Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in the Friday loss to the Clippers. Anthony made only 4 of his 23 shot attempts, but made all 16 of his free throws.
We have grown accustomed to seeing scoring outputs like this from Anthony, but pulling down 20 rebounds is not something we see on a daily basis. Friday night's performance marked his third double-double of the New Year, raising his average up to nine boards per game. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Joffrey Lauvergne practiced in full Thursday.
Lauvergne has missed the last 12 games due to a back injury but was back practicing in full on Thursday. It's a great sign for the second year pro who played well when he was healthy. He started the three games he played so we will wait and see if that's what Denver has in store for him when he returns to the lineup. Analysis: James Grande
Johnny Manziel was demoted because he lied about were he was.
When video surfaced of Manziel out partying, you just knew that head coach Mike Pettine had enough of this far-too scrutinized situation. Manziel has been a veritable nightmare for the coaches and continues to show a complete lack of maturity. Josh McCown will get the start in Week 12 and, barring injury, is likely the full-time starter moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender