Ordinarily, the biggest news of the night would be the phenomenal performances of Kevin Durant/OKC and Andre Drummond/DET. But that magnificence was overshadowed by a hand injury suffered by Anthony Davis/NOP late in the first quarter against the Knicks. Expect the Pelicans’ star to be out of action for several weeks and for the Pelicans to suffer a string of defeats. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin.
There were several flip-flops in the NBA last night. The Bucks lost to the Bobcats, then returned home and upset the visiting Celtics. The Jazz lost at home to the Suns, then returned the favor in Phoenix. The Nets were thrashed by the Rockets two nights ago, but took advantage of Zach Randolph’s/MEM absence to beat the Grizzlies. In the feature matchup of the night, the Rockets built a big lead in San Antonio, saw it disappear, then rallied in the closing minutes to score an impressive win over the Spurs. Today, the action is split into three afternoon games and five evening games. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin.
There were plenty of tight games last night, most notably the Warriors-Thunder, Knicks-Clippers and Lakers-Pistons. The Celtics manhandled the Cavaliers, the Pacers had no trouble with the Wizards, and the Bobcats handed the Bucks yet another defeat. The Raptors fought all night but came up just short against the visiting Heat. Today, we conclude the first full month of NBA action. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin.
Thanks to the off day yesterday, no team will be traveling to play the second of back-to-back games, and so fatigue should not be a factor in the minutes key players get tonight. Because of injury uncertainties, notably in Los Angeles (Chris Paul), Houson (Jeremy Lin and James Harden), and Brooklyn (Andray Blatche, Brook Lopez), there are some potentially valuable cheap plays in DraftStreet leagues tonight. Be ready to switch one or two bargain plays into your lineup as game time approaches. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin.
Thanksgiving Eve saw one of the busiest days of the NBA season, with all but four teams in action. The Spurs suffered their second loss of the season at the hands of the Thunder in Oklahoma, with Kevin Durant/OKC and Serge Ibaka/OKC doing the heavy lifting. The Phoenix Suns avenged a slim defeat earlier this season in Portland by ending the Trail Blazers’ winning streak in style. Goran Dragic/PHO and Channing Frye/PHO were unstoppable. The Bulls were led by Luol Deng/CHI and Taj Gibson/CHI and surprised the Pistons in Detroit. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin.