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Bojan Bogdanovic delivered a stand out performance during the Pacers' Game 3 win over the Cavs, knocking down seven 3-pointers, grabbing four boards, and finishing with a team-high 30 points,

Fantasy Impact: Bojan delivered an epic scoring performance on Friday night, making 11-of-15 shots from the field and knocking down 7-of-9 attempts from beyond the arc. The game was very tight down the stretch but Bojan willed the team to a hard fought come from behind victory by scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter. Bogdanovic will have a hard time topping this performance throughout the remainder of the playoffs but this just goes to show that he is capable of catching fire on any given night. The Pacers vs. Cavs match up has undoubtedly been the most thrilling and competitive first round series so make sure you tune in for Game 4 on Sunday.

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John Henson has been ruled out for Game 3 against the Boston Celtics with a sore back. Tyler Zeller is the next man up and will probably start in his place with Thon Maker and Jabari Parker picking up minutes. (Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maker and Zeller are tough to trust in DFS while Parker has done nothing in this series so far on limited minutes. It's time to take a look at Parker in DFS for Game 3.

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Fred VanVleet will not be able to suit up in Game 3 for the Raptors due to a nagging shoulder injury which almost caused him to miss Game 2. Delon Wright will be looking at plenty of minutes with Norman Powell getting more run. (Source: Josh Lewenburg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With VanVleet out, Wright firmly puts himself in DFS consideration and could be a popular play in DFS as he's been one of the biggest contributors off the bench. I'm firing him up in DFS with confidence.

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Dario Saric scored 21 points with seven rebounds and four assists in the win over the Miami Heat.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Sixers roster came to play in Game 3. Even with Embiid back, Dario had a great game. This may not be the case with Embiid back in the starting five, but time will tell.

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Markelle Fultz scored no points with one rebound and one assist in the win over the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Fultiz is a non-factor so far this series. His minutes were starting to pick up towards the end of the season, but now the Sixers don't really need him so far this series.

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Tony Parker had his best game of the series with 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting in just 17 minutes off the bench on Thursday. He chipped in with two assists, a rebound and a steal in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Parker's 16 points on Thursday was his highest scoring output since March 5th. He may get a few extra minutes in Game 4 as the Spurs try to stay alive. Parker should only be considered as a risky GPP option in DFS lineups.

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LaMarcus Aldridge took just 10 shots from the field but made six of them along with 6-of-7 from the line for 18 points. He added 10 boards to record his second straight double-double in the Spurs loss to the Warriors in Game 3.

Fantasy Impact: Aldridge has been the lone bright spot for the Spurs in the series as they trail 3-0 heading into Sunday's matchup in San Antonio. Aldridge is averaging 22.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in the series and is the only Spur worth considering for DFS lineups on Sunday.

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Jrue Holiday scored 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting including knocking down 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. In 32 minutes, he added seven assists, three rebounds and three steals during the Pelicans 119-102 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Holiday is making his presence felt on both ends of the floor to help lead the Pelicans to a 3-0 series lead. He has helped keep Damian Lillard in check on the defensive end while snagging five steals and two blocks during the series. On offensive, he has put up 23.3 points and 6.0 assists per game as the Pelicans look for the series sweep on Saturday.

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Hassan Whiteside played just 13 minutes in the Heat Game 3 loss to the Sixers. He scored five points making his only shot from the field and 3-of-4 from the line while adding two rebounds and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Whiteside has played 15 minutes or fewer in each game of the series against the Sixers averaging just 3.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Even with Joel Embiid returning in Game 3, Whiteside continued to sit on the bench and is non-existent for DFS purposes.

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Shaun Livingston scored 16 points in Thursday's Game 3 victory over the Spurs. He shot 4-for-9 from the field, 0-for-1 from three-point range, and 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Livingston finished with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to predict when Livingston will score like this and put up a decent amount of stats. He did roll his ankle and could be out for Game 4, but otherwise keep an eye out and see if he starts putting together a string of these performances.

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Klay Thompson cooled down in Thursday's Game 3 victory over the Spurs. He shot 8-for-16 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point range. Thompson finished with 19 points, three rebounds, two assists, and one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson didn't need to score as much as Game 2 as the Warriors had built a pretty significant lead in the second half. Expect Thompson to come out firing and be the clear-cut number two guy on offense until Stephen Curry returns.

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Stephen Curry's knee has not fully healed and this may cause him to miss the first two games of Round 2. Friday will be four weeks since his injury and if he requires the full six weeks he won't return until May 4th.

Fantasy Impact: If Curry does not return until May 4th, look for Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to pick up the slack especially against a now dangerous Pelicans team whom they should be facing in Round 2, if the Warriors close out the Spurs.

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Kevin Durant led the Warriors in scoring in Thursday's Game 3 victory over the Spurs. He shot 9-for-17 from the field, 1-for-6 from three-point range, and 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Durant finished with 26 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Durant had a poor shooting night from three-point range but made up for it from the line. He will continue to shoulder the scoring load for the Warriors until Stephen Curry returns.

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Draymond Green filled the stat sheet in Thursday's Game 3 victory over the Spurs. He shot 4-for-9 from the field and 2-for-5 from three-point range. Green finished with 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds, four blocks, two steals, and two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: This was a vintage Draymond Green game and expect more of the same from him during the playoffs.

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Marco Belinelli scored 21 points with five assists, four rebounds and one steal in the Game 3 win over the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: The Heat still have no answer for Marco. He's firing on all cylinders at the moment, continue to ride his hot streak in DFS.

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Ben Simmons scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the win over the Miami Heat.

Fantasy Impact: We've never seen a player like Ben in our generation. Sit back and enjoy the show.

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Joel Embiid scored 23 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal in the win over the Miami Heat.

Fantasy Impact: The Sixers are a different beast with Embiid on the floor and they are going to be a force to reckon with in the East.

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Anthony Davis had 28 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals in the Pelicans’ win on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: In all three games to start the series, Davis has scored over 20 points, grabbed double-digit rebounds, and shot 50 percent or better from the field. All season long, he has put up terrific numbers and if he can keep up this kind of production, the Pelicans could have a deep playoff run.

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Nikola Mirotic had 30 points, on 12-for-15 from the field, and added eight rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Trail Blazers to take a 3-0 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: Mirotic has been great so far in the series as he has set a playoff career-high in points in each game. He has had a terrific month of April overall with only one game where he failed to score over 20 points. Mirotic and the Pelicans will look to close out their first round series Saturday in New Orleans.

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Maurice Harkless had a perfect shooting Game 2, but in Game 3 he was back to 2-of-8 shooting for just five points.

Fantasy Impact: Harkless is a better NBA player than a fantasy player. He just doesn't consistently rack up the numbers needed for fantasy.

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