Ajinca, who made his first appearance since Dec. 12, scored 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He added 13 rebounds and one steal in a losing effort. Ajinca has four career double-doubles.Analysis:
"He looked good, he was moving really well, his hamstring's fine," coach Steve Kerr said. "He told me everything else is sore now, which is a good sign. He's getting back into basketball shape and running a lot of sprints. But this was the first time he's scrimmaged full court, which was a good step."
"It's never easy to come back off an injury to a team that's winning," Kerr added. "It's tricky. It's a human nature thing, where you don't want to screw up what's going on, but at the same time, you want to make an impact. David's been an All-Star, a 20-and-10 guy his whole career, so it's tricky. I respect that. We're going to talk about that as a team (Sunday), not just in terms of David's situation but the impact it's going to have on everybody."
Lee played just seven minutes in his only appearance this season. He averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 69 games for the Warriors last season.Analysis:
Sanders was suspended for Thursday's game against the Kings after shoving an airborne player on the way to the basket in his previous game. He has averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 games.
The Bucks are a 10 1/2-point underdog against the Clippers in Los Angeles Saturday.Analysis:
Henson tested his injured foot Friday but still experienced pain. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated Monday. The Bucks don't play against until Tuesday at home against the Hornets. Henson has averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14 games.Analysis:
Gobert played 30 minutes off the bench and was able to also notch two blocks and one steal. He's recorded multiple blocks in seven straight games while also racking up at least nine rebounds in five of his last six games. He'll square off with the Grizzlies Monday.Analysis:
Jefferson suffered a mild groin strain in the fourth quarter, the team announced. He was available to come back into the game if needed, but with the team up big late in the final quarter, he remained on the bench. He also managed to record one assist in his 27 minutes of action.
Jefferson's double-double was his third straight this week. He'll square off with the Nuggets Monday.Analysis:
Howard was listed as probable to play Saturday due to a sore shoulder. He has averaged 19.6 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 13 games.Analysis:
"I am not going to squeal until I get stuck and I will cross the bridge when I get there," Hollins said. "I have my thoughts on it but I don't want to share them. I have been thinking about it but it is not something that needs to be talked about at this point."Analysis:
Nene's excellent performance marked his second-best scoring production of the season behind a 22-point game on Nov. 1. He also picked up six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action Friday. The Wizards will square off with the Suns Sunday.Analysis:
Valanciunas was one of six Raptors to reach double digits in scoring in the win, but his 50 percent success rate from the free-throw line falls well short of his 81.7 percent mark for the season. He added seven rebounds and two blocks in the win, the Raptors' fifth straight. They'll look to keep rolling Sunday against the Knicks.Analysis: