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About Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin has written 949 articles so far, you can find them below.

Will Barton Back With Team

Denver Nuggets small forward Will Barton is slated to between 18 and 20 minutes against the Cavaliers on Saturday after missing Thursday's game against the Bulls for personal reasons. The 28-year-old has struggled in his three games since returning from injury as he has produced 24 points on just 7-for-27 shooting along with 13 rebounds,... Read More

1 year ago

Luka Doncic Tossed After Picking Up Two T's

Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic was ejected late in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Pacers after punting the ball into the stands in frustration following a foul call. It was his second technical of the game as he was picked up his first T late in the first half. Doncic finished... Read More

1 year ago

Eric Gordon To Play Against Lakers

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon (knee) will play against the Lakers on Saturday. He was listed as probable for the game after leaving Wednesday's contest against the Nets late in the fourth quarter. Wednesday's game was his first action in nine games and he fared very well, pumping in 20 points as the 30-year-old... Read More

1 year ago

DeAndre Ayton And Richaun Holmes Suffer Injuries

The Phoenix Suns lost two players to injuries in their blowout loss to the Hornets on Saturday as center Deandre Ayton (ankle) and power forward Richaun Holmes (foot) were ruled out early in the fourth quarter. Neither injury appears serious with Ayton suffering a left ankle sprain. Ayton had one of his worst games of... Read More

1 year ago

Robin Lopez Moves Into Starting Lineup

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez will start against the Heat on Saturday. Lopez, who will be making his first start of the season, replaces Bobby Portis with the first unit although coach Jim Boylen said that the starting spot will remain fluid. Lopez had a fine game against the Nuggets on Thursday, tallying 17 points... Read More

1 year ago

JaMychal Green Gets Start For Marc Gasol

Memphis Grizzlies will start power forward JaMychal Green in place of the injured Marc Gasol (back) against the Raptors on Saturday. That means that Jaren Jackson Jr. will slide over to center. Green, who is making his third start of the season, has played exceptionally well the past seven games, compiling three double-doubles while also... Read More

1 year ago

Marc Gasol Will Not Play On Saturday

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (back) has been ruled out against the Raptors on Saturday due to upper back soreness. This is the second of back-to-back games so it is really no surprise that the 7-foot-1 big man is resting. He had just four points on Friday against the Celtics but he also compiled 12... Read More

1 year ago

Ish Smith Out Saturday

Detroit Pistons point guard Ish Smith (groin) will not play against the Kings on Saturday due to right adductor tightness. The 6-footer missed more than a month not that long ago with a groin issue so this is definitely not good news. Luke Kennard, Bruce Brown, Langston Galloway, and Jose Calderon will likely see increased... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Gordon Out Versus Bucks

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon (back) will not play against the Bucks. The 23-year-old suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Nets and did not return. Jonathon Simmons will get the start for Gordon joining D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, and Nikola Vucevic.

1 year ago

Tristan Thompson To Miss Another Game

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (foot) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday. Thompson also missed Friday's loss to the Jazz with left foot soreness and it is now possible that he will miss more time. With him out of the lineup, Ante Zizic will get the start. Zizic, who has played well the... Read More

1 year ago

Dewayne Dedmon To Start Versus The Celtics

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will start against the Celtics on Saturday. Dedmon missed the past two games, but with the Hawks off since Tuesday he had time to have his ankle heal. The 7-footer had been playing well before getting injured, which included turning in his best overall game against the 76ers on... Read More

1 year ago

Taurean Prince Has No Restrictions Versus Celtics

Atlanta Hawks small forward Taurean Prince will not have a minutes restriction against the Celtics on Saturday. Prince had seen limited minutes the last two games as he was working his way back after missing 18 consecutive games with an ankle injury. The 24-year-old has been effective in these two games tallying seven points in... Read More

1 year ago

Tobias Harris Shooting The Ball Well From Long Distance

Los Angeles Clippers small forward/power forward Tobias Harris has been on fire from three-point range this month. The 26-year-old poured in 28 points on 7-for-18 shooting from the field, 3-for-8 from the three-point line, and 11-for-12 from the charity stripe in Friday's loss to the Warriors. It marked the fourth time in the past six... Read More

1 year ago

Kevin Durant Looks To Top 20 Points For 20th Straight Game

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant will look to continue to stroke the ball well when the Dubs visit the Lakers on Monday. The 6-foot-9 wing hit the 20-point mark for the 19th straight game in Friday's victory over the Clippers, where he tallied 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor including 2-for-7... Read More

1 year ago

Stephen Curry Heads In Monday's Game Against The Lakers Sizzling

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will look to continue to ball out of "his mind" when the Dubs visit the Lakers on Monday. Curry is coming off a 28-point performance against the Clippers on Friday night where he connected on 10 of 19 shots from the floor, although the 30-year-old was 3-for-11 from... Read More

