Lakers PF Ed Davis scores season-high 18 points vs. Thunder
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Lakers power forward Ed Davis
scored a season-high 18 points on 8 of 10 shooting in his team's 104-103 loss to the Thunder Friday.
Davis followed up a zero-point performance Monday with his best game of the season, delivering nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes while making his sixth straight start. The Lakers will move forward to face the Kings Sunday.
Thunder PF Mitch McGary (tibia) out 2-3 weeks
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Thunder power forward Mitch McGary
will miss two-to-three weeks
due to inflammation in his left tibia, The Oklahoman
McGary will have his court work restricted while recovering from the injury. He's played just one game this season, sinking his only shot and scoring three points in seven minutes.
Clippers PF Blake Griffin scores team-high 32 vs. Nuggets
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Clippers power foward Blake Griffin
scored a team-high 32 points on 9 of 20 shooting from the field and 14 of 18 shooting from the free-throw line while racking up 12 rebounds in his team's 109-106 loss to the Nuggets Friday.
Griffin's performance marked his second straight double-double after he posted a 31-16 line Wednesday. His 18 free-throw attempts represented a season high. Griffin also chipped in three assists and one steal in 41 minutes in the loss. He'll square off with the Bucks Saturday.
Spurs SG Danny Green scores season-high 27 vs. Blazers
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Spurs shooting guard Danny Green
scored a season-high 27 points on 9 of 21 shooting, including 6 of 9 shooting from three-point range, while matching a season high with 10 rebounds in his team's 129-119 triple-overtime loss to the Blazers Friday.
Green followed up a 52-minute night in Wednesday's loss with 44 minutes of action in the team's second straight triple-overtime game. The double-double was his second of the season, and he also chipped in one assist and one steal. The Spurs don't get a break after the long week, hitting the road to face the Mavericks Saturday.
Spurs PF Tim Duncan scores season-high 32 vs. Blazers
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Spurs power forward Tim Duncan
scored a season-high 32 points on 12 of 24 shooting while hauling in 10 rebounds in his team's 129-119 triple-overtime loss to the Blazers.
The Spurs have logged back-to-back triple-overtime games, playing an extra six periods over the last three days. Duncan played 43 minutes Friday after seeing 48 minutes of action Wednesday, adding four blocks, three assists and two steals in Friday's loss. The Spurs take a three-game losing streak and a taxed roster into Saturday's game against the Saturday's game against the Mavericks in Dallas.
Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge posts 32-16 line in triple-OT win Friday
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Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge
scored 32 points on 13 of 27 shooting while racking up a season-high 16 rebounds in his team's 129-119 triple-overtime win over the Spurs Friday.
Aldridge logged 52 minutes in the marathon win, joining with Damian Lillard to take more than half of the team's 110 shots. The power forward also came up with a career-high five steals and two blocks in the win, his team's fourth straight. The Blazers have a quick turnaround, facing the Pelicans Saturday.
Bulls PF Mirotic sets season mark with 27 points Friday
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Bulls emerging power forward Nikola Mirotic
has been providing consistent production of late, but he outdid himself Friday in Memphis.
The rookie came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points on 7 of 10 shooting and added eight rebounds. He is now averaging 8.1 points per game.
Heat SF Danny Granger sees limited action Friday
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Heat small forward Danny Granger
saw limited action Friday, playing less than a minute and failing to record a shot in his team's 105-103 loss to the Wizards.
Granger missed the last two games with an illness. He'll have Saturday off before potentially seeing a larger role Sunday against the Celtics.
Cavaliers G Miller more than doubles season scoring output
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Cavaliers guard Mike Miller
certainly made the most of his opportunity to start Friday against the Nets. He drained 7 of 8 from 3-point range to help his team eke out a victory.
Those makes represented all his points as he finished with 21. He had not scored more than six in any game this year. He had tallied just 19 points all season heading into the game.
Cavaliers PF Kevin Love hits just one shot in victory
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Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love
scored a season-low six points in the Friday night defeat of Brooklyn. He hit just 1 of 10 from the field and missed all four of his 3-point attempts. He did yank down a game-high 14 rebounds.
It was the fewest field goals Love has made in one game since he went 0 for 5 against Denver to conclude the 2011-12 season.