Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 3.29.12

Kevin Love, Eduardo Najera

Not even Najera can stop Love. (AP Photo/Chuck Burto)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Love continued his hot streak with 40 points, 19 rebounds, four assists and four three-pointers. He shot 45 percent (14-31) from the field and 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. In his last four games, Love is averaging 37.3 points, 16.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal, 2.0 blocks and 4.0 threes, the best fantasy numbers in the league during that time period.

Lines for Discussion:

Carmelo Anthony: 9-15 FG (60%), 5-6 FT (83%), 2 threes, 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO; Melo’s numbers should improve so long as Amar’e Stoudemire is out

Andrea Bargnani: 7-14 FG (50%), 10-12 FT (83%), 2 threes, 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Bargnani should be a handsome payoff for fantasy owners who stashed him for their playoff runs

Isaiah Thomas: 11-19 FG (58%), 3-3 FT (100%), 3 threes, 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO; since becoming the Kings’ starting point guard, Thomas has averaged 14.8 points, 3.4 boards, 5.3 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.6 threes per game, while shooting 48 percent from the floor and 86 percent from the free-throw line

Blake Griffin: 13-19 FG (68%), 1-3 FT (33%), 27 Pts, 14 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; this season will go down as a disappointment for Griffin

DeAndre Jordan: 3-5 FG (60%), 7-8 FT (88%), 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; in March, Jordan is averaging a pedestrian 6.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game

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

Baron Davis: 11 Pts, 1 three, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (**)

Iman Shumpert: 25 Pts, 4 threes, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (**)

Steve Novak: 16 Pts, 4 threes, 2 Reb (**)

Anthony Tolliver: 11 Pts, 1 three, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 4 TO (**)

Kawhi Leonard: 19 Pts, 3 threes, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO (***)

Tayshaun Prince: 29 Pts, 4 threes, 8 Reb, 3 Ast (**)

Tristan Thompson: 9 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Gary Forbes: 11 Pts, 3 threes, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Marco Belinelli: 22 Pts, 4 threes, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 TO (**)

Gerald Green: 14 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (***)

Injuries:

Tyrus Thomas (elbow): day-to-day

Rodney Stuckey (hamstring): day-to-day

Michael Beasley (toe): day-to-day

Shelden Williams (eye): day-to-day

Jordan Williams (concussion): day-to-day

Trevor Ariza (ankle): day-to-day

Gustavo Ayon (personal): day-to-day

Markieff Morris (flu): day-to-day

James Johnson (illness): day-to-day

Ray Allen (ankle): day-to-day

Richard Hamilton (shoulder): he’s getting close to returning

Ben Gordon (groin): day-to-day

Anthony Morrow (shoulder): day-to-day

Chris Kaman (flu): day-to-day

Grant Hill (knee): day-to-day

Raymond Felton (personal): should play tonight

John Salmons (hip): day-to-day

Nene (back): check his status for tonight’s game

Charles Jenkins (ankle): day-to-day

For Tonight:

If Nene can’t go, Kevin Seraphin could be a nice spot start, as the Wizards visit the Pacers.

See how many threes Andrew Bynum attempts, as the Lakers host the Thunder.

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