Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.15.11

Josh Smith

Smith gave his fantasy owners some V-Day lovin' last night. (NBA.com)

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Beast of the Night: Josh Smith gave his owners some love on Valentine’s Day with a line of 27 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one three-pointer. He shot 65 percent (11-17) from the floor, 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line and had five turnovers. Smith is averaging season-high marks in his shooting from the field, scoring, rebounding and steals so far in February. He’s also shooting free throws a lot better lately.

Lines for Discussion:

Manu Ginobili: 6-14 FG (43%), 8-8 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 TO

D.J. Augustin: 3-7 FG (43%), 1 three, 7 Pts, 9 Ast

John Salmons: 5-13 FG (39%), 5-6 FT (83%), 1 three, 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 12 Ast, 1 Stl

Luis Scola: 3-10 FG (30%), 4-4 FT (100%), 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

George Hill, Jordan Farmar, Gerald Henderson, Nazr Mohammed, Mike Bibby, Carlos Delfino, Dante Cunningham, Martell Webster, Courtney Lee


Paul Pierce (foot): MRI came back negative; monitor his status

Monta Ellis (thumb): didn’t practice Monday; check his status

Ersan Ilyasova (eye): check his status

Amar’e Stoudemire (toe): didn’t practice Monday but should play Wednesday

Goran Dragic (toe): will play tonight

Ronnie Price (toe): game-time decision tonight

Raja Bell (calf): ditto

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle): out tonight

Carmelo Anthony (shoulder); left last night’s game in the fourth quarter; check his status

Danny Granger (neck): iced his neck in Monday’s practice but should be fine for tonight