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Date Player
11/17/2017 P.J. Tucker, Hou, SF
P.J. Tucker scored eight points Thursday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Houston Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Tucker pulled down nine rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 32:59 of playing time. He added three steals. Tucker went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
11/17/2017 Trevor Ariza, Hou, G-F
Trevor Ariza scored 11 points Thursday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Ariza grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +22 in his 35:19 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Ariza went 3 of 5 from behind the arc.
11/17/2017 Ryan Anderson, Hou, F-C
Ryan Anderson scored a season-high 24 points Thursday on 7-of-12 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Anderson pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +22 in his 29:08 on the floor. He added one block. Anderson went 6 of 10 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Anderson found the perfect remedy for his recent shooting woes in the Suns' soft defense. The 3-point specialist was just 8 of 25 from beyond the arc while averaging 7.4 points over his previous five games, so fantasy players may want to take a wait-and-see approach to find out if he's truly back.
11/17/2017 James Harden, Hou, G
James Harden scored 48 points Thursday on 12-of-22 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Harden grabbed two rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 34:37 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Harden went 6 of 11 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Harden had 23 points in the second quarter alone in his latest fantasy masterpiece. The prolific guard is on arguably the best six-game stretch of his career, a tear in which he's averaging an absurd 40.2 points and 11.2 assists while connecting on 31 of 70 (44.3 percent) attempts from beyond the arc and going to the foul line 82 times.
11/17/2017 Eric Gordon, Hou, SG
Eric Gordon scored 13 points Thursday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Gordon grabbed two rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +22 in his 25:32 on the floor. He added two blocks. Gordon went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Houston's offense continues to devastate despite Gordon mired in a two-game shooting slump. After scoring 20 or more points in five consecutive games, the sharpshooter has 25 combined over his past two and is 1 of 14 from beyond the arc. He's still third in the league with 53 treys, though he's shooting a below-the-norm 33.3 percent from downtown.
11/17/2017 Tarik Black, Hou, F-C
Tarik Black scored two points Thursday on 1-of-6 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Black grabbed 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 12:00 of playing time. He added one block.
11/17/2017 Clint Capela, Hou, F-C
Clint Capela scored 12 points Thursday on 6-of-11 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Phoenix Suns 142-116. Capela pulled down 10 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 21:19 on the floor. He added two blocks.

Analysis: Capela continues to do the dirty work to help keep Houston's offense humming. The unheralded center has posted three straight double-doubles and is averaging 13.8 points and 13 boards over his last five games, not to mention 2.3 blocks over his past six.
11/17/2017 Greg Monroe, Pho, F-C
Greg Monroe made his Suns debut Thursday and scored 20 points, going 10 of 14 from the field, as Phoenix lost to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Monroe pulled down 11 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 26:21 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.

Analysis: Though defense was mostly optional in this one, Monroe did make a pretty decent impression with his new team. How many more chances the well-paid center gets in Phoenix remains to be seen, but his fantasy stock may be trending upward if the Suns decide to showcase him for another potential trade.
11/17/2017 Troy Daniels, Pho, G
Troy Daniels scored 23 points Thursday on 8-of-15 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Daniels grabbed three rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 25:53 on the floor. Daniels went 7 of 13 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Daniels can certainly shoot when given the chance, as he owns a career 40.9 percent success rate from beyond the arc and is 27 of 62 (43.5 percent) this season. Playing time remains an obstacle for the perimeter specialist, though, as he logged just 27 minutes while going scoreless in each of the Suns' previous three games.
11/17/2017 Mike James, Pho, PG
Mike James scored three points Thursday, going 1 of 13 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Houston Rockets 142-116. James grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 19:34 on the floor. He added one steal.
11/17/2017 Alex Len, Pho, F-C
Alex Len scored nine points Thursday, going 3 of 8 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Len grabbed 13 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -24 in his 21:39 of playing time.
11/17/2017 T.J. Warren, Pho, SF
T.J. Warren scored 14 points Thursday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Warren pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -23 in his 26:32 of playing time. He added one steal.
11/17/2017 Devin Booker, Pho, SG
Devin Booker scored 18 points Thursday on 7-of-16 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Booker pulled down two rebounds and had 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -23 in his 30:18 on the floor. Booker went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.

Analysis: The point total may be a bit of a letdown after Booker poured in 71 over his previous two games, but his assist numbers continue to rise. Phoenix's current franchise player is averaging six helpers over his last five games, which combined with his scoring prowess and very high usage rate makes him quite a fantasy commodity at the moment.
11/17/2017 Tyler Ulis, Pho, PG
Tyler Ulis scored eight points Thursday, going 3 of 5 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Ulis pulled down two rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -11 in his 22:24 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
11/17/2017 Marquese Chriss, Pho, F-C
Marquese Chriss scored five points Thursday on 2-of-7 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Chriss grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 16:14 of playing time. He added three blocks and one steal.
11/17/2017 Dragan Bender, Pho, PF
Dragan Bender did not score Thursday, going 0 of 4 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Bender grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -21 in his 22:30 on the floor.
11/17/2017 Josh Jackson, Pho, G-F
Josh Jackson scored 16 points Thursday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets 142-116. Jackson pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 28:35 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Jackson went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Though the Rockets weren't clamping down on the defensive end after scoring at will throughout, this is still a positive sign from Jackson considering his recent struggles. The heralded rookie entered the matchup having shot 32.6 percent from the floor while averaging seven points over his previous five games. He's still hands-off from a fantasy standpoint until he makes outings like this one more common.
11/17/2017 Domantas Sabonis, Ind, F-C
Sabonis is available to play in Friday's game against the Pistons despite an illness which had him listed as questionable.

Analysis: Sabonis has seen big minutes off the bench in three games following a brief absence for a calf injury, averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds since returning.
11/17/2017 Thabo Sefolosha, Uta, G-F
Sefolosha will sit out Friday's game against the Nets because of a sore right knee.

Analysis: The absence of Ricky Rubio and Sefolosha could mean even more minutes for Rodney Hood, who is coming off a 30-point game, and extra time for Alec Burks.
11/17/2017 Serge Ibaka, Tor, F-C
Ibaka will not play in Friday's contest against the Knicks because of a swollen left knee. Pascal Siakam will start in his place.

Analysis: Maybe the knee issue has played a role in Ibaka not being a major part of the offense recently. He's had just 16 field-goal attempts in the last three games, averaging 8.3 points, after previously attempting more than 10 per game and averaging 13.8 points.
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