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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Double-double off bench

    Richards accumulated 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 20 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The third-year center recorded his sixth double-double of the season, four of which have come in the last eight games. Richards is averaging 9.8 points, 8.9 boards and 0.8 blocks in 20 minutes a night over that stretch as he emerges as a solid second-unit player.

  • Terry Rozier SG | CHA

    Hornets' Terry Rozier: Strong showing in Monday's loss

    Rozier had 22 points (8-22 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The 28-year-old guard scored at least 22 points for a fifth straight game, although he sat out one game during that stretch due to illness. Rozier has taken full advantage of the fact LaMelo Ball has missed most of the season due to an ankle injury, and he's on pace to set new career highs in scoring (21.3 points a game), assists (5.8 a game) and rebounds (4.8 a game).

  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Bounces back Monday

    Washington recorded 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-10 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The fourth-year forward stumbled to zero points in 33 minutes on 0-for-13 shooting against the Bucks on Saturday, but Washington shook off that awful performance and scored 20-plus for the fourth time in the last nine games. Over that stretch, he's averaging 18.1 points, 5.0 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.7 threes and 1.0 steals as he takes on a bigger role for a Hornets squad that's seen little of LaMelo Ball (ankle) or Gordon Hayward (shoulder) this season.

  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Pops for 28 in Monday's loss

    Oubre finished Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers with 28 points (10-23 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds and two assists over 40 minutes.

    The 26-year-old continues to shine for the undermanned Hornets, leading the team in scoring on the night as he delivered his fifth straight performance with 20 or more points and 10th in the last 14 games. Oubre is on pace for the best season of his career, and through 24 games he's averaging better than 20 points a night, which would top the 18.7 points he averaged in 2019-20 for the Suns.

  • Damion Lee SG | PHO

    Suns' Damion Lee: Adds 13 off bench

    Lee supplied 13 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 23 minutes during Monday's 130-111 loss to the Mavericks.

    Lee knocked down 55.6 percent of his field goals and made a difference for his team across the board. He's also secured five rebounds in four straight matchups. Lee continues to show that he's a valuable bench piece for this team, averaging 8.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 24 matchups.

  • John Wall PG | LAC

    Clippers' John Wall: Double-double off bench Monday

    Wall ended with 12 points (4-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT), five rebounds, 12 assists, one block and one steal across 27 minutes during Monday's 119-117 win over the Hornets.

    It was the point guard's first double-double of the season, and his second game with 10 or more assists. Wall hasn't been able to consistently find the form he displayed at his peak with the Wizards, but that's no surprise considering how little he's played in recent years -- he hasn't suited up for more than 41 games since 2016-17, and he missed two entire seasons during that stretch. The 32-year-old will continue to provide a veteran presence on the Clippers' second unit, and occasionally post intriguing fantasy lines.

  • Rockets' Garrison Mathews: Only 11 minutes in win

    Mathews finished Monday's 132-123 double-overtime win over Philadelphia with five points (1-5 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), one rebound and two steals in 11 minutes.

    Mathews played only 11 minutes in the victory, the fewest he has played in almost three weeks. Despite having the ability to crush from the 3-point line, Mathews' role is far too volatile for managers to trust. At best, he can have some limited streaming appeal, but even that is typically reliant on injuries to other players.

  • Landry Shamet SG | PHO

    Suns' Landry Shamet: Another decent scoring night

    Shamet contributed 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and two assists across 19 minutes during Monday's 130-111 loss to the Mavericks.

    Shamet scored in double digits for the third time in three games, and he turned in his usual production across the board. He should continue to see between 15-to-20 minutes off the bench behind star shooting guard Devin Booker moving forward.

  • Jabari Smith PF | HOU

    Rockets' Jabari Smith: Double-doubles in OT victory

    Smith provided 16 points (3-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one block across 39 minutes during Monday's 132-123 double-overtime victory over Philadelphia.

    Smith okayed a career-high 39 minutes in the win, racking up the fourth double-double of his young career. After what can only be described as a rough start to the season, Smith has been able to turn things around of late, putting up top 70 numbers over the past two weeks. His shooting remains an issue but the fact he is a mid-round talent despite shooting just 45 percent from the floor, is a real positive.

  • Paul George SF | LAC

    Clippers' Paul George: Leads Clippers to win

    George totaled 19 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and seven assists across 28 minutes during Monday's 119-117 win over the Hornets.

    He led the Clippers in scoring on the night, making a triumphant return from a seven-game absence due to a hamstring injury. George had his workload curtailed a little in his return, and with the Clippers playing back-to-back games Wednesday in Orlando and Thursday in Miami, there's no guarantee he sees his usual 30-plus minutes in both contests as the Clippers work to make sure he stays healthy.

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