|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Dallas Mavericks Harris, Devin||Devin Harris||PG||Jazz||Doppelganger|
G Devin Harris missed his ninth consecutive game on Tuesday night with a sprained big toe. Coach Rick Carlisle said he is optimistic that Harris will be ready to return at the end of the All-Star break.
|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Milwaukee Bucks Monroe, Greg||Greg Monroe||C||Pistons||Iavaronis|
C Greg Monroe did not start Tuesday night. He has started 50 of Milwaukee's 53 games this season, but coach Jason Kidd said the change wasn't a result of poor play on Monroe's part but an attempt to shake things up with the Bucks mired in a season-long, five-game losing streak.
|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Milwaukee Bucks Mayo, O.J.||O.J. Mayo||SG||Grizzlies||Def Fresh Flow|
SG O.J. Mayo returned Tuesday night. He hadn't played since injuring his left hamstring.
|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Washington Wizards Neal, Gary||Gary Neal||PG||Spurs||The Sith Lords|
G Gary Neal (sore right leg) sat out and missed his ninth game of the season.
|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Chicago Bulls Gasol, Pau||Pau Gasol||PF/C||Lakers||Team Lorin|
C Pau Gasol on Tuesday was selected by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace Jimmy Butler in Sunday's All-Star Game in Toronto.Butler suffered a strained left knee in Friday's game against Denver and will miss about three weeks. This marks the sixth NBA All-Star Game selection for Gasol, who is averaging 17.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 blocks for the Bulls.
|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Memphis Grizzlies Gasol, Marc||Marc Gasol||C||Grizzlies||Team Erik|
C Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken right foot, the Grizzlies announced Tuesday.The fracture is in the mid-foot area, and it is possible Gasol could be out for the season.The 7-foot-1 Gasol was averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.35 blocks in 52 games this season. He had started every game for Memphis.
|Tue Feb 9||20:58||NBA Note - Los Angeles Clippers Griffin, Blake||Blake Griffin||PF||Clippers||Team Lorin|
F Blake Griffin was suspened by the Clippers for four games in response to his altercation with a team employee last month.Griffin also will lose an additional game paycheck.Griffin fractured his right hand on Jan. 23 when he punched assistant equipment manager Mathias Testi during an argument at a Toronto restaurant. Griffin hit Testi with multiple punches during the disagreement, but no police was filed. The broken hand has required two medical procedures to aid recovery. The suspension is expected to begin sometime in March after Griffin is able to return from the hand injury and an quadriceps injury he was rehabbing at the time of the fight.
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Oklahoma City Thunder Durant, Kevin||Kevin Durant||SF||Thunder||The Schellackers|
F Kevin Durant scored 32 points and hit his last six shots from field as the Thunder used a 15-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to begin to pull away for a 122-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday.Durant was in the midst of a 5-for-15 shooting night and the Thunder were down 81-76 to the struggling Suns in the third quarter when he hit a 3-pointer to get himself and his team going. He had eight points in the final 2:17 of the period, and Oklahoma City finished out the quarter with nine consecutive points.Durant closed out the 15-0 run with a three-point play 1:06 into the fourth quarter to put the Thunder up 95-85."Like I've been saying, it only takes one shot for me. Sometimes it doesn't even take a shot," said Durant, who made five of eight 3-point attempts. "I'm just always in the mode where I feel confident every shot I put up."I got whatever I wanted tonight. I missed some early in the third, but I got it going and my confidence is always sky high, especially threes. When you make 3s, I think that gets you going a little bit more."
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Oklahoma City Thunder Westbrook, Russell||Russell Westbrook||PG||Thunder||Buchanalia|
G Russell Westbrook added 29 for the Thunder, who gave back a 12-point, first-quarter lead and allowed the Suns to score on 15 straight possessions in the second quarter to turn the game into a dogfight."If we want to be elite, we have to do better job on defense," said Westbrook, who added eight points and eight assists. "We just have to lock in and do it. We can't come in the game and figure we're going to outscore everybody and play no defense. We have to defend."
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - New Orleans Pelicans Anderson, Ryan||Ryan Anderson||SF||Magic||Iavaronis|
F Ryan Anderson scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for New Orleans (19-32).
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Memphis Grizzlies Gasol, Marc||Marc Gasol||C||Grizzlies||Team Erik|
C Marc Gasol left the game in the first half with a right mid-foot injury and did not return. He finished with 11 points, three rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes.
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Portland Trail Blazers Davis, Ed||Ed Davis||PF||Raptors||The Sith Lords|
F Ed Davis finished with seven points and eight rebounds, but he got five of those boards in the fourth quarter and the overtime.
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Memphis Grizzlies Conley, Mike||Mike Conley||PG||Grizzlies||Doppelganger|
PG Mike Conley led Memphis with a season-high 27 points.
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Memphis Grizzlies Randolph, Zach||Zach Randolph||PF||Grizzlies||Iavaronis|
PF Zach Randolph tied his season high with 26 points and also had nine rebounds and four assists.
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Detroit Pistons Ilyasova, Ersan||Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
F Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and six rebounds for the Pistons (27-26), who have lost five of their last seven.
|Tue Feb 9||02:08||NBA Note - Toronto Raptors Lowry, Kyle||Kyle Lowry||PG||Rockets||Doppelganger|
PG Kyle Lowry led the way with 25 points and seven assists. "That's why we've gotten into this little streak, into a rhythm, because we know what we need to do."Lowry is doing whatever is necessary to keep his team rolling. He tied a career high with seven 3-pointers against Portland in Toronto's previous game. On Monday, he shot 9 for 14 from the field and held Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson to 13 points with six turnovers.
|Tue Feb 9||02:07||NBA Note - Atlanta Hawks Teague, Jeff||Jeff Teague||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
G Jeff Teague added 21 points Monday. Teague went 3-for-4 on 3-point attempts and had 11 points at the break.
|Tue Feb 9||02:07||NBA Note - Orlando Magic Smith, Jason||Jason Smith||C||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
C Jason Smith finished with 14 points, helped keep the Magic in the game with 10 first-half points on 5-for-7 shooting.
|Tue Feb 9||02:07||NBA Note - Atlanta Hawks Horford, Al||Al Horford||PF/C||Hawks||Team Lorin|
C Al Horford led the Hawks with 27 points. "We've had this problem all year where we get up and give up leads. It's hard to take."
|Tue Feb 9||02:07||NBA Note - Atlanta Hawks Millsap, Paul||Paul Millsap||PF||Jazz||The Schellackers|
F Paul Millsap went 1-for-2 at the foul line with 11.2 seconds left to tie it and the Hawks got the ball back with 1.2 seconds to play after a Magic miss. Millsap's potential game-winning jumper on an inbounds play came after time had expired.Millsap had 22 points and 13 rebounds.