Suns' Tyson Chandler: Doubtful to play Sunday in Toronto
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(1:48 pm ET) Chandler (hamstring) is doubtful to play Sunday in Toronto, Paul Coro of reports.

Chandler exited the Suns' game Friday early in the first quarter due to a hamstring pull, and was unable to return. Phoenix will likely play it safe with their veteran center in order to avoid a lingering injury. If Chandler is unable to go Sunday, as expected, his next opportunity to play will be Tuesday in Brooklyn. The big man is putting up 7.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game on the year.

Hornets' Frank Kaminsky: Questionable versus Bucks
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(1:34 pm ET) Kaminsky (back) is considered questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Bucks.

Kaminsky played 19 minutes against Cleveland Friday, but he emerged from the game with back spasms, and the team will wait to evaluated him Sunday morning before ruling him in or out. With Cody Zeller (shoulder) also questionable, Charlotte could be rather shorthanded if both players are ultimately sidelined.

Rockets' Clint Capela: Will continue to start
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(1:06 pm ET) Capela will remain the Rockets' starting power forward, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

Capela moved into the starting lineup Friday against the 76ers, as Terrence Jones shifted to a bench role. While there was speculation that it could be a one-game move, it appears that's not the case, with coach JB Bickerstaff saying Saturday that he'll continue to roll out the "twin towers" lineup featuring Capela and Dwight Howard. Capela finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes Friday. He's averaging 17.3 minutes per game in the month of November.

Rockets' Dwight Howard: Will play both games in upcoming back-to-back
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(1:04 pm ET) Howard will play both games in an upcoming back-to-back set, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

This is good news for owners, who are hoping to get as many games as they can out of Howard this year. To date, Houston has left Howard out one end of back-to-backs in an effort to keep their big man healthy for the postseason. Apparently, they are satisfied enough with his current state of health to suit him up against the Knicks and Pistons on consecutive nights. Another factor at play could be the teams' struggles so far this year causing a sense of urgency to begin performing better. If that's the case, the Rockets' woes are a benefit to Howard owners. It remains to be seen if this is a one time occasion or trend.

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Plays just 21 minutes
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(11:12 am ET) Towns scored just seven points with eight rebounds and played just 21 minutes in Friday's win over Sacramento. Head coach Sam Mitchell said that he will try to give Towns rest where possible, according to T-Wolves broadcaster Jim Peterson.

Towns' output has been down the last three games due foul trouble and apparently Mitchell giving him some rest. Towns is averaging just 6.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 20.7 minutes per game in his last three games, compared to 16 points, 10.4 rebounds and 29.5 minutes in his first 13 games. Towns should get back to playing more minutes, but it looks like Minnesota is trying to make sure he doesn't hit the rookie wall so he'll get used to an 82-game schedule.

Kings' Kosta Koufos: Posts double-double in Friday loss
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(10:58 am ET) Koufos posted 16 points (5-10 FG, 6-6 FT), 13 rebounds, a steal and a block over 30 minutes in Friday's 101-91 loss to the Timberwolves.

Koufos received a second consecutive start in place of DeMarcus Cousins (back) and was dominant down low against the Timberwolves' suspect frontcourt defense. The 16 points equaled a season-best, while the 13 boards he hauled in (eight on the defensive glass) were a new high-water mark for the 2015-16 campaign. The eight-year veteran has been productive overall when given minutes so far this season, and provides outstanding depth in the frontcourt even when he's slotted as a reserve.

Wizards' Nene Hilario: 'Definitely' won't play Saturday against Raptors
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(9:26 am ET) Hilario (calf) said it is "impossible that he plays Saturday against the Raptors, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

If Hilario was ready to say he'd be out for a game following the Celtics loss, there's a chance he'll be out for longer. The veteran's next chance to return will be Tuesday against the Cavaliers, followed by Wednesday against the Lakers. If he's forced to miss time, it will be more minutes for Kris Humphries and possibly DeJuan Blair.

Rockets' Clint Capela: Double-double in Friday's start
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(8:24 am ET) Capela scored 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-2 FT) with 10 rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes during Friday's win over the 76ers.

He's been effective when he gets playing time, and Capela has three-doubles in his six starts this season while averaging 11.6 points, 10.6 boards and 1.8 blocks in the five games in which he's played 20 or more minutes, which could encourage interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff to give the second-year big a little more run. In shallower leagues, he could be worth stashing in case his role continues to grow.

Rockets' Dwight Howard: Double-double in Friday's win
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(8:18 am ET) Howard scored 14 points (4-7 FG, 6-8 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 36 minutes during Friday's win over the 76ers.

It's his sixth double-double of the season and fifth in his last eight games, as Howard puts his back issues behind him and slowly gets closer to full strength. Scoring aside, he's actually putting up his best numbers this season since leaving Orlando, and could be poised to regain some of his fantasy luster if he can stay healthy.

Pacers' Ian Mahinmi: Just misses double-double in Friday's win
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(7:52 am ET) Mahinmi scored 15 points (4-8 FG, 7-10 FT) while adding nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes during Friday's win over the Bulls.

Chicago tried to play Maul-a-Mahinmi down the stretch, as he came into the game having gone just 5-for-24 from the free throw line on the season, but the veteran center was able to make them pay for it. Since sitting out one game with a back issue early in November, Mahinmi is averaging 7.5 points, 7.2 boards, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals, giving him a little value in deeper formats due to his defensive contributions.

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