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  • Brook Lopez C | MIL

    Bucks' Brook Lopez: Locks down paint in loss

    Lopez finished with 18 points (7-17 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 1-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 37 minutes during Thursday's 128-119 loss to the Pacers.

    Lopez led all players in Thursday's In-Season Tournament semifinal contest in blocks while finishing with a handful of rebounds and as one of four Bucks with a double-digit point total. Lopez has reached double figures in scoring in 12 of his last outings, adding five or more rebounds in nine of those games. He has recorded at least four blocks on eight occasions, including in three of his last five contests.

  • Damian Lillard PG | MIL

    Bucks' Damian Lillard: All-around showing in defeat

    Lillard posted 24 points (7-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal in 42 minutes during Thursday's 128-119 loss to the Pacers.

    Lillard led all Bucks in assists while finishing second on the team in rebounds and points scored in an all-around showcase to boost the offense in the In-Season Tournament semifinals. Lillard has tallied at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in seven games this season.

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Nears 40 points in double-double

    Antetokounmpo finished Thursday's 128-119 loss to Indiana with 37 points (13-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 11-13 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 40 minutes.

    Antetokounmpo led all players in Thursday's contest in scoring while hauling in a team-high rebound total in a double-double performance. Antetokounmpo, who finished three points short of tallying 40 points for the fourth time this year, has recorded at least a double-double in nine of his last 10 outings.

  • Pacers' Isaiah Jackson: Leads bench in season-high outing

    Jackson closed Thursday's 128-119 win over the Bucks with 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and one steal over 16 minutes.

    Jackson led all bench players in Thursday's game in scoring while setting a season-high mark and notching his first double-digit point total of the year. Jackson has hauled in five or more rebounds in five games this season, posting five or more points in three of those appearances.

  • Myles Turner C | IND

    Pacers' Myles Turner: Top rebounder in double-double

    Turner finished Thursday's 128-119 victory over the Bucks with 26 points (9-18 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal across 32 minutes.

    Turner led all Pacers in rebounds and blocks while finishing second on the team in scoring in a double-double performance in the In-Season Tournament semifinals. Turner has tallied a double-double in seven games this season, including in three straight contests. Turner has also scored 20 or more points in eight outings this year.

  • Pacers' Tyrese Haliburton: Dominates with all-around showing

    Haliburton closed Thursday's 128-119 win over the Bucks with 27 points (11-19 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, 15 assists and one block across 37 minutes.

    Haliburton led all players in Thursday's game in assists while leading the team in points and finishing three boards shy of a triple-double in a dominant performance. Haliburton has tallied at least 25 points and 15 assists in five games this season and has posted at least 25 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds in two straight outings. Haliburton has finished with a double-double in all but three contests this season.

  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Making good progress

    Payton (calf) is making good progress and will be re-evaluated in one week, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

    Payton suffered a torn right calf on Nov. 29 and remains without a timetable, though he is trending in the right direction. Brandin Podziemski is likely to continue playing extended minutes for the second unit in the meantime.

  • Lakers' Jarred Vanderbilt: Will play Thursday

    Vanderbilt (heel) is good to go for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Vanderbilt is likely to play a limited role Thursday. In his first two games of the campaign, Vanderbilt has scored a total of one point and is averaging 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.5 minutes.

  • Anthony Davis PF | LAL

    Lakers' Anthony Davis: Good to go

    Davis (groin/hip) is available for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Davis' trend of playing through probable tags continues. The big man has missed only one game on the campaign and has been the fifth-best player in nine-category formats so far.

  • LeBron James SF | LAL

    Lakers' LeBron James: Available to play

    James (calf) has been upgraded to available to face the Pelicans on Thursday, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    James has been added to the Lakers' injury report in nearly every game, but that doesn't matter much, as he's missed just one game all season. Given that a trip to the In-Season Tournament championship game is at stake in this matchup against New Orleans, it's unsurprising to see James being listed available and ready to go, as he shouldn't have any limitations. He's averaging 22.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game over his last five outings.

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