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12/16/2017 Dejounte Murray, SA, PG
Dejounte Murray scored nine points Friday on 3-of-8 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Murray grabbed two rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 17:20 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
12/16/2017 Joffrey Lauvergne, SA, F-C
Joffrey Lauvergne scored 14 points Friday on 7-of-8 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Lauvergne pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 14:44 of playing time.
12/16/2017 Bryn Forbes, SA, PG
Bryn Forbes scored 11 points Friday on 4-of-9 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Forbes pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 29:54 on the floor. He added one steal. Forbes went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
12/16/2017 Manu Ginobili, SA, G-F
Manu Ginobili scored two points Friday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Ginobili did not grab a rebound but had an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 6:30 on the floor.
12/16/2017 Brandon Paul, SA, SG
Brandon Paul scored five points Friday on 2-of-3 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Paul grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 18:32 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Paul went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
12/16/2017 E'Twaun Moore, NO, G-F
E'Twaun Moore scored four points Friday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Denver Nuggets 117-111 in overtime. Moore pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -20 in his 39:42 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.

Analysis: Moore had come in red-hot, pouring in 57 points over his previous two games on a sizzling .742 field goal percentage that included a 10-of-14 success rate from 3-point range. Even with Friday's clunker, he's averaging 17.9 points in nine games this month and is 29 of 45 (64.4 percent) from beyond the arc during that span.
12/16/2017 Jrue Holiday, NO, G
Jrue Holiday scored 25 points Friday, going 10 of 21 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Denver Nuggets 117-111 in overtime. Holiday grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 43:06 on the floor. He added three steals. Holiday went 5 of 9 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Even with Anthony Davis back in the lineup, Holiday is putting up a ton of shots while making quite an impact in several fantasy categories. The talented guard has been a must-use lately by averaging 26.7 points, 5.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals during a seven-game tear. Improved 3-point shooting has been a key to the surge, as he's a terrific 16 of 28 from long distance over his past four outings.
12/16/2017 DeMarcus Cousins, NO, F-C
DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points Friday on 9-of-17 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Denver Nuggets 117-111 in overtime. Cousins grabbed four rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 33:25 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Cousins went 5 of 8 from behind the arc.

Analysis: The four rebounds were a season low, though Cousins owners still can't complain much over the star forward's sixth consecutive game with at least 23 points. He's averaging 30 while going 17 of 34 from 3-point range during that time frame, not to mention 12.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
12/16/2017 Anthony Davis, NO, F-C
Anthony Davis scored 28 points Friday on 12-of-22 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Denver Nuggets 117-111 in overtime. Davis grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 43:49 of playing time. He added five blocks and one steal.

Analysis: After sitting out four times in a six-game stretch with an adductor strain, Davis is showing the injury doesn't appear to be an issue going forward. The former No. 1 overall pick put up similar numbers in Wednesday's return, tallying 25 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 36 minutes against the Bucks.
12/16/2017 Gary Harris, Den, G-F
Gary Harris scored 21 points Friday, going 9 of 16 from the field, as the Denver Nuggets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 117-111 in overtime. Harris pulled down two rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 42:34 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Harris went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Fresh off Wednesday's career-high 36-point effort at Boston, Harris turned in another fine performance and has now scored 21 or more in five of his last seven games. He's averaging 20.4 points during that stretch in addition to remaining an asset in steals and assists. The 23-year-old is averaging an outstanding 2.4 thefts over his last 13 games and has dished out 20 assists in the past three.
12/16/2017 Trey Lyles, Den, PF
Trey Lyles scored 19 points Friday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Denver Nuggets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 117-111 in overtime. Lyles grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 29:59 on the floor. He added three steals. Lyles went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

