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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 12.27.11

by on Dec.27, 2011, under Quick hits

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:
Watch to see if Rajon Rondo can repeat that Christmas Day magic against the Heat in Miami.

Jeff Teague should start for the Hawks against the Nets in New Jersey.

The Lakers end their back-to-back-to-back set hosting the Jazz. See if Kobe Bryant keeps on gunning with that bum wrist. Also, see if Derrick Favors starts over Paul Millsap.

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