NBA Player News
|11/23/2014||Cory Joseph, PG|
|Joseph missed Saturday's game against Brooklyn due to a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: It's unclear how serious the injury is.
|11/23/2014||James Johnson, F|
|Johnson missed his third straight game Saturday due to a sprained right ankle.
Analysis: Johnson is set to be re-evaluated Sunday in Toronto.
|11/23/2014||Tyler Hansbrough, F-C|
|Hansbrough missed a second straight game Saturday due to a sprained right shoulder.
Analysis: He's slated to be re-evaluated Sunday in Toronto.
|11/23/2014||Tobias Harris, F|
|Harris missed Saturday's loss to Miami with a strained right calf.
Analysis: Harris is day to day.
|11/23/2014||Taj Gibson, F-C|
|Gibson left in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to Portland with a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: Gibson, who came down on Portland's Wesley Matthews, clutched his ankle and grimaced in pain before he was helped off the court. The 6-foot-9 forward was averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds coming into the game. Coach Tom Thibodeau said he didn't think it was serious, but Gibson left the Moda Center in a boot and on crutches. "We'll see where he is (Sunday)," Thibodeau said.
|11/23/2014||Norris Cole, PG|
|Cole didn't play Saturday against the Magic after suffering a dislocated finger in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Coach Erik Spoelstra said Cole is wearing a splint, but "it could turn into a playable splint."
|11/23/2014||Gerald Green, G-F|
|Green scored 23 points in Saturday's 106-83 win at Indiana.
Analysis: Green shot 8 of 15, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range. While the offense should be there all season, Green doesn't offer much in the way of steals or blocks.
|11/23/2014||Dirk Nowitzki, F-C|
|Nowitzki had a tough night Saturday, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-18 shooting in the loss to Houston.
Analysis: Dirk's 51.6 field-goal percentage is the second-highest of his career, so performances like Saturday's have been few and far between.
|11/23/2014||Chris Copeland, F|
|Copeland finished with eight points in 30 minutes in Saturday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: After getting off to a great start, Copeland is averaging just 7.5 points on 30.6 percent shooting over the last four games.
|11/23/2014||Tyson Chandler, C|
|Chandler had 13 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Chandler has six double-doubles in 14 games.
|11/23/2014||Chris Bosh, F-C|
|Bosh posted 14 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 99-92 win at Orlando.
Analysis: Bosh had averaged 13.5 points on 28.3 percent shooting over a four-game stretch before scoring a combined 60 in the last two games, going 22 of 37 from the floor.
|11/23/2014||Patrick Beverley, G|
|Beverley matched a career best with 20 points in Saturday's win over Dallas, going 6 of 11 from the field.
Analysis: Beverley, who entered the season as a career 36.5 3-point shooter, is 20 of 43 (46.9 percent) from deep this season.
|11/23/2014||Mario Chalmers, G|
|Chalmers scored 24 points in Saturday's 99-92 win at Orlando.
Analysis: While Chalmers has never been much of a scorer, he's taken on a bigger offensive role with the absence of injured guard Dwyane Wade over the last five games. He's averaging 20.0 points during that time, well above his career mark of 8.8.
|11/23/2014||James Harden, G-F|
|Harden had 32 points, going 12 of 13 from the free-throw line in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Harden, averaging 24.4 points, is an impressive 119 of 133 from the free-throw line.
|11/23/2014||Nikola Vucevic, F-C|
|Vucevic had a monster game with a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds in Saturday's loss to Miami.
Analysis: Vucevic is averaging 22.8 points over the last four games. He's attempting 15.9 shots per contest, up from last season's mark of 12.2.
|11/23/2014||Andrew Wiggins, SF|
|Wiggins had a season-high 29 points on 9-of-22 shooting in Saturday's loss to Sacramento.
Analysis: Wiggins, who also had a personal-best four steals, is averaging 15.8 points over his last six games.
|11/23/2014||Ben McLemore, SG|
|McLemore had season highs of 22 points and nine rebounds while going 4 of 9 from 3-point range in Saturday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: McLemore is shooting 41.4 percent from deep this season - a big improvement from his 32.0 mark as a rookie.
|11/23/2014||Lou Williams, G|
|Williams went off for 36 points in Saturday's 110-93 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Williams shot 9 of 19 and made all 15 of his free-throw attempts. He's scored a combined 58 points in the last two games after averaging 10.5 in the first 11.
|11/23/2014||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C|
|Cousins recorded his 10th double-double Saturday with 31 points and a season high-matching 18 rebounds in a win over the Timberwolves.
Analysis: "Boogie" is simply playing beyond an All-Star level this season with 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds per game on 51.9 percent shooting.
|11/23/2014||Paul Pierce, F|
|Pierce scored a season-high 25 while going 4 of 5 from deep in Saturday's win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Pierce seems to have found his long-range stroke lately, going 8 for 13 over his last three contests.
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