Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.24.12

Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol

KD does it again. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant finished the first half of the season to the tune of 33 points, four rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block and two three-pointers. He shot 55 percent (12-22) from the field, 100 percent (7-7) from the charity stripe and had two turnovers. Durant has been a stud, as expected, so far this season. He’s improved his field-goal percentage, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks from their marks in his 2010-11 campaign.

Lines for Discussion:

Jeremy Lin: 1-11 FG (9%), 6-6 FT (100%), 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 8 TO; the All-Star break should do him good, and Lin’s owners should hope coach Mike D’Antoni limits his point guard’s minutes to a sustainable level going forward

Andre Miller: 7-10 FG (70%), 5-6 FT (83%), 1 three, 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO; Miller has been unsteady this month but remains a guy worth having on your bench in most leagues

Serge Ibaka: 5-10 FG (50%), 1-2 FT (50%), 11 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Blk; he’s averaging 9.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.4 blocks in 14 games this month

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

Norris Cole: 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO (*)

Metta World Peace: 9 Pts, 3 threes, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl (*)

Willie Green: 14 Pts, 2 threes, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 TO (**)

Jannero Pargo: 15 Pts, 3 threes, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (**)

DeJuan Blair: 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk (**)

Richard Jefferson: 17 Pts, 5 threes, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl (*)

Matt Bonner: 12 Pts, 4 threes, 2 Reb, 2 Ast (**)

Corey Brewer: 23 Pts, 2 threes, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:

Mike Dunleavy (ankle): day-to-day

Quentin Richardson (Achilles): day-to-day

Jameer Nelson (knee): day-to-day

Kawhi Leonard (calf): day-to-day

For Next Week:

4 games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, LAC, MIL, MIN, NOR, PHI, SAC, TOR, UTA

3 games: ATL, CHA, DEN, DET, LAL, MEM, MIA, NJN, OKC, ORL, PHO, POR, SAS

2 games: IND, NYK