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  • Skylar Mays SG | POR

    Trail Blazers' Skylar Mays: Scores 14 points in start

    Mays recorded 14 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, six assists and one steal over 30 minutes during Friday's 138-114 loss to the Kings.

    Mays, who was recently signed to a 10-day contract, drew the start at point guard with numerous Trail Blazers sidelined, including Damian Lillard (calf), who's been shut down for the remainder of the campaign. Mays was solid during his first appearance of the year and should continue to garner extended looks over Portland's final five regular-season games, though there's no guarantee he'll be able to maintain quality production despite having a somewhat assured role moving forward.

  • Kings' Kessler Edwards: Scores 10 points off bench

    Edwards closed Friday's 138-114 win over the Trail Blazers with 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two assists, one block and two steals in 18 minutes.

    Edwards scored in double figures for the first time since March 16 and set a season high with two steals. After being left out of the regular rotation for the majority of the campaign, the second-year forward has garnered a solid reserve role during the second half of March, posting 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.9 minutes over his past 12 appearances (three starts).

  • Malik Monk SG | SAC

    Kings' Malik Monk: Pops for 20 points off bench

    Monk ended with 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt), two rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 25 minutes during Friday's 138-114 win over the Trail Blazers.

    After three straight single-digit performances, Monk has now scored at least 10 points in three consecutive contests, including back-to-back games with five-plus assists. Monk's 20 points Friday tied De'Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis and Keegan Murray for the team high and marked his highest scoring output since he dropped a career-high 45 points against the Clippers on Feb. 24.

  • Kings' Domantas Sabonis: Usual production in blowout win

    Sabonis ended with 20 points (9-14 FG, 2-5 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists and two steals over 33 minutes during Friday's 138-114 win over the Trail Blazers.

    Sabonis finished with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two steals for the first time in March as Sacramento cruised to another blowout win. In March (16 games), the lefty big man averaged 20.4 points, 12.7 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.4 steals-plus-blocks in 35.9 minutes per game.

  • Keegan Murray PF | SAC

    Kings' Keegan Murray: Strong outing in win

    Murray provided 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 27 minutes during Friday's 138-114 win over Portland.

    Murray notched his third outing of March with at least 20 points and set a new career high with three blocks. The rookie has been prone to inconsistent play to start his NBA career, as evident by his three-point performance (1-8 FG) two games prior, but he's certainly capable of solid production when he's at his best. Over his last 10 appearances, Murray has averaged 14.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals-plus-blocks with 47/43/37 shooting splits.

  • De'Aaron Fox PG | SAC

    Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Flirts with triple-double

    Fox amassed 20 points (8-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, 11 assists and two steals across 27 minutes during Friday's 138-114 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    Fox was ultra efficient from inside the arc, connecting on seven of eight attempts, en route to 20 points, which tied Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis and Malik Monk for the team high. The lefty point guard also dished out a game-high 11 assists and notched his first double-double since Feb. 24. Fox's eight boards tied his second-highest rebounding total of the campaign, falling two short of his first triple-double this season, and to top things off, Fox added multiple steals for a second straight game. Fox had a couple forgettable outings in March, but his performance Friday was certainly one of his better all-around games this season.

  • Kyle Anderson SF | MIN

    Timberwolves' Kyle Anderson: Stuffs stat sheet in loss

    Anderson logged 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals over 31 minutes during Friday's 123-111 loss to the Lakers.

    Anderson entered Friday's contest as questionable to play due to an illness, but he was able to take the court and log 31 minutes. Though he came off the bench for the second straight game, Anderson was one of the most productive Timberwolves in the loss, finishing third on the team in scoring and second in assists while adding four boards, three blocks and two steals. Anderson was very efficient with an 8-for-11 mark from the field, and he's made at least half of his field-goal tries in five of his past six contests.

  • Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Finishes with 23 points Friday

    Towns finished Friday's 123-111 loss to the Lakers with 23 points (8-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds and three assists over 36 minutes.

    Towns was questionable coming into the contest due to a lingering calf issue, but he was able to log 36 minutes -- his most since he returned from a 52-game absence March 22. The big man has scored 22 or more points three times in four games since his return, and this was his second straight contest with eight boards. Given his playing time Friday night, Towns appears to be without a minute restriction moving forward, and he should have a central role for the Timberwolves for the remainder of the regular season as they vie for positioning in a crowded Western Conference playoff picture.

  • Mike Conley PG | MIN

    Timberwolves' Mike Conley: Posts 25 points before fouling out

    Conley fouled out of Friday's 123-111 loss to the Lakers after recording 25 points (7-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three rebounds, seven assists and three steals over 32 minutes.

    Conley didn't finish the game due to fouling out late in the fourth quarter, but the veteran point guard still led Minnesota in scoring, assists and steals in the tough loss. He shot an efficient 7-for-11 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, showing great improvement over the 3-for-13 line he posted against Phoenix two days prior. Conley's scoring output Friday was his highest since he registered 28 points in Chicago on March 17.

  • Austin Reaves SG | LAL

    Lakers' Austin Reaves: Registers another solid line

    Reaves recorded 15 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes during Friday's 123-111 victory over the Timberwolves.

    Reaves doesn't have as much offensive responsibility as he did a week ago since LeBron James has since returned to the court, but the second-year guard continues to start and play heavy minutes for Los Angeles. Reaves finished third on the team in scoring Friday and was one of three Lakers to knock down multiple triples. The Oklahoma product has scored in double figures in 13 straight contests, and it appears that Los Angeles has committed to him as a starter, as he's been in the opening lineup in each of his past five games.

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