OUTCJ McCollum G POR
Tue 1/19/21 9:24 AM
The Trail Blazers announced Tuesday that McCollum was diagnosed with a small hairline fracture and a sprain in his left foot after undergoing further imaging. He'll wear a walking boot for the next four weeks before being re-evaluated.
Per Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site, head coach Terry Stotts said prior to Monday's 125-104 loss to the Spurs that McCollum would be re-evaluated in a week after being diagnosed with the sprain, but Portland extended the shooting guard's timeline when the small fracture was detected. Given that the four-week mark is merely a re-evaluation point rather than a target date for his return, the 29-year-old could very well end up being sidelined until the NBA's midseason break in early March. The losses of McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic (wrist surgery) to extended absences within the last few days are devastating for the Trail Blazers, who will now turn to the likes of Enes Kanter, Carmelo Anthony, Robert Covington, Rodney Hood and Gary Trent to pick up the slack along with All-Star Damian Lillard.
Chris Boucher PF/C TOR
Tue 1/19/21 9:10 AM
Boucher recorded 21 points (8-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal across 28 minutes in a 116-93 win Monday versus Dallas.
Boucher's Jan. 8 double-double (23 points and 10 rebounds at Sacramento) commenced a cycle of great games from him. He's averaged 20.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks since then. The Raptors often started Alex Len or Aron Baynes at center in those games before they let Boucher log a bench-leading average of 29.0 minutes from that position.
OG Anunoby F/C TOR
Tue 1/19/21 9:01 AM
Anunoby recorded 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in a 116-93 win Monday versus Dallas.
Anunoby logged his fifth consecutive performance with at least 10 points. The Mavericks shot under 40 percent, which provided him more rebounding chances to take advantage of. Those components were what constructed Anunoby's first double-double across this ongoing season.
Kyle Lowry PG TOR
Tue 1/19/21 8:59 AM
Lowry recorded 23 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists and one block in a 116-93 win Monday versus Dallas.
Lowry recorded 12 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 11 third-quarter minutes. Those stats helped the Raptors establish a stable lead they utilized to win their third consecutive game. Lowry averaged 19.3 points, 8.3 assists and 7.0 rebounds across that three-game span.
James Johnson F/C DAL
Tue 1/19/21 8:53 AM
Johnson had 15 points (6-11 FG), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes in Monday's 116-93 loss to the Raptors.
The absence of Maxi Kleber (COVID-19 protocols) has given Johnson more playing time in recent games. Johnson's average of 25.7 minutes across his past four matches was nearly 10 more than the 16.0 he averaged across nine previous games. He averaged a serviceable 11.3 points during that aforementioned four-game span.
Kristaps Porzingis PF/C DAL
Tue 1/19/21 8:52 AM
Porzingis had 23 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, two blocks and one assist in Monday's 116-93 loss to the Raptors.
Porzingis was tasked to lead Dallas, as star teammate Luka Doncic was held in check by the Raptors defense. Despite recently returning from an ankle injury, he almost recorded a 20-point double-double. It's games like this in which Porzingis can shine and maximize his fantasy value with the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic G/SF DAL
Tue 1/19/21 8:48 AM
Doncic had 15 points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), nine assists and seven rebounds in Monday's 116-93 loss to the Raptors.
Doncic's 15 points on 11 field-goal attempts were each his lowest since Dec. 30 versus Charlotte (12 points, 4-10 FG). With Doncic held in check, the Mavericks suffered one of their biggest defeats Monday. Both parties will look to construct a better collective effort when they face Indiana on Wednesday.
Garrett Temple SG/SF CHI
Tue 1/19/21 4:05 AM
Temple tallied 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and a steal across 32 minutes in Monday's 125-120 win over the Rockets.
Temple started his second game of the season against the Rockets, and he's earned it through consistent play throughout the last month. Of course, Otto Porter and Patrick Williams' absences allowed this opportunity, and it's unlikely Temple will be able to hold onto this role.
Kyle Kuzma F/C LAL
Tue 1/19/21 3:18 AM
Kuzma tallied 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt) and 10 rebounds across 25 minutes in Monday's loss to Golden State.
Kuzma was one of Los Angeles' most effective performers in the loss, registering his third double-double over his past four games. The rebounding numbers are particularly encouraging given the fact that Kuzma opened the season by averaging a mere 3.6 boards over his first eight contests. In his last seven performances, by contrast, the fourth-year forward has more than doubled that output to an average of 7.6 boards per game.
Dennis Schroder G LAL
Tue 1/19/21 3:13 AM
Schroder registered 25 points (8-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 8-9 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a loss to Golden State on Monday.
Schroder nearly matched the shot attempts of superstar teammates LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (back) -- both players went 6-for-16 from the field -- and easily paced Los Angeles with 25 points in the loss. The effort was the third time this season Schroder has surpassed 20 points, and he has been relatively consistent by scoring in double figures in all but two games during the campaign. It's safe to say the veteran has had no trouble fitting in with the reigning champions, as he is averaging 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists across 31 minutes per game.