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Date Player
2/26/2017 Stephen Curry, GS, G
Curry hit 5 of 10 attempts from 3-point range and scored 27 points in Saturday's win over Brooklyn that clinched a playoff berth for the Warriors. The reigning MVP added five rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Analysis: Curry has come out of the All-Star break on fire, going 11 of 20 from 3 while totaling 62 points in Golden State's two wins following the stoppage. The sharpshooter made just 10 of 40 tries from beyond the arc and averaged 16.2 points over a five-game slump that preceded the hiatus.
2/26/2017 Klay Thompson, GS, G-F
Thompson helped offset Kevin Durant's absence by producing 24 points with four rebounds and four assists in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.

Analysis: The All-Star guard ended 8 of 18 from the field, ending a stretch of five straight games in which he shot 55.6 percent or better. Thompson has been on target for a month now, knocking down 51.7 percent (45 of 87) of his 3-point tries over a 10-game run in which he's averaged 27 points.
2/26/2017 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Bkn, F
Hollis-Jefferson posted a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's loss at Golden State.

Analysis: The second-year forward appears to be given an expanded role following the All-Star break, as his 24 field goal attempts over the past two games are one more than his entire total over the Nets' final five contests before the stoppage. That's a positive development, as Hollis-Jefferson is shooting an efficient 54.7 percent from the floor in February.
2/26/2017 Trevor Booker, Bkn, PF
Booker recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Nets' loss at Golden State on Saturday.

Analysis: It's the fourth straight game with double-figure points for the veteran forward, who's quietly put up some solid numbers off the bench for the hapless Nets of late. Over his past eight games, Booker has averaged 13.1 points and 8.8 rebounds and notched four double-doubles.
2/26/2017 Brook Lopez, Bkn, C
Lopez was held to nine points on 3-of-13 shooting in Brooklyn's loss at Golden State on Saturday, though he did manage five assists.

Analysis: Lopez didn't seem to have it on the second night of a back-to-back. He's still averaging 21.1 points and two blocks over his last 13 games and remains the Nets' most dependable fantasy player, albeit by default.
2/26/2017 Ben Bentil, Bos, PF
The Mavericks have signed Bentil to a 10-day contract.

Analysis: The former Providence player was drafted in the second round by Boston but was waived during the preseason. Bentil has played in the NBA Development League and in China since the Celtics let him go. He played 13 games in two stints with Fort Wayne in the D-League, interrupted by an 11-game stint with Xinjiang in China.
2/26/2017 Ben Bentil, Bos, PF
The Mavericks have signed Bentil to a 10-day contract.

Analysis: The former Providence player was drafted in the second round by Boston but was waived during the preseason. Bentil has played in the NBA Development League and in China since the Celtics let him go. He played 13 games in two stints with Fort Wayne in the D-League, interrupted by an 11-game stint with Xinjiang in China.
2/26/2017 Quinn Cook, NO, PG
The Mavericks have signed Cook to a 10-day contract.

Analysis: Cook, who went undrafted out of Duke in 2015 before getting waived by Cleveland and New Orleans the past two preseasons, was MVP of the D-League All-Star Game last weekend in New Orleans.
2/26/2017 Briante Weber, GS, PG
The Hornets have signed Weber to a 10-day contract after he was released from the Warriors.

Analysis: The former Virginia Commonwealth standout struggled with the Warriors. He averaged 1.7 points and shot 35.7 percent from the field in seven games. He averaged 6.6 minutes per game. Weber has had previous brief NBA stints with the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies. He has a 3.1 average in 14 career games.
2/26/2017 Reggie Jackson, Det, G
Jackson was questionable for the Pistons' Sunday game against the Celtics due to neck spasms, but started anyway.

Analysis: Jackson has had a brutal month of February, averaging just 9.3 points and shooting 36.3 percent, yet the Pistons are somehow 7-3.
2/26/2017 E'Twaun Moore, NO, G
Moore will play Sunday at Oklahoma City after missing Saturday's loss to Houston due to personal reasons.

Analysis: It's unclear whether coach Alvin Gentry will start Moore or bring him off the bench.
2/26/2017 Khris Middleton, Mil, G-F
Middleton will not travel with the Bucks to Cleveland for Monday's game in order to rest.

Analysis: Middeleton played a season-high 28 minutes in Sunday's win over Phoenix. It was his first start of the season after coming off the bench in his first five games back since missing the first 50 with a torn left hamstring.
2/26/2017 T.J. Warren, Pho, SF
Warren scored 23 points Sunday at Milwaukee, his first game with at least 20 since Feb. 6.

Analysis: Since going scoreless in 25 minutes against New Orleans on Feb. 13, Warren has averaged 17.0 points on 69.7 percent shooting with 5.3 rebounds in three games.
2/26/2017 Alan Williams, Pho, PF
Williams was very good for the second straight game with a career-high 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting and a career best-tying 15 rebounds Sunday at Milwaukee.

Analysis: In his last two games, Williams has 33 points on 15 of 22 from the field with 18 boards, four assists and three steals. His play could keep Tyson Chandler out of the rotation for an extended period.
2/26/2017 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, SF
Antetokounmpo scored 15 of his 28 points in the third quarter and shot 11 of 13 to go with eight rebounds and six assists Sunday against the Suns.

Analysis: Antetokounmpo is back in top form, averaging 31.3 points on 63.0 percent shooting with 9.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his past three games.
2/26/2017 Malcolm Brogdon, Mil, G
Brogdon came off the bench to score all 15 of his points and dish out five of his seven assists in the second half in Sunday's win over Phoenix.

Analysis: Brogdon has been a solid contributor in limited minutes lately. He's averaged 12.2 points on 49.0 percent shooting - 6 of 16 from deep - with 4.3 assists in his last six games while playing more than 30 minutes just once in that span.
2/26/2017 Tony Parker, SA, PG
Parker had eight points and nine assists in 20 minutes Sunday against the Lakers, but took a shot to the knee in the first half and is considered day to day.

Analysis: Parker was able to finish the game, but expects some swelling so his status will need to be monitored over the next few days before the Spurs face Indiana on Wednesday.
2/26/2017 Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F
Leonard was his usual consistent self with 25 points in Sunday's rout of the Lakers. He tied his career high for points in a quarter with 16 in the first.

Analysis: Leonard has averaged 28.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting with 5.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in his last seven games. Leonard reached double figures in scoring for the 87th consecutive game. That is the longest streak by a Spurs player since Tim Duncan posted 91 straight in 2003.
2/26/2017 Brandon Ingram, LAL, G-F
Ingram scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting in Sunday's loss to San Antonio,

Analysis: This was a nice bounce-back game for Ingram, who averaged just 5.5 points on 27.6 percent (8 for 29) shooting in his previous four games. With the Lakers playing for draft position, Ingram should get all kinds of opportunities to put up numbers in the final two months.
2/25/2017 Rudy Gobert, Uta, C
Gobert was a force in the post once again on Friday, as the Utah big man compiled 15 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks to help the Jazz defeat Milwaukee.

Analysis: It's the sixth time this season in which the 7-foot Frenchman has posted 15 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in a game, an amount eclipsed only by Anthony Davis and Hassan Whiteside. It's also Gobert's sixth straight double-double and 13th in his last 17 games.
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