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12/14/2017 Josh Richardson, Mia, G
Josh Richardson scored 11 points Wednesday on 4-of-10 shooting as the Miami Heat fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Richardson grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 36:55 on the floor. He added two steals. Richardson went 3 of 8 from 3-point range.
12/14/2017 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Damian Lillard scored 18 points Wednesday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 102-95. Lillard grabbed three rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:55 of playing time. Lillard went 1 of 6 from behind the arc.

Analysis: The two-time All-Star guard scored seven of his 18 points in the final 3:16, and the Trail Blazers overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to break their five-game losing streak,
12/14/2017 Dion Waiters, Mia, G-F
Dion Waiters scored 17 points Wednesday, going 6 of 18 from the field, as the Miami Heat lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Waiters pulled down two rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 37:50 on the floor. Waiters went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
12/14/2017 Bam Adebayo, Mia, F-C
Bam Adebayo scored 12 points Wednesday, going 3 of 3 from the field, as the Miami Heat fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Adebayo grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 30:15 on the floor.

Analysis: He's totaled 26 points in the last two games which is a big deal considering he averages just under 6 points per contest.
12/14/2017 Justise Winslow, Mia, F
Winslow left Wednesday's game with knee tightness that doesn't seem to be too serious.

Analysis: Winslow went scoreless in his time on the floor, and at 6.6 points per contest is not much of a fantasy option.
12/14/2017 Wayne Ellington, Mia, G-F
Wayne Ellington scored 24 points Wednesday on 8-of-11 shooting as the Miami Heat fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Ellington pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 31:38 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Ellington went 7 of 10 from behind the arc.

Analysis: The points are a season high for Ellington, the made 3s match a season high for Ellington.
12/14/2017 James Johnson, Mia, F
James Johnson scored 10 points Wednesday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Miami Heat fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Johnson pulled down 10 rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 36:44 on the floor.

Analysis: This is the second double-double of the season for Johnson, who has started the last four games.
12/14/2017 Kelly Olynyk, Mia, F-C
Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points Wednesday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Miami Heat lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Olynyk pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 27:42 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Olynyk went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
12/14/2017 Goran Dragic, Mia, G
Goran Dragic scored 11 points Wednesday, going 4 of 12 from the field, as the Miami Heat lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-95. Dragic pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 30:24 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
12/14/2017 Zach Collins, Por, F-C
Zach Collins scored nine points Wednesday on 4-of-9 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Miami Heat 102-95. Collins pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 21:29 on the floor. He added one block.
12/14/2017 Evan Turner, Por, G-F
Evan Turner scored 10 points Wednesday, going 4 of 5 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Miami Heat 102-95. Turner grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 23:18 of playing time. He added one block.
12/14/2017 Ed Davis, Por, F-C
Ed Davis scored 11 points Wednesday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 102-95. Davis pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 26:13 on the floor. He added one steal.
12/14/2017 Al-Farouq Aminu, Por, F
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points Wednesday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Miami Heat 102-95. Aminu pulled down 13 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 37:29 on the floor. Aminu went 5 of 8 from behind the arc.

Analysis: This is the second double-double of the season for Aminu, who has averaged 12.8 points in the last four contests.
12/14/2017 CJ McCollum, Por, G
CJ McCollum scored 28 points Wednesday on 9-of-16 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Miami Heat 102-95. McCollum grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 41:24 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. McCollum went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.

Analysis: McCollum has averaged 25.7 points and shot 54.9 percent in the last three contests.
12/14/2017 DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F
DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points Wednesday, going 12 of 24 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Phoenix Suns 115-109. DeRozan pulled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +18 in his 36:40 of playing time.

Analysis: DeRozan has 86 career 30-point games, second-most in franchise history behind Vince Carter's 91. This one was his first of December and sixth of the season. However, his 3-point drought continues. He missed four attempts Wednesday and has not made any of the 15 he's tried since hitting a pair on Nov. 22.
12/14/2017 Mike James, Pho, PG
Mike James scored seven points Wednesday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Toronto Raptors 115-109. James pulled down four rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 18:40 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
12/14/2017 Alex Len, Pho, F-C
Alex Len scored nine points Wednesday on 3-of-5 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Toronto Raptors 115-109. Len grabbed six rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 18:00 of playing time. He added five blocks and one steal.
12/14/2017 T.J. Warren, Pho, SF
T.J. Warren scored 17 points Wednesday on 5-of-15 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Toronto Raptors 115-109. Warren pulled down three rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 24:30 on the floor before fouling out.

Analysis: Warren has been a bigger focus of the offense recently with Devin Booker sidelined, but he was plagued by foul trouble in this one. He did end up fouling out with what was his worst shooting performance from the field in more than a month.
12/14/2017 Danuel House, Pho, SG
Danuel House scored two points Wednesday on 0-of-3 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Toronto Raptors 115-109. House pulled down one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 19:37 of playing time.
12/14/2017 Tyler Ulis, Pho, PG
Tyler Ulis scored 16 points Wednesday, going 6 of 8 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Toronto Raptors 115-109. Ulis grabbed five rebounds and dished out eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 29:27 on the floor.

Analysis: Both his points and assists were his second-best totals of the season. The second-year player could be turning into a viable point guard option, scoring in double figures in six of his last nine games while averaging 5.2 assists.
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