Wizards PF Nene scores 20 points vs. Heat
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:12 pm ET) Wizards power forward Nene shared the team scoring lead Friday with 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting in his team's 105-103 win over the Heat.

Nene's excellent performance marked his second-best scoring production of the season behind a 22-point game on Nov. 1. He also picked up six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action Friday. The Wizards will square off with the Suns Sunday.


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas scores team-high 17 vs. Pistons
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:55 pm ET) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored a team-high 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field and 5 of 10 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 110-100 win over the Pistons Friday.

Valanciunas was one of six Raptors to reach double digits in scoring in the win, but his 50 percent success rate from the free-throw line falls well short of his 81.7 percent mark for the season. He added seven rebounds and two blocks in the win, the Raptors' fifth straight. They'll look to keep rolling Sunday against the Knicks.


Celtics C Kelly Olynyk scores 21 in Friday win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9:55 pm ET) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is receiving plenty of playing time off the bench and is scoring plenty of points. He tallied a team-high 21 in 25 minutes Friday night against visiting Minnesota.

Olynyk, who nailed 8 of 13 from the field, is averaging 17.5 points over the last six games. He added eight rebounds in the defeat of the Timberwolves.


Thunder C Kendrick Perkins (knee) out Friday vs. Lakers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:52 pm ET) Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will not play in Friday's game against the Lakers due to a left knee contusion, The Oklahoman reports.

The injury is considered minor and Perkins is day-to-day, which means he may end up missing just one game before returning Sunday against the Pelicans. He has averaged 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 26 games.

The Thunder are a 5 1/2-point favorite in Friday's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.


Rockets, Timberwolves, 76ers complete Corey Brewer trade
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:15 pm ET) The Rockets, Timberwolves and 76ers completed a three-team trade Friday night, the teams announced.

The Rockets received forward Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves and guard Alexey Shved from the 76ers. The Timberwolves picked up guard Troy Daniels, Sacramento's 2015 second-round pick, Houston's 2016 season-round pick and cash considerations from the Rockets.

Brewer is the prize of the deal, having averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 24 games. Shved has averaged 9.9 points and 2.7 assists in 17 games with the 76ers. Daniels has averaged 2.7 points while shooting 31.9 percent from the field in 17 games.

The 76ers received center Ronny Turiaf from Timberwolves as well as Houston's 2015 second-round pick and the rights to Serhiy Lischuk from the Rockets. The team is set to waive Turiaf, who is out for the season after undergoing hip surgery earlier in the week.


Report: 76ers to waive Ronny Turiaf
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:07 pm ET) The 76ers will waive center Ronny Turiaf after acquiring him in a three-team trade Friday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Turiaf is out for the season after undergoing hip surgery earlier this week, and the Timberwolves unloaded his contract in the deal that sent Corey Brewer to the Rockets. The 76ers received a second-round pick along with Turiaf in exchange or Alexey Shved, who was sent to the Rockets in the deal.


Bucks C John Henson questionable Saturday vs. Clippers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:37 pm ET) Bucks center John Henson (foot) is traveling to meet the team in Los Angles Friday and will be listed as questionable to play against the Clippers Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Henson has been sidelined since Nov. 25 while recovering from a left foot sprain. He has averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14 games.


Report: Turiaf to 76ers, Shved to Rockets in Corey Brewer trade
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:33 pm ET) The trade sending small forward Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves to the Rockets has a third team involved, with Ronny Turiaf and a second-round pick heading to the 76ers and point guard Alexey Shved moving to the Rockets, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Rockets are primed to pick up Brewer and Shved, with Rockets shooting guard Troy Daniels heading to Minnesota and Turiaf moving to the 76ers. The Rockets had agreed to send two second-round picks to the Timberwolves as well, but one of those picks will head to Philadelphia as part of the deal.

The Rockets will release guard Francisco Garcia in a corresponding move, Yahoo! Sports reports. He has averaged 3.2 points on 27 percent shooting in 14 games but has battled an ankle issue in recent weeks.


Clippers rule center Spencer Hawes out for Friday at Denver
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:11 pm ET) Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters center Spencer Hawes did not travel with the team and will not play Friday at Denver, reports the Los Angeles Times.

It will be the fourth straight game Hawes has missed while dealing with a knee injury. However, Rivers added that Hawes will not need to practice before returning to game action. His next opportunity to play will be Saturday against the Bucks.


Report: Wolves trade Corey Brewer, Ronny Turiaf to Rockets
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:47 pm ET) The Rockets have acquired small forward Corey Brewer and center Ronny Turiaf from the Timberwolves via trade on Friday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Houston will send Troy Daniels to Minnesota as part of the deal. Per the report, Turiaf could be shuttled to a third team once the trade is finalized.

Brewer appeared in 24 games this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per contest while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 19.5 percent from 3-point range.

Turiaf was ruled out for the remainder of the season following hip surgery. He appeared in just two games this season, totaling 19 minutes. He had no points, one rebound and two assists with the Timberwolves over that span.


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