Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.3.11

Kevin Durant

Don't call it a comeback. After a shaky start to the season, KD has looked absolutely nasty lately. (NBA.com)

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Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant posted 43 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and five three-pointers last night.  He shot 74 percent (14-19) from the field, 91 percent (10-11) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. Durant is really picking up steam lately and has been the top fantasy player during the last month or so. He’s making all his opponents look like fake tough guys.

Lines for Discussion:

Amir Johnson: 8-11 FG (73%), 4-4 FT (100%), 20 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO

Joe Johnson: 15-27 FG (71%), 2-3 FT (67%), 5 threes, 37 pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 TO

Jrue Holiday: 5-11 FG (46%), 1 three, 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 TO

Darren Collison: 9-17 FG (53%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl, 3 TO

Dirk Nowitzki: 10-16 FG (63%), 7-7 FT (100%), 2 threes, 29 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Danilo Gallinari: 7-14 FG (50%), 12-12 FT (10%), 1 three, 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Ben Gordon: 8-18 FG (44%), 1-1 FT (100%), 3 threes, 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

Stephen Jackson: 14-26 FG (54%), 8-10 FT (80%), 3 threes, 39 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO

Boris Diaw: 0-3 FG (0%), 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

Serge Ibaka: 3-5 FG (60%), 2-4 FT (50%), 8 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 6 Blk, 1 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Ramon Sessions, Paul George, Anthony Parker, Jose Juan Barea, Toney Douglas, Tracy McGrady, Greg Monroe, Chuck Hayes, Earl Watson, C.J. Miles

Injuries:

Keyon Dooling (flu): day-to-day

Chris Paul (ankle): he returned to the game after spraining his ankle in the first quarter and says he’ll play on Saturday; monitor his status

Trevor Ariza (ankle): day-to-day

Jerryd Bayless (knee): sprained his right knee; check his status

Nenad Krstic (foot): day-to-day

Luke Ridnour (personal): check his status

Wesley Matthews (ankle): monitor his status