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Jayson Tatum poured in 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting, with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two turnovers in 33 minutes in Friday's Game 3 104-96 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Tatum has now averaged 19.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.33 blocks in his last three games. Tatum will look to continue his strong play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Pacers.

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Al Horford scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers in 35 minutes in Friday's 104-96 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Horford played 35 minutes in Friday's win, and has shown no lingering effects from the illness that had been hanging around with earlier this week. Horford will to look continue his solid play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Pacers.

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Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, with seven rebounds, one assist, one block, and two turnovers in 35 minutes in Friday's Game 3 104-96 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Brown led the Celtics in scoring with 23 points, and shot an impressive 89 percent from the field in Friday's win over the Pacers. The Celtics now are within one win away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs. Brown will to look continue his hot shooting in Sunday's Game 4 against the Pacers.

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Kyrie Irving accumulated 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting, with 10 assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and two turnovers in 37 minutes in Friday's Game 3 104-96 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Irving filled the stat sheet in Friday's win, helping the Celtics to within one victory of a sweep over the Pacers. He will look to continue his strong play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Pacers.

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Draymond Green posted a game-high 10 assists in Game 3 against the Clippers while scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds. Green added two blocks and one steal in 30 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Green will be asked to step in with Cousins out for most of the postseason. Green should be a solid bet for a full stat line in each game in the playoffs.

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Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with a game-high 38 points in a Game 3 win over the Clippers. Durant shot 14-for-23 from the floor but only 3-for-10 from three. He added seven assists, four rebounds, one steal, and one blocked shot with five turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Durant needs to be careful as he already picked up two technical fouls in the playoffs but had his most recent tech rescinded. Durant will look to continue his strong play in Game 4.

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Andrew Bogut got the start in place of the injured DeMarcus Cousins and grabbed 14 rebounds while adding eight points and five assists. Bogut also added one steal and one blocked shot in 25 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Bogut will be a solid DFS option as the team plays without DeMarcus Cousins for most if not all of the postseason. With Bogut in the starting lineup, Jordan Bell is off the fantasy radar.

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Patrick McCaw will play in Game 3 despite a thumb injury. (Source: Eric Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaw isn't more than a punt play in DFS lineups on Friday against the Magic. He could see 10-20 minutes in this game which makes him tough to trust in daily.

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Jared Dudley will play in Game 3 against the 76ers despite a calf injury which caused him to miss Game 2. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Dudley isn't worth a look in DFS but could take some value from RHJ.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Blake Griffin (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Bucks. (Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin, who was game-time decision heading into Wednesday’s game, has been ruled out. He is now missed the past three games due to a left knee sprain. Thon Maker will most likely replace Griffin in the starting lineup.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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