NBA Player News
|3/8/2014||Tyreke Evans, G-F||Evans had 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting in a 112-104 win over Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: The New Orleans guard is averaging 24.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting in his first four games this month. He's also averaged 7.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds in that stretch.
|3/8/2014||Anthony Davis, F-C||Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and New Orleans defeated the struggling Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 on Friday night.
Analysis: The Pelicans forward has a combined 57 points on 22-of-38 shooting (57.9 percent) and 29 rebounds in the last two games.
|3/8/2014||Khris Middleton, F||Middleton scored 25 points in a 112-104 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.
Analysis: The Milwaukee forward, who is averaging 11.9 points, had a combined 20 in his previous two games.
|3/8/2014||Jeff Adrien, F||Adrien had a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 112-104 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.
Analysis: The double-double was the Milwaukee forward's second of his career and first this season. He's averaging 3.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32 games this season.
|3/7/2014||Darren Collison, PG||Collison had a season-high 24 points in the Clippers' 142-94 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
Analysis: Collison was making his third straight start in place of an injured Jamal Crawford. He's averaging 17.6 points on 55.0 percent shooting in the last five games.
|3/7/2014||Carmelo Anthony, F||Anthony scored 18 of his 29 points in the first quarter, sending the New York Knicks to a rare easy night in a 108-81 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Analysis: Anthony is averaging 32.8 points in his last 10 games.
|3/7/2014||Carl Landry, F||Landry is out with a sore right knee.
Analysis: The Sacramento Kings forward hasn't played since Feb. 25.
|3/7/2014||Martell Webster, G-F||Webster is out with a sore back
Analysis: The Washington Wizards forward hasn't played since March 1.
|3/7/2014||Gerald Henderson, G-F||Henderson is expected to be out at least through the end of the week, according to coach Steve Clifford.
Analysis: The Charlotte Bobcats guard has a strained right calf.
|3/7/2014||Jeff Ayres, F-C||Ayres missed Thursday's 111-87 win over Miami on Thursday because of a sprained right hand.
Analysis: The San Antonio forward has sat out two of the last three games.
|3/7/2014||C.J. Watson, PG||Watson is out with a sprained right elbow.
Analysis: The Indiana Pacers guard hasn't played since March 4.
|3/7/2014||Jared Dudley, G-F||Dudley missed his first game of the season Thursday, a 142-94 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: The Los Angeles Clippers forward has back spasms.
|3/7/2014||Jordan Hill, F-C||Hill missed Thursday's game against the Clippers due to a sore right knee.
Analysis: It's not clear if Hill will be able to play Friday against the Nuggets.
|3/7/2014||Markieff Morris, F-C||Morris scored 24 on 8-of-13 shooting in Thursday's win over the Thunder.
Analysis: Morris is averaging 18.6 points on 55.4 percent shooting over his last eight games.
|3/7/2014||Gerald Green, G-F||Green established a new career high with 41 points while hitting a personal-best 8 of 13 3-pointers in Thursday's win over the Thunder.
Analysis: Green is averaging 20.6 points over his last 18 contests while shooting 45.5 percent from 3-point range. Prior to that stretch, he had been averaging 13.5 points on the season while hitting 36.2 percent of his attempts from long distance.
|3/7/2014||Goran Dragic, G||Dragic tallied 22 points but was a minus-14 on the night in Phoenix's win over Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Analysis: Dragic is shooting 42.2 percent from the field in three games since scoring a career-best 40 in a Feb. 28 win over New Orleans. He's shooting 50.7 percent on the season.
|3/7/2014||Kevin Durant, F||Durant scored 34 in a losing effort against Phoenix on Thursday.
Analysis: For those who questioned how teammate Russell Westbrook's return would affect Durant, he's averaging 34.1 points over seven games with Westbrook back in the fold.
|3/7/2014||Russell Westbrook, PG||Westbrook tallied a season-high 36 in Thursday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: Westbrook is averaging 24.0 points on 58.3 percent shooting over his last five contests. He totaled 27 points and was 6 of 24 from the field over his first two games back from injury.
|3/7/2014||Ersan Ilyasova, F||Ilyasova has been suspended one game without pay for punching Sacramento forward Reggie Evans in the stomach.
Analysis: The punch happened in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's 116-102 loss to the Kings on Wednesday when the two players became entangled while battling for rebounding position. The NBA says Ilyasova will serve his suspension Friday when the Bucks visit the New Orleans Pelicans.
|3/7/2014||O.J. Mayo, G||Mayo was ejected from Friday night's game against New Orleans. The ejection came late in the first quarter, after Mayo collided with Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma, then appeared to shove or hit Stiemsma in the chest with a flailing arm. Pelicans coach Monty Williams raced onto the court to restrain Stiemsma, pulling the center back toward the bench. Officials called a flagrant foul on the Milwaukee Bucks' guard at first, then changed it to a flagrant-2, resulting in the ejection, after video review.
Analysis: Mayo had been in the game less than three minutes and had attempted only one missed shot and committed one previous foul before being thrown out. Mayo is averaging 12.1 points in 27 minutes per game this season.
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