Serge Ibaka
Thunder's Serge Ibaka: Contributes 18 points in Thursday victory
Serge Ibaka, PF, OKC
1:51 AM
News: Ibaka contributed 18 points (7-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal over 30 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 victory over the Pelicans.

The seven-year veteran impressively bounced back from three straight single-digit outings with a strong performance against Anthony Davis. Although he still provides plenty of his trademark defense, Ibaka's scoring and rebounding have both dropped this season as compared to his numbers in those categories over the prior three campaigns. Despite the slight dips, the veteran is realistically only a distant third scoring option on a team where the top two playmakers generate an inordinate amount of offensive production. His ability to provide solid numbers across the stat sheet and the occasional double-digit scoring effort still render him a valuable commodity in all formats.

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Kevin Durant
Thunder's Kevin Durant: Tallies 23 points in blowout victory
Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
1:43 AM
News: Durant registered 23 points (10-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt) six assists, three rebounds and a steal over 30 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 victory over the Pelicans.

Like fellow superstar Russell Westbrook, Durant got a bit of a break on Thursday in the blowout victory. His 30 minutes on the court were the fewest he'd played since Jan. 15 against the Timberwolves, as was his point total. The All-Star nevertheless drained multiple threes for the sixth straight contest, and is already averaging an impressive 34.3 points in five February games.

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Bradley Beal
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Scores 19 points in Thursday loss
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
1:37 AM
News: Beal scored 19 points (6-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with five assists, three rebounds and a block in 37 minutes on Thursday in a loss to the Bucks.

Beal is finally getting the minutes he deserves as this is now the third time he's played at least 32 minutes in the last four games. In the two games prior to Thursday, Beal was 8-for-12 from behind the arc but in this game, he only nailed two of his six attempts. The outlook seems great for Beal after the break with extended rest coming up.

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Russell Westbrook
Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Posts near triple-double in Thursday victory
Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
1:35 AM
News: Westbrook supplied 23 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 assists and nine rebounds over 28 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 victory over the Pelicans.

The 27-year-old is one of the few players who can tally a near triple-double on relative cruise control, which is exactly what Westbrook accomplished Thursday. He played his lowest amount of minutes since Jan. 15 against the Mavericks, yet racked up a stat line befitting of a much larger allotment of playing time. Westbrook heads into the All-Star break hot, having tallied multiple three-pointers in three straight games for the first time since mid-November, and averaging 24.3 points, 11.3 assists, 10.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals over the Thunder's first five games in February.

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John Wall
Wizards' John Wall: Commits seven turnovers in Thursday loss
John Wall, PG, WAS
1:29 AM
News: Wall had 15 points (5-19 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 42 minutes on Thursday in a loss to the Bucks.

Wall couldn't get it going like usual on Thursday against the Bucks, who have done surprisingly well against point guards this season. It was one of his worst performances from the field and the seven turnovers didn't help matters much either. Feel free to continue rolling out Wall in every fantasy format with the pace at which the Wizards play. Even on nights like this where it wasn't pretty, Wall still got a double-double with two blocks and steals.

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Toney Douglas
Pelicans' Toney Douglas: Posts 10 points off bench in Thursday loss
Toney Douglas, PG, NO
1:25 AM
News: Douglas posted 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, an assist and two steals over 25 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 loss to the Thunder.

The veteran received some extended run for the second straight night, even thoug he notably did not get the starting call despite the already-thin Pelicans backcourt missing Bryce Dejean-Jones due to a contract situation. The 29-year-old was nevertheless efficient with his time on the court, and figures to have a nice uptick in playing time now that Tyreke Evans (knee) will miss the remainder of the season. Due to recent developments, Douglas shapes up as an interesting potential addition in deeper season-long formats and a potential high-value play in daily leagues for the remainder of the season.

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Marcin Gortat
Wizards' Marcin Gortat: Double-doubles again in Thursday loss
Marcin Gortat, PF, WAS
1:11 AM
News: Gortat had 14 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 23 minutes on Thursday in a loss to the Bucks.

Gortat had himself another double-double which now makes that 26 for him on the season, 11th-best in the NBA. With the Wizards playing from behind most of the game, they had to run a little more up-tempo than usual which hurt Gortat's usage. He'll continue to be a fine play moving forward in season-long leagues but it's best to use him only in favorable matchups for DFS.

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Norris Cole
Pelicans' Norris Cole: Provides 15 points in Thursday blowout loss
Norris Cole, PG, NO
1:09 AM
News: Cole provided 15 points (5-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists and five rebounds over 27 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 loss to the Thunder.

Save for a two-point clunker versus the Lakers on Feb. 4, the 27-year-old has proven to be a serviceable replacement for Tyreke Evans at point guard. Cole played reasonably well against Russell Westbrook, and upped his aggressiveness on offense in light of the matchup. The four-year veteran's shot attempts were back in the teens after back-to-back games under that figure, and the four visits to the charity stripe equaled a season high. Cole heads into the All-Star break with 11 double-digit scoring outings in his last 12 games, and solid averages of 14.3 points, 5.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals over 29.0 minutes in seven February contests.

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Jrue Holiday
Pelicans' Jrue Holiday: Fills out stat sheet in Thursday loss
Jrue Holiday, PG, NO
1:03 AM
News: Holiday collected 23 points (11-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt), six assists, four rebounds and five steals over 32 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 loss to the Thunder.

The 25-year-old continued the outstanding level of thievery he's displayed so far in February, with his five steals Thursday bringing his total over the last six games to 15. Holiday has been equally proficient on the other side of the ball over that span as well, providing solid contributions on the glass, dishing out nine assists on three different occasions, and managing double-digit scoring in each contest. Holiday continues to be the most dependable source of all-around production in a Pelicans backcourt that has been worn thin by injuries to Tyreke Evans (knee) and Eric Gordon (finger), and most recently, the contract status of Bryce Dejean-Jones.

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Greg Monroe
Bucks' Greg Monroe: Comes off bench again on Thursday
Greg Monroe, C, MIL
12:57 AM
News: Monroe scored 12 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two steals and an assist in 33 minutes on Thursday in a win against the Wizards.

Monroe came off the bench on Thursday for the second game in a row but didn't see as much success as his last game against the Celtics, where he had 29 points and 12 rebounds. Granted, a lot of centers have been hammering the Celtics down low, but Monroe was just mediocre tonight. The real disappointment is Bucks coach Jason Kidd, as he really can't seem to make up his mind each night with the rotation. Hopefully over the All-Star break, Kidd attends one of those spiritual enlightenment courses and realizes that Monroe should be his starting center.

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