• Damian Lillard
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard was the lone bright spot on the Blazers on Tuesday night with 22 points (9-for-21 FGs), six rebounds, four assists, two threes, one steal and one block in 32 minutes in their 124-98 road loss to the Nuggets.

    Lillard had 18 in the first half, and the game was practically over before the end of the third quarter, so he didn't add much in the second half. That's four consecutive games shooting under his 44.4 percent regular season field goal rate for Lillard. He also made only 2-of-5 free throws tonight. We should be in for something special from Dame on Thursday night in Portland for Game 6, otherwise the Blazers are likely done for the season.

Fantasy News

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert chucked at will on Thursday night, going 9-of-29 from the floor to get to his 25 points, six boards, five assists and three triples in a team-high 39 minutes.

    LeVert may have shot the Nets out of this game with this abysmal shooting output but he's going to get all kinds of opportunity with Kyrie Irving shut down for the season. We definitely expected more from LeVert this year but it's hard to swallow this horrible shooting. We'll just have to hope he goes on a heater so we can get more high-scoring nights the rest of the way.

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris put up a solid double-double in Thursday's win over the Nets, posting 22 points, 12 boards and six assists in a game-high 46 minutes.

    Harris has managed to keep his high-volume role despite all the shuffling we've seen from the Sixers since the trading deadline. We know what Harris is at this point and it should be just fine as a mid-round asset going forward.

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Alec Burks finally got some extended run for the Sixers in an overtime win over the Nets on Thursday, playing 30 minutes and scoring 19 points.

    This was the reason to hold on to Burks in deep leagues despite a clear downgrade in his deployment on a deep, confusing rotation. This doesn't mean Burks will get this run every night, but he's too tough to trust in most leagues.

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson struggled in 39 minutes of action on Thursday, finishing with just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, but he did add seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

    Richardson didn't come out of the break strong and we'll see if this is just a blip in the radar as the Sixers try to make a lot of pieces fit together. Al Horford came off the bench again as expected but only played 19 minutes despite the free basketball, scoring six points to go with three rebounds and three defensive counters. Richardson and Horford have both had disappointing numbers as the Sixers shuffle these pieces around and may not bounce back to their expected value down the stretch.

  • Raul Neto
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Raul Neto started Thursday's game in the absence of Ben Simmons, scoring six points and dishing out four assists.

    Neto basically disappeared after a 19-point effort almost a month ago. He's clearly only on the radar if Ben Simmons misses time, so he can be left on the wire unless Simmons misses extended time.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid carried the Sixers to an overtime win on Thursday, finishing with 39 points, 16 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Embiid was 18-of-19 from the free throw line which really helped the Sixers stay in it and come back in the second half. We know what Embiid is at this point and that's an elite fantasy producer when he's on the floor.

  • Cody Zeller
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller posted an efficient 16 points and eight boards in 25 minutes on Thursday.

    Zeller was perfect from the floor in this contest but this is close to the best case scenario for him. Unfortunately, he hasn't been the reliable top-100 per-game producer this season. He should be a good source for shooting percentage, rebounds and low turnover numbers.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington produced across the board on Thursday, scoring 17 points to go with five boards, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot as the Hornets downed the Bulls 103-93.

    Washington was productive here but we do have to be aware that he isn't locked into anything at this point. Cody Martin has been solid enough to get some starts and soak up some minutes, so really he just mutes some of Washington's value. Martin had four points and six boards in 25 minutes.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier (left knee soreness) wasn't limited on Thursday night, playing 32 minutes and scoring 14 points in a win over the Bulls.

    Rozier returned to action after missing a game with knee soreness and was reasonably productive. He didn't add a variety of stats but he also didn't make a lot of mistakes. It was a solid line that should get better in future games.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham went 0-for-7 from the floor and was held scoreless in 33 minutes in Thursday's win over the Bulls.

    Graham had seven assists but also turned it over four times in an ugly line for the breakout guard. He won't struggle like this, but the shooting percentage is ugly more often than we want from Graham.