Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.18.11

Boris Diaw

No, really -- Diaw was great yesterday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Beast of the Night: Boris Diaw paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. by putting up 25 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, two blocks and four threes in an overtime loss.  In addition to his triple-double, he shot 57 percent (8-14) from the field, 83 percent (5-6) from the charity stripe and had just one turnover. Diaw has been a roller coaster all season long but remains capable of filling the stat sheet each night.

Lines for Discussion:

Derrick Rose: 7-20 FG (35%), 7-9 FT (78%), 1 three, 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 12 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Andray Blatche: 8-15 FG (53%), 5-7 FT (71%), 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 4 Blk, 3 TO

Vince Carter: 11-20 FG (55%), 2-2 FT (100%), 5 threes, 29 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 TO

Amar’e Stoudemire: 15-25 FG (60%), 11-12 FT (92%), 41 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Chris Paul: 1-8 FG (12.5%), 4-4 FT (100%), 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 11 Ast, 3 Stl

Blake Griffin: 19-24 FG (79%), 9-11 FT (82%), 47 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 4 TO

Darren Collison: 10-17 FG (59%), 8-8 FT (100%), 2 threes, 30 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 TO

Al Horford: 10-16 FG (63%), 3-4 FT (75%), 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast, 7 Blk, 2 TO

LaMarcus Aldridge: 15-24 FG (63%), 7-9 FT (78%), 37 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO

Serge Ibaka: 4-7 FG (57%), 3-4 FT (75%), 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Kyle Korver, Kwame Brown, Lou Williams, Ed Davis, Chuck Hayes, Greg Monroe, Sasha Vujacic, Reggie Williams, Ryan Anderson

Injuries:

Joakim Noah (thumb): the pin in his thumb will be removed Jan. 25

Anthony Parker (back): out about another week

Daniel Gibson (ankle): says he will “definitely” be back Wednesday

Sasha Pavlovic (nose): left Monday’s game with a broken nose

Tyson Chandler (illness): day-to-day

Dwyane Wade (knee): didn’t practice Monday but remains likely to play tonight

Chris Bosh (ankle): didn’t practice Monday, check his status

LeBron James (ankle): questionable tonight

Ronny Turiaf (hip): day-to-day

Francisco Garcia (calf): day-to-day

Matt Bonner (knee); missed Monday’s practice, monitor his status

Linas Kleiza (knee): day-to-day

Gordon Hayward (flu): day-to-day

Antonio McDyess (knee): tweaked it Sunday, check his status

Marcus Camby (knee): will have an MRI today, not considered serious but check his status