December 1, 2017, 4:32 am
Boy, oh boy! These injuries just keep on coming. It was a rough Thursday night with more bad news hitting fantasy owners where it hurts.
Let’s recap some of the injury news first.
John Collins hurt his shoulder late in the Cavs-Hawks game and did not return. Ersan Ilyasova played well in 30 minutes off the bench, so we can expect to see more of him in the coming games. This could be a nasty setback for Collins who was just gaining some momentum in fantasy in recent games. Owners will have to just gut it out and hope for a speedy recovery.
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The Nuggets have already been hit by the injury bug yet again. This time Nikola Jokic fell to the floor as he twisted his ankle. He limped to the locker room and was ruled out for the game. Kenneth Faried stepped up for the Nuggets and posted a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double. With the Nuggets getting paper-thin up front, Faried gains more and more appeal as an add for his points and rebounds contributions.
Cleveland Cavaliers 121 – 114 Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers 97 – 108 Boston Celtics
Chicago Bulls 110 – 111 Denver Nuggets
Milwaukee Bucks 103 – 91 Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz 126 – 107 Los Angeles Clippers
Top Fantasy Performers
LeBron James – 24 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two blocks and three treys
Kevin Love – 25 points, 16 rebounds, four threes
Al Horford – 21 points, eight boards, two threes, two blocks and five assists
Will Barton – 37 points (career high), six triples, three assists and three steals
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks
Alec Burks, yes, Alec Burks – 28 points, seven boards, four threes, five dimes, three steals and a block
Players to Watch
Montrezl Harrell – 13 points, three boards, three assists, 21 minutes
Wesley Johnson – 11 points, three rebounds, two steals, two blocks
Kenneth Faried – 14 points, 13 rebounds, 22 minutes
Ersan Ilyasova – 22 points, four treys, four steals and one block, 30 minutes
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