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  • Jalen Duren C | DET

    Pistons' Jalen Duren: Another double-double Monday

    Duren amassed 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 31 minutes during Monday's 113-111 loss to New York.

    Duren notched his 30th double of the season Monday, tying him with Jonas Valanciunas for the 11th most league-wide. Detroit was still out rebounded by New York as a team Monday, which signifies Duren's importance to the rotation as a potential cornerstone of the frontcourt.

  • Pistons' Cade Cunningham: Excellent but fades late

    Cunningham finished Monday's 113-111 loss to the Knicks with 32 points (10-19 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, eight assists and two blocks over 36 minutes. He also had five turnovers.

    Cunningham sunk his first eight shots of the game and was perfect from the field until the third quarter, but he was ultimately held scoreless for the final 15 minutes of the game, representing two distinct sides of the coin in another narrow defeat for Detroit. Cunningham was surgical in the midrange and confident pulling up from three, but his late-game execution, shot selection and turnover prevention are skills that have room to grow moving forward.

  • Quentin Grimes SG | DET

    Pistons' Quentin Grimes: Almost fuels comeback

    Grimes had 14 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal over 24 minutes during Monday's 113-111 loss to New York.

    Grimes poured in all 14 of his points in the fourth quarter, ultimately finishing with a well-rounded, two-way performance. Grimes' first game back in New York after being dealt by the Knicks at the trade deadline lacked a happy ending for the Pistons, but he is carving out a relevant role as Detroit's sixth man.

  • Cameron Thomas SG | BKN

    Nets' Cam Thomas: Additional testing brings good news

    Thomas (ankle) underwent X-rays after Monday's game against the Grizzlies and the results came back negative, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.

    Thomas has been officially diagnosed with a right ankle sprain, and the initial tests, along with his ability to walk on the ankle after the game, indicate that he's avoided a significant injury. Even so, the 22-year-old's status for Tuesday's game against the Magic remains up in the air, and the team will undoubtedly re-evaluate Thomas in the morning to determine the next steps in his recovery.

  • Jake LaRavia SF | MEM

    Grizzlies' Jake LaRavia: Chips in across the board

    LaRavia ended Monday's 111-86 loss to Brooklyn with 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal over 28 minutes.

    LaRavia was one of just three Grizzlies to post double-digit scoring in a dismal affair collectively. The third-year wing has yet to carve out a niche, but he should have ample opportunity with Memphis fully prioritizing development and experimentation down the stretch.

  • Knicks' Donte DiVincenzo: Villanova Three Musketeers

    DiVincenzo recorded 21 points (8-13 FG, 5-10 3Pt), three rebounds, four assists and two steals across 32 minutes during Monday's 113-111 win over the Pistons.

    DiVincenzo has now knocked down at least four triples in 10 of his past 11 games. He, Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart combined for 79 points to fuel the Knicks' offense, although Detroit took the game down to the wire -- with DiVincenzo getting away with a foul on the final possession to steal a victory for New York.

  • Josh Hart SF | NY

    Knicks' Josh Hart: Escapes with game-winner

    Hart ended Monday's 113-111 win over the Pistons with 23 points (8-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-7 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one block and two steals across 42 minutes.

    Hart scored a game-winning, and-1 bucket off a crazy scramble for the ball, which featured a loose-ball foul on Donte DiVincenzo that was ultimately not called by the officiating crew. Regardless of the end-of-game conflict, Hart posted his second-highest shot total of the season en route to a versatile, booming performance. Incredibly, he has now logged at least 42 minutes of action in three consecutive games.

  • Knicks' Jalen Brunson: Compiles 35 points on 26 shots

    Brunson ended Monday's 113-111 victory over the Pistons with 35 points (11-26 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 10-11 FT), one rebound, 12 assists and two steals across 40 minutes.

    In totality, Brunson recorded 31 true shot attempts in an extremely high-usage affair for the star point guard. Monday marked his ninth game of the season with double-digit free-throw attempts, as opposed to just his fifth game with double-digit assists -- alluding to his score-first nature.

  • Nets' Nic Claxton: Quintessential production

    Claxton logged 10 points (5-5 FG), four rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal over 21 minutes during Monday's 111-86 victory over the Grizzlies.

    Claxton maximized his minutes, posting a perfect showing from the field while making a strong defensive impact in Brooklyn's dominant showing Monday. Tuesday's game against Orlando isn't exactly a boom spot for Claxton, as he has averaged 7.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks across two prior games versus the Magic this season.

  • Nets' Lonnie Walker: His three triples

    Walker closed Monday's 111-86 win over Memphis with 13 points (4-11 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes.

    Walker was one of seven Nets with double-digit scoring in Monday's blowout victory. He profiles as one of Brooklyn's better floor spacers, so he should remain a nightly component of the rotation. Walker has averaged 18.3 points on 51.0/47.6/77.8 percent shooting across 15 contests in which he has logged at least 20 minutes this season.

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