March 3, 2019, 8:26 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving logged 36 minutes on Sunday in the 104-115 loss to Houston and finished with 24 points, three triples, six assists and nine boards.
Boston has lost 5-of-6 games since the All-Star break and it seems like not all is well in Beantown. The Celtics’ next game is in Oakland against the World Champs so hopefully they’re up to that challenge. Kyrie is a top-12 asset and has some upside if his steals and assists trend up over the closing months of the season.
March 22, 2019, 1:08 amDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins returned to action in Thursday's 112-89 clobbering of the Pacers with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Cousins missed the previous two games with an ankle and foot injury, but returned and played 26 solid minutes tonight. He went 8-for-12 from the floor and missed his only 3-point attempt, but the Warriors loved having him back out there tonight and he should be inserted into all lineups moving forward.
March 22, 2019, 1:06 amStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and five 3-pointers against the Pacers on Thursday.
Cury went 5-for-15 from the floor and scored all of his points from deep. He was gunning it a bit tonight and had a signature turnaround 3-pointer, but he's actually been in a bit of a shooting slump lately. Over his past seven games, he's averaging 24.0 points, 5.0 3s, 5.6 boards, 5.7 assists and 1.9 steals on .400 shooting. Everything looks clean here except the efficiency, which is sure to shoot up soon.
March 22, 2019, 1:04 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting while adding eight rebounds, four assists and a triple-one against the Pacers on Thursday.
Thompson was cold from deep tonight, hitting only 1-of-6 from beyond the arc, but the uptick in assists is nice. The Warriors move the ball a lot when DeMarcus Cousins plays and it's lead to a healthy amount of assists being spread for each starter.
March 22, 2019, 1:03 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting while chipping in three boards, six dimes, a triple, a steal and three blocks against the Pacers on Thursday.
Durant hasn't had an eye-popping line in a while, but he's been consistently delivering mid-round lines in the games he plays. The Warriors haven't rested any of their starters in their five-game week, but it would be unusual for coach Kerr not to. If Durant sits one game, he should be able to produce big numbers in the game he doesn't.
March 22, 2019, 1:00 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Green's lack of defensive numbers is a bit odd, but he got it done everywhere else in 29 minutes of action. The Warriors made quick work of the Pacers so there was no need for Green to play much.
March 22, 2019, 12:59 amDomantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting while corralling 12 boards and handing out three assists on Thursday.
Sabonis did his usual work on the glass and turned up with zero defensive stats and 2-for-9 shooting from the floor. We'd be a little harder on him, but no one on the Pacers really did much today so tonight's line was relatively solid.
March 22, 2019, 12:58 amTyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers
Tyreke Evans scored 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Evans played 29 minutes tonight which is partly due to Darren Collison (right quad contusion) sitting and the fact that the Pacers' starting unit was dry on offense. He's till too volatile to trust in standard leagues.
March 22, 2019, 12:56 amCory Joseph - G - Indiana Pacers
Cory Joseph scored two points on 1-of-7 shooting while adding two rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block.
Joseph didn't get anything going on offense, but none of the Pacers' starters outside of Thaddeus Young could. The key stats to look at here are the steals and dimes. If Collison misses more time, Joseph is a low-end streamer for dimes and swipes.
March 22, 2019, 12:55 amMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner scored four points on 2-of-10 shooting while adding six rebounds on Thursday.
Turner didn't block a shot and went 2-for-10 from the field and scoreless from deep. It wasn't an ideal matchup as he had to face either Draymond Green or DeMarcus Cousins all night so we'll give him a pass and the fact that he blocked five shots yesterday makes up for tonight.
March 22, 2019, 12:54 amThaddeus Young - F - Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding seven rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block and two triples on Thursday.
His line tonight was much better than his two-point outing against the Clippers and we're extra grateful for him delivering in what was a disaster of a night for the Pacers. He was the only starter to score in double-figures with ugly lines across the board.