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Game Recaps

Khris Middleton played a big role in the Bucks' stomping of the Pistons on Wednesday. He was 7-of-15 from the field, scored 24 points, and dished out a team-high 8 assists.

Fantasy Impact: Middleton has scored the ball well all year (18.3 ppg), so the 24 points wasn't all too shocking to see, but his eight assists was a nice surprise! The Bucks all star sharp shooter has only had to log 29 minutes per game in the two games this series, but maybe the next two games in Detroit will result in a better matchup, and minutes, for Middleton.

Eric Bledsoe stuffs the stat sheet in Wednesday nights win over the Pistons. He finished with 27 points, six assists, four rebounds, and three steals, in 28 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Bledsoe shot the ball 11-for-19, and continues to show how underrated he has been all year for the Bucks. While playing alongside two All-Stars, the Bucks point guard will try to continue to impose his will on the Pistons, and take a 3-0 lead on Saturday the 20th.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed 12 boards, in the 120-99 win over the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: What more can be said at this point? The MVP hopeful seems to be the best player on the court any time he plays, and with a 2-0 series lead on the Pistons, the Bucks star could see some extra rest while waiting for the second round, if series continues to finish how it looks now. In the meantime, look for him to steamroll whoever is in front of him.

Gordon Hayward accumulated 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting, with five rebounds, and two turnovers in 28 minutes in Wednesday's 99-91 win over the Pacers. He also went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

Fantasy Impact: Hayward was one of the three Celtics to reach double-figures scoring in Wednesday's Game 2 win. He's had two solid playoff performances, and is averaging 11.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 29 minutes off the bench. Gordon will continue to play his key role off the bench for the Celtics, and is decent DFS option for Friday's NBA three-game slate.

Reggie Jackson scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, with eight assists, three rebounds, and one turnover in 24 minutes in Wednesday's 120-99 Game 2 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson posted a solid stat line despite only playing 24 minutes. He did lead the Pistons in field goal attempts in Wednesday's loss. With Blake Griffin ruled out, he was one of the primary options on offense behind Andre Drummond and Luke Kennard. In the last two playoff games, Jackson is averaging 15.0 points, 6.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.5 steal in 23 minutes.

Luke Kennard poured in 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, with four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 35 minutes in Wednesday's Game 2 120-99 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard has now led the Pistons in scoring three straight games in a row. With Blake Griffin continuing to nurse a knee injury, he has become the second option on offense behind Andre Drummond. In two playoff games, Kennard is averaging 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.5 steal in 32 minutes.

Andre Drummond scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, with 16 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and two turnovers in 37 minutes in Wednesday's Game 2 120-99 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Drummond was one of the few bright spots in Wednesday's loss, as he is now posted double-doubles in back-to-back playoff games. With the Pistons down 2-0 in the series, look for Drummond to be a central figure on offense as they head back to Detroit for Game 3. In two playoff games, Drummond has averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.0 block, and 0.5 steal in 31 minutes.

Al Horford scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting, with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and three turnovers in 37 minutes in the Celtics 99-91 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Horford was able to shake off the illness and play 37 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pacers. In both playoff games, he's averaging 7.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 0.5 steal in 35 minutes. Horford (illness) should be ready to go for Friday's Game 3 against the Pacers.

Jayson Tatum accumulated 26 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including 3-of-6 from downtown, with four rebounds, two assists, two turnovers, and one steal in 38 minutes in Wednesday's 99-91 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Tatum scored his most points since January 14th, he finished second in the team in scoring behind Kyrie Irving. He's playing his best basketball recently, and has helped lift the Celtics to a 2-0 series lead over the Pacers. Through two playoff games, he's averaging 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 assist in 36 minutes.

Kyrie Irving poured in a game-high 37 points on 15-of-26 shooting, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, with seven assists, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal, and two turnovers in 39 minutes in Wednesday's 99-91 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Irving scored a game-high 37 points to propel the Celtics to a 99-91 victory over the Pacers. The win gives the Celtics a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series. He's averaged 24.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.0 steals in 33 minutes in his last five games. Irving will look to keep the momentum going when the Celtics face the Pacers for Game 3 on Friday. He will be a popular DFS option for Friday's three-game slate.

Billy Garrett scored six points and had one assist in 14 minutes off the bench in a 115-89 loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett finished the season averaging 6.5 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists a game. His fantasy value is low and he will most likely start next season in the G League.

Kawhi Leonard led all scorers in game 2 with 37 points on 15-for-22 shooting. Leonard also added four assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Leonard ended up playing the same amount of minutes that he did in game 1 after head coach Nick Nurse was questioned for not playing Leonard more. With the Raptors blowing the Magic out this time, however, things were different. Expect the game to be much closer on Friday in Orlando, and for Leonard to possibly play around 40 minutes.

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, while adding seven assists and four rebounds in the Raptors' 111-82 victory over the Magic in game 2.

Fantasy Impact: One game removed from finishing with zero points, Lowry bounced back in a big way. It was an overall much better performance from the Raptors as a whole and they will look to build off of their momentum heading into game 3 on Friday.

Montrezl Harrell posted a double-double in Game 2 versus the Warriors with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Harrell added two assists in 33 minutes while going 9-for-9 from the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Harrell was a beast and is the better option over the likes of Ivica Zubac, JaMychal Green, and Wilson Chandler.

Lou Williams scored a game-high 36 points in a win in Game 2 over the Warriors on Monday while leading the Clips to a comeback win. Williams added a double-double with 11 assists, two three-pointers, two boards, two steals, and one block in 33 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is an elite option in fantasy and is making his case for next season as one of the premier fantasy options in early rounds. Williams is averaging a double-double this season with 10 assists per game so start him.

Klay Thompson scored only 17 points in a loss to the Clippers in Game 2 on Monday while shooting 6-for-11 from the floor. Thompson added three boards, two assists, two steals, and one three-pointer in 32 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson is averaging just 14.5 points per game this series while shooting just 25 percent from the arc. Thompson is a low-upside DFS option but could get hot at any time.

Kevin Durant fouled out in Game 2 against the Clippers while committing a terrible nine turnovers. Durant scored 21 points while adding five assists, five rebounds, three steals, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Durant went a solid 11-for-12 from the line but fouled with nine turnovers which killed daily owners. Durant will need to bounce back if the Warriors are going to retain the NBA title.

Kevon Looney scored 19 points in Game 2 on Monday against the Clippers filling in for Cousins. Looney added five rebounds in 19 minutes while shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Looney and Andrew Bogut will benefit in minutes with Cousins suffering a torn quad in Game 2. Looney is the better DFS option over Bogut and Jordan Bell.

Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors in Game 2 but it wasn't enough as the Clippers came back from down 31 points. Curry scored a team-high 29 on 8-for-18 shooting. He added six dimes, five three-pointers, six steals, and one rebound.

Fantasy Impact: Curry is averaging 33.5 points per game this series and the loss of DeMarcus Cousins only means the "Big 4" will be leaned on even more against the Clippers.

Mitchell Robinson scored 11 points, had two rebounds, and one steal in 23 minutes in a 115-89 loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson finished the season averaging 7.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks a game. He played well down the stretch averaging 11.4 points and 11 rebounds during the last 10 games. Going into next season Robinson will most likely be the starting center for the Knicks.