Valanciunas had to exit the game in the first half to have his ankle retaped, but he was able to return to action soon after. However, he was walking with a limp on the wrapped ankle after the game, leaving his status for Saturday's matchup with the Wizards in question, the Toronto Sun reports.
Valanciunas also blocked two shots while playing 33 minutes Friday. The double-double was his sixth this month.Analysis:
Dunleavy will be missing his 16th straight game due to a foot injury, last playing on Jan. 1. He has averaged 9.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 33 games.
The Bulls are 7-point underdogs in Phoenix Friday.Analysis:
Sefolosha drew the start in place of the injured DeMarre Carroll but managed to play just two minutes before suffering his injury and leaving the game. Kent Bazemore entered the game for Sefolosha and will likely be looking at extended minutes Friday.Analysis:
Carter is scheduled to be re-evaluated within the next week, and an update will be provided at that time. He suffered the injury Thursday night, and the team was initially fearful he was dealing with a stress fracture. Carter has averaged 6.0 points on 33.4 percent shooting in 44 games.Analysis:
Conley has missed the team's last two games while recovering from a sprained wrist after suffering the injury Monday. He has averaged 17.4 points and 5.6 assists in 42 games.
The Grizzlies are 4 1/2-point favorites at home against the Thunder Friday.Analysis:
"I want to play a game or two before the All-Star break," Richardson said. "Hopefully it happens. If not, it'll definitely be the first game after AS break (Feb 20)."
Richardson is recovering from a stress fracture in his foot, which has kept him out all season. He missed all of last season as well with a knee injury.Analysis:
Davis suffered the"grade 1" adductor strain in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets but was able to briefly return to the game in the fourth quarter. He was scheduled to receive treatment before determining his status for Friday's game. Davis has averaged 24.5 points and 10.4 rebounds in 42 games.
The Pelicans are 5 1/2-point home underdogs Friday.Analysis:
Johnson has seen limited action over the last few games, and he hasn't topped 11 minutes since Jan. 16. He's averaged 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 41 games while shooting 59 percent from the field.
The Raptors are 7 1/2-point favorites in Brooklyn Friday.Analysis:
Williams also missed Wednesday's game due to personal reasons. He was expected to rejoin the team Thusday but will be unavailable for a second straight game while dealing with hip soreness. Zach LaVine, who scored 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting while dishing out six assists Wednesday, draws the start in place of Williams, who has averaged 12.5 points and 6.4 assists in 36 games.
The Timberwolves are 4 1/2-point favorites in Philadelphia Friday.Analysis:
Black, who is averaging 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, has missed the Lakers last two games because of the injury.Analysis: