Wake up! The NBA postseason begins at 12:30 Eastern, and with it some terrific DFS action at DraftKings.
At last, real NBA basketball. After weeks of uncertainty in daily fantasy — who would start, who would rest, which teams cared — we have a quadruple-header with predictable rotations and maximum effort.
Russell Westbrook $12000 and Anthony Davis $11000 can’t afford to rest on the final night of the regular season. One of them is going to the playoffs, the other will not. The Thunder should take care of business in Minnesota, but they also need the Pelicans to lose.
By far the most significant of tonight’s three NBA games is a must-win for Indiana, at home against the Wizards. Boston has clinched a postseason spot but the Pacers are still in a battle with Brooklyn to determine the eighth team in the East.
Every time he steps on the court, Russell Westbrook $11800 creates the most important decision in daily fantasy. Yesterday in a losing cause, he scored 54 points and an amazing 80.8 FPTS at DraftKings, but he may not play in tonight’s must-win.
There are Early-Only contests at 3:00 EDT that span the first four NBA games on the regular season’s final Sunday. Milwaukee and Brooklyn do not have the luxury of resting players, and regular readers know my loyalty to Brook Lopez $8400.
Wow! If you keyed on the Mavericks-Nuggets game last night, congratulations. Danilo Gallinari was unconscious with 47 points and the final score (in double OT) was a mind-boggling 144-143.
The standings play a large part in our handicapping tonight. Miami’s loss at home (and their injury plague) leaves the other three contenders for the final two playoff Eastern Conference spots in much better shape.