Jarrett Jack scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line) with two rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes off the bench on Friday.
The Scoop:Jack had played himself into late-round value earlier this week and now he's starting to give himself some padding. He should be owned in all standard 12-team formats at least until he cools off.
Jarrett Jack played 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and three turnovers.
The Scoop:That's four games in a row with double-digit scoring since his massive 10-of-10 breakout game on Nov. 13. Jack seems to have carved out minutes in the mid-20s and he's doing a little bit of everything. Fantasy owners in standard leagues can give him a look for some low-end value.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight is no stranger to embarrassment. He was most notably on the wrong end of DeAndre Jordan's Dunk of the Year in March 2013, but Knight also had his ankles broken by Kyrie Irving in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend a month earlier. Ask many fans about Knight's career and they might remember him as a punchline rather than a basketball player. Yet it's also possible that these unfortunate moments in the spotlight have turned Knight into a pretty resilient young athlete. He proved that on Wednesday night in bouncing back from an embarrassing mistake that nearly cost his team a win. With around four seconds remaining in overtime and the Bucks tied with the host Brooklyn Nets at 105-105, Knight jumped into a passing lane and picked off a pass from Joe Johnson. No one was impeding Knight's path to the hoop, which turned his breakaway into a race against time. He got to the rim and put up a simple lay-in with plenty of time to spare, but Knight's rush to the basket appeared to have put him off balance: The shocking miss forced the Bucks into another overtime to fight for their third-straight win. Up until the final 20 seconds, it looked as if Knight might have cost his team the game. Jarrett Jack hit a jumper to raise the Nets' lead to 112-109 with only 23 ticks on the clock. A few seconds later, Knight made up for his prior mistake with a game-tying three: Joe Johnson badly missed a potential game-winning buzzer-beater on the next possession, which forced a third extra period. The Bucks did not let that opportunity go to waste. Johnson missed another shot with 12 seconds left and the Nets down two points. Knight was fouled after the rebound and hit both free throws to ice the game and finish off the 122-118 win, thereby erasing the impact of his missed lay-up. Knight didn't have a particularly impressive game overall (18 points on 5-of-20 FG and 2-of-10 3FG), but his ability to bounce back from a nearly catastrophic mistake speaks highly of his character. He also helped continue the Bucks' strong run of form. In addition to winning three in a row, the team has taken five of the last six and looks like a potential playoff squad in the downtrodden East. Milwaukee is a long way from last year's league-worst record. Wednesday's win also afforded head coach Jason Kidd some bragging rights in his first game back in Brooklyn following this summer's acrimonious exit . Kidd was not welcomed warmly by fans during pregame introductions, but he ended up with the victory. He also looks to have a team headed in the right direction, at least for now. - - - - - - - Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @FreemanEric