Daily fantasy recap: 1.1 (Happy New Year!)

Durant had a loud finish to 2009. (NBAE via Getty Images/Layne Murdoch)

Durant had a loud finish to 2009. (NBAE via Getty Images/Layne Murdoch)

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Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant ended 2009 with a bang that included last night’s line of 31 points, 1 three, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 5 turnovers. He shot 55 percent (12-22) from the field and 75 percent (6-8) from the free throw line. Durant has scored 30+ points in six straight games and this momentum will carry into the 2010.

Notable lines:

Derrick Rose – 7-18 FG (39%), 8-8 FT (100%), 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO

Joakim Noah – 5-8 FG (63%), 5-6 FT (83%), 15 Pts, 21 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 8 TO

Luol Deng – 3-10 FG (30%), 1-2 FT (50%), 7 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk, 3 TO

Ben Gordon – 7-16 FG (44%), 4-4 FT (100%), 3 3ptm, 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Aaron Brooks – 11-26 FG (42%), 2-3 FT (67%), 6 3ptm, 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 TO

Carlos Boozer – 7-13 FG (54%), 3-4 FT (75%), 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 TO

Samuel Dalembert – 4-9 FG (44%), 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 7 Blk, 2 TO

Allen Iverson – 1-4 FG (25%), 5-5 FT (100%), 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

Chris Kaman – 11-21 FG (52%), 4-4 FT (100%), 26 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk, 4 TO

Waiver wire watch:

Drew GoodenKyle Lowry

Injuries:

Ben Wallace (ankle): monitor his status

Rodney Stuckey (ankle): check his status

Ron Artest (concussion): unlikely to return tonight

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle): game-time decision Saturday

Chauncey Billups (groin): questionable Saturday

Carmelo Anthony (ankle): should play Saturday, check his stauts

Hedo Turkoglu (knee): doubtful for Saturday

Tyreke Evans (ankle): probably out this weekend

Who to watch tonight:

Donte Greene, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford, Al Jefferson

For next week:

4 games: ATL, CHI, LAL, MEM, MIA, NJ, NO, ORL, POR, UTA, WAS

3 games: BOS, CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GS, HOU, IND, LAC, MIL, MIN, OKC, PHI, PHO, SAC, SA, TOR

2 games: NY