Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 12.27.11

Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis

Curry was a beast -- a beast who reinjured a bothersome ankle. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Beast of the Night: Stephen Curry followed up his forgettable opening night with 21 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, six steals and a three-pointer. He shot 58 percent (7-12) from the field, 86 percent (6-7) from the free-throw line and had four turnovers. Sadly, Curry’s big night ended on a sour note when the guard landed on Kyle Korver’s foot and reinjured that balky right ankle. Keep an eye on his status.

Lines for Discussion:

Jose Calderon: 5-9 FG (56%), 2-2 FT (100%), 3 threes, 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 TO; vintage Calderon, probably not a trend

Roy Hibbert: 6-11 FG (55%), 4-5 FT (80%), 16 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk, 1 TO; great start, but is another burnout season in the cards?

Tyler Hansbrough: 6-14 FG (43%), 3-4 FT (75%), 15 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl; probably not the norm for him this season

Kris Humphries: 9-14 FG (64%), 3-4 FT (75%), 21 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; all those boos won’t bring Brook Lopez back any sooner

John Wall: 3-13 FG (23%), 7-13 FT (54%), 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; patience, fantasy owners

Kyle Lowry: 5-12 FG (42%), 9-10 FT (90%), 1 three, 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 12 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO; high expectations will be met this season

Boris Diaw: 4-9 FG (44%), 1 three, 9 Pts, 11 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 TO; with center eligibility coming his way, Diaw will be an appealing fantasy asset this season

Ricky Rubio: 2-3 FG (67%), 2-2 FT (100%), 6 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast; not bad

Ty Lawson: 10-15 FG (67%), 4-4 FT (100%), 3 threes, 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 TO; if he stays healthy, he’ll be a stud this season

Marcus Thornton: 9-13 FG (69%), 5-5 FT (100%), 4 threes, 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO; tough to count on this kind of production every game, but he’s a valuable fantasy player

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):

James Johnson: 5 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk, 4 TO (****)

Alonzo Gee: 14 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 TO (*)

Jonas Jerebko: 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk (***)

Terrence Williams: 13 Pts, 2 threes, 6 Reb, 2 Ast (*)

Shaun Livingston: 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (*)

Tiago Splitter: 5 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Rodrigue Beaubois: 10 Pts, 2 threes, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO (*)

Robin Lopez: 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Markieff Morris: 7 Pts, 1 three, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO (*)

Spencer Hawes: 10 Pts, 14 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:

Paul Pierce (heel): he will miss more time, but he noted “I don’t see it being a month or two”

Tyrus Thomas (ankle): lost the protective boot but still day-to-day

Aaron Gray (heart): he was held out of the season opener due to a rapid heart rate

D.J. Augustin (ankle): day-to-day

Stephen Curry (ankle): aggravated the same right ankle; day-to-day

Jeff Foster (back): day-to-day

Josh McRoberts (toe): sprained his left big toe; day-to-day

Pau Gasol (shoulder): should be fine for tonight

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (knee): day-to-day

Carlos Delfino (wrist): day-to-day

For Tonight:

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