in the final four minutes to hand the Phoenix Suns their eighth consecutive loss, 122-106 on Monday night.

Analysis: Durant is averaging 34.4 points over his last seven.
2/8/2016 Russell Westbrook, OKC, PG
Westbrook had 29 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Monday's win over Phoenix.

Analysis: It snaps Westbrook's six-game streak of having at least 10 assists.
2/8/2016 Markieff Morris, Pho, F-C
Morris scored 23 points in Monday's loss to Oklahoma City.

Analysis: Morris has seemed rejuvenated lately, averaging 21 points over his last four.
2/8/2016 Kyrie Irving, Cle, G
Irving matched his season high with 32 points and tied a career high with 12 assists in Monday's 120-100 home win over the Kings, going 13 of 21 from the field and 5 of 8 from 3-point range.

Analysis: The point guard was coming off a 29-point effort in Saturday's win over New Orleans, and it seems he's found a new level of consistency over the last seven games while averaging 25.7 points and shooting 54.6 percent.
2/8/2016 LeBron James, Cle, F
James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season. The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night.

Analysis: James scored 21 points to go along with 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-100 win over the Sacramento Kings.
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