1.) Fred VanVleet
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FVV was pretty much unplayable in the Philly series and the first three games of the Eastern Conference Finals but he came alive at just the right time.
He shot 14-of-17 from the three point area in Games 4 to 6, the highest three-point shooting percentage of any player in a three-game span with at least 15 deep attempts in the post-season.
2.) Kyle Lowry
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If you trust analytics, Lowry may even Read More
1.) Kawhi Leonard
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I mean, this playoffs is all about this guy so we might as well talk about him first.
*Finished Game 5 with 35 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists-- the dimes tying his career-high.
*He shot 90% from the stripe in 51 attempts in the series while in comparison, Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 60% on 50 attempts.
*He is on pace to become the third-leading playoff scorer in Raptors franchise history behind Kyle Lowry, DeMar Derozan, Read More
1.) Kawhi Leonard
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The Klaw's body of work in Game 3: 36 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block in 52 minutes! He also helped hold Giannis Antetokonmpo to 12 points on 5-for-16 shooting.
2.) Gasol sighting!
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Marc Gasol finally woke up and contributed 16-12-7 with 5 blocks in the double-overtime Game 3 win.
3.) Steph Curry's incredibly clutch FT shooting
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A couple of exciting Game 7's in the Conference Semifinals just ended and I think I'd get over that Kawhi Leonard shot to win the series. Here are some stats to delve on to celebrate an exhilarating day of basketball.
1.) Kawhi does it... again...
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The Klaw hit the game and series winner but he was brilliant ALL SERIES LONG. He averaged 34.7 points over seven games and capped the series with 41-8-3 and three steals.
2.) The Surge of Serge
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Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets & Kawhi Leonard, SF, Toronto Raptors
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Let's save some space here and pick Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic as centerpieces of your DFS team. The Joker dropped over 60 fantasy points in the last three games and the way he is playing I won't be surprised that he'll do it for a fourth straight.
On the other hand, Kawhi has registered over 50 fantasy points in four of the last six. In some fantasy basketball sites Read More
1.) Sixers knocking down their free throws.
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Philly stole one in Toronto in Game 2, 94-89, the first time the team won up north since 2012. One way they did it is by making their free throws, making 24 out of 26 from there.
2.) Raptors still played D.
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Even with the loss, it was the fifth consecutive time that the Raptors held their opponents under 100 points and 42% shooting. Only 11 other teams have done that in the Read More
Playing DFS basketball in the playoffs can both be exciting and anxiety-causing, mainly because there are not much options in the board but still you can pretty much predict who will produce and who won't. If the main guys are feeling 60% out of their usual best, chances are, they will play and PLAY a lot of minutes. In a two-game slate, the second round series between the Sixers and the Raptors plus Denver-Portland will be up on the West Coast, so let's see what's up.
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Versatility is key for small forwards and on this "5 Best Small Forwards For Fantasy Basketball" list, you will see some of the most diverse statistical lines in any position. In fantasy basketball, positional eligibility is a major plus but these guys have primarily started and played the position especially this season. Here are the 5 best small forwards for fantasy basketball:
1.) Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Say what you want about KD, but he is one of a few who can lay claim to Read More
Who To Own
LeBron James, PF, Los Angeles Lakers
If you have one big-time player to own on Friday, my money is on LeBron James. The Lakers are losers of three straight and it will be their first time back at home after a four-game road trip so James will be looking to put on a show. He is averaging 26 points, nine rebounds, 7.6 assists, a steal, and 2.2 3PM over the last five games. Scary thing is, we know he's capable of doing more.
Marcus Smart, SG, Boston Celtics
Smart has been a fantasy Read More
Players To OWN:
Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Miami Heat
Olynyk has strung up three good games in a row and with Hassan Whiteside not playing Friday against Phoenix, Olynyk should soak up most of the minutes. He has averaged 14 points, seven rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 steals the last three outings with probably the best one coming up against an anemic Suns defense.
Darren Collision, PG, Indiana Pacers
Most would probably pick Tyreke Evans as the most likely beneficiary of Victor Oladipo's injury, Read More