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Date Player
12/18/2017 Garrett Temple, Sac, G-F
Garrett Temple scored 18 points Sunday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Toronto Raptors 108-93. Temple grabbed two rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 27:42 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Temple went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Temple took a big step forward after he produced a measly 10 points combined on 4-of-24 shooting over Sacramento's previous five games. Though certainly not a reliable fantasy option, the veteran guard is capable of hot stretches like the four-game run of double-digit scoring efforts he recorded a few weeks back.
12/18/2017 George Hill, Sac, G
George Hill scored 16 points Sunday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Toronto Raptors 108-93. Hill pulled down one rebound and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 33:04 of playing time. He added one steal. Hill went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Finally, Hill appears to be settling in, as he's gone 10 of 15 from 3-point range and shot 58.6 percent overall while averaging 16.7 points over his last three games. While the proven veteran is clearly the Kings' best option at point guard at the moment, his minutes will continue to be threatened by the team's commitment to developing rookies De'Aaron Fox and Frank Mason.
12/18/2017 Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sac, SG
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 points Sunday, going 7 of 10 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Toronto Raptors 108-93. Bogdanovic pulled down three rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 28:34 of playing time. He added one steal. Bogdanovic went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Bogdanovic entered the NBA with the reputation of being a quality shooter, and he's starting to live up to it by going 13 of 26 from beyond the arc over his last four games. The former Euroleague star is averaging an encouraging 13 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists during that period.
12/18/2017 OG Anunoby, Tor, F
OG Anunoby scored 11 points Sunday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors topped the Sacramento Kings 108-93. Anunoby grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 29:04 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Anunoby went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.

Analysis: The 20-year-old has been shooting the better much better lately, as he's 13 of 24 from 3-point range over his last five games. Anunoby's still not close to being a finished fantasy product and likely won't be at all this season, but his development will be worth keeping an eye on.
12/18/2017 Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG
Kyle Lowry scored 16 points Sunday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-93. Lowry grabbed five rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 32:30 on the floor. He added two steals. Lowry went 4 of 8 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Lowry has very quietly ranked second in the NBA in 3-pointers per game (3.6) since Nov. 9, even though he's averaging just 14.3 points in December after putting up 18.1 per night in November. The invaluable point guard is still having a very good month, though, as he's complemented his scoring and shooting with averages of 7.9 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals.
12/18/2017 DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points Sunday on 6-of-17 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the Sacramento Kings 108-93. DeRozan grabbed one rebound and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 33:30 of playing time. He added two blocks.

Analysis: DeRozan may have disappointed a few fantasy players with this line, considering he went off for 68 points while shooting 60.5 percent from the field over his previous two games. Still, the three-time All-Star hasn't had many clunkers during a nine-game stretch in which he's averaged an excellent 25.9 points, 5.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds.
12/18/2017 Jonas Valanciunas, Tor, C
Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 points Sunday, going 3 of 10 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors topped the Sacramento Kings 108-93. Valanciunas pulled down 16 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 27:26 on the floor. He added three blocks.

Analysis: The double-double isn't that surprising since Valanciunas is averaging 17.5 points and 11.8 boards during a personal four-game surge. The five blocks the somewhat slow-footed center has produced over his last two games is more eye-opening. He's in the midst of his best stretch of the season, though he'll need to keep receiving minutes in the 25-30 range to keep it up.
12/18/2017 Darren Collison, Ind, G
Darren Collison scored 14 points Sunday on 6-of-10 shooting as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Collison pulled down four rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 34:01 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Collison went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Collison is averaging 4.7 assists and 4 rebounds over his last three games. He's also shot 59.3 percent while sinking 5 of 8 from 3-point range over that span.
12/18/2017 Lance Stephenson, Ind, G-F
Lance Stephenson scored seven points Sunday on 3-of-6 shooting as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Stephenson pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 16:03 of playing time. Stephenson went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
12/18/2017 Cory Joseph, Ind, PG
Cory Joseph scored 15 points Sunday on 5-of-7 shooting as the Indiana Pacers topped the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Joseph pulled down six rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 30:13 on the floor. He added one block. Joseph went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
12/18/2017 Victor Oladipo, Ind, G
Victor Oladipo scored 26 points Sunday on 9-of-14 shooting as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Oladipo pulled down seven rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 40:55 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Oladipo went 4 of 6 from behind the arc.

Analysis: ''He's a guy we're trying to develop into a franchise player. He's come in with a lot of confidence,'' coach Nate McMillan said. Oladipo, the team's leading scorer at 24.5 points per game, has been quite a find for fantasy owners as well.
12/18/2017 Thaddeus Young, Ind, F
Thaddeus Young scored five points Sunday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Young pulled down three rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 30:00 on the floor. He added two steals.

Analysis: After averaging 16 points on 58.7 percent shooting with eight 3-pointers over a six-game stretch, Young has just 9.3 points per game on 42.9 percent shooting while going 0 for 6 from long range over his last three.
12/18/2017 Bojan Bogdanovic, Ind, G-F
Bojan Bogdanovic scored nine points Sunday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Indiana Pacers topped the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Bogdanovic grabbed five rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 28:48 on the floor. Bogdanovic went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
12/18/2017 Alex Poythress, Ind, SF
Alex Poythress went scoreless Sunday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Poythress did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 5:40 of playing time. He added one block.
12/18/2017 Myles Turner, Ind, F-C
Myles Turner scored 16 points Sunday on 7-of-11 shooting as the Indiana Pacers topped the Brooklyn Nets 109-97. Turner grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 32:51 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal.

Analysis: Turner appears to be back to form with 40 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks over the past two games.
12/18/2017 Jarrett Allen, Bkn, F-C
Jarrett Allen scored nine points Sunday, going 3 of 5 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Indiana Pacers 109-97. Allen pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 17:15 of playing time.
12/18/2017 DeMarre Carroll, Bkn, F
DeMarre Carroll scored two points Sunday on 1-of-6 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Indiana Pacers 109-97. Carroll pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 22:48 of playing time.
12/18/2017 Tyler Zeller, Bkn, F-C
Tyler Zeller scored 13 points Sunday, going 5 of 9 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Indiana Pacers 109-97. Zeller grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 21:15 of playing time. Zeller went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
12/18/2017 Quincy Acy, Bkn, F
Quincy Acy scored 14 points Sunday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets fell to the Indiana Pacers 109-97. Acy pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 22:45 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Acy went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
12/18/2017 Allen Crabbe, Bkn, G-F
Allen Crabbe scored 17 points Sunday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Brooklyn Nets fell to the Indiana Pacers 109-97. Crabbe did not grab a rebound but had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 29:17 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Crabbe went 4 of 6 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Crabbe, averaging 12.2 points, has been wildly inconsistent as a streak shooter. It's difficult for fantasy owners to know when to plug him in.
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