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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.20.11

by on Jan.21, 2011, under Quick hits

D.J. Augustin

No one could keep up with Augustin last night. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: D.J. Augustin put up 31 points, four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and three three-pointers last night. He shot 65 percent (11-17) from the field, 100 percent (6-6) from the line and had three turnovers. He has exceeded most owners’ expectations so far this season by averaging top-50 numbers so far, and is in the midst of having his best month yet.

Lines for Discussion:
Andre Iguodala: 7-11 FG (64%), 5-9 FT (56%), 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

Thaddeus Young: 9-14 FG (64%), 3-3 FT (100%), 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Blk, 2 TO

Tyson Chandler: 5-9 FG (56%), 2-2 FT (100%), 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Blk

Derrick Rose: 9-28 FG (32%), 6-6 FT (100%), 2 threes, 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Blk, 4 TO

Eric Gordon: 13-26 FG (50%), 2-3 FT (67%), 7 threes, 35 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO

Wesley Matthews: 10-18 FG (56%), 4-4 FT (100%), 4 threes, 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

Waiver-Wire Watch:
Nazr Mohammed, DeShawn Stevenson, Kurt Thomas, Rudy Fernandez

Injuries:
Al Horford (ankle): likely out for the next two games

Marquis Daniels (ankle): didn’t practice Thursday, questionable tonight

Tyrus Thomas (knee): out up to eight weeks after an MRI revealed a tear of the lateral meniscus in his left knee

Carlos Boozer (ankle): coach Tom Thibodeau said Boozer is close to returning and said the next game is a possibility

Joey Graham (quad): expected to play tonight

Roy Hibbert (illness): expects to meet up with the team in Portland tonight

Andrew Bynum (elbow): probable tonight

John Salmons (hip): didn’t practice Thursday, questionable tonight

Carlos Delfino (concussion): might be activated tonight

Jameer Nelson (quad): sat out Thursday’s practice; check his status

Marcus Camby (knee): expected to be out about three weeks

Francisco Garcia (calf): will miss tonight’s game

Matt Bonner (knee): didn’t practice Thursday, unlikely tonight

Reggie Evans (foot): targeting Feb. 17 for his return

Josh Howard (knee): “several weeks” away

Rashard Lewis (knee): playing with a sore knee; monitor his status

For Next Week:
4 games: BOS, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, GS, HOU, MEM, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NY, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS
3 games: ATL, CHI, DAL, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, SA
2 games: POR

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