Damian Lillard PG POR 4 Hrs
Damian Lillard hit just 8-of-21 shots, but also made four 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws for 32 points, four rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Lillard wasn't exactly efficient, but still came through for his owners on a poor shooting night. Nicolas Batum had 15 points, eight boards and three 3-pointers, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, but it was an ugly night for the rest of the team.
Will Bynum PG DET 4 Hrs
Will Bynum came off the bench to hit 4-of-14 shots for eight points and seven assists in 22 minutes.
Brandon Jennings was really struggling tonight (1-of-10 shooting), so we were hoping for a little more from Bynum. He was still effective with 8 & 7, and is averaging 12.6 points, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals on 35 percent shooting over his last five games.
Rodney Stuckey G DET 4 Hrs
Rodney Stuckey got loose for 23 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a 3-pointer Tuesday, hitting 6-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer in the win.
Stuckey had scored a total of 13 points over his previous three games, so we would not be surprised to hear that he was on your bench, or left off your daily roster. Brandon Jennings and Will Bynum both struggled tonight, and Stuckey was there to pick up the slack with one of his better lines of the season.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 4 Hrs
Brandon Jennings hit just 1-of-10 shots for five points, two rebounds, six assists and a steal in Tuesday's win.
Jennings looks like he's hit a rookie wall, except for the fact that he's not a rookie. He's now averaging just 10.8 points, 7.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting just 38 percent from the floor. He could bust out of his slump at any time, so maybe he'll get things turned around on Wednesday against Kyle Lowry and the Raptors.
Kyle Singler SF DET 4 Hrs
Kyle Singler hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists, five steals and a block in Tuesday's win.
Singler had scored seven or eight points in three of his previous four games, but did it all tonight. He didn't have a single steal in his previous three games, but racked up five of them tonight. He's not as hot as he once was, but is still worth a fantasy look as long as he's starting for the Pistons.
Josh Smith F DET 4 Hrs
Josh Smith hit 10-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 24 points, eight rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's win over the Kings.
Smoove and the Pistons got off to a sluggish start tonight, but finished on a high note with the win. Smith didn't have a steal or a block tonight, but we doubt any of his owners are complaining about his line. He's hot right now, as he had 28 points, three 3-pointers and 11 rebounds on Sunday.
DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-15 shots against the defense of Andre Drummond, but still finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and six blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.
Drummond had 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in the matchup of two of the league's best young big men. Rudy Gay had 29 points and a full stat line, but hit just 8-of-21 shots, while Isaiah Thomas didn't hit a 3-pointer, finishing with 19 points and eight dimes in the loss. Cousins had five turnovers and was highly irritated throughout the night, but managed to keep his cool and avoid a technical foul, which carries a one-game suspension with the next one he earns.
Reggie Evans PF SAC 5 Hrs
Reggie Evans moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday and had six points, eight rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes.
Jason Thompson moved to the bench and had three points and seven rebounds in just 14 minutes. The power forward spot for the Kings has been a black hole for most of the season, and we don't see things changing if Evans sticks in the starting unit.
Andrew Bynum C IND 5 Hrs
Andrew Bynum made his Pacers debut on Tuesday and hit 3-of-4 shots for eight points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes on Tuesday.
Yes, he looked good against the Celtics and had a spring in his step, which he acknowledged in a post-game interview, but he's far from a lock to stay healthy for very long. We'll have to see how his knees feel in the morning and his return to Philadelphia on Friday should be interesting, to say the least. We're still not sold on Bynum being worth owning over the rest of the season, but if his knees can stay healthy, anything is possible. If you're desperate at center and have someone to cut, feel free to take a flier on him.
Lance Stephenson SG IND 5 Hrs
Lance Stephenson hit just 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's win.
He played 36 minutes and was very intense in the fourth quarter with the game on the line, but is in a funk right now. He's scored 12 or fewer points in four of his last five games, as Evan Turner may be eating into his minutes, but Stephenson, George Hill, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert should all have a good night against the hapless Sixers on Friday.