Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 3.22.12

Kevin Durant

KD being KD. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant posted 32 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a three-pointer last night. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the field and 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. This was a nice bounce-back game after notching a mediocre 18/6/2 (along with six turnovers) the night before.

Lines for Discussion:

Kyrie Irving: 10-19 FG (53%) 6-7 FT (86%), 3 threes, 29 Pts, 9 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl, 7 TO; he’s averaging top 30 numbers so far this season

Jordan Crawford: 7-13 FG (54%), 8-10 FT (80%), 1 three, 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 TO; he’ll be a solid source of points, threes and steals going forward, but his field-goal percentage will remain poor

Jarrett Jack: 6-9 FG (67%), 4-4 FT (100%), 1 three, 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 11 Ast; this was a pretty flawless line from Jack, who’s finally rounded back into form

Stephen Jackson: 6-9 FG (67%), 1-2 FT (50%), 3 threes, 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO; this kind of line is probably about where his ceiling will be going forward

JaVale McGee: 7-11 FG (64%), 1-3 FT (33%), 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk, 1 TO; he’ll approach his pre-trade production before long

Ramon Sessions: 7-8 FG (88%), 3 threes, 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 TO; Sessions is heating up and should be starting very soon

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

Ben Gordon: 45 Pts, 9 threes, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO (***)

C.J. Watson: 15 Pts, 3 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 TO (*)

James Johnson: 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (***)

Alonzo Gee: 9 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO (****)

Zaza Pachulia: 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (****)

Kirk Hinrich: 10 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO (**)

Randy Foye: 23 Pts, 5 threes, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 TO (*)

J.J. Barea: 18 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 TO (***)

Tiago Splitter: 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 TO (**)

Wilson Chandler: 11 Pts, 1 three, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO (****)

Injuries:

Ivan Johnson (personal): he’s expected to be back for Friday’s game

Caron Butler (rest): he’ll play tonight

Michael Beasley (toe): he’ll be out for a few days

Jared Jeffries (knee): he won’t play Friday; monitor his status

Tony Parker (hamstring): day-to-day

Matt Bonner (back): day-to-day

Jerryd Bayless (hip): day-to-day

Eduardo Najera (knee): day-to-day

Corey Maggette (back): unlikely for Friday

Derrick Brown (knee): day-to-day

DeSagana Diop (hamstring): day-to-day

Andris Biedrins (groin): day-to-day

Marvin Williams (hip): day-to-day

Vladimir Radmanovic (back): day-to-day

Shawn Marion (knee): day-to-day

Rudy Fernandez (back): out indefinitely

Rodney Stuckey (toe): day-to-day

Earl Watson (ankle): could return tonight

For Tonight:

See if Klay Thompson and Courtney Lee can keep it up, as the Warriors visit the Rockets.

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