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Date Player
12/7/2016 Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F
Leonard scored 31 points and the Spurs improved to 13-0 on the road this season with a 105-91 victory.

Analysis: Leonard hit 11 of 15 shots after not scoring at all in the first quarter.
12/7/2016 Zach LaVine, Min, G
LaVine had 25 points Tuesday.

Analysis: He's averaged 23.5 points in the last six games.
12/7/2016 Kent Bazemore, Atl, G-F
Bazemore will miss Atlanta's next two games due to a sore right knee.

Analysis: Tim Hardaway Jr. is expected to start in place of Bazemore for Wednesday's game against Miami and Friday's matchup at Milwaukee. However, the Hawks then don't play again until Tuesday. It seem Bazemore could use the break after totaling 15 points on 6-of-30 shooting in the last three games.
12/7/2016 Rodney Hood, Uta, G-F
Hood left Tuesday's game against the Suns due to a sore hamstring, and his status is day to day.

Analysis: Considering Hood missed a game last week with a hamstring problem, it's possible he will need to miss some time.
12/7/2016 Andre Drummond, Det, F-C
Drummond scored a season-high 26 points and pulled down 20 rebounds Wednesday.

Analysis: It was the second 20-20 game of the season for Drummond, who has recorded five straight double-doubles.
12/7/2016 Nicolas Batum, Cha, G-F
Batum had exactly 14 points and 15 rebounds for the second straight game Wednesday.

Analysis: He's averaging 13.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 7 assists in the last four contests.
12/7/2016 Kemba Walker, Cha, PG
Walker scored 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 on Wednesday.

Analysis: He's scored at least 21 in 17 of the first 22 games.
12/7/2016 Avery Bradley, Bos, G
With Boston leading scorer Isaiah Thomas sidelined, Bradley had a game-high 23 points Wednesday to lead the Celtics to a 117-87 win at Orlando.

Analysis: He shot 7 of 14 overall and 3 of 5 from 3-point range. Bradley has scored in double digits in all 22 games this season and is averaging career bests of 17.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
12/7/2016 Jae Crowder, Bos, F
Crowder had 17 points and a season-high 10 rebounds Wednesday.

Analysis: He's averaging 14.9 points and shooting 50 percent in the last eight games.
12/7/2016 Nikola Vucevic, Orl, F-C
Vucevic had 12 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday.

Analysis: It was his 13th double-double in 23 games this season.
12/6/2016 Gordon Hayward, Uta, G-F
Hayward scored 23 points, and the Jazz defeated the Lakers 107-101 at Staples Center on Monday.

Analysis: Hayward's string of 30-point games ended at three - all of which came at home - but he added six rebounds, five assists and went 3 of 6 from 3-point range. The Jazz are back in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to kick off a five-game homestand against the Suns.
12/6/2016 Klay Thompson, GS, G-F
Thompson went off for 60 points in 29 head-shaking, jaw-dropping, defense-breaking minutes. Thompson had an NBA season-high and career-best performance for the highest-scoring output by a Golden State player in more than 42 years, and the Warriors whipped the Indiana Pacers 142-106 on Monday night.

Analysis: Thompson joined Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks as the only Warriors to score 60 points. Barry was the last to do so, going off for 64 on March 26, 1974, against Portland.
12/6/2016 Rudy Gobert, Uta, C
Gobert had 14 points, a season high-tying 17 rebounds and five blocks, and the Jazz defeated the Lakers 107-101 at Staples Center.

Analysis: Gobert is averaging 11.3 rebounds - the best by a Jazz player since Carlos Boozer averaged 11.7 in 2006-07.
12/6/2016 Kevin Durant, GS, F
Durant added 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks for Golden State in another display of impressive passing in Monday's win over the Pacers.

Analysis: Durant is helping fantasy owners with 12 assists in his last two games. He's averaging 4.7 on the season to go along with a career-high 8.4 rebounds.
12/6/2016 Paul George, Ind, F
George had 21 points and 10 rebounds a night after playing nearly 34 minutes and much of that with tissue in his bloody nose in Monday's loss to GSW. He had also played Sunday with a bloody nose.

Analysis: It was a promising performance for George after he had missed six of his previous eight games with a sore lower back.
12/6/2016 Tarik Black, LAL, F-C
Black suffered a sprained ankle Monday against the Jazz.

Analysis: He's day-to-day.
12/6/2016 Lou Williams, LAL, G
Williams had another huge game on Monday, scoring 38 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds in a loss to the Jazz.

Analysis: Williams just missed posting back-to-back 40-point games; he scored 40 against the Grizzlies on Saturday. He is the first Laker to produce 38 points or more in consecutive games since Kobe Bryant achieved the feat on March 8, 2014.
12/6/2016 Jordan Clarkson, LAL, G
Clarkson finished with 17 points in Monday's loss to the Jazz.

Analysis: Clarkson found his shooting touch, going 7 of 13, after making 8 of 31 shots in his previous two games.
12/6/2016 Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG
Thomas will miss Wednesday's game against at Orlando due to a strained groin.

Analysis: Thomas, who got hurt in Monday's loss at Houston, flew back to Boston to receive treatment. It's unclear if he will need to miss more than one game. Marcus Smart is expected to start in his place.
12/6/2016 Sheldon McClellan, Was, SG
The Wizards assigned McClellan to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.

Analysis: McClellan has appeared in seven games, including two starts, this season while averaging 4.6 points in 11.1 minutes. He was signed as a free agent in July.
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