NBA Player News
|3/10/2014||D.J. Augustin, PG||Augustin scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime Sunday.
Analysis: Augustin is averaging 20.2 points and shooting 51.7 percent (31 for 60) in his first five games this month. He's 12 of 26 from 3-point range (46.2 percent) and 27 of 28 from the free-throw line.
|3/10/2014||Joakim Noah, F-C||Noah finished three assists shy of a triple-double in a 95-88 overtime win over Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: The Chicago Bulls center had 20 points and 12 rebounds along with his seven assists and five blocks. He has two triple-doubles in five games this month.
|3/10/2014||Gerald Green, G-F||Green scored 25 in Sunday's loss at Golden State.
Analysis: Green is averaging 29.0 points over his last four contests while going 20 of 34 from 3-point range.
|3/10/2014||Goran Dragic, G||Dragic scored 24 points and hit all three of his 3-point attempts in Sunday's loss to Golden State.
Analysis: Dragic is shooting 51.5 percent from beyond the arc over his last seven contests.
|3/10/2014||David Lee, F-C||Lee was 11 of 18 with 26 points in Sunday's win over Phoenix.
Analysis: Lee is shooting an efficient 61.1 percent over his last four games.
|3/10/2014||Klay Thompson, G-F||Thompson was 4 of 6 from deep and scored 22 in Sunday's win over the Suns.
Analysis: Thompson remains somewhat inconsistent, scoring 12 or fewer twice in his last six games while also scoring 22-plus three times during that stretch.
|3/10/2014||Jeremy Lin, G||Lin scored 26 in Sunday's win over Portland, marking his highest point total since November.
Analysis: Lin wasn't wildly efficient, going 7 of 17 from the field, but he nearly matched the 30 points he had totaled over his previous five games and hit a season-high 10 free throws on 12 attempts.
|3/10/2014||LaMarcus Aldridge, F-C||Aldridge notched his 35th double-double and second in a row with 28 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss to the Rockets.
Analysis: Aldridge was just 10 of 27 from the field and is shooting 39.2 percent in five games since missing five contests with a strained groin.
|3/10/2014||Wesley Matthews, G-F||Matthews put together his second consecutive 26-point performance in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Matthews averages 6.2 3-point attempts per game but is 8 of 19 over his last two.
|3/10/2014||Damian Lillard, PG||Lillard scored 21 in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Lillard has scored 21-plus four times over his last six road games.
|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.
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