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Date Player
1/21/2017 Mike Conley, Mem, PG
Conley had a very good all-around game with 16 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Friday's win over Sacramento.

Analysis: This outing continued a strong stretch for Conley, who has averaged 20.9 points, 7.7 assists and 4.8 boards in his last 10 games. He has played at least 30 minutes in nine straight contests.
1/21/2017 Lou Williams, LAL, G
Williams scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Analysis: That's three straight games with at least 24 points for Williams, who could be playing even more if D'Angelo Russell's injury keeps him out for a bit.
1/21/2017 Al Jefferson, Ind, F-C
Jefferson had 20 points for the Pacers in their 108-96 loss to the Lakers on Friday.

Analysis: That's back-to-back 20-point games off the bench for the veteran, who hadn't scored 20 this season prior to Wednesday.
1/21/2017 Anthony Davis, NO, F-C
Davis missed practice Saturday after leaving Friday's game in the third quarter with a right quadriceps contusion.

Analysis: Davis suffered the contusion early in the game and played through it until the score got out of hand. The Pelicans did not make Davis available after the game, and his status is uncertain for their next game against Cleveland on Monday even though coach Alvin Gentry said it's not a long-term issue.
1/21/2017 Joe Harris, Bkn, SG
Harris will miss Saturday's game against the Hornets due to a sprained left ankle.

Analysis: Harris had started Brooklyn's last nine games but scored in double figures in just four of them.
1/21/2017 Ricky Rubio, Min, PG
Rubio (personal) will not play Sunday against the Nuggets.

Analysis: It's unclear why Rubio has left the team, though he is expected to only miss one game. Supposedly it has nothing to do with the fact he didn't play in the second half Thursday due to a hip injury or that he's been a subject of recent trade rumors.
1/21/2017 Ed Davis, Por, F-C
A day after returning from an ankle injury, Davis has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Boston due to a sprained left wrist.

Analysis: Davis missed Wednesday's game after playing only five minutes Monday due to a sprained left ankle, then had just two points in 15 minutes in his return Friday.
1/21/2017 Troy Daniels, Mem, G
Daniels (knee) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

Analysis: Daniels is day to day with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. He got hurt in the second quarter Friday against Sacramento. He's been quiet in January, averaging 6.8 points, after averaging 13.8 points in his final 18 games of 2016.
1/21/2017 Tyler Johnson, Mia, G
Johnson is sitting out Saturday's game against Milwaukee due to a strained left shoulder.

Analysis: The Heat are hopeful this isn't a long-term absence because Johnson has become a key part of the offense with starting shooting guard Josh Richardson sidelined. Despite continuing to come off the bench, Johnson is averaging 16.7 points in Miami's last seven games.
1/21/2017 Jabari Parker, Mil, F
Parker is reportedly coming off the bench Saturday night for a team rules violation.

Analysis: It's unclear if this will mean a reduction in playing time. Parker had started all of Milwaukee's first 42 games.
1/21/2017 C.J. McCollum, Por, G
McCollum scored 35 points as the Blazers won 127-123 in overtime at Boston on Saturday.

Analysis: He's been great in the past 12 games with an average of 27.3 points while shooting 49.6 percent.
1/21/2017 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Lillard had a three-point play with 47 seconds left in overtime and finished with 28 points and seven assists to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 127-123 road victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

Analysis: He was coming off a 30-point game in Friday's loss at Philadelphia and is averaging 27 over the last five contests.
1/21/2017 Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG
Thomas led Boston with 41 points in Saturday night's 127-123 overtime home loss to Portland.

Analysis: Thomas scored 30 or more for the 14th time this season, and he's averaging 35.1 points over the last 10 games.
1/21/2017 Marcus Morris, Det, F
Morris scored 25 points and tipped in the winning basket at the buzzer, leading Detroit to a 113-112 victory over Washington on Saturday night.

Analysis: Morris, who also tied a season high with 11 rebounds, is averaging 18.8 points and 8 boards over the last five games.
1/21/2017 Tobias Harris, Det, F
Harris had 18 points, nine rebounds and a season-high five assists Saturday against Washington.

Analysis: He's scored in double figures in 14 straight games while averaging 19.4 points and 5.9 boards over that span.
1/21/2017 Reggie Jackson, Det, G
Jackson had 19 points and eight assists Saturday against Washington.

Analysis: He struggled again from the floor by going 8 of 21. Jackson has shot 39.7 percent over the last four games while averaging 17 points.
1/21/2017 Markieff Morris, Was, F
Morris had 19 points and nine rebounds at Detroit on Saturday.

Analysis: He's scored in double figures in 15 straight games while averaging 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds.
1/21/2017 John Wall, Was, PG
Wall finished with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds but shot 6 of 15 in Saturday's loss in Detroit.

Analysis: Wall had averaged 25.8 points and 10 assists while shooting 50.7 percent during the Wizards' preceding four-game winning streak.
1/21/2017 Bradley Beal, Was, SG
Beal struggled for the third straight game Saturday in a loss at Detroit.

Analysis: He's averaged 12.3 points and shot 12 of 42 (28.6 percent) and 1 of 21 from 3-point range over those three games. Beal averaged 26.7 points while draining 11 of 16 3-pointers in the previous three contests.
1/21/2017 Emmanuel Mudiay, Den, PG
Mudiay left Saturday's game with lower back soreness and will not play Sunday against the Timberwolves.

Analysis: Mudiay came into the game with lower back soreness but played 15 minutes in the first half. Early in the second half, he fell to the floor after a collision with Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. He came out after missing a 3-pointer and went to the bench. Moments later, he went to the locker room.
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