Fantasy Spin: Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The Sixers came crashing down to earth as a talented and motivated bunch of Warriors dismantled them piece by piece. Minnesota suffered its first defeat after a frenzied comeback came up a bucket short. Chris Paul/LAC and J.J. Redick/LAC led the way in a 137-118 win over the Rockets. The Grizzlies had enough in the tank to top a surprisingly competitive Celtics team. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin. Top Fantasy Performers 1) Stephen Curry/GSW. The lone negative was Curry’s 3-point shooting (2


Fantasy Spin: Monday, November 4, 2013


The Lakers held off the Hawks in the most exciting finish of the night. Reserve Jordan Hill/LAL secured key offensive rebounds down the stretch and Pau Gasol/LAL made the winning free throws and blocked Kyle Korver’s/ATL attempt to tie the game in the closing seconds. Gasol kept pace (16 points, 13 rebounds) with Al Horford/ATL (12 points 16 rebounds). Promoted to the starting lineup, Xavier Henry/LAL led the Lakers with 18 points but had little other fantasy production. Korver made


Fantasy Spin: Sunday, November 3, 2013


The big story of the night was yet another comeback win by the upstarts from Philadelphia, this time taking out big-time Eastern Conference contenders, the Chicago Bulls. I will skip a review of the other action last night to delve deeper into the Sixers-Bulls game. High Tempo Makes up for Deficiencies Once again, Philadelphia came from far behind with a second half spurt to leave their opponents bewildered and on the losing end of the scoreboard. This time they owned the third


Fantasy Spin: Saturday, November 2, 2013


Dwayne Wade/MIA was back in the lineup for the Heat, but it wasn’t enough. The Nets held the lead throughout and a furious rally led by LeBron James/MIA ultimately fell a point short. John Wall/WAS was unstoppable in the first half as the Wizards built a sizable lead over the youthful Sixers, only to have Philly storm back in the fourth quarter and take a 109-102 victory. Anthony Davis/NOP was dominant, but his Pelicans were trounced by the Magic 110-90.


Fantasy Spin: Friday, November 1, 2013


Everyone knew the Knicks would be in tough territory, traveling to Chicago to take on a Bulls team determined to put the thumping they received in Miami behind them. To their credit, the Knicks stayed in it all the way, even taking a one-point lead in the last minute. But it was not to be. The only other game featured a West Coast battle royale between the two finest point guards in the league. Rose Hits Winning Bucket in Chicago Return The


Fantasy Spin: Thursday, October 31, 2013


The frenzied second evening of the young NBA season produced a shock for the ages. The neophyte Philadelphia 76ers built a 22-point lead in the first quarter over the Miami Heat, lost most of it by half-time, fell behind by double digits, then stormed back to defeat the champs. Incredible! Sixers shock the world, Lakers are blown out There was so much action last night that a full review would eat up too much space in this column, so instead I offer


Fantasy Spin: Wednesday, October 30, 2013


That was quite an opening night. Two games were in line with expectations, while another produced a mild shock. The balls will be flying in arenas across the continent tonight, as 28 of 30 teams are in action. As such, get ready for a longish read. Lakers stun Clippers, Bulls Ice Cold in First Half In the league opener, Orlando kept things interesting in the first half in Indiana, led by Andrew Nicholson’s/ORL 18 points off the bench on 8 of 10


Fantasy Spin: Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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