Russell Westbrook PG OKC 3 Hrs
Westbrook had 49 points (16-33 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 16-20 FT), 16 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block in 42 minutes in Wednesday's overtime victory over the 76ers.
Westbrook is reaching a historic level of play, recording four-straight double-doubles. He sat out Sunday's game with a facial injury he suffered in one of the most exciting games of the year against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. He wore a mask for protection but that did nothing to slow him down. Over his past four games he's averaging 42.7 points, 14.3 rebounds and 10.7 assists. It was against the 76ers but he's doing this to everyone right now. He'll try and continue his hot streak against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.
Tim Duncan PF/C SA 3 Hrs
Duncan had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 FT) to go with six rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in 19 minutes Wednesday against Sacramento.
Duncan has just 11 points over 40 minutes in his last two games combined, but that could be explained by the fact that both of those games were blowouts. It looks as though Greg Popovich will continue to rest his veteran big man whenever the opportunity presents itself, which slightly lowers Duncan's ceiling.
DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 3 Hrs
Cousins (ankle) got the start Wednesday, but failed to produce at his usual clip as he was held to 14 points and three rebounds in 22 minutes. He also had two blocks and three steals.
Cousins was on the floor for 29 minutes Tuesday, where he had 22 and 10, and couldn't quite get it going against the Spurs on Wednesday. His three rebounds were obviously disappointing, but the rebounding struggles shouldn't carry over into Sacramento's next game.
Terrence Jones F HOU 4 Hrs
Jones had 21 points (10-14 FG, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 36 minutes.
He's been a beast over his past five averaging 19.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 37 minutes a game. His blocks have been a nice surprise for owners, and his all-around play has been sensational as of late. Until he slows down, keep rolling him into your lineup.
Jodie Meeks SG DET 4 Hrs
Meeks had 20 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one assist, and two steals in 28 minutes Wednesday against New Orleans.
Meeks hadn't scored 20 points in a game since Detroit's final game of 2014, where he scored 34. He also hadn't attempted more than 10 field goals since Feb. 6 against Denver. Although Meeks gets a decent amount of run, he's too inconsistent on a night-to-night basis to be counted on in most formats.
Josh Smith F HOU 4 Hrs
Smith had 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes off the bench against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Nice production for playing just 21 minutes. Over his last five games he's averaging 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.6 steals in 27 minutes per contest. He's likely to continue his role unless their is an injury that leads to more playing time.
Alexis Ajinca C NO 4 Hrs
Ajinca had 10 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
Ajinca's production Wednesday remained in line with his recent numbers despite Anthony Davis' return to the lineup. He now has two consecutive double-doubles and is averaging 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five.
Anthony Davis PF/C NO 4 Hrs
Davis (shoulder) showed no ill-effects in his return Wednesday. The young super star finished with 39 points, 13 rebounds, and eight blocks in 42 minutes in the Pelicans' 88-85 win over the Pistons.
Davis had been sidelined for a week and a half with a shoulder injury, but didn't show any rust in his first game back. His return likely spells the end of fantasy relevance for guys like Dante Cunningham, but Alexis Ajinca and Omer Asik both had double-digit rebounds alongside Davis.
James Harden SG HOU 4 Hrs
Harden had 18 points (7-16, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 assists, four rebounds, two blocks, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes in a 102-100 loss at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Nice all-around game for Harden who was returning from a one-game suspension for kicking LeBron James in the groin on Sunday. He's put up point-assist double-doubles in four of his last five games played. If he's on your team he's in your lineup.
Gorgui Dieng C MIN 4 Hrs
Dieng narrowly missed out on a double-double Wednesday, putting up eight points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes against Denver. He also had a steal and two blocks.
Dieng moved back to the bench with Nikola Pekovic's return, but Pekovic was on the floor for just 15 minutes. The Louisville product could continue to see big minutes of Pekovic's ankle continues to be a hindrance.