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Date Player
12/5/2016 Courtney Lee, NY, G-F
Lee sat out Sunday's win over Sacramento with a left ankle sprain.

Analysis: Coach Jeff Hornacek said Lee is still having trouble moving side to side so it's possible he also misses Tuesday's game at Miami.
12/5/2016 Joakim Noah, NY, F-C
Noah returned in Sunday's win over Sacramento after missing two games with a sore ankle.

Analysis: Noah only had two points and five rebounds in 24:44 so his fantasy impact right now is non-existent.
12/5/2016 Paul George, Ind, F
George returned in Sunday's win over the Clippers and had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Analysis: George has missed six of the Pacers' last seven games with a sore lower back. George played most of the game with tissue stuffed in his bloody nose. "It was weird. Out of nowhere I wiped my nose and saw blood," he said. "Maybe it's the air out here. I'm not used to it."
12/5/2016 Reggie Jackson, Det, G
Jackson made his season debut on Sunday after missing Detroit's first 21 games with knee tendinitis. He had 18 points in 23 minutes.

Analysis: ''I felt good out there, but I wish we could have gotten a win out of it,'' Jackson said. ''I think there might have been a little rust, but I was able to do everything I need to do. I wouldn't be out there if I was going to be physically limited.''
12/5/2016 Serge Ibaka, Orl, F-C
Ibaka scored 21 points and blocked four shots in Sunday's 98-92 win over the Pistons.

Analysis: Ibaka is averaging 17.3 points while blocking 16 shots over his last six games.
12/5/2016 Nikola Vucevic, Orl, F-C
Vucevic had 16 points and eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Pistons.

Analysis: Vucevic fell two rebounds short of his seventh straight double-double. He had a nine-game double-double streak in 2012-13.
12/5/2016 Marcus Morris, Det, F
Morris led Detroit with 21 points while hitting five 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Magic.

Analysis: Morris is averaging 17.8 points and has sunk 11 of 23 from 3-point range over his last four games.
12/5/2016 Russell Westbrook, OKC, PG
Westbrook collected his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday. His 28 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 turnovers extended his triple-double streak to five consecutive games.

Analysis: That's the longest of his career and the longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan posted seven straight in 1989 with the Chicago Bulls. If you were able to get him in the draft, enjoy the ride.
12/5/2016 Enes Kanter, OKC, C
Kanter posted 17 points and 12 boards in Sunday's win over the Pelicans.

Analysis: Kanter is averaging 19.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting in his last three games.
12/5/2016 Anthony Davis, NO, F-C
The Pelicans were led by Davis, who had 37 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots, in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

Analysis: Davis has a slight lead over Miami C Hassan Whiteside in blocked shots per game heading into Sunday. However, Davis' lead is much larger in blocks per personal foul. At 1.28, he is the only player in the NBA over 1.00 per foul.
12/5/2016 Derrick Rose, NY, PG
Rose and Carmelo Anthony each scored 20 points and the Knicks held off the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Sunday night for their eighth win in 11 games. He added six rebounds and six assists.

Analysis: Rose is averaging 19.8 points and 5.1 assists over his last nine games.
12/5/2016 Carmelo Anthony, NY, F
Derrick Rose and Anthony each scored 20 points and the Knicks held off the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Sunday night for their eighth win in 11 games.

Analysis: Anthony is averaging 23.9 points and 7.3 rebounds in 12 home games this season. He's put up 20.3 and 4.6 in his eight on the road.
12/5/2016 DeMarcus Cousins, Sac, F-C
Cousins had 36 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, but shot just 9 for 30 and tired late while playing the entire second half in Sunday's loss to the Knicks.

Analysis: Cousins has been outstanding of late, averaging 34.2 points while hitting 19 of 42 from 3-point range and 12.3 rebounds in his last six games.
12/5/2016 Rudy Gay, Sac, F
Gay finished with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Sunday's loss to the Knicks. He also had three steals.

Analysis: For whatever reason, Gay is performing much better on the road. He's averaging 21.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in 10 games away from home.
12/5/2016 Thaddeus Young, Ind, F
Young scored 17 points and Paul George added 16 after missing four of the last five games in the Pacers' 111-102 victory on Sunday night that gave them a sweep of the season series for the first time since 2013-14.

Analysis: Young had totaled just 26 points over his previous three games.
12/5/2016 Blake Griffin, LAC, F-C
Griffin had 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, whose two-game winning streak was snapped in their return to Staples Center. They went 3-3 on their recent six-game road trip, including a 91-70 loss at Indiana last week.

Analysis: Griffin appears to be back on track, totaling 51 points and 26 rebounds over his last two games.
12/5/2016 Chris Paul, LAC, PG
Paul had 18 points and 11 assists in Sunday's loss to the Pacers.

Analysis: Paul is on a nice little roll, averaging 19.3 points, 11.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds in his last four games. He's also made 10 of 23 from 3-point range over that span.
12/5/2016 Trevor Ariza, Hou, G-F
Ariza (sore back) played Monday.

Analysis: Ariza left late in Friday's game at Denver with back spasms after scoring 16 points and grabbing seven rebounds.
12/5/2016 Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C
Okafor is out Monday and Tuesday because of an illness.

Analysis: Okafor has averaged 15 points in his last four games.
12/5/2016 Rajon Rondo, Chi, PG
Rondo has been suspended for Monday's game against the Blazers because of conduct detrimental to team. According to reports, he was suspended for an exchange he had with an assistant coach.

Analysis: Rondo, who had two points, two assists and five turnovers in 24 minutes in Saturday's blowout loss to Dallas, is expected to play Tuesday when Chicago visits Detroit.
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