Fantasy Spin: Thursday, February 6, 2014

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To say that yesterday was eventful for NBA daily fantasy players is an understatement. Not only was there frenzied and occasionally bizarre action on the court, but DraftStreet held one of its signature contests of the NBA season, awarding a first place prize of $50,000. Taking top spot in the Bizarro world was the Lakers-Cavaliers game. The Cavaliers were horrible in the first half, ended up benching two of their stars, then rallying to almost win the game. That drama

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Fantasy Spin: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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The Suns and Warriors let down the home crowd, losing to sub-.500 Eastern Conference visitors. The Pacers took control of their game in the third quarter, holding off a furious Hawks rally in the final minutes. Both teams piled up the missed open shots and turnovers and will want to forget the game quickly. The Timberwolves were coasting to victory over the Lakers, but Los Angeles made things interesting enough that Kevin Love/MIN couldn’t get extra rest in preparation for

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Fantasy Spin: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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A busy night in the NBA went mostly to expectation. The Pacers easily handled the Magic,  the Heat’s big two had great games, the Thunder won a defensive battle against the Grizzlies, and the Raptors continued their winning ways with another road victory. First Tiago Splitter/SAS and now Danny Green/SAS, San Antonio’s injured players are returning. It looked good for the Pelicans, but a disastrous fourth quarter handed the Spurs the road win. There are only four games on the

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Fantasy Spin: Monday, February 3, 2014

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The NFL season is over and basketball will take center stage for the next two months. While most attention was on the festivities leading up to a one-sided championship game in New York, the lone NBA game played out as expected – a single-digit win by the Boston Celtics 96-89. The NBA hardwood floors will be busy tonight and DraftStreet has contests of various buy in levels to suit every budget. We are two days away from the NBA 150K,

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Fantasy Spin: Sunday, February 2, 2014

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It had to happen sometime and it was last night that the Thunder snapped their 10-game winning streak, falling to the Washington Wizards. Kevin Durant’s/OKC outside shot wasn’t working, so he responded by increasing his playmaking. But the Wizards would have none of it, as John Wall/WAS led an offense that hummed like a well-oiled machine. Fresh off a win over the Spurs, the Bulls interior players were neutralized by the Pelicans’ big men. Toronto fell behind by 19 in

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Fantasy Spin: Saturday, February 1, 2014

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The Thunder are playing so well these days they didn’t need a full dose of Kevin Durant/OKC to trounce the Nets. What does it say that Durant scoring only 26 points constitutes a major letdown? Serge Ibaka/OKC was the top stat accumulator for Oklahoma City, while Durant got extra rest in advance of tonight’s game. There are only six teams off tonight on the eve of the Super Bowl, and DraftStreet has a wide assortment of standard payout and double

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Fantasy Spin: Friday, January 31, 2014

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The Cavaliers proved once again that their offense is dysfunctional and they play uninspired defense if they get down early. The Knicks raced out to an early 20+ lead and coasted the rest of the way. Goran Dragic/PNX was conducting things against the Pacers and led the Suns to an impressive road win over Indiana. In the nightcap, the Warriors outgunned the Clippers on the strength of a balanced attack. There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, and

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Fantasy Spin: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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The Spurs were hanging in despite missing three key players, but since losing a fourth (Manu Ginobili/SAS) they have been reeling. Losing at home by 10 points to the Chicago Bulls is a a new low this season. The Thunder started slow but geared up and blasted the Heat in Miami, led by Kevin Durant/OKC, Serge Ibaka/OKC and Thabo Sefolosha/OKC. LeBron James/MIA had a solid game, but didn’t get the defensive support the other Heat players usually provide. The Clippers

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