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Date Player
2/11/2016 Rajon Rondo, Sac, PG
Rondo had 14 points and 15 assists in Wednesday's win in Philadelphia.

Analysis: That marks four straight games in which Rondo has recorded at least 15 assists while averaging 15.2 with 12.5 points.
2/11/2016 Robert Covington, Phi, F
Covington scored a career-high 29 points in Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.

Analysis: Covington has scored at least 25 points three times in his last 13 games, over which he's averaging 13.9.
2/11/2016 Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F
Leonard had 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's win in Orlando.

Analysis: Leonard, who sunk the game-winning shot, has averaged 24.2 points on 57.3 percent in the last five games.
2/11/2016 Evan Fournier, Orl, G-F
Fournier finished with 28 points in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio.

Analysis: Fournier has averaged 20.3 points on 50.0 percent in his last four games.
2/11/2016 Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C
Okafor had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.

Analysis: Okafor has averaged 20.7 points and 12.0 rebounds in his last three games.
2/11/2016 Derrick Favors, Uta, F-C
Favors scored 29 points in Wednesday's 100-96 loss at New Orleans.

Analysis: Favors was averaging 14.1 points over the previous eight games after missing 16 with back spasms.
2/11/2016 Jrue Holiday, NO, PG
Holiday scored 21 points with nine assists and six rebounds in the Pelicans' 100-96 win over Utah on Wednesday.

Analysis: Holiday's performance came two days after he had 27 points, nine assists and six boards in a win at Minnesota. He's capable of being a big contributor to New Orleans, but has shown a lack of consistency at times.
2/11/2016 Lou Williams, LAL, G
Williams scored 28 points in the Lakers' 120-11 loss at Cleveland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Williams is averaging 15.4 points on the season. He's scored at least 20 points in 13 games, but the Lakers have lost 10 of them.
2/11/2016 Kyrie Irving, Cle, G
Irving scored 35 points in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Irving is averaging 32.0 points while making 59.1 percent from the floor over the last three games.
2/11/2016 LeBron James, Cle, F
James scored 29 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Analysis: James is averaging 26.8 points over the last four games.
2/11/2016 Jordan Clarkson, LAL, G
Clarkson scored 22 points in the Lakers' 120-111 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Clarkson has topped 20 points in two of the last three games. However, he only had 11 in a loss at Indiana on Monday.
2/11/2016 Archie Goodwin, Pho, G
Goodwin scored 20 points in the Suns' 112-104 loss to Golden State on Wednesday.

Analysis: Goodwin has at least 20 points in three of the last four games, including each of the past two. He's averaging 16.8 points while starting the last 11 games.
2/11/2016 James Harden, Hou, G-F
Harden scored 34 points with 11 assists and nine rebounds in the Rockets' 116-103 loss at Portland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Harden enters the All-Star break averaging 34.7 points over the last three games.
2/11/2016 Dwight Howard, Hou, F-C
Howard was outstanding Wednesday, scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds in the Rockets' 116-103 loss at Portland.

Analysis: Howard was averaging 13.2 points over his previous six games after sitting out three with a sprained left ankle. That certainly wasn't a problem against the Trail Blazers.
2/11/2016 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Lillard scored 31 points with nine assists in the Trail Blazers' 116-103 win over Houston on Wednesday.

Analysis: Lillard continues to show why he was snubbed a spot in the All-Star game, averaging 24.3 points on the season. He's totaled 64 points over the past two games.
2/11/2016 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha, SF
Kidd-Gilchrist could miss the remainder of the season after re-tearing the labrum in his right shoulder.

Analysis: Kidd-Gilchrist, who missed the season's first four months recovering from a torn labrum in the same shoulder, suffered the injury Wednesday at Indiana. The Hornets have yet to determine whether he'll rehab the shoulder in hopes of returning later this season or if he'll undergo another surgery. Kidd-Gilchrist played in just seven games following his return, averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds.
2/11/2016 Hassan Whiteside, Mia, C
Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for his elbow to the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic.

Analysis: Whiteside will serve his suspension Feb. 19 when Miami plays the Hawks in Atlanta. He was ejected with 9:35 left in the Spurs' 119-101 win at Miami on Tuesday night. He swung his right elbow after a free throw, smacking Marajonovic on the side of the face and knocking him backward.
2/11/2016 Dwight Howard, Hou, F-C
Howard is reportedly on the trading block.

Analysis: The Rockets are going nowhere with a losing record and Howard is considered part of the problem there and could be traded.
2/11/2016 Jordan McRae, Pho, SG
The Phoenix Suns assigned guard Jordan McRae to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Thursday, and said he will play in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in Toronto.

Analysis: McRae signed a second 10-day contract with the Suns on Monday after initially signing Jan. 29. The 24-year-old former Tennessee player has averaged 4.8 points, 1.2 assists and 11.3 minutes in six games with the Suns.
2/11/2016 Devin Booker, Pho, SG
Booker has replaced injured Philadelphia player Nerlens Noel on the U.S. team roster in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

Analysis: Booker, the 19-year-old former Kentucky guard drafted 13th overall last year, is averaging 10.6 points and shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range in 48 games. In 23 starts, he's averaging 15.2 points, and had a season-high 32 points against Indiana on Jan. 19.
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