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Date Player
2/7/2016 Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C
Towns had 26 points and 17 rebounds in Saturday's win over Chicago.

Analysis: Towns has averaged 22.1 points and 12.6 rebounds in his last seven games, all of which have been double-doubles.
2/7/2016 Gorgui Dieng, Min, F-C
Dieng finished with a career-high 24 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in Saturday's win over Chicago.

Analysis: Dieng has made six straight starts and is averaging 18.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in that time.
2/7/2016 Kobe Bryant, LAL, G-F
Bryant had 25 points in Saturday's loss in San Antonio on 9-of-28 shooting.

Analysis: Bryant has averaged 28.3 points in his last four games. This was his final road game against the Spurs, and San Antonio will go down as the only Western Conference city where he hasn't posted a 40-point regular-season scoring effort.
2/7/2016 LaMarcus Aldridge, SA, F-C
Aldridge had 26 points in Saturday's win over the Lakers.

Analysis: Aldridge has averaged 24.0 points and shot 61.6 percent in his last six games.
2/7/2016 Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F
Leonard had 20 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Lakers.

Analysis: Leonard was just 4 of 13 from the field, but he's averaging 23.0 points and shooting 52.2 percent in his last three games.
2/7/2016 Kevin Durant, OKC, F
Durant had 40 points and 14 rebounds while making all 13 of his free throws Saturday night in the Thunder's 116-108 loss at Golden State.

Analysis: The defeat might have ended Oklahoma City's five-game winning streak, but its top scorer isn't slowing down. Durant has averaged 34.4 points and 10.4 rebounds in his last seven games, including 35.8 points and 11.7 rebounds in his last four on the road.
2/7/2016 Rodney Hood, Uta, G-F
Hood had 25 points in Saturday's win in Phoenix.

Analysis: Hood has averaged 21.0 points and shot 44.3 percent from 3-point range in his last nine games.
2/7/2016 Mike Dunleavy, Chi, G-F
Dunleavy was available for the game against Minnesota on Saturday after missing the first 49 games of the season while recovering from back surgery.

Analysis: Coach Fred Hoiberg said before the game that Dunleavy felt a little discomfort in his back after a workout on Friday, which was expected. But after going through a pregame workout, he deemed himself ready for his season debut.
2/7/2016 James Harden, Hou, G-F
Harden scored 33 points with eight rebounds and three steals in the Rockets' 96-79 loss to Portland on Saturday.

Analysis: Harden is averaging 33.0 points over the last three games.
2/7/2016 Paul George, Ind, F
George scored 30 points with eight rebounds in the Pacers' 112-104 win over Detroit on Saturday.

Analysis: George has been outstanding over the last two games, totaling 61 points on 52.9 percent shooting.
2/7/2016 Nicolas Batum, Cha, G-F
Batum came one assist shy of a triple-double in the Hornets' 108-104 win over Washington on Saturday.

Analysis: Batum finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. That came a day after he scored 21 points with seven assists and six rebounds in a loss to Miami.
2/6/2016 Jimmy Butler, Chi, G-F
The Bulls are breathing a sigh of relief after an MRI exam revealed that Butler has a strained left knee and no ligament damage.

Analysis: Butler was injured Friday night against the Denver Nuggets and needed to be wheeled off the court in the second quarter. Coach Fred Hoiberg says the team initially feared he could be lost for an extended period of time, but the MRI on Saturday showed only a strain. Butler flew back to Chicago and will not play at Charlotte on Monday night. Hoiberg says the team will have a better idea of how long Butler will be out after team doctors examine him on Sunday.
2/6/2016 Avery Bradley, Bos, G
Bradley scored 14 points and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Boston a win over Cleveland on Friday.

Analysis: Bradley has shaken off a couple of six-point performances to score 29 over his last two combined.
2/6/2016 LeBron James, Cle, F
James finished with 30 points but had six turnovers in Friday's loss to Boston.

Analysis: James missed all five of his 3-point attempts and is 0 for 18 from long range over his last six. He's shooting 26.4 percent from behind the arc on the season.
2/6/2016 Kyrie Irving, Cle, G
Irving had 19 points in Friday's loss to Boston.

Analysis: He's averaging 23.8 points and shooting 53.4 percent over his last five.
2/6/2016 Joe Johnson, Bkn, G-F
Johnson had season highs with 27 points and 11 assists in Brooklyn's 128-119 victory on Friday night.

Analysis: Johnson has hit 18 of 28 from the field and 9 of 12 from 3-point range over his last two.
2/6/2016 Brook Lopez, Bkn, C
Lopez had 26 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's win over Sacramento.

Analysis: He's averaging 27 points over his last five.
2/6/2016 Bojan Bogdanovic, Bkn, G-F
Bogdanovic had a season-high 23 points in Friday's win over Sacramento.

Analysis: Bogdanovic hit 7 of 9 from 3-point range after combining for 18 points over his previous four games.
2/6/2016 DeMarcus Cousins, Sac, F-C
Cousins had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's loss to Brooklyn.

Analysis: Cousins hit all four of his 3-point attempts in his first triple-double of the season.
2/6/2016 Rajon Rondo, Sac, PG
Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists in Friday's loss to Brooklyn.

Analysis: Rondo has had at least 15 assists 14 times this season.
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