Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 3.2.12

LeBron James

LeBron was all sorts of nasty last night. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Beast of the Night: LeBron James posted a sick line to the tune of 38 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one block and two three-pointers. He shot 59 percent (13-22) from the field, 83 percent (10-12) from the free-throw line and had zero turnovers (in 41 minutes of play). Sure, the absence of Chris Bosh helped, but these sorts of nights are expected from the No. 1 fantasy stud in the land.

Lines for Discussion:

Kevin Durant: 12-21 FG (57%), 9-9 FT (100%), 5 threes, 38 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 TO; on most other nights, this would’ve been worthy of “Best of the Night” honors

Nikola Pekovic: 6-12 FG (50%), 2-2 FT (100%), 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Pekovic has cooled off lately, but he’ll bounce back sooner than later

Mo Williams: 7-14 FG (50%), 4 threes, 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO; Williams is getting a steady diet of minutes but has failed to take full advantage of them, mostly because of his struggles from the field

Tyreke Evans: 7-21 FG (33%), 4-4 FT (100%), 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk, 4 TO; in his two games as a starting small forward, Evans is averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 3.5 turnovers, while shooting 33 percent from the floor

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

Kendrick Perkins: 4 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Luke Ridnour: 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO (**)

Grant Hill: 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Udonis Haslem: 11 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk (***)

Injuries:

LeBron James (wrist): monitor his status for tonight

Chris Bosh (personal): he won’t play tonight

Deron Williams (foot): didn’t practice Thursday, but will play tonight

Russell Westbrook (ankle): monitor his status

James Anderson (back): day-to-day

Danny Green (stinger): monitor his status

J.J. Hickson (hip): day-to-day

Willie Green (back): questionable tonight

For Tonight:

Kobe Bryant will play his second game in a mask tonight, as the Lakers host the Kings. See how Evans fares at SF again.

For Next Week:

5 games: DAL

4 games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIL, MIN, NJN, NOR, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA

3 games: DET, MEM, MIA, PHO, WAS

2 games: SAS

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