Analysis: An afterthought early in the season, Lyles has provided the Nuggets a huge boost lately by averaging 18.3 points and 5.5 rebounds over his last four games. Shooting a scorching 65 percent from the floor and making 13 of 19 3-point shots during that span, it's going to be hard to keep the 22-year-old out of the rotation going forward.
12/16/2017 Jamal Murray, Den, G
Jamal Murray scored 15 points Friday on 5-of-14 shooting as the Denver Nuggets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 117-111 in overtime. Murray pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 38:49 on the floor. He added three steals. Murray went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Murray had a comedown after back-to-back 28-point efforts, both of which came on the road. The talented young guard has actually struggled some lately at Pepsi Center, where he's shot just 35 percent from the field over his last four games. He shot 51.4 percent while averaging 18 points on Denver's recently completed six-game trip.
12/16/2017 Emmanuel Mudiay, Den, PG
Emmanuel Mudiay scored four points Friday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Denver Nuggets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 117-111 in overtime. Mudiay did not grab a rebound but had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 8:25 on the floor.

Analysis: Mudiay sat out the entire second half after spraining his right ankle in the second quarter, which explains his season low for minutes. For now consider him questionable for Monday's game at Oklahoma City while targeting Jamal Murray and Will Barton, both of whom would receive extended minutes if Mudiay can't go.
12/16/2017 Chris Paul, Hou, PG
Chris Paul scored 28 points Friday on 10-of-18 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 124-109. Paul grabbed four rebounds and dished out eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +29 in his 32:10 of playing time. He added one block and seven steals. Paul went 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Paul may be throwing his hat into the MVP ring if he can keep playing like he has over Houston's past four games, a stretch in which he's averaging 26.3 points, eight assists, 5.8 rebounds and a stellar four steals while making 14 3-pointers. That the Rockets are 13-0 when he's played this season certainly shouldn't be overlooked as well.
12/16/2017 Ryan Anderson, Hou, F-C
Ryan Anderson scored 12 points Friday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the San Antonio Spurs 124-109. Anderson pulled down 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 29:45 on the floor. He added two steals. Anderson went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Anderson matched a season high in rebounds while regaining his shooting touch, as he had gone 5 of 19 from the floor and 2 of 11 from beyond the arc while mustering a mere 12 points over his previous three games. The veteran sharpshooter is still generally a boom-or-bust fantasy play on a Houston club loaded with quality scoring options.
12/16/2017 James Harden, Hou, G
James Harden scored 28 points Friday, going 6 of 18 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the San Antonio Spurs 124-109. Harden grabbed seven rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 33:01 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Harden went 2 of 11 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Harden salvaged a second straight off-shooting night by continually driving the lane and finishing 14 of 16 from the foul line. Though he's shooting just 35 percent from the floor over his past two games, the likely MVP front-runner has still been the fantasy gold standard by posting averages of 32.3 points, 8.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals in his past nine.
12/16/2017 Clint Capela, Hou, F-C
Clint Capela scored 18 points Friday, going 9 of 11 from the field, as the Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 124-109. Capela pulled down 10 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +26 in his 25:12 of playing time.

Analysis: Chris Paul's return has made life pretty easy for Capela, who's now 30 of 35 from the field while averaging 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds over a four-game stretch. The underrated center also owns nine blocks over his past three contests and has recorded nine double-doubles in his last 16 games.
12/16/2017 Pau Gasol, SA, F-C
Pau Gasol scored four points Friday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Gasol grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -29 in his 17:38 of playing time. He added one block.
12/16/2017 Tony Parker, SA, PG
Tony Parker scored two points Friday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Parker grabbed one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 16:55 of playing time. He added one steal.
12/16/2017 Rudy Gay, SA, F
Rudy Gay scored seven points Friday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Houston Rockets 124-109. Gay pulled down eight rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 17:32 of playing time. He added one block. Gay went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Gay had a run of five straight double-figure scoring efforts end and saw a reduction in minutes, likely due to the Spurs playing the first of a back-to-back. Averaging 16 points on 57.1 percent shooting along with 7.8 rebounds during that aforementioned stretch, he figures to be more of a factor in Saturday's matchup with the Mavs.
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