December 15, 2016, 10:46 pm
We are closing in on the holidays, an important time of year in fantasy hoops. There is a good chance that your competition may not be able to pay very close attention to the schedule, lineups or injury news. Due to this, don’t be surprised if you are able to slack off a little bit from your normal fantasy routine. Please make sure you don’t let fantasy hoops interfere with celebrating the season, but be sure to keep tuning in to the site for news and updates.
On this Friday morning, I’ll be breaking down the Thursday night action which consisted of five games.
Bulls (97) @ Bucks (108)
Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. Dwyane Wade backed him up with 20 points, six assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block. Rajon Rondo added five points, five rebounds, eight assists and a steal. Taj Gibson was the big man to own for the Bulls, posting 19 points, four rebounds, one assist and one block.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was a man possessed tonight with 30 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, three steals, two 3-pointers and one block. Jabari Parker fared well with 28 points, five rebounds, three 3-pointers, three assists and two steals. John Henson had a rough shooting night, but still got 26 minutes on his was to four points, 10 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal.
Pacers (95) @ Pelicans (102)
Myles Turner was the leading scorer for the Pacers and posted a line of 26 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one block. Jeff Teague double-doubled with 21 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and one block. Paul George chipped in 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and two steals.
Anthony Davis was a monster again, double-doubling with 35 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and two 3-pointers. Buddy Hield had the green light tonight with 21 points, five 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists. Jrue Holiday double-doubled with 16 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds.
Trail Blazers (120) @ Nuggets (132)
Damian Lillard led the Blazers in this loss with a 40 point, 10 assist double-double. C.J. McCollum added 23 points, four assists, three rebounds and two blocks. Mason Plumlee stayed hot with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assist and two steals.
The Nuggets got a little bit of love from everyone on their team in this shootout, but were led by Danilo Gallinari’s 27 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal. Nikola Jokic started tonight, but only got 19 minutes while posting 13 points, four rebounds and five assists. Wilson Chandler added 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Gary Harris is back from injury and contributed 18 points, six assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block.
Spurs (107) @ Suns (92)
Kawhi Leonard double-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. Pau Gasol got it going with 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists. LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the winning effort. None of the starters had to log 30 minutes in this game.
Eric Bledsoe posted a line of 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and one steal. He had been hot lately, so you can throw this one aside as a slower night. Devin Booker added 17 points, five assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and two steals. Brandon Knight scored 11 points, three steals, two assists and one rebound off the bench.
Knicks (90) @ Warriors (103)
Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose sat this one out for the Knicks. It was an interesting night to say the least as the only New York players in double digit scoring were Brandon Jennings, Justin Holiday and Ron Baker (rookie from my hometown of Wichita, Kansas). Kristaps Porzingis played 35 minutes, but only posted a line of eight points and five rebounds. Not much else going for the Knicks tonight.
Surprisingly enough, the Warriors didn’t cover the spread in a night that looked like a blowout waiting to happen. Klay Thompson scored 25 points, five rebounds, four 3-pointers and four assists. Javale McGee started and added 17 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 16 minutes. Stephen Curry posted an odd line of eight points (3-for-14 FG), 10 rebounds, eight assists and one steal. Kevin Durant double-doubled with 15 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Draymond Green added five points (2-for-12 FG), 11 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks.