Both Nene Hilario/WAS and Russell Westbrook/OKC were thrown out of the game after their second skirmish with less than four minutes left in regulation time. The Wizards held the lead in the homestretch, but the Thunder rallied and won the game in overtime. In Los Angeles, Minnesota blitzed the Lakers to the tune of 47 first quarter points and cruised to an easy victory as they exposed the Lakers’ weak defense. Earlier, the Spurs displayed their trademark depth and efficiency
A stunning last second bucket by Jeff Green/BOS lifted the Celtics to an improbable one-point victory over the Heat in Miami. LeBron James/MIA, previously bothered by back spasms, played well. In Cleveland, a see-saw affair saw two overtimes and huge fantasy scoring for players on both sides. Cleveland prevailed in the end, 127-125. Utah proved themselves to be the worst team in the NBA, as the Raptors built a 38-point lead and then emptied the bench. Due to the noon start
If you like dominant performances, Friday was your night. Anthony Davis/NOP absolutely ate up the Lakers, while Kevin Love/MIN was unstoppable in leading the Wolves to a home win. Not to be outdone, Kevin Durant/OKC was at the top of his game, leading the Thunder to a road win in Detroit.
In the first half, neither the Clippers nor the Heat played defense – and the Clippers had the lead at half-time. In the second half, the Miami locked it down and pulled away. Considering the minutes they played the night before in Orlando, Blake Griffin/LAC and DeAndre Jordan/LAC put in commendable performances in defeat. In the late game, the Lakers went three-point crazy to build a big first half lead. James Harden/HOU led the Rockets back and it looked like
The Pacers pulled away from the Bulls in the closing minutes. Both teams had their defensive mindsets locked in and so fantasy points were hard to come by. The Thunder offense has been rejuvenated with the return of Russell Westbrook/OKC; they coasted to victory over the Mavericks. The Magic pulled off the most impressive win of the night, executing well in the final minutes to hold off the Clippers. Here is today’s Fantasy Spin. Top Fantasy Performers 1) Nikola Vucevic/ORL. Vucevic has
The Pacers continued their winning ways, beating the Pistons in Detroit on the strength of Paul George’s/IND brilliant all-around play, and Roy Hibbard’s/IND creditable performance against the Pistons’ Greg Monroe/DET and Andre Drummond/DET. LeBron/MIA was let loose on the Raptors, and the absence of Chris Bosh/MIA allowed Dwayne Wade/MIA more opportunities to stuff the statsheet. The Suns and Spurs rallied from first half deficits to earn road wins, while the Knicks lost big man Tyson Chandler/NYK and fell to the
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
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