NBA Player News
|3/10/2014||James Harden, G-F||Harden scored 41 and was 7 of 12 from 3-point range in Sunday's win over Portland.
Analysis: Harden appears to be heating up from long distance, going 11 for 19 over his last two contests after going 5 for 24 over his previous four.
|3/10/2014||Kyle Lowry, PG||Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Toronto Raptors to a 111-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
Analysis: The Toronto guard also had a triple-double in a 104-95 win over Philadelphia on Jan. 24. He finished one rebound shy of another one in an overtime loss to Washington on Feb. 27.
|3/10/2014||Rudy Gay, F||Gay continued his strong stretch of play with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Sunday's loss to Brooklyn.
Analysis: Gay is averaging 23.0 points on 51.5 percent shooting over his last eight contests.
|3/10/2014||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C||Cousins recorded his career-high 38th double-double with 28 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in Sunday's loss to the Nets.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 23.4 points and 13.2 rebounds while shooting 56.8 percent during his last five games.
|3/10/2014||Marcus Thornton, SG||Thornton scored 27 in Sunday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: Thornton has scored 20 or more three times in seven games with Brooklyn, matching his total over 46 contests with Sacramento.
|3/10/2014||Nick Young, G-F||Young missed his eighth straight game Sunday due to a sore left knee.
Analysis: It's not clear when Young will see the floor again.
|3/10/2014||Anthony Bennett, F||Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett is expected to miss at least three weeks with a strained left knee.
Analysis: The No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, Bennett underwent an MRI on Sunday that showed an injury to his left patellar tendon. Bennett played eight minutes in Saturday's home loss to the New York Knicks.
|3/9/2014||Trevor Ariza, G-F||Ariza had a team-best 28 points in a 114-107 win over Milwaukee on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Washington forward is averaging 27.3 points and shooting 63.8 percent in his first four games this month. He's gone 21 of 31 from 3-point range (67.7 percent) in that stretch and made five shots from beyond the arc Saturday.
|3/9/2014||Bradley Beal, SG||Beal scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Washington Wizards avoid blowing a 28-point lead and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-107 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Beal, averaging 17.0 points, has topped 20 in a season high-tying three consecutive games.
|3/9/2014||Amar'e Stoudemire, F-C||Stoudemire had 17 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Stoudemire is averaging 16.2 points while shooting 59.6 percent in five games this month.
|3/9/2014||Kyrie Irving, G||Irving finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Saturday's 107-97 loss to New York.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 25.0 points and 8.8 assists over his last four home games.
|3/9/2014||Tobias Harris, F||Harris finished with 23 points off the bench in Saturday's 121-112 loss at San Antonio.
Analysis: Harris is averaging 19.8 points while shooting 53.2 percent over the last eight games.
|3/9/2014||Tony Parker, PG||Parker scored 30 points in Saturday's win over the Magic.
Analysis: Parker, who shot 11 of 19 from the floor, ranks second in the NBA among point guards with a field-goal percentage of 50.1.
|3/9/2014||Blake Griffin, F-C||Griffin scored a team-high 27 points in Saturday's 109-108 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Griffin has scored at least 20 points in a whopping 22 straight games, a stretch over which he is averaging 27.4 while shooting 55.3 percent.
|3/9/2014||Mike Conley, PG||Conley scored 20 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies turned up their offense in the second half to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-89 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Conley, averaging 17.2 points, scored a combined 14 in his previous two games while missing 19 of 23 shots. He was 7 of 18 from the field Saturday.
|3/9/2014||Tony Wroten, PG||Wroten scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting in Philadelphia's 16th consecutive loss, 104-92 to Utah on Saturday night.
Analysis: Wroten is averaging 17.7 points in his last seven games for the lowly 76ers, 5.0 more than in his first 48 this season.
|3/9/2014||Patrick Patterson, F-C||Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson will miss the next seven to 10 days with a sprained right elbow.
Analysis: The team made the announcement before Sunday's game at Minnesota. Coach Dwane Casey says Patterson has been bothered by the injury for some time, but aggravated it on Friday in a win over Sacramento.
|3/9/2014||Paul Pierce, F||Pierce left the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night after suffering a sore right shoulder in the opening minutes and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Analysis: Pierce was guarding Sacramento's Jason Thompson, who was backing him into the paint and then quickly spun around Pierce for a lay-up with 10:55 left in the opening quarter. The impact from the post-up move had Pierce clutching his shoulder and he walked off the court with a Nets trainer.
|3/9/2014||Stephen Curry, G||Curry says his strained right quadriceps is slowly getting better and he is expected to start for the Golden State Warriors against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Curry only participated in the walkthrough portion of Monday's practice. He says the pain in his leg is tolerable and he believes he can continue to play while the muscle heals without doing further damage.
|3/8/2014||Tyreke Evans, G-F||Evans had 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting in a 112-104 win over Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: The New Orleans guard is averaging 24.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting in his first four games this month. He's also averaged 7.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds in that stretch.
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