NBA Player News
|12/17/2014||John Wall, PG|
|Wall had 21 points and 17 assists in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Wall is averaging 13.2 assists in nine games this month.
|12/17/2014||Thaddeus Young, F|
|Young scored a season-high 29 points in Tuesday's loss at Washington.
Analysis: He did it on 12-of-19 shooting and is hitting 58.5 percent over his last three games.
|12/17/2014||Enes Kanter, C|
|Kanter scored 29 points in Tuesday's loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: The fourth-year center has posted some impressive numbers lately. Kanter also grabbed seven rebounds against the Pelicans.
|12/17/2014||Anthony Davis, F-C|
|Davis scored 31 points and added nine boards and three blocks to New Orleans' win over Utah on Tuesday.
Analysis: Davis showed no signs of rust in his return to the court. He had missed the Pelicans' previous game with a chest injury.
|12/17/2014||Ryan Anderson, F-C|
|Anderson scored 28 points and drilled six 3-pointers Tuesday against Utah.
Analysis: Anderson has proven himself capable of huge games like Tuesday's. The forward is shooting 41.8 percent from the field this season and is averaging 15.6 points per game.
|12/17/2014||Vince Carter, G-F|
|Carter scored 16 points Tuesday in Memphis' win over Golden State.
Analysis: It was Carter's first big game as a member of the Grizzlies. He made four of seven 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds.
|12/16/2014||Rodney Stuckey, G|
|Stuckey had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in Monday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: That's consecutive double-doubles for the guard after going without one in his first 16 games.
|12/16/2014||LeBron James, F|
|James had 27 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds in Monday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: He's averaging 34.3 points and shooting 62.5 percent in his last three games.
|12/16/2014||Kevin Love, F-C|
|Love finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds in Monday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: Love's rebounding numbers are coming along. After being limited to 9.4 in his first 14 games, he's averaging 12.1 over his last nine.
|12/16/2014||Manu Ginobili, G-F|
|Ginobili has a lower back contusion.
Analysis: Ginobili is considered day-to-day.
|12/16/2014||Tiago Splitter, C|
|Splitter has a right calf injury.
Analysis: Splitter is still trying to fully recover from a calf injury suffered in November.
|12/16/2014||Jabari Parker, F|
|Parker has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.
Analysis: Parker's knee appeared to buckle on a drive to the basket before he collided with the Suns' P.J. Tucker, and Parker was unable to get to his feet immediately afterward. The injury turned out to be worse than expected for the rookie, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.
|12/16/2014||Marcus Thornton, SG|
|Thornton is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a torn muscle in his left calf.
Analysis: Thornton had totaled 29 points in his previous two games, but now will be sidelined.
|12/16/2014||Paul Pierce, F|
|Pierce was declared out of Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a sore right toe.
Analysis: Pierce, who had not missed any games, is averaging 13.2 points.
|12/16/2014||Anthony Davis, F-C|
|Davis is back in New Orleans' lineup against the Utah Jazz, five nights after being sidelined by a mysterious chest injury.
Analysis: Speaking shortly before tip-off Tuesday night, Davis said he remains unsure what caused the injury that sent him to the hospital last Friday night, when the Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers without Davis on the court for most of the game.
|12/16/2014||Robin Lopez, C|
|Lopez broke his right hand in the third quarter of Tuesday's win over San Antonio and will be out for "a while," coach Terry Stotts said after the Blazers defeated the Spurs 108-95 on Monday night.
Analysis: Lopez has not missed a game for the Blazers since coming to the team in the summer of 2013. He gave Portland some badly needed stability at the position. Lopez left in the third quarter after it appeared he hit his hand hard on Boris Diaw's head, but Lopez wasn't quite sure when - or how - the injury happened.
|12/15/2014||John Wall, PG|
|Wall contributed in all statistical categories Sunday in Washington's win over Utah.
Analysis: Wall finished with 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds, five steals and three blocks. He's become one of the best players in the NBA.
|12/15/2014||Mike Dunleavy, G-F|
|Dunleavy scored 22 points in Chicago's win over Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: It marked the third time this season Dunleavy has cracked the 20-point mark this season. He converted eight of 11 field goals, including four of five 3-pointers.
|12/15/2014||Luol Deng, F|
|Deng recorded his second double-double of the season Sunday.
Analysis: Deng finished the night with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Bosh was out with injury, so expect Deng's rebounding numbers to decline when he returns.
|12/15/2014||Stephen Curry, G|
|Curry finished with six 3-pointers, 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in Golden States' victory Sunday.
Analysis: It was another monster game for Curry, who now has the Warriors on a 16-game winning streak.
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