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Ben McLemore continued his sharpshooting from downtown on Tuesday, posting 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3PT), one rebound and one steal across 24 minutes during the Rockets' 123-108 win over the Thunder on Tuesday.
McLemore has been absolutely dialed in from downtown in the bubble, nailing 31 triples on 48 percent shooting. He may see a decrease in playing time with Eric Gordon back in the lineup, but he has definitely earned some more playing time with his recent shooting. He's not a format-proof fantasy option, however, as he fails to contribute much else outside of three-pointers. McLemore will look to stay hot in Game 2 on Thursday.
Ben McLemore put up 16 points (6-16 FG, 4-12 3PT), three rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes during the Rockets' 105-123 loss to the Spurs on Friday.
McLemore drilled four three's on Tuesday, bringing his total to 24 makes during his time in Orlando. He has been given the green light from three and his emergence has had a major impact on the Rockets' success. With Eric Gordon (ankle) set to return to the lineup on Wednesday he could cut into some of McLemore's playing time, however, his recent play of late has certainly earned him some more minutes in the Rockets rotation heading into the playoffs.
Ben McLemore put up 20 points (7-16 FG, 6-14 3PT), three rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during the Rockets 129-112 victory over the Kings on Sunday.
McLemore once again received the start in place of the injured Russell Wesbrook (quad) and once again he was lights-out from downtown. The 27-year-old guard has scored 20 points in back-to-back games while also drilling five or more three's for the second consecutive games. He continues to make the most of the extra playing time and should continue to carry some fantasy value even when Westbrook returns. McLemore will look to keep up the impressive play on Tuesday against the Spurs.
Ben McLemore provided 20 points (7-13 FG, 1-1 FT, 5-10 3PT), four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block throughout 30 minutes of playing time during the Rockets 113-97 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night.
With Russell Westbrook (quad) sitting this one out, McLemore entered the starting lineup and continued his impressive shooting. He nailed five three's and was the teams second leading scorer behind James Harden's 39 points. It's likely that Westbrook will return to the lineup Sunday against the Kings which would send McLemore back to the bench, however, his performance thus far in Orlando has certainly earned him a larger role moving forward. In the Rockets four seeding games, he is averaging 12.5 points while drilling 3.5 three's per game.
With Russell Westbrook (quad) ruled out for Thursday's game, Ben McLemore will get the starting nod in his absence.
Throughout the Rockets first three games in Orlando, McLemore has been lights out from downtown, shooting 64.3 percent and 3.0 makes per game. Now that he is starting Thursday, he figures to see a big bump in usage and has become a great value play in daily fantasy. Although he has been on fire from three, he has failed to offer much contribution in other areas, but that has a chance to change given his increased role on Thursday.