James Harden posted his 2nd career triple-double as the Rockets handed the 76ers their 26th consecutive loss which is now tied for the all-time NBA record.
Harden finished with 26 points, 10 boards, 10 assists, and a steal before the fourth quarter of Thursday's victory. Harden is hotter than the Houston sun as he is averaging 27.4 points while shooting over 54% from the field and three-point land with 4.4 rebounds, 7.6 assists, and 1.4 steals over his last five games. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs lineup on Monday.
Manager Joe Maddon has made it abundantly clear that Schwarber isn't going anywhere, even when Miguel Montero completes his rehab assignment. Monday night simply appears to be regular rest for the young backstop, so David Ross is catching instead and batting seventh. On FanDuel, Ross is listed at a very affordable $2,200, so he might worth a look in daily formats considering the starting nod tonight. Analysis: Dom Murtha
David Amerson suffered a shoulder injury in Monday's practice.
This is not a good sign for the young corner, who regressed mightily last season, grading out as one of the worst CB's in the league last season. If he wanted to get back in the coaching staff's favor, training camp was going to be the place to do it, but unfortunately he was injured on Monday afternoon. The good news here is that the injury doesn't seem to be too serious, so he might have a chance to prove himself going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Denard Span (back) will take live batting practice in a few days.
Good news for Nats fans as Span has been out for almost a month with back spasms. Span, once cleared, will certainly need a rehab assignment before coming back. It's been an up and down season for Span as he has been on and off the DL a couple of times with various injuries. Once he's back and healthy he should be slotted right back in as the lead off hitter for Washington who is in the middle of a dog fight for the division lead. Analysis: Matt Selz