Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes for Saturday, December 15
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Dallas 74 @ Toronto 95
Shawn Marion looks healthy again, 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Jae Crowder missed the game with the flu.
Dahntay Jones got a start at SF, but did nothing, 2 points and 1 rebound.
OJ Mayo had an off night, 2 for 8 shooting, 10 points and 6 turnovers.
Dirk Nowitzki could be back practicing next week.
Andrea Bargnani is out for the next month with an elbow injury.
Kyle Lowry is out for the next 10 days with a triceps injury.
Jose Calderon got the start at PG, 14 points and 3 assists.
Ed Davis got another start, 6 points and 8 rebounds.
Alan Anderson finally returned, 0 for 8 shooting.
LA Lakers 102 @ Washington 96
Dwight Howard only got 8 shots, 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Kobe 9 for 29, 30 inefficient points.
Jodie Meeks with a nice game, 9 of 14 for 24 points.
Devin Ebanks got a start at PF, 8 points and 5 rebounds.
Emeka Okafor 1 of 6 for 2 points.
Chris Singleton got the start at PF, 4 points and 5 rebounds.
Jordan Crawford 11 points on 17 shots.
Cartier Martin 5 of 11 from three, could be worth a look if you need threes.
Philadelphia 85 @Indiana 95
Jrue Holiday missed the game with an ankle injury.
Nick Young picked up a start, 4 of 14 for 8 points and 5 assists.
Jason Richardson 1 fo 6, 3 points.
Evan Turner really having a good season, 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
Gerald Green and Sam Young split minutes evenly filling in for Lance Stephenson.
Roy Hibbert showing signs of life, 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Paul George 28 points on 17 shots, 3 blocks.
DJ Augustin a DNP.
Golden State 85 @ Orlando 99
David Lee a big double-double, 24 points and 15 rebounds.
Stephen Curry 43 minutes, 25 points and 3 assists. Hope the ankles hold up under that many minutes.
Klay Thompson another poor shooting game, 3 of 13 for 9 points.
Jarrett Jack getting starters minutes, 36 last night, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists.
Nikola Vucevic double-double, 12 points and 17 rebounds.
JJ Redick 4 of 7 from three, 16 points.
E’Twaun Moore, 3 of 5 from three. He could be a good stash in keeper leagues.
Detroit 105 @ Brooklyn 107 (2 OT)
Brandon Knight 47 minutes, 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Tayshaun Prince tried for a triple double, 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
Andre Drummond needs to be starting, 8 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in just 18 minutes.
Rodney Stuckey looks like he’s finally got things turned around, 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Brook Lopez finally returned from his foot injury, but looked rusty, 9 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
Gerald Wallace 50 minutes, 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Joe Johnson 52 minutes, 28 points and 5 assists.
Reggie Evans got the start at PF, zero points and 10 rebounds.
Milwaukee 90 @ Cleveland 86
LRM a Moute got 36 minutes, 9 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and a block. He’s worth a look in deeper leagues.
Larry Sanders back in the starting lineup after an illness, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Monta Ellis 33 points on 24 shots.
Brandon Jennings poor shooting night, 5 of 20 for 16 points.
Samuel Dalembert a DNP.
Mike Dunleavy missed with a sore knee.
Kyrie Irving getting back into game shape, 9 of 23 for 26 points, but 6 turnovers.
Anderson Varejao hitting the boards with 18 rebounds, but his shooting has been off for the last few games, 4 of 9 last night.
C.J. Miles got the start at SG, 6 of 14 for 17 points. Dion Waiters might return Tuesday.
Minnesota 113 @ New Orleans 102
Kevin Love suffered a thumb injury, hopefully there will be a more detailed report today.
Nikola Pekovic 14 of 18 for 31 points. He stands to benefit if Love misses time.
Alexey Shved moved into the starting lineup at SG, 13 points and 8 assists. Great short term add.
Andrei Kirilenko 39 minutes, seems like his back injury is finally healed.
Ricky Rubio could return within the next week, check your wire.
Ryan Anderson 4 of 11 from three, 20 points.
Greivis Vasquez a PG double-double, 15 points and 17 assists.
Austin Rivers finally had a good game, 9 of 14 for 27 points. Might be time to check the wire to see if he’s out there.
Anthony Davis 28 minutes off the bench, 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Jason Smith has a torn labrum, may need surgery. More minutes for Robin Lopez.
Boston 89 @ Houston 101
Rajon Rondo 15 points and 13 assists.
Paul Pierce 18 points on 18 shots.
Courtney Lee got the start over Jason Terry, but both guys got equal minutes.
Chandler Parsons got close to a triple double, 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
Jeremy Lin only 6 shot attempts, 5 points.
James Harden 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.
Greg Smith looked incredible, first time I’ve really got to see him play, 20 points on 8 of 9 shooting. Put him on your waiver wire watchlist.
Sacramento 103 @ Oklahoma City 113
Isaiah Thomas 26 points in only 16 minutes. You have to stash this guy on the bench if he’s available in your league.
John Salmons 1 for 7, 3 points.
DeMarcus Cousins 3 of 12 for 10 points. He’s such a headcase.
Serge Ibaka double-double, 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Kevin Durant 31 points on 14 shots.
Russell Westbrook 13 points and 13 assists.
Kevin Martin 5 of 13 for 18 points.
Utah 84 @ Phoenix 99
Al Jefferson double-double, 14 points and 11 rebounds, 3 blocks.
Paul Millsap 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. He suffered a minor ankle injury, so check it for his next game.
Mo Williams with an off night, 2 of 5 shooting for 4 points, 7 assists.
Randy Foye poor shooting, 3 of 13 for 10 points.
Gordon Hayward 0 for 5, 3 points.
Marcin Gortat slowly breaking out of his funk, 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Jared Dudley solid shooting, 9 of 12 for 22 points. He’s locked in as the starting SF.
Luis Scola just 13 minutes.
P.J. Tucker looking healthy, 15 minutes, 5 of 8 for 10 points. Put this guy on your waiver wire watchlist in keeper leagues.
Memphis 94 @ Denver 99
Zach Randolph should have had a better game against a weak Denver interior, 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Marc Gasol 2 of 10 for 10 points. He should have done better against Koufos/McGee. Still had 5 assists though.
Rudy Gay 21 points on 21 shots.
Mike Conley 5 turnovers.
Jerryd Bayless 11 assists.
Andre Iguodala with a rare good game, 20 points, 7 assists and 5 steals.
Ty Lawson’s stats seem to suffer when Iguodala has a good game, 13 points and 5 assists.
Andre Miller with a solid effort off the bench, 18 points and 4 assists.
JaVale McGee 4 blocks.
Corey Brewer getting some decent run lately, 24 minutes, 9 points and 4 rebounds.