• Klay Thompson
    G, Golden State Warriors

    Klay Thompson led the Warriors to a Game 5 win on Wednesday with 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting, adding four rebounds, five 3s, one assist and three steals.

    Thompson came up big on the offensive end tonight and he stepped up at the right time as the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to a right calf strain in the third quarter. Klay and fellow Splash Brother, Stephen Curry will need to make it rain in Houston in Game 6 if the Warrriors are to close out this series and advance to the Western Conference finals.

Fantasy News

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Coming out of the All-Star break, a refreshed and rested James Harden was back in tip-top form, leading the Rockets to a 135-105 stomping of the Warriors with 29 points (6-of-16 FGs, 14-of-15 FTs), 10 dimes and a fat stat line.

    Harden was in full beast mode (beard mode?) in this one, handily dispatching with the Dubs with three rebounds, three treys, three steals and two blocks, while committing just one turnover. 2019-20 has been rockier than usual for Harden as he saw some unfamiliar territory with ups and downs. He's back and killing it, so clearly the ASB-rest may have been exactly what the doctor ordered.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kent Bazemore saw some quality run in Thursday's win over the Grizzlies, logging 23 minutes off the bench and dropping 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, two 3s and one steal.

    Bazemore is not an efficient scorer, so his .600 clip from the field tonight should be taken with a hefty grain of salt. He's been widely inconsistent for most of the season but is worth keeping an eye on in case he makes it a habit of playing well.

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) debuted for the Kings on Thursday but was unremarkable in his 15 minutes off the bench, tallying just four points, four rebounds and two assists.

    While Parker is not a high-impact player in fantasy, we should expect to see those minutes rise as he gets his legs back. And given that Marvin Bagley III's timetable is in weeks, Parker may be worth a streamer once he's closer to 100 percent.

  • Harrison Barnes
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Harrison Barnes was unconscious as he went 7-for-11 from deep en route to his game-high 32 points in Thursday's 129-125 win over the Grizzlies.

    Barnes was hot as hell, making 11-of-17 shots from the field, but chipped with just a sprinkling of peripherals outside of the 3-pointers, adding one rebound, one assist and one steal to the box. Even when he's on a tear, Barnes still is just a score-first (only) guy, who doesn't really diversify into the other categories. Still, it was a good night overall. Just don't expect him to be THIS good every night moving forward.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones made his 18 minutes on the floor count on Thursday, chipping in 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, two 3s and six assists.

    Jones is flying under the radar lately and should be on the radars of managers looking for a quality guard to stream. While he's not averaging 20 minutes per game, his per-36 minute numbers of 13.2 points, 8.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.2 3-pointers per game on .468 shooting from the field should be enough to convince you that he's worth the grab.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was scorching hot on Thursday as he hit a career-high four 3-pointers en route to his new career-high 24 points (5-of-10 FG, 10-of-10 FT) and a full line.

    Melton also grabbed six rebounds to go with three assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes to round out his line. This is a fine example of his ceiling (career-highs) and while he won't light it up like this every night, Melton should still be good for solid, well-rounded production moving forward.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas did not play the last 16-plus minutes of Thursday's game vs. the Kings but was able to post eight points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.

    There's no news regarding any injuries, so this was likely a matchup-based decision on the part of the Grizzlies, who leaned heavily on their bench mob in this one. Brandon Clarke saw 25 minutes off the bench and was able to produce a slightly better line with eight points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks. We should expect to see Valanciunas get his minutes back up in the next game. No worries here.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook got hot under the collar on Thursday and was ejected after receiving two technical fouls.

    Westbrook left the game in the fourth quarter and was able to play 30 minutes. He dropped a 21-point (10-of-20 shooting), 10-assist double-double with five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 30 minutes. Westbrook's role has been concretized since the Rockets went all-in on the micro-ball game plan. His ability to attack the basket is key in their path to win games. He should see a nice, steady usage until the regular season winds down.

    Source: Phil Barber on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler was effective off the bench on Thursday, with 12 points and eight boards in 33 minutes as the Nets let the game slip away in overtime 112-104.

    Chandler was good enough given what we expect from him, knocking down three triples for good measure. He was better on both ends of the floor, taking over for an ineffective Taurean Prince in the closing stages. Prince was limited to seven points in 23 minutes. At this point, neither player is a compelling option in standard leagues.

  • DeAndre Jordan
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    DeAndre Jordan put up another double-double on Thursday night to finish with 14 points and 15 boards in 37 minutes.

    Jordan took advantage of Jarrett Allen's sheer ineffectiveness in this game. Allen was scoreless with two boards in 13 minutes before being benched at halftime. Jordan isn't going to get this kind of run every night, but he's still a great source of rebounds at the very least.