New Year’s Day brought the latest round of All-Star balloting returns, and it’s a safe bet that the five leading vote-getters in each conference will remain there. Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant lead the West backcourt, with James Harden trailing Kobe by about 180,000 votes. In the West frontcourt, Anthony Davis is a shoo-in, with Blake Griffin and Marc Gasol second and third, and Tim Duncan trailing Gasol by 55,000 votes. In the East, John Wall and Dwyane Wade are No. 1
Game of the night? East-leading Toronto visits West-leading Golden State. Stephen Curry $11000 and Kyle Lowry $10700 are both very effective despite their different styles. Draymond Green $7800 does a bit of everything for the Warriors, and Klay Thompson $8100 has never been better.
The rest must have helped. Kobe Bryant notched a triple-double (though only one turnover short of a less-spectacular quad-double) to lead the Lakers to a road victory.
This afternoon’s 4:30 start for Detroit at Cleveland leaves it on a DFS island; the vast majority of daily fantasy contests close at 7:00 Eastern and cover the five NBA games on Sunday evening.
Hope you got some of the big money at DraftKings on Christmas Day. I used three Spurs in a game where Matt Bonner $3000 led them in scoring.
The day is finally here. It’s Christmas time for those who recognize the holiday. It means family, friends, food and, of course, basketball. I’m sure you were like me this morning and throughout the day. Got up and did the whole opening of presents, then got ready to go to your relatives to see your loved ones and have an amazing Christmas.
Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is enjoying a day off and gets some quality time with family and friends. Thursday is a five-game showcase for the NBA, starting at noon Eastern, and the $200K Holiday Classic at Draft Kings will make someone $25,000 richer.
The NBA takes off Christmas Eve, so there are no games or daily action this evening. To celebrate the return of pro hoops on Thursday, the $200K Holiday Classic at Draft Kings will make someone $25,000 richer.