Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers on his way to 25 points on Saturday.
Insight: Curry was 6-for-9 from the 3-point line and 8-of-13 from the field overall. In addition to the 25 points, Curry had six assists, four rebounds and a steal. In the last two games, Curry has 14 3-pointers, and he is averaging 28.8 ppg in the last five games.
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic had continued to be productive even with Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson back in the rotation for Chicago.
Insight: Mirotic proved his worth to Chicago when both Butler and Gibson were out with injuries, so coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to give Mirotic big minutes. He played 26 minutes on Saturday and led the Bulls with 24 points. He made three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani led New York with 14 points in the blowout loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
Insight: Bargnani also led the Knicks with seven rebounds. The fact he led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds really just says how bad the Knicks really are. Bargnani shot 7-for-15 from the field.
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol had 19 points and 12 rebounds in the, 111-80, victory over the Knicks on Saturday.
Insight: Gasol was 8-for-15 from the field and 3-of-5 at the line. He also had four assists. Gasol has scored a lot in the last five games, averagin 20.4 ppg, but he only has 9.4 rpg over the same stretch. He has averaged 11.8 rpg this season.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is doubtful for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City due to back spasms. UPDATE: Favors will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes but doesn't have much fantasy value. Jeremy Evans will also get significant playing time.
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Lee scored 13 points in his last start, shooting 4-for-12 from the floor. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't play in that game, so owners shouldn't expect Lee to receive that many shot attempts again.
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap will not play on Saturday. No injury, just a day of reat after clinching home court in the east.
Insight: Millsap is coming off a 21-point, nine rebound performance. He's been solid all season averaging 17.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.8 spg. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game.
Insight: The Hawks clinched everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Dennis Schroder put up 12 points and 11 assists Friday and could repeat that on Saturday versus Charlotte.
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson played 40 minutes Friday night after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went down with an ankle injury and figures to play just as much on Saturday night.
Insight: MKG is unlikely to be ready to go just 24 hours later, so figure Henderson for a full workload. He set a season mark with 14 rebounds Friday night along with 11 points, two assists, a steal and a block. Henderson could be worth a flier if MKG is sidelined.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague rolled his ankle Wednesday, missed Friday night's game against Miami and is doubtful for Saturday.
Insight: The Hawks are close to clinching everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Dennis Schroder put up 12 points and 11 assists Friday and could repeat that if he gets another start on Saturday versus Charlotte.
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: No injury, just a day off. The Warriors can afford to rest their guys whenever they feel like it ... to the dismay of their fantasy owners. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard made his presence felt on Friday.
Insight: After recording just four points and seven boards on Wednesday, Howard produced 18 points, four rebounds, two steals, and one block on Friday night in 20 minutes of action. Houston will continue to ease him back in.
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani scored a team-high 25 points during Friday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He played well, going 10-of-20 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep. Bargnani also had seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two turnovers. He is the top option for New York right now.
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans recorded a double-double during Friday's win against the Kings.
Insight: He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line for 25 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. Evans has looked fantastic running the point.
Description: Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins had a huge game during Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: He had 39 points, 19 boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks, and two turnovers, while shooting 16-of-28 from the field and 7-of-12 from the line. Cousins desperately needs some help around him.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel scored a team-high 30 points during Friday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: Noel is making a serious run at Rookie of the Year honors. He also finished with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two turnovers, and shot 12-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line on the night.
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson posted a triple-double during Friday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He finished with 26 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists in just 30 minutes of action. Jackson shot 9-of-19 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the line, and also chipped in one steal, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers.
Description: The news continued to get worse for Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant, who will now undergo bone graft surgery on his right foot.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. That would put him on track to enter training camp healthy, but that is a major question at this point in time. Russell Westbrook's value has just risen more, if that is even possible.
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) did not play on Wednesday night and has been downgraded to out for Friday night as well.
Insight: He's dealing with a strained left hamstring and says he should be ready in about a week. Chase Budinger will likely start in Martin's place, and should make for an intriguing daily option after posting 22 points against the Lakers.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal left Wednesday's game with an ankle injury and is questionable for Friday night versus Charlotte.
Insight: The team said it didn't seem too bad after the game and he didn't have his foot in a walking boot or on crutches, so perhaps there is a chance he returns, but he's likely to be a game-time decision at best.
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is doubtful for Friday's game due to a hand injury.
Insight: If Whiteside is out, Chris Andersen is next up, but he too is questionable. Udonis Haslem posted 12 points and 12 rebounds in a substitute role on Wednesday and may have to do it again on Friday.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard started on Wednesday against the Pelicans and came through it without incident, so we expect him back on the court Friday night.
Insight: Howard only played 16 minutes and is likely on a minutes limit after missing two months. We expect his numbers from the first game back (four points, seven rebounds) will improve dramatically over the next few games as he knocks off the rust from his game.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson is dealing with a sore right knee, but is probable for Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday, but did miss Thursday's practice. We suspect that was just extra rest and that he'll play Friday. he's averaging 17.0 ppg and 8.6 rpg this season which is down from last season's 21.8 ppg and 10.8 rpg.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova had a memorable game Thursday versus Indiana.
Insight: He scored a career-high 34 points by going 12-of-14 from the field, 5-of-6 from the line, and 5-of-6 from downtown. Ilyasova also had six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. Quite a night.
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe (knee) did not practice Thursday so figure him as doubtful for Friday against Orlando.
Insight: With nothing to play for there is no need for him to rush back. This makes Andre Drummond a top play again. Drummond has averaged 15.6 ppg and 17.8 rpg over the last five games Monroe has missed.
Description: Hawks forward/center Al Horford will likely be among the starters who gets some rest down the stretch.
Insight: The Hawks are about to clinch home court in the east. Head coach Mike Budenholzer has indicated he's going to rest his guys, so fantasy owners will have to check in just before tipoff if they are starting Hawks players.
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had a big night in his return to action.
Insight: Evans missed Sunday's game, but returned with 28 points, seven assists, two boards, four 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and six turnovers. He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line. Evans needs to be activated everywhere.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden posted a double-double during Wednesday's victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: Harden finished with 25 points and 10 assists, along with six rebounds, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. His play has undoubtedly warranted MVP honors, but the race is extremely close.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 24 points during Wednesday's win against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Irving shot 9-of-21 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. He also managed three boards, two assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and five turnovers. Irving is a borderline top-10 option in standard leagues.
Description: Heat guard Goran Dragic scored a team-high 22 points during Wednesday's win over the Celtics.
Insight: Miami need it with Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside out. Dragic went 8-of-16 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. He also chipped in seven assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall scored a team-high 34 points during Wednesday's loss versus Indiana.
Insight: He shot 11-of-21 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line. Wall also managed six assists, four boards, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. He is arguably playing the best he has all season.
Description: Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez knocked down six 3-pointers during Wednesday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Vasquez started in place of the injured Kyle Lowry and dropped a team-high 22 points. He shot 7-of-15 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Vasquez will move back to the bench once Lowry returns.
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 23 points on very efficient shooting Wednesday night.
Insight: Butler shot 7-of-8 from the field, 7-of-9 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. He also recorded five rebounds, three assists, and one turnover. Butler is a top-10 option in standard leagues.