Chris Paul
Clippers guard Chris Paul doubles up on Heat
Chris Paul, PG, LAC
11:19 PM
News: Clippers guard Chris Paul posted a double-double Thursday against the Heat.

Paul scored 26 points during the contest. He shot 8-13 from the field, including 3-5 from downtown. He also added seven free throws. Though he did plenty of scoring on his own, Paul also involved his teammates, dishing out 12 assists. 

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Norris Cole
Heat guard Norris Cole will have finger examined on Friday
Norris Cole, PG, MIA
11:15 PM
News: Heat guard Norris Cole will have his dislocated finger examined on Friday, according to FoxSports.

Cole started, but played just 10 minutes before leaving the contest. He was 0-3 from the field, but did manage an assist. It's unclear how long the injury will keep him sidelined. 

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Rodney Hood
Jazz SG Rodney Hood to be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks
Rodney Hood, SG, UTA
8:18 PM
News: Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood is out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis in his foot and will be re-evaluated in two-to-three weeks, the team announced Thursday.

Hood will be limited treatment, conditioning and restricted weight training over the next few weeks before getting checked out. He's been sidelined since Nov. 7 with the injury.

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K.J. McDaniels
76ers SG K.J. McDaniels frustrated by reduction in minutes
K.J. McDaniels, SG, PHI
7:21 PM
News: 76ers shooting guard K.J. McDaniels played a season-low 11 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics as the roster continues to get healthier, and the rookie expressed frustration with the reduced role Thursday, CSNPhilly.com reports.

"It is frustrating," McDaniels said. "But the minutes I do get, I have to go out and play as hard as I can. I can't determine the playing time, I just have to stay humble about it and keep grinding."

Coach Brett Brown indicated that there are areas of McDaniels' game that need to improve for him to be effective at tne NBA level. "It is important we don't forget what [McDaniels] can do," Brown said. "He can stand still, catch and shoot it, and he can play defense, particularly weak side defense where he is a great shot blocker for his size. But growing him is going to require more skill-related things about passing and dribbling especially."

McDaniels has averaged 8.5 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor in his first 11 games.

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Gerald Henderson
Hornets' Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal probable Friday
Gerald Henderson, SG, CHA
6:52 PM
News: Hornets guards Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal have been ruled probable to play in Friday's game against the Magic.

Henderson is dealing with a sprained ankle after playing 24 minutes Wednesday and failing to score. Neal has missed the last two games while recovering from a concussion.

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Marcus Smart
Celtics PG Marcus Smart: 'I doubt I'll play Sunday"
Marcus Smart, PG, BOS
6:38 PM
News: Celtics point guard Marcus Smart doesn't see himself returning from an ankle injury this weekend, saying after Thursday's practice, "I doubt I'll play Sunday," MassLive.com reports.

"I couldn’t really tell you (an expected return date). It just depends," Smart added. "One day my body feels good, probably one day it doesn’t. I’ve got to listen to my body."

Smart has continued to progress from his ankle sprain and could return to full practice next week. He was able to do some straight-line movement during Thursday's practice. After Sunday's game, the Celtics are off until Friday.

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Nick Young
Lakers SG Nick Young receives flop warning from league
Nick Young, SG, LAL
6:25 PM
News: Lakers shooting guard Nick Young received a flop warning from the league Thursday for a play that took place in the team's win over the Hawks Tuesday.

Young drew a foul while shooting a three-point shot, sliding out of bounds after taking his shot. However, replays of the incident show that his defender did not make any contact with Young. While Young was let off with just a warning in this instance, he will be subjected to a fine for another flopping violation.

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Devin Harris
Mavericks list Devin Harris as questionable Friday
Devin Harris, PG, DAL
6:13 PM
News: The Mavericks have listed guard Devin Harris as questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers. Harris missed Wednesday's contest due to soreness in the lower part of his right leg.
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Kalin Lucas
Grizzlies waive Kalin Lucas, Hassan Whiteside
Kalin Lucas, PG, MEM
6:10 PM
News: The Grizzlies waived guard Kalin Lucas and center Hassan Whiteside Thursday. Both players were signed Wednesday by the team in the wake of multiple players suffering from illness.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Bucks SG Antenokounmpo dealing with ankle problem
Giannis Antetokounmpo, SG, MIL
5:44 PM
News: An ankle issue has Bucks promising shooting guard Giannis Antetokounmpo deemed questionable for the Friday night game in Toronto.

Antetokounmpo has averaged 12.3 points in 27 minutes per game this season and shot 53.3 percent from the field.

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