Hollis Thompson started Sunday's game but finished with only seven points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes of action.
Thompson isn't guaranteed to earn another 10-day contract, let alone lock up a starting job in the season's final weeks. He's getting the minutes but the production has yet to follow, and he belongs on your waiver wire.
E'Twaun Moore (personal) returned on Sunday with 10 points, four assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Thunder.
Moore came off the bench tonight but it sounds like the SG spot is in flux. "We’re contemplating [whether he will start]," Alvin Gentry said before the game. "He’s played extremely well off the bench. We’ll look at the rotations and see what works best for our team." Gentry referred to Moore as an "extra ballhandler" for the team, so he might be leaning toward keeping him in the second unit.
Reggie Jackson (neck) finished with 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and a steal over 34 minutes in Sunday's win against the Pistons.
Jackson was questionable to play due to neck spasms but he looked fine in the victory, connecting on three of his five 3-pointer attempts and turning the ball over just three times. It was a nice bounce back game after he managed just four points in Thursday's 1-of-6 shooting night against the Hornets. His scoring totals have been rather erratic lately but he remains a solid source of assists, occasional steals and points.
Making another start for Portland on Sunday, Jusuf Nurkic posted eight points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal, making 3-of-9 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs in 21 minutes.
Nurk's transition to starting for the Blazers has gone very well, rewarding any owners who snatched him after the trade, but he was limited tonight by some early foul trouble. The big man had a few teeth knocked out in the fourth quarter, but he continued playing and didn't bleed because he has a dental bridge. He should be fine for Tuesday's game but we'll put him on the injury report as a precaution.
Andre Drummond ended up with 17 points, 15 rebounds and a pair of steals in 36 minutes Sunday against the Celtics, but he was terrible from the free-throw line.
Hack-a-Drum was in effect in the Motor City, as Drummond was sent to the line 11 times. While he hit eight of his 13 field-goal attempts, he was able to knock down just one of his attempts from the charity stripe. He has been poor from the free-throw line, but he isn't usually this bad.
Isaiah Thomas finished with a game-high 33 points in Sunday's 104-98 victory against the Pistons, including five more 3-pointers.
The Celtics have set their single season record for made 3-pointers with 23 games left and Thomas has been a huge part of the success. He has three or more triples in seven straight outings, and 15 of his past 16. Thomas is averaging more than three successful 3-pointers per game in each of his past three months played. He has also scored at least 20 points in 43 straight games.
Al Horford managed just two field goals on 11 attempts in Sunday's game against the Pistons, finishing with four points, nine rebounds, five assists and a blocked shot.
Horford has been has hit over 45 percent of his shots from the floor overall this season, but he is in a rare shooting slump with just eight field goals on 26 attempts (.308) over the past three outings. He has three straight single-digit point totals in the regular season for the first time since a four-game stretch from March 25-31, 2009. Don't do anything rash, however, as he remains a top-notch fantasy option and is just having temporary struggles.
Cory Joseph got another start on Sunday, posting 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting with six assists, one rebound, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 33 minutes.
Delon Wright earned some fourth-quarter minutes tonight, alongside Norman Powell, but CoJo took the reins down the stretch. Kyle Lowry (wrist) was out again tonight and it's unclear when he might return -- until a timetable is established, it makes sense to hold CoJo for short-term value.