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3. LeBron James– The Cavaliers had three games this week, but LeBron only played in two. He sat the second game of a back-to-back. However, the Cavaliers found out why they need him whenever they can get him. They lost the first game of the week by six points, behind LeBron’s 37 points. He did not play against the Miami Heat, and the Cavaliers suffered a season worst 15-point loss. They then faced off against Portland and LeBron registered his seventh 30-point performance of the season with 33. It was also the fifth game this season LeBron has put in 40 or more minutes. The win over Portland ended a three game losing streak for the Cavaliers.

2. Damian Lillard– Not to take anything away from the rest of the Portland team, but Lillard has kind of become a one man show this season for this team. Without Lillard, this team could be on the same level as the 76ers. The Trailblazers had four games this week, and they went 2-2. Lillard shot over 40 percent in each game over this span. He averaged over 25 points per game this week, and kept the Trailblazers in a game against the Cavaliers with 33 points. Unfortunately for them, they still lost by five. He also average 7 assists a game this week, and went 20-20 from the free throw line for the week.

1. Steph Curry– What is there to say that hasn’t already been said? The Warriors had fourĀ games this week, and Curry dropped 40 in two of them. These were his sixth and seventh 40-point performances this season. Curry went 25-45 from three-point land. Curry continues to dazzle this season with his shooting and dribbling.

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3. Kevin Love– In a week where the Cavaliers went 1-2, Love was not his usual self. He scored 38 points in these three games. The low point was in the game that LeBron didn’t play, Love contributed just five points while shooting 18 percent. During these three games Love also missed all 10 three-pointers he took.

2. Carmelo Anthony– In four games this week, the Knicks went 2-2. Anthony cleared 20 points just once in these games. In the other three games, Carmelo did not shoot above 35 percent. These are not the performances that the Knicks need from their star player if they are going to make a push for the playoffs.

1. Michael Carter-Williams– The Bucks acquired MCW to bolster their guard game, but he has hardly provided the spark desired. The Bucks went 2-2, and MCW was rather lackluster. He had one game that he tallied 20 points, then the other three he scored a combined 18. Two of these games, he shot below 25 percent, which will not help the Bucks win more games.

Malachi DavidCleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsMilwaukee BucksNBANew York KnicksPortland Trail BlazersRecent PostsCarmelo Anthony,Damian Lillard,Kevin Love,LeBron James,Michael Carter-Williams,Stephen CurryStuds 3. LeBron James- The Cavaliers had three games this week, but LeBron only played in two. He sat the second game of a back-to-back. However, the Cavaliers found out why they need him whenever they can get him. They lost the first game of the week by six points,...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?