Fantasy Spin: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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The Wizards thought they had an easy game ahead of them, but the Bucks are starting to sort out their talent and they showed grit in downing Washington in overtime. Tony Wroten/PHI took the wheel of the 76ers offense, but the defense was Swiss cheese and the Bobcats pulled away for an easy win. Portland demolished the Jazz, with LaMarcus Aldridge/POR leading the way in limited minutes. Chandler Parsons/HOU returned for the Rockets and they had no trouble with the

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Fantasy Spin: Friday, December 6, 2013

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No Dwayne Wade/MIA and no Chris Andersen/MIA spelled trouble for the Heat. Yesterday I wrote that the Bulls roster was constructed similarly to the Pistons, a team that had just handed the Heat a home loss. I called the Heat-Bulls prime time game a coin toss, but it turned out to be an easy win for Chicago. Miami could not handle the Bulls’ big men and the Chicago defense limited LeBron James‘/MIA effectiveness. In other games, Memphis’s offense sputtered against

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Fantasy Spin: Thursday, December 5, 2013

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One of the great things about fantasy basketball is that you don’t have to worry about the weather. in baseball, rainout can wreak havoc on your lineups; in football, bad weather can limit scoring. But in basketball, the weather is not a factor; we don’t have to worry about games being cancelled… whoops. That rarest of events, an NBA game cancelled right as it was scheduled to start, threw a wrench into the works. Anyone who had Spurs or Timberwolves

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Fantasy Spin: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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The Raptors had more than a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter and somehow managed to lose the game by nine points to the Golden State Warriors. The Thunder were all set to blow the Kings out, but Isaiah Thomas/SAC ignited a comeback and Oklahoma had to bring in the regulars to hold on to a 97-95 win. Orlando and Philadelphia battled into a second overtime before the Sixers emerged with a 126-125 victory. The stat lines for Glen

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Fantasy Spin: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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One game I tipped to be closely fought ended up being a blowout: the Wizards outplayed the Magic from start to finish. Early in the fourth quarter, with the game not yet out of reach, Orlando threw in the towel and rested their starters in anticipation of today's matchup in Philadelphia. The Pelicans played their hearts out without Anthony Davis/NOP. They beat the Bulls on the road in triple overtime, thanks to a winning bucket by Jrue Holiday/NOP on a

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Fantasy Spin: Monday, December 2, 2013

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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.

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Fantasy Spin: Sunday, December 1, 2013

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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

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Fantasy Spin: November 30, 2013

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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.

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