Thibodeau reported that Rose is in good spirits, and the entire rehab schedule has been mapped out for him.
Rose had a meniscectomy on Friday and is expected back in four-to-six weeks.Analysis:
Bogdanovic was originally listed as questionable for the contest.
The Nets are 8.5-point underdogs on the road.Analysis:
"I think more of the point guards that we have, especially the ones that are very successful, are all score-first-type point guards," Scott said according to the L.A. Times . "I think Jordan is in that same mold, where he's looking to score and he's looking for those opportunities."
In 13 starts, Clarkson is averaging 13.6 points, 3.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Scott thinks he is always going to be score first, assist later.
"He's still trying to find a way to be a true point guard," Scott said. "But I don't think his natural instincts are going to ever be that. But I think he can be very successful in being a point guard in this league because of all of the other guys that we've seen that's been able to do that as well."Analysis:
Westbrook was kneed in the head late in the fourth quarter of Friday's game but remained in, eventually heading to the free-throw line to shoot three free throws with his team down three. He missed the first and made the last two, finishing the game with 40 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in his third straight triple-double.
The Thunder are scheduled to face the Lakers Sunday.Analysis:
Jackson averaged 19.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting in his first two games with the Pistons but turned in his worst shooting performance of the season (min. 10 shots) despite the high volume.
"He makes the decisions he makes," coach Stan Van Gundy said after the game, per the Associated Press. "The last two games, he was great. Tonight was not great."
Jackson also racked up five rebounds and five assists in 41 minutes. The Pistons will square off with the Wizards Saturday.Analysis:
Barton hit eight of 15 shots and was the only Nuggets player to shoot 50 percent or better from the field. The rest of the team shot 29 percent to complete a 1-9 month of February.
''We are about to lose our sanity,'' said point guard Ty Lawson. ''These are most games I've lost in my whole career.''
The Nuggets next host the Pelicans on Sunday night.Analysis:
It was Walker's third straight double-digit scoring output since joining the Heat on a 10-day contract. Walker has played in Sioux Falls, Alaska, Venezuela and Austin since his last stint in the NBA, three years ago.
Walker hit six of 13 shots, including four-of-nine on 3-pointers. He also took a charge to foul out Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans with 1:23 remaining.
The Heat next plays at home against the Hawks on Saturday.Analysis:
Evans shot nine-of-15 from the field for 19 points. He added 11 assists to help lead the Pelicans despite the absence of All Star forward Anthony Davis, who sat out with a shoulder injury.
Evans fouled out with 1:23 left and watched his teammates break the tie score to escape with a win.
The Pelicans next play at the Nuggets on Sunday.Analysis:
Parker managed just nine points in his previous three games combined heading into Friday, and he started slow offensively against the Kings before scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs salt the win away. He also kicked in five rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes.
"You just have to man up and keep playing," Parker said after the game, per the Associated Press. He added that he had a "great talk" with coach Gregg Popovich Thursday that helped him refocus.
"That was huge for us. That was huge for him," teammate Tim Duncan said. "I know he's been really hard on himself over these last couple games and really struggling, and hopefully that builds the confidence he needs and that we need him to have."
The Spurs brought a four-game losing streak to an end Friday, and they'll try and put together back-to-back victories Saturday in Phoenix.Analysis:
Harden missed practice with a sore ankle, but he was able to avoid missing his first game of the season.
''The beauty of this team is that we've been good battling adversity all year,'' Harden said.
He ended up scoring 15 points and dishing out 12 assists to record his third straight double-double. That's a career-high for Harden.
Harden hit a free throw with 43 seconds left to put the Rockets on top to stay.
The Rockets next host the Cavaliers on Sunday.Analysis: