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Date Player
12/9/2018 Tyler Johnson, Mia, G
Johnson left early in the first quarter Saturday against the Clippers with a left hip contusion.

Analysis: Making his first start of the season, Johnson scored eight points in the opening five minutes before exiting. It was his third game back after missing six straight with a right hamstring strain.
12/9/2018 Joel Embiid, Phi, F-C
Embiid is questionable for Monday's visit from the Pistons after he sat out practice Sunday because of a migraine.

Analysis: Embiid missed his first game of the season Friday at Detroit but that was to give him some rest. He might have needed the break after averaging 13.7 points and shooting 14 of 42 (33.3 percent) in his previous three outings. Embiid is having a monster third season in the NBA with 26.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.96 blocks per game.
12/9/2018 John Wall, Was, PG
Wall (heel) is doubtful for Monday's game at Indiana.

Analysis: Wall was held to a career-low one point Saturday at Cleveland before being taken out in the third quarter. After the game, Wall said he's been dealing with a bone spur in his left heel. ''I couldn't move,'' he said. ''Couldn't run. Probably shouldn't have played. That's my fault. I've had it for a while.''
12/8/2018 Jamal Murray, Den, G
Murray will play Saturday despite dealing with a bruised forearm.

Analysis: It is Murray's shooting arm, though the Nuggets need him to play with Paul Millsap and Gary Harris out.
12/8/2018 Al Horford, Bos, F-C
Horford (sore left knee) will not play Saturday at Chicago.

Analysis: Horford has averaged 18 points on 60.5 percent shooting in his last three games.
12/8/2018 Mike Conley, Mem, PG
Conley will play Saturday despite dealing with a sprained right finger.

Analysis: Conley struggled his last time out with just nine points on 2-of-12 shooting in a win over the Pelicans.
12/8/2018 Kyle Anderson, Mem, G-F
Anderson is available to play Saturday against the Lakers as he deals with a sore back.

Analysis: Anderson broke out with 19 points and 11 rebounds in Friday's win over the Pelicans.
12/8/2018 Robert Covington, Min, F
Covington (sore right knee) was ruled out Saturday at Portland after he was originally listed as probable to play.

Analysis: Covington has averaged 18.4 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last five games. He's also shooting 55.6 percent overall and has hit 13 of 30 from 3-point range in that span.
12/8/2018 E'Twaun Moore, NO, G-F
Moore is probable for Sunday despite dealing with a strained lower leg.

Analysis: After a hot start, Moore has averaged just 8.8 points on 36.8 percent shooting in his last eight games.
12/8/2018 Blake Griffin, Det, F-C
Griffin is probable for Sunday because of a bruised left knee.

Analysis: Griffin must have suffered the injury during Friday's 117-111 loss to the 76ers. He played almost 38 minutes in that contest, finishing with 31 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
12/8/2018 Devin Harris, Dal, G
Devin Harris did not score Saturday, going 0 of 2 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets 107-104. Harris grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 16:00 of playing time.
12/8/2018 Wesley Matthews, Dal, G-F
Wesley Matthews scored 21 points Saturday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets 107-104. Matthews grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 31:13 of playing time. Matthews went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
12/8/2018 J.J. Barea, Dal, G
J.J. Barea scored nine points Saturday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets 107-104. Barea grabbed three rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 17:30 of playing time. Barea went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
12/8/2018 Harrison Barnes, Dal, F
Harrison Barnes scored 14 points Saturday, going 5 of 13 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets 107-104. Barnes pulled down two rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 37:14 of playing time. He added one block. Barnes went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
12/8/2018 Dwight Powell, Dal, F-C
Dwight Powell scored two points Saturday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Houston Rockets 107-104. Powell pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 16:00 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
12/8/2018 DeAndre Jordan, Dal, C
DeAndre Jordan scored 12 points Saturday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Houston Rockets 107-104. Jordan pulled down 20 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 32:00 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
12/8/2018 Dorian Finney-Smith, Dal, F
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points Saturday on 5-of-8 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets 107-104. Finney-Smith grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -12 in his 27:53 of playing time. He added one block. Finney-Smith went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
12/8/2018 Jalen Brunson, Dal, PG
Jalen Brunson scored 14 points Saturday on 7-of-9 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Houston Rockets 107-104. Brunson did not grab a rebound but dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 30:10 on the floor. He tacked on three steals.
12/8/2018 Luka Doncic, Dal, PG
Luka Doncic scored 21 points Saturday on 7-of-17 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Houston Rockets 107-104. Doncic grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 32:00 on the floor. He tacked on three steals. Doncic went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
12/8/2018 Nene, Hou, F-C
Nene Hilario scored four points Saturday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the Houston Rockets lost to the Dallas Mavericks 107-104. Hilario grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 17:28 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
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