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5Jarrett Jack, BKN, PG15
6Marcus Smart, BOS, PG14
7Jared Dudley, MIL, SF13
8Kelly Olynyk, BOS, C11
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10Tim Hardaway Jr., NY, SG10
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4Corey Brewer, HOU, SF-11
5Zach LaVine, MIN, PG-11
6Robin Lopez, POR, C-9
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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to miss Thursday's game due to fatigue
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:37 pm ET) Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will not play Thursday against the Bulls.

Bryant is sitting due to fatigue. He rested on Tuesday due to the same issue. Lakers coach Byron Scott has already announced he plans to cut Kobe's minutes once he's able to return. The 36-year-old Bryant is averaging 24.6 points per game.


Bulls' Kirk Hinrich out against the Lakers on Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:19 pm ET) Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich will not play on Thursday against the Lakers, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Hinrich is dealing with a hamstring injury. He missed Tuesday's game due to the issue. Hinrich came into Thursday's game listed as questionable, but will need another day to recover. He's averaging 7.6 points per game.


Heat forward Chris Bosh close to returning to the court
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:47 pm ET) Heat forward Chris Bosh is close to returning, according to ESPN. 

Bosh has already missed seven straight games due to a calf injury. He was aiming for a return on Thursday, but couldn't recover in time. That said, there's a strong chance Bosh will return for one of the team's next two games. They'll take on the Grizzlies on Saturday and the Magic on Monday.


Spurs' Manu Ginobili doubles up on the Thunder
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:18 pm ET) Spurs guard Manu Ginobili doubled up on the Thunder on Thursday.

Ginobili wasn't a huge factor on offense, hitting 3-5 shots from the field. He added one three pointer and four free throws, finishing with 11 points. Ginobili made sure to involve his teammates, dishing out 13 assists. He also added seven rebounds and one steal. 


Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drops 34 points on Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:14 pm ET) Thunder guard Russell Westbrook dropped 34 points on Thursday against the Spurs.

Westbrook shot 14-28 from the field. He made six free throw attempts. Westbrook made sure to involve his teammates, dishing out 11 assists for the double-double. He finished with five rebounds and five assists. 


Grizzlies G Tony Allen off the injury list
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:35 pm ET) Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, who's missed three straight games with an eye injury, is no longer on the injury report, reports The Commercial Appeal. Allen practiced Thursday and appears set to return Friday against Houston.

He's averaging 7.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22 games.


Grizzlies F Zach Randolph misses practice Thursday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:28 pm ET) Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph remains questionable for Friday's game against Houston after missing Thursday's practice with a sore knee, reports The Commercial Appeal. Randolph missed his first game of the season Monday.

He's averaging 16.1 points and 11.4 rebounds while shooting 48.3 percent. If Randolph can't play, center Kosta Koufos could get another start.


Heat C Justin Hamilton won't play Thursday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) Heat center Justin Hamilton (concussion) will miss his second straight game Thursday when Miami hosts the Cavaliers. Hamilton is averaging 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

Heat F Chris Bosh ruled out for reunion game
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:42 pm ET) As expected, the Heat ruled out forward Chris Bosh (calf) for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers. Bosh won't face former teammate LeBron James in James' first game in Miami since signing with Cleveland.

This is the seventh straight game Bosh will miss. Miami hosts Memphis on Saturday.


Carmelo Anthony pours in 34 points in losing effort
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:06 pm ET) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Thursday's home loss to the Wizards. Anthony got to the foul line 10 times, hitting eight free throws, while playing 43 minutes. He added three rebounds and two assists.

This was Anthony's second 34-point outing in less than two weeks. He'll visit Sacramento on Saturday.


 
 
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