Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.27.11

Kevin Durant

KD was bananas last night. (NBA.com)

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Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant went bonkers last night, posting 47 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and four three-pointers in an overtime victory over the Timberwolves. He shot 54 percent (15-28) from the field, 93 percent (13-14) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. This was easily one of the superior fantasy performances of the season so far.

Lines for Discussion:

Roy Hibbert: 2-6 FG (33%), 0-2 FT (0%), 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 TO

Chauncey Billups: 9-16 FG (56%), 2-2 FT (100%), 6 threes, 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

Kevin Love: 13-23 FG (57%), 2-3 FT (67%), 3 threes, 31 Pts, 21 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Michael Beasley: 13-25 FG (52%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 30 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Blk, 6 TO

Andrew Bogut: 3-12 FG (25%), 2-2 FT (100%), 8 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Kyle Lowry: 7-13 FG (54%), 4-5 FT (80%), 2 threes, 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Manu Ginobili: 8-15 FG (53%), 8-9 FT (89%), 2 threes, 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO

Andrei Kirilenko: 2-6 FG (33%), 6-9 FT (67%), 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Marreese Speights, Sasha Vujacic, Tracy McGrady, Greg Monroe, Wes Johnson, Carlos Delfino, Chuck Hayes, Randy Foye, Kwame Brown, Marcin Gortat

Injuries:

Joakim Noah (thumb): he’s ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation

Nene (calf): day-to-day

Rodney Stuckey (shoulder): left last night’s game early; check his status

Richard Hamilton (flu): day-to-day

Brandon Rush (ankle); day-to-day

Chris Kaman (ankle): a bone bruise in his ankle has slowed his progress

Paul Millsap (thumb): playing through a severely bruised thumb

Derrick Rose (flu): the Bulls don’t play until Friday, but monitor his status