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The Magic won in Phoenix on Sunday behind a huge bench effort, led by J.J. Redick's 20 points, four 3-pointers, three boards, a season-high-tying nine assists, and two steals.

Jameer Nelson was struggling, which left Redick as the team's most qualified playmaker, and he took full advantage. He's playing big minutes despite a bench role and hopefully this will snap him out of his recent funk -- he was shooting 37.7 percent over the past seven games.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:23:00 PM

Tony Parker returned to action in the third quarter.

He looks to be just fine. The Knicks had a big run after Parker checked out, so that may have been a factor for his return.
Mar 25 - 10:08 PM

Tony Parker (head) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Saturday.

He was on a drive and lowered his head to collided into Willy Hernangomez's left hip. Parker was able to walk to the bench under his own power, but he went straight to the locker room. With the Spurs up 20 at the time of the injury, Parker may be done for the night. He's likely being evaluated for a concussion.
Mar 25 - 9:56 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course.
Mar 25 - 9:40 PM

Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is questionable for Sunday against the Warriors.

The good news is that this isn't the same foot that needed surgery last season. For what it's worth foot strain is typically not as worrisome as a sprain, but of course every injury is different. Gasol has played a whopping 37.6 minutes per game over his last five games and the Grizzlies may slightly dial him back even if he's OK. If he can't go, we'll see a lot more Brandan Wright with some added Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green.
Mar 25 - 9:12 PM

Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Spurs on Saturday.

It sounds like Rose should be fine, but we'll see how long the he lasts in what is shaping up to be a blowout.
Mar 25 - 8:26 PM

Cory Joseph, DeMar DeRozan, P.J. Tucker, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas will start against the Mavs on Saturday.

Ibaka is back from his one-game suspension and should see plenty of minutes against the slower Mavs team. Tucker will also remain in the starting lineup with DeMarre Carroll (back) out, but we'll see a lot of Norman Powell off the bench.
Mar 25 - 8:21 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs are in "experimental mode" with Nerlens Noel as a starting center.

In addition to Carlisle saying the Mavs "need" to look at Seth Curry as a PG, he added he wants to see how Curry and Noel go together. Noel did have a strong game on Thursday, so he should be getting some good run as the Mavs figure out where he is as a roll man with a 3-pointers guy. He should be starting in all formats tonight.
Mar 25 - 7:11 PM

Derrick Rose (foot) is available to play against the Spurs on Saturday.

The "available to play" tag can be a little worrisome, especially when it's on a tanking team and for Derrick Rose. Rose has also said he doesn't care too much about free agency because he saved his money, so that's a whole different story. There are a lot of red flags on Rose, so most owners may just want to steer clear. Ron Baker and Chasson Randle will lose playing time, assuming Rose is a full go.
Mar 25 - 7:06 PM

Jamal Crawford got hot late to help get a win on Saturday, finishing with a season-high 28 points against the Jazz.

He scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to earn a huge win against a team they're battling with for playoff positioning. Crawford was very efficient in this game, making 8-of-12 from the field, all nine free throws and three treys to go with two boards, three dimes and two steals in just 25 minutes. Terrific game aside, he's not really a fantasy option after he caps his five-game week on Sunday night at home against the Kings.
Mar 25 - 6:57 PM

Kyle Anderson is likely to start for Danny Green (rest) against the Knicks on Saturday.

We've seen Slo-Mo start when Green was hurt earlier this season, so this isn't a surprise. Anderson was not in the rotation on Thursday and most of his minutes this month have been in garbage time. In his seven starts at guard, Anderson averaged just 3.6 points, so Jonathon Simmons looks like he's the better option right now.
Mar 25 - 6:50 PM

Coach Quin Snyder said he thinks Gordon Hayward is "fine" after bruising his left leg.

The coach added Hayward's injury wasn't to his knee joint and it was to a muscle in his leg. Hayward was not available to comment after the game, but the Jazz said that's their standard procedure for an injured player. For now, Hayward sounds like he'll be ready to roll for Monday against the Pelicans.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 6:42 PM




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