Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.30.11

Kevin Durant

Durant has quietly pieced together the best fantasy averages in the NBA this season. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

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Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant finished with 39 points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three three-pointers last night. He shot 57 percent (13-23) from the field, 83 percent (10-12) from the charity stripe and had two turnovers. Is it possible to have a quiet season while putting up No. 1 averages throughout an NBA season? Yep. Though he hasn’t drawn nearly as much attention as he did last season, KD has met the high expectations most owners had for him heading into this season.

Lines for Discussion:

Kyle Lowry: 6-13 FG (46%), 1-1 FT (100%), 3 threes, 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

LeBron James: 10-21 FG (48%), 6-10 FT (60%), 1 three, 27 Pts, 10 Reb, 12 Ast, 3 TO

David Lee: 11-17 FG (65%), 2-3 FT (67%), 24 Pts, 15 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 TO

Tyreke Evans: 4-9 FG (44%), 3-3 FT (100%), 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Chuck Hayes, Sasha Vujacic, Mike Bibby, Anthony Parker, Ramon Sessions, Ryan Hollins, Ekpe Udoh, Jared Dudley

Injuries:

Mike Dunleavy (thumb): practiced Tuesday and was shooting without a brace on his hand

Joe Johnson (thumb): practiced Tuesday and is ready to go tonight

Kwame Brown (personal): expected to rejoin the Bobcats before tonight’s game

Shaun Livingston (tailbone): questionable tonight

D.J. Augustin (ankle): ditto

Ben Gordon (migraine): practiced Tuesday; check his status

Ben Wallace (knee): day-to-day

Tracy McGrady (back): practiced Monday; check his status

Chris Wilcox (knee): expected to play tonight

Acie Law (wrist): didn’t travel with the team for their two-game road trip

Darren Collison (ankle): monitor his status

Mike Miller (knee): doubtful tonight

Shawne Williams (back): unlikely to play tonight

Nick Collison (ankle): day-to-day

Thaddeus Young (adductor): game-time decision tonight

Mickael Pietrus (quad/knee): day-to-day

Brandon Roy (back): monitor his status

Andrea Bargnani (ankle): was limited to the weight room and cardio work Monday; day-to-day

Reggie Evans (foot): practiced Monday; day-to-day

Samuel Dalembert (ribs): questionable tonight

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