Fantasy Basketball News

Game Recaps

LeBron James posted a triple-double in a loss in Game 3 against the Warriors. James finished with a team-high 33 points, 11 assists, and 10 boards. He added two steals and two blocks but four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: James continues to be the premier DFS option in single game leagues while Kevin Durant showed his dominance in this game. James should be started once again in what could be his final game in Cleveland.

Kevin Love posted his second double-double in a row against the Warriors in Game 3 on Wednesday. Love finished with 20 points and 13 boards to go with three assists, three three-pointers, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Depending on LeBron James destination this offseason, this could Love's team next season. He could be looking at a nice bump in his ADP if James leaves town again.

JR Smith scored 13 points in a losing effort in Game 3 against the Warriors on 5-for-14 shooting. Smith added four boards, three three-pointers, and three steals in 33 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been a liability for Cleveland in the playoffs and he continues to do so. Smith should be left behind for guys like Kyle Korver and Rodney Hood but he's a risky DFS play for Game 4.

Rodney Hood scored 15 points in Game 3 against the Warriors in 26 minutes of action. Hood was looking for his shot and did well-shooting 7-for-11 from the floor. He added six boards and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Hood forced Jordan Clarkson into DNP-CD in Game 3 and played as many minutes as George Hill (27). The Cavaliers are down three games so expect Hood to see 15-25 minutes in Game 4.

Jordan Bell played efficiently in limited minutes off the bench in Wednesday's Game 3 victory over the Cavaliers. He went 4-for-5 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line. In 12 minutes of play, Bell finished with 10 points, six rebounds, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: It was an extremely efficient night for Jordan Bell and a good sign in the right direction. His impact in Game 4 may not be as great, but this is a promising sign for him heading into next year where he can be expected to assume a bigger role.

Klay Thompson struggled in Wednesday's Game 3 win over the Cavaliers. He shot 4-for-11 from the field and 2-for-5 from three-point range. In 40 minutes of play, Thompson finished with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson had a down game but should have a better shooting night in Game 4. His impact was mostly on the defensive end as he continues to play great on that end. Look for Thompson to have around 18 points in Game 4.

Stephen Curry had an awful performance in Wednesday's Game 3 win over the Cavaliers. He went 3-for-16 from the field, 1-for-10 from three-point range, and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. In 39 minutes, Curry finished with 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, one steal, and two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: The Cavaliers came out and targetted Curry on both the offensive and defensive end never allowing him to get into a rhythm. Curry should bounce back nicely in Game 4 and expect a better performance from him.

Draymond Green had a solid game in Wednesday's Game 3 victory over the Cavaliers. He shot 4-for-8 from the field, 0-for-2 from three-point range, and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. In 40 minutes of play, Green finished with 10 points, nine assists, two rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Green finished with another solid stat line, but his rebounding numbers were way down. Look for him to increase his rebounding numbers and push for a triple-double in Game 4.

Kevin Durant had a dominant performance in Wednesday's Game 3 victory over the Cavaliers. He shot 15-for-23 from the field, 6-for-9 from three-point range, and 7-for-7 from the free throw line. In 43 minutes, Durant finished with 43 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Durant had a performance for the ages and was on fire. Expect Durant to continue this hot streak heading into Game 4. The Cavaliers don't seem to have an answer for him and he should continue to dominate them.

George Hill scored 15 points in Game 2 against the Warriors shooting a solid 5-for-12 from the floor and 3-for-6 from three. Hill added three assists, two boards, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Hill scored the third most points on the team on Monday against the Warriors playing well compared to JR Smith, who deserves to be benched. Look for Hill to score double-digits again in Game 3.

JaVale McGee drew the start in Sunday's Game 2 victory over the Cavaliers. He shot 6-for-6 from the field, and 0-for-1 from the field. In 17 minutes of play, McGee finished with 12 points, two rebounds and one block.

Fantasy Impact: McGee provided great energy for the Warriors and provided some reliable scoring. He also provided the Warriors with an interior defensive presence. Look for McGee to draw the start again and provide the Warriors with similar energy.

Shaun Livingston scored 10 points in Thursday's Game 1 overtime victory over the Cavaliers. He shot 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. In 18 minutes of play, Livingston finished with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Livingston was incredibly efficient in his limited minutes and looked to be a different player in Game 1 versus what he was in the series against the Rockets. Expect more efficient minutes from Livingston off the bench.

Kevon Looney drew the start and played 24 minutes in Thursday's Game 1 overtime win over the Cavaliers. He shot 4-for-5 from the field. Looney finished with eight points, four rebounds, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Looney did provide some decent scoring as he continues to start over Iguodala. You might see Steve Kerr start Javale Mcgee next game regardless of Andre Iguodala's availability in Game 2.

Tristan Thompson scored 10 points in Game 7 while shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor. Thompson added nine boards and one assist.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson played well in 35 minutes of action but had only one offensive board. Thompson will be a big part of the Cavaliers chances against either JaVale McGee or Clint Capela.

With Kevin Love out with a concussion, it was Jeff Green who started in Game 7. Green came up clutch scoring 19 points in 42 minutes while shooting a solid 7-for-14 from the floor. Green added eight boards, two three's, one assist, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Green came up clutch in Game 7 and even if Love returns he should have enough minutes coming his way to warrant DFS consideration.

Terry Rozier scored 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting with seven assists, six three-pointers, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes during Friday's 109-99 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier played a great game on the road for the first time in the playoffs. Unfortunately, it was not enough to overcome Lebron James and the Cavaliers. Expect the 24-year-old point guard to have a big night in Game 7 matchup to decide who goes to the finals.

Al Horford scored just six points on 2-for-8 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, and one block in 37 minutes during Friday's 109-99 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Horford did not come through in Game 6 in Cleveland on Friday and will now have to go back to Boston for the deciding Game 7. Expect the veteran big man to bounce back and have a good game for the Celtics.

Jaylen Brown scored 27 points on 11-for-18 shooting with three rebounds, two three-pointers, and one assist in 33 minutes during Friday's 109-99 loss to the Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: Brown had a strong game for the Celtics except for free throw shooting where he finished 3-for-6 from the line. Expect the 21-year-old swingman to be a big part of the offense in the critical Game 7 in Boston on Sunday.

Clint Capela scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, along with 14 rebounds and two blocked shots in Game 5.

Fantasy Impact: Capela has had a relatively quiet conference finals this far, but logged his first double-double of the series on Thursday night. His minutes have dropped substantially from the conference semi-finals as Houston has elected to go small for a majority of the time. Look for Capela to continue averaging around 10 points and 10 rebounds per game with limited fantasy upside given his reduced playing time.

James Harden struggled all night but managed to score 19 points in the Game 5 win. He shot just 5-of-21 from the field, including 0-11 from three-point range. He added three rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Harden was ice cold in Game 5, logging his second worst outing of the playoffs. His nine free-throw attempts salvaged his stats, but he turned in an overall poor fantasy outing. With a strong possibility of Paul missing Game 6 with a hamstring injury, Harden will be a must play in all fantasy formats as he will likely see 25+ field goal attempts and will handle primary ball handling responsibilities for the entire game.