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Thursday's NBA schedule looks like a snoozer, but it becomes more interesting if you look at it from a Daily Fantasy perspective, our Chris Towers says. Full Story
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Bucks C Zaza Pachulia (calf) feels 'pop' during shootaround
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:18 pm ET) Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (calf) said Thusday that he felt a "pop" during shootaround and had to quit, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Pachulia has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Orlando, and he believes he'll miss a week at most while recovering from a strained calf. He has averaged 7.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 42 games.

The Bucks are 4-point road favorites against the Magic Thursday.


Celtics reassign Andre Dawkins to NBADL
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:13 pm ET) The Celtics have reassigned guard Andre Dawkins to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League, the team announced Thursday.

The Celtics recalled Dawkins from the Red Claws earlier in the day but have chosen to move the guard back to the D-League squad. He has played 22 minutes in four games with the Celtics, scoring three points on 1 of 6 shooting.


Knicks clear Melo to play Thursday at Indiana
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:45 pm ET) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Thursday's game at Indiana, the team announced.

Anthony has been dealing with a knee issue for most of the season. He was unable to play in last Saturday's game, but scored 31 points during Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

The Knicks are 7-point underdogs.


Bucks' Zaza Pachulia ruled out on Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:43 pm ET) Bucks center Zaza Pachulia has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Magic, according to FoxSports.

Pachulia initially came into the game listed as questionable, but will not play. He's battling a calf injury. Pachulia is averaging 7.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. 


Pacers plan to increase George Hill's minutes
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:40 pm ET) While Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he will keep guard George Hill's minutes around 20 minutes for Thursday's and Saturday's game, the plan is to increase his workload shortly after that, reports VigilantSports.com.

Hill has played in only eight games this season because of a variety of injuries. He is averaging 14.2 points and 3.5 rebounds.

The Pacers are 7-point favorites against the Knicks.


Knicks rule out Cole Aldrich for Thursday's game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:40 pm ET) The Knicks have ruled out center Cole Aldrich for Thursday's game against the Pacers, according to the New York Post.

Aldrich suffered a shin injury during Wednesday's game, and was unable to return. He'll need more time to recover, and will not play on Thursday. Aldrich is averaging 5.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.


Knicks rule out Amar'e Stoudemire on Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:37 pm ET) The Knicks have ruled out forward Amar'e Stoudemire on Thursday, according to the New York Post.

Stoudemire also missed Wednesday's game due to an ankle injury. Coach Derek Fisher told reporters he likely wouldn't have Stoudemire until the weekend, so it was assumed he would also miss Thursday's game. Stoudemire is averaging 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.


Pacers clear C.J. Miles to play in Thursday's game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:35 pm ET) Pacers coach Frank Vogel said forward C.J. Miles will play in Thursday's game against the Knicks, reports VigilantSports.com.

Miles has missed the last two games while dealing with a groin strain. Vogel added the plan is to play Miles in short bursts.

The Pacers are 7-point favorites.


Magic guard Devyn Marble inactive for Thursday's game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Magic guard Devyn Marble is inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks, according to the Orlando Sentinel

The club has opted to go with Ben Gordon in this game, which pushes Marble to the inactive list. Marble has played in 16 games this season, averaging 2.3 points. 


Magic guard Ben Gordon active for Thursday's game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:22 pm ET) Magic guard Ben Gordon is active for Thursday's game against the Bucks, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Gordon did not play in the last two games, but will be active on Thursday. The 31-year-old is averaging 6.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. 


 
 
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