January 26, 2017, 10:14 am
It was a really small slate on a slow Thursday night with some pretty boring matchups. However, that doesn’t mean we didn’t have some exciting box score lines to value in fantasy land. Let’s take a look at who showed up last night. Make sure you check out the All-Star Reserves that were announced tonight: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/01/26/nba-all-star-reserves-2017-revealed
Mavs (98) @ Thunder (109)
The Thunder grabbed another win on the heels of the legend himself, Russell Westbrook. He stole the show with 45 points, eight rebounds, four 3-pointers, three assists and two steals. He was supported by Victor Oladipo with 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Steven Adams logged heavier minutes than usual with 15 points and seven rebounds and will likely see plenty of minutes for awhile with news that Enes Kanter seems to have a broken forearm after punching a chair. It sounds like he could be out a couple months and here is video footage of the incident:
Enes Kanter broke his forearm punching a chair… Smart guy!. 😂😂😂pic.twitter.com/rSzOURP3GP
— TPS (@TotalProSports) January 27, 2017
It was the Harrison Barnes show for the Mavs as he led with 31 points, two rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and one steal. Seth Curry added 11 points, four assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound and one steal. Justin Anderson added 17 points, five rebounds, three 3-pointers and one assist off the bench.
Pacers (109) @ Timberwolves (103)
Paul George led the way with 32 points, five assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal for the Pacers. Myles Turner was solid with 23 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one steal. Jeff Teague nearly triple-doubled with 20 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
Karl-Anthony Towns is still elite with 33 points, 10 rebounds, four 3-pointers, four assists and two steals. Zach LaVine chipped in 23 points, five assists, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one steal and one block. Andrew Wiggins added 21 points, five rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal. Gorgui Dieng is still sneaky good with eight points, nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist.
Suns (120) @ Nuggets (127)
The Suns relied on Eric Bledsoe with 28 points, five assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers, but still came up short. Devin Booker added 24 points, six assists, one three-pointer and one steal. T.J. Warren is set to have a good finish to the season with 21 points, eight rebounds and one block. Tyson Chandler came back down to earth with four points, five rebounds, three steals and one assist.
The Nuggets were pretty balanced tonight, but Nikola Jokic led the way once again with 29 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one steal. He apparently suffered a leg or hip injury of some sore, so keep your ears open for news on that front. Danilo Gallinari added 25 points, seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist and one block. Kenneth Faried started and chipped in 15 points, six rebounds and one steal. Jameer Nelson started in place of an injured Emmanuel Mudiay and got 13 points, nine assists, four rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one bock.
Lakers (88) @ Jazz (96)
The Lakers kept this closer than expected until late in the game, mostly because of their bench effort. Nick Young was the only starter in double digit scoring with 13 points, three 3-pointers and three rebounds. Lou Williams added 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer off the bench. Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac both added 16 points off the bench with Zubac getting a 16/10 double-double with rebounds.
After getting word of his first all-star game selection, Gordon Hayward kept things rolling with 24 points, three rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal. Rudy Gobert just missed a double-double with nine points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. Derrick Favors is up-and-down these days with eight points, six rebounds and three assists. George Hill added 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Rodney Hood was expected to be out awhile, but surprisingly returned tonight with five points, four rebounds and one 3-pointer.