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J.R Smith, who had major offseason surgery on his left knee, said his knee is bothering him 'somewhat.' But he said he won't use it as an excuse. 'I got to play better,' he said. 'If it's hurting that bad, I shouldn't be playing. I'm out there trying to give all that I got.' (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Coach Mike Brown said that he is considering the idea of using Anthony Bennet in small forward position. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Al Harrington missed his ninth straight game with a right knee injury. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Jimmy Butler (right toe) is traveling with the team, but there's no timetable for his return. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Quincy Pondexter, who had not played in the Grizzlies' two previous games, scored a career-high 22 points Saturday. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Gal Mekel, a rookie from Israel, making his first NBA start had six points on 3-of-12 shooting with seven assists. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Greg Smith missed Saturday's game with a sprained right knee. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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Luol Deng has scored at least 22 points in his last four games, including 27 in Saturday's loss to the Cavs. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
Expert Advice: The Bulls definitely did not benefit from the loss of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, but Luol Deng has, as he averaging 23 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists over his last five games.
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Trey Burke had the biggest game of his young NBA career scoring 20 points, including two 3-pointers in the final four minutes, to help propel the Jazz to their first road win of the season 112-104 over the Suns. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
Expert Advice: The 20 points were a season-high for Burke who was 6 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 6 from the long line, to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and just one turnover in 32 minutes. The Jazz have now won two of their last three games, in large part due to the play of the rook, who has scored in double figures in each of those games.
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Dion Waiters had 20 points off the bench, his third consecutive 20-point game. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
Expert Advice: Waiters may not yet be starting, but he is playing starter type minutes and producing enough points lately to warrant ownership in deeper leagues or if you need help in that category in your roto leagues.
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Andrew Bynum played 30 minutes, scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots, all season highs, and on the second night of a back-to-back. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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Raptors head coach Dwane Casey hinted change could be on the way in terms of who his starters will be for Sunday's game. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
Expert Advice: Casey said, 'It may be just a matter of time to let it go. We're still searching, like a lot of teams in the league are doing. We're not panicking but we've got to make sure we understand and we get the right group together.' If he does make a change it seems likely that Tyler Hansbrough and/or Landry Fields could crack the starting lineup in place of Amir Johnson and/or Jonas Valanciunas.
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Dirk Nowitzki took a shot to the nose at the end of the game, but he does not think it is broken. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum enjoyed a vintage performance as he doubled up for the first time this season during Saturday's win over the Bulls.Bynum posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, with three of them coming from the offensive end. He went 8 of 14 shooting from the field and also chipped in with five blocks and three assists while logging 30 minutes of game action in a 97-93 victory. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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Brandon Knight hasn't played in the fourth quarter and looks like he has ice on his left shoulder. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
Expert Advice: Knight had his best performance of the season as scored 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting, including a perfect 3 of 3 from downtown, and had nine boards, eight assists, a block, and a steal in 31 minutes. After some early season struggles, Knight has finally found his groove as he is averaging 11.0 points, 5.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds over his last five games.
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Chandler Parsons left Saturday's game late in the 4th quarter with back spasms. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
Expert Advice: Chandler Parsons is avgeraging 17.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 63.9 FG% and 54.5 3FG% over his last eight games despite dealing on and off with back spasms, which acted up after a late game dunk Saturday night. The Rockets do not play until Monday, so hopefully the treatment Parsons will go through the next couple of days will loosen the back up enough for him to be ready to go by then.
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Reggie Evans was a DNP coaches decision on Saturday. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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Boris Diaw will not return to Saturday's game with a dislocated finger. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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Matt Bonner will start the 2nd half for the Spurs on Saturday. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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Boris Diaw left Saturday's game with an ankle injury and return is questionable. (RotoInfo.com) (11/30)
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