NBA Player News
|1/29/2015||Chandler Parsons, F|
|Parsons scored 21 and was 5 of 8 from 3-point range in Wednesday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Parsons is 13 of 23 from 3-point range over his last five games.
|1/29/2015||James Harden, G-F|
|Harden fell off a bit in Wednesday's win over Dallas, scoring 17 points.
Analysis: Harden, who had scored 33-plus in each of his previous four games, is still averaging an NBA-best 27.3 points.
|1/29/2015||Kyrie Irving, G|
|Irving scored a career-high 55 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over Portland on Wednesday.
Analysis: Irving, who scored 38 on Tuesday in a win at Detroit, made a team record 11 3-pointers and finished 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. He scored 24 of Cleveland's final 28 points and 16 of the Cavs' 20 in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left.
|1/29/2015||Kevin Martin, G-F|
|Martin had 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting in Wednesday's win over Boston.
Analysis: Martin made an instant impact after missing the previous 34 games with a fractured right wrist. A prolific scorer, Martin should be picked up immediately if he happens to available in your league.
|1/29/2015||Greg Monroe, F-C|
|Monroe had 20 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's ugly 89-69 loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: While Monroe came up big for fantasy owners, Detroit's other four starters scored a combined 12 points. Monroe is averaging 19.3 over the last three games.
|1/29/2015||Gorgui Dieng, F-C|
|Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's win versus Boston.
Analysis: Dieng has seven double-doubles in his last 15 games after recording six in his previous 30 contests.
|1/29/2015||Michael Carter-Williams, PG|
|Carter-Williams finished one rebound shy of a triple-double in Wednesday's 89-69 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, his highest total in 12 games.
|1/29/2015||Russell Westbrook, PG|
|Westbrook matched his season high with 40 points in Wednesday's loss at New York.
Analysis: Westbrook came up big with Kevin Durant sidelined, though he took 30 shots and is 27 of 78 (34.6 percent) over his last three games.
|1/29/2015||Carmelo Anthony, F|
|Anthony had 31 points in Wednesday's win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Anthony is 10 of 24 from 3-point range (41.7 percent) over his last five games after previously shooting 32.3 percent from deep this season.
|1/29/2015||Anthony Davis, F-C|
|Davis had 24 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday, but briefly left the game late in the third quarter after a collision under the basket.
Analysis: Davis returned to cheers with 8:44 left, but he was substituted back out of in the final minute and left the arena without speaking to media. Davis, who was expected to have an MRI on Thursday, is dealing with what team officials said was a left groin injury.
|1/29/2015||Langston Galloway, G|
|Galloway scored 18 points and was 3 of 7 from deep in Wednesday's win against the Thunder.
Analysis: Galloway, averaging 12.8 points and 3.1 assists in nine games for the Knicks, is worth picking up if you need help and he's available in your league.
|1/29/2015||Tyreke Evans, G-F|
|Evans scored 25 points in Wednesday's loss to Denver.
Analysis: Evans has scored at least 23 points in four of the last seven games, a stretch during which he's averaging 20.0.
|1/29/2015||Lance Thomas, G-F|
|Thomas had 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win versus Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Thomas has scored 16-plus points in three straight games after averaging 3.4 points in his previous 131 career contests.
|1/29/2015||Tim Duncan, F-C|
|Duncan had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his 22nd double-double in Wednesday's win versus Charlotte.
Analysis: Duncan is averaging a double-double for the first time in five seasons.
|1/29/2015||D.J. Augustin, PG|
|It was a night to forget for Augustin, who finished with two points in Wednesday's 89-69 loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Augustin went 0 for 7 from the floor in his third start since taking over for the injured Brandon Jennings. He had scored a combined 54 points on 57.1 percent shooting in the previous two games.
|1/29/2015||Al Jefferson, F-C|
|Jefferson had 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.
Analysis: It's been an up-and-down ride in Jefferson's five games since returning from a nine-game absence due to a strained left groin, but Wednesday's performance was an encouraging sign moving forward.
|1/29/2015||Enes Kanter, C|
|Kanter had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, his 11th double-double of the season.
Analysis: Kanter is averaging 19.6 points and 10.8 rebounds over his last five games.
|1/29/2015||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C|
|Cousins finished with just 13 points in Wednesday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Cousins' point total was his lowest in 11 games in 2015. Look for him to bounce back Friday at Cleveland.
|1/29/2015||Jamal Crawford, G-F|
|Crawford had 21 points on another efficient night from the floor, going 5 of 14 Wednesday at Utah.
Analysis: Crawford has shot 38.5 percent or worse in seven of his last eight games.
|1/29/2015||Chris Paul, PG|
|Paul had 21 points and was 8 for 16 in Wednesday's win at Utah.
Analysis: Paul is averaging 19.7 points and 8.7 assists over his last three games while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor.
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