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  • Jazz's Simone Fontecchio: Scores seven in defeat

    Fontecchio registered seven points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 loss to the Mavericks.

    Fontecchio was held below 10 points for a second consecutive matchup Wednesday, but he played just 24 minutes in the blowout loss, his lowest mark since joining the starting lineup in late November. Even though he's had a slight decrease in scoring over his last two outings, the 27-year-old has averaged 11.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 28.7 minutes per game over his six appearances since taking on a starting role.

  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Secures eight rebounds

    Kessler recorded six points (3-7 FG), eight rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 loss to the Mavericks.

    Kessler came off the bench for a sixth consecutive game Wednesday and was held to a single-digit scoring total for the third time in his last four appearances, but he remained consistent on the boards. Despite operating as a reserve since returning from a seven-game absence, Kessler has been more productive than he was as a starter, as he's averaged 9.8 points and 8.0 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game over his last six appearances.

  • Moses Brown C | POR

    Trail Blazers' Moses Brown: Headed to G League

    The Trail Blazers assigned Brown to the Rip City Remix of the G League on Thursday.

    Brown hasn't played for the Trail Blazers since Nov. 21 despite being available. The 24-year-old guard should receive extended opportunities in the G League.

  • John Collins PF | UTA

    Jazz's John Collins: Approaches double-double in loss

    Collins closed with 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and eight rebounds over 23 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 loss to the Mavericks.

    Collins was held to a season-low 23 minutes of playing time during Wednesday's blowout loss, and he fell just short of the double-double mark again. He's been held without double-doubles in six consecutive appearances but has still been relatively productive during that time, averaging 12.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game. The 26-year-old can put things together in any given game, but he's been held below 30 minutes of playing time in five of his last six outings. It's unclear whether this slight downturn in minutes will continue, but Collins still has decent upside potential when he has enough time on the court.

  • Mavericks' Tim Hardaway: Solid outing in return

    Hardaway finished Wednesday's 147-97 win over the Jazz with 17 points (5-14 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes.

    Hardaway returned to action Wednesday after missing the previous two contests with a back injury. The 31-year-old guard has struggled with his efficiency lately, converting on just 34.4 percent of his field-goal attempts and 31.7 percent of his three-point attempts in his last five appearances. However, Hardaway continues to be Dallas' go-to scoring option off the bench.

  • Dante Exum PG | DAL

    Mavericks' Dante Exum: Struggles with efficiency

    Exum posted five points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds, seven assists and two steals across 26 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 victory over the Jazz.

    Exum made his first start of the season Wednesday but struggled with his efficiency from inside and outside the arc. However, the 28-year-old guard posted season highs in assists, steals and minutes. Exum could remain in the starting lineup until Grant Williams (knee) returns.

  • Keyonte George SG | UTA

    Jazz's Keyonte George: Dishes out 11 dimes

    George notched seven points (2-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, 11 assists and one block in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 loss to the Mavericks.

    While George matched his season-high mark of 11 assists during Wednesday's blowout loss, he was inefficient from the floor and fell short of the first double-double of his career. The rookie has now posted 11 assists on three occasions to begin the regular season, but he's shot just 17.1 percent from the floor over those three appearances. While these performances have helped him establish a solid fantasy floor since joining the starting lineup, he'll be able to generate more upside if he can put things together more consistently.

  • Kyrie Irving PG | DAL

    Mavericks' Kyrie Irving: Efficient in return

    Irving notched 26 points (11-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt), three rebounds, four assists and three steals across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 victory over the Jazz.

    Irving was efficient from the field and three-point line in Wednesday's blowout win after missing the previous game with a foot injury. After struggling to start the season, the star guard is averaging 25.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 32.5 minutes across his last 10 appearances. Irving has posted 46.5/42.1/92.7 shooting splits over that span.

  • Coby White PG | CHI

    Bulls' Coby White: Flirts with double-double in win

    White posted 19 points (6-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds and five assists over 38 minutes during Wednesday's 111-100 victory over the Hornets.

    White did a little bit of everything for Chicago in a winning effort, finishing as one of four Bulls with a double-digit point total while ending one board short of a double-double and adding a handful of assists. White has posted at least 15 points, five rebounds and five assists in three games this year, including in two straight outings.

  • Bulls' Nikola Vucevic: Tallies 20-10 game in victory

    Vucevic provided 20 points (8-17 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block across 34 minutes during Wednesday's 111-100 win over Charlotte.

    Vucevic led all players in Wednesday's game in rebounds while finishing as one of two Bulls with 20 or more points in a double-double performance. Vucevic has hauled in at least 10 rebounds in 10 games this season, adding 20 or more points in six of those contests.

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