1 year ago

DeMarcus Cousins Scores 14 Points In Debut

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins made his debut for the team in Friday's victory over the Clippers. Cousins tallied 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block before fouling out in 15 minutes. He was 5-for-11 from the floor, 3-for-4 from the three-point line and 1-for-2 from the free throw line.... Read More

1 year ago

Derrick Rose Goes 11-For-11 on Free Throw Line

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose tied Karl-Anthony Towns with a team-high 23 points, but he missed the game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer in Friday's 116-113 loss to the Spurs. Rose was 6-for-16 from the field, including 0-for-3 from beyond the arc, as well as 11-for-11 from the free throw line. He added six assists,... Read More

1 year ago

Andrew Wiggins Second On Timberwolves All-Time Scoring List

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward/shooting guard Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc, in Friday's loss to the Spurs. The 23-year-old added five rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes. With his performance, he surpassed Sam Mitchell to move into second place on the franchise's all-time... Read More

1 year ago

Rudy Gay Tallies 20 Points For First Time In A Month

San Antonio Spurs small forward/power forward Rudy Gay scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as the Spurs outlasted the Timberwolves 116-113 on Friday. Gay, who scored seven points in both the third and fourth quarter, finished the game 9-for-14 from the field and 4-for-5 from the charity stripe. He added five... Read More

1 year ago

Marco Belinelli Playing Best Basketball Of Season

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Marco Belinelli scored 19 points, grabbed five rebounds, doled out three assists and came up with two steals off the bench in Friday's victory over the Timberwolves. The 12th-year pro was 5-for-14 from the field and 3-for-8 from beyond the arc as well as 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. He... Read More

1 year ago

LaMarcus Aldridge

San Antonio Spurs power forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points on 8-for-20 shooting from the field in Friday's victory over the Timberwolves. He added nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks as well as four turnovers. The 33-year-old struggled from the field most of the night missing 10 of his first 15 attempts, but he... Read More

1 year ago

Jusuf Nurkic Becoming A Solid Rim-Protector

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has always been an excellent rebounder, but he has become a better rim protector recently. The 24-year-old is coming off his first triple-double of the season as he compiled 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, but more impressively he also swatted away five shots in Wednesday's victory over... Read More

1 year ago

Damian Lillard Looks To Hit 30-Point Mark For Third Straight Game

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will look to top the 30-point mark for the third straight game on Friday against the Trail Blazers, which is something he has yet to do this season. Lillard has scored 68 points over the last two games as he tallied 33 against the Cavs on 11-for-19 shooting... Read More

1 year ago

Rodney Hood Looks To Continue Good Stretch

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard/small forward Rodney Hood has played pretty well in January, albeit he has appeared in just five games. The 26-year-old pumped in 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the field, including 0-for-2 from the three-point line, and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in 26 minutes in the loss to the Trail Blazers.... Read More

1 year ago

Ante Zizic Likely To Start Against Jazz

Cleveland Cavaliers center Ante Zizic will likely get the start against the Utah Jazz on Friday as Tristan Thompson (foot), and Larry Nance Jr. (MCL) have been ruled out. It is unknown exactly when Thompson suffered the sore left foot but he did only play 21 minutes in the loss to the Trail Blazers. Zizic... Read More

1 year ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/18/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Welcome to the 14th Friday of the NBA season. Tonight is one of the lightest slate of games on the weekend's opening night so far as there are just seven games on the docket. Not surprisingly, with such a  light schedule, there are not very many intriguing matchups, however, there are several teams in action... Read More

1 year ago

Terrence Ross Looks To Keep Shooting Well From Long Distance

Orlando Magic shooting guard/small forward Terrence Ross has been stroking the ball well from beyond the arc in January and will look to continue that trend on Friday at home against the Nets. The 27-year-old is coming off his third 20-point outing in the past five games as he pumped in 24 points on 8-for-14... Read More

1 year ago

Nikola Vucevic Picks Up Double-Double In Loss

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic tallied 24 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one steal for his 29th double-double in an overtime loss to the Pistons. The 28-year-old was 11-for-22 from the field and 2-for-4 from beyond the arc. He has produced five double-doubles this month and has scored at least 16 points in each... Read More

1 year ago

Luke Kennard Scores In Double Figures For Fifth Time In Last Nine Games

Detroit Pistons shooting guard/small forward Luke Kennard scored 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field, including 1-for-3 from the three-point line, in Wednesday's overtime victory over the Magic. The 22-year-old grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists and came up with a steal in 26 minutes. He scored nine of the team's 19 points... Read More

1 year ago

Blake Griffin Outscores The Magic In Overtime

Detroit Pistons power forward/center Blake Griffin personally outscored the Orlando Magic 7-6 in overtime to help the Pistons to pick up just their second victory in the last seven outings on Wednesday night. Griffin finished with 30 points along with five assists, four rebounds and two blocked shots in 40 minutes. The 29-year-old was 11-for-18... Read More

1 year ago

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