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Aroldis Chapman sets an MLB record with 40 straight relief appearances with a strikeout.

Chapman set the record in style by striking out the side against the Pirates in the ninth and notching his 20th save of the season. He's obviously shaken off the hamstring issue from a week ago and remains one of the top bullpen arms in the game.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Timofey Mozgov will start at center Saturday.

Mozgov has been used off the bench this season, so this starting nod due to Kevin Love's absence from the starting lineup will be an opportunity for him to show what he can provide. While he could bust out Saturday, you would be well served to look elsewhere for center help. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

T.J. McConnell will start Saturday against the Nets.

McConnell will get the start with Ish Smith not playing on Saturday. Kendall Marshall will also see an uptick in playing time with Smith sitting out.  Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Kevin Love (thigh) will not play Saturday against the Pelicans.

The thigh contusion he suffered on Friday is serious enough to keep him out of action on Saturday against the Pelicans at home. With Love out of action, the duo of Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov should be relied upon to fill in the missing minutes Love will not provide. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Nene (left calf) is a game-time decision Saturday.

Hilario could help build up the front court in Washington, with Kris Humphries not likely to play. Game time decision is a better chance than his earlier questionable status. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Bradley Beal will play Saturday against the Hornets.

Beal offers points but little else for his fantasy owners. While the 18.3 PPG average in 2015/16 is helpful, the lack of a consistent point production line is death in fantasy. Ignore him unless you are in a league that values scoring baskets overall. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Saturday.

This will amount to his third straight game on the bench with an injury. Mo Williams and to a lesser extent, Kyrie Irving, will be relied upon to pick up the absent minutes offered by Dellavedova. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Ian Mahinmi (back) will return to the starting lineup Saturday against the Pistons.

He is coming back, without a minutes limit, for the game at home against Detroit and Andre Drummond. The back issue that forced him to miss four consecutive games is apparently a past issue. The trio of Jordan Hill, Myles Turner and Lavoy Allen will see their minutes diminished with Mahinmi back in action. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Ben McLemore (wrist) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

He has been putting up reserve minutes, so he should not be on your DFS radar unless you need a super value at shooting guard. Do not be planning on him being active on Sunday, however, and make other plans potentially targeting Marco Belinelli who would most probably start in place of McLemore. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Rudy Gay (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

His original day-to-day status has been downgraded to doubtful, so you should not count on him to participate in the Sunday game against Boston. Omri Casspi is the likely option to take Gay's place on Sunday, for your daily leagues. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Allen Crabbe (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Rockets.

Crabbe has a case of gastritis, and will miss the game on Saturday against Houston. Al Farouq-Aminu and C.J McCollum should get additional court time, and perhaps Gerald Henderson will also see a bump in playing time. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Rockets have assigned K.J. McDaniels to the RGV Vipers of the D-League.

Obviously, if you were relying on him as a low-value SG, you need to move on. He will see more consistent playing time in the D-League, and is a good one to expect to return but can be ignored for now. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Update: Noah Vonleh (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

Get him out of your lineups in daily or seasonal leagues. Maurice Harkless is the starter in place of Vonleh on Saturday, and will be until he is ready to return to action. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Magic.

Splitter has now missed four games with his hip issue. It is not clear but entirely likely that he will sit out until after the All-Star break. Mike Muscala is the first backup to starter Al Horford at center. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Update: Terrence Jones (concussion) is not likely to play again until after the All-Star Break for the Rockets.

The concussion from his automobile looks to be worse than initially diagnosed. Do not expect the reserve forward to be back anytime soon. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

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