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Joakim Noah will play through a sprained thumb Friday. He participated in today's shootaround.
Noah has posted a triple-double in two of his last three games, but is a risky play with the thumb injury and his struggles against Memphis. Noah is averaging just 7.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting in his six previous matchups against the Griz.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba