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Michael Porter, PF | DEN

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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Michael Porter Jr. Returns With A Double-Double

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (back) returned from a one-game absence on Friday to record 15 points and 10 boards in the win over the Pelicans. Porter Jr. did struggle from the floor as he made just five of 15 overall with three of those makes coming from beyond the arc in 24 minutes of action. He was a team-best plus-seven for players off the bench in this one and hopefully, his back issues are behind him. If you were able to grab him off the waiver wire, keep him rolling until the wheels fall off.

Ja Morant, PG | MEM

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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Ja Morant Dishes Out 12 Assists

Memphis Grizzlies point guard JA Morant moved the ball very well in Friday's win over Detroit, finishing with 12 assists. He capped off his seventh career double-double with 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Morant also had five turnovers, but his carelessness didn't affect the team much in a big 125-112 win. It's been a common theme this month, as Morant is averaging 3.9 turnovers per game after giving the ball up just 2.5 times per night in December. He has a decent matchup coming up next against the Suns, who have already struggled to stop Morant a few times. The rookie has shot 51.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from deep against Phoenix in three meetings this season.

Dillon Brooks, SF | MEM

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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Dillon Brooks Enjoys Bounce-Back Game Friday Night

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Dillon Brooks bounced back superbly from Wednesday's six-point dud, finishing Friday's 125-112 win over Detroit with 27 points on 7-for-15 shooting. He was perfect at the line with nine attempts and missed only once with five attempts from three-point range. Brooks also managed to grab three rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes of action. The third-year guard has looked very good this month, averaging close to 21 points per game with 47 percent shooting from downtown. He's also had a couple of tough outings where he's finished with fewer than 10 points, but it shouldn't happen in the next game against the Suns, who have been among Brooks' favorite opponents this season. He's averaged 20.7 points in three outings against them.