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Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes for January 2, 2013

 

Hope you guys all had a great Christmas Holiday and enjoyed time with the family.  It’s time to jump back into some fantasy basketball!  On to the fantasy highlights from Tuesday.

 

Dallas 103 @ Washington 94

Dirk Nowitzki is slowly getting back into the grind, 17 minutes and 11 points.  Be patient.
Vince Carter with a start and 23 points in 30 minutes.
Darren Collison led the team with 39 minutes, 15 points and 8 assists.
Shawn Marion is playing a little more PF, 14 rebounds.

Garrett Temple is getting some nice run, might take a flier on him in keeper leagues.
Nene 2 0f 10 shooting for 7 points.
Bradley Beal finally starting to heat up a little, 7 of 16 for 22 points.
Emeka Okafor with a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Trevor Ariza is getting close to a return and should get his starting job back.

 

Portland 105 @ New York 100

Nicolas Batum riding a hot streak, 26 points, 6 of 12 from three.
Wesley Matthews back in action, but still a little rusty, 3 of 6 for 8 points.
Damian Lillard leading ROY, 21 points and 6 assists.
JJ Hickson shooting well, 9 of 11 for 18 points.

Amare Stoudemire made his long awaited return, but did nothing, 6 points and 1 rebound.
Carmelo Anthony, 45 points on 24 shots.
Jason Kidd 0 for 5, 0 for 4 from three.
J.R. Smith with a big game off the bench, 28 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Sacramento 97 @ Detroit 103

DeMarcus Cousins double-double, 21 points and 14 boards, but still a headcase.
Marcus Thornton missed with an ankle injury.
Tyreke Evans out with knee problems.
Isaiah Thomas, Aaron Brooks and Jimmer Fredette got just about equal minutes.
Thomas Robinson only 3 minutes.

Austin Daye making the most of his chance, 21 minutes and 13 points.  Worth a waiver wire grab.
Andre Drummond, 21 minutes, 7 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Greg Monroe double-double 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Kyle Singler is not fantasy friendly, 33 minutes, just 4 points and 4 rebounds.
Rodney Stuckey missed with an ankle injury.

 

Atlanta 95 @ New Orleans 86

Josh Smith big game, 23 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocks.
Al Horford 10 of 17 for 20 points, just 4 rebounds.
Kyle Korver 4 of 7 from three.
Lou Williams off night, 4 of 13 for 9 points.  He did have 7 assists.
Jeff Teague just 2 of 8 for 4 points, 8 assists.

Anthony Davis 9 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Eric Gordon came off the bench and hogged 17 shots in only 24 minutes.
Ryan Anderson 5 of 10 from three, 23 points.
Greivis Vasquez just missed a triple-double, 17 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds.
AF Aminu only 5 minutes, his fantasy run may be over.

 

LA Clippers 78 @ Denver 98

Willie Green 1 of 9 for 2 points.
Blake Griffin subpar game, 12 points and 9 rebounds.
DeAndre Jordan double-double, 11 points and 11 rebounds, 3 blocks.
Jamal Crawford off night, 2 of 11 for 9 points.  0 for 5 from three.

Kenneth Faried double-double, 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Ty Lawson out with an achilles injury.
Andre Miller 41 minutes, 11 points and 11 assists.  Nice waiver grab with Lawson out.
Andre Iguodala decent line, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals.
Danilo Gallinari 3 of 7 from three, 17 points.

 

Philadelphia 103 @ LA Lakers 99

Jrue Holiday 26 points and 10 assists.
Evan Turner continues to look great, 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Jason Richardson 1 0f 6 from three, 9 points.
Spencer Hawes with a little fantasy value, 13 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks.

Pau Gasol bad shooting night, 2 of 12 for 11 points.
Dwight Howard 1 for 7, 7 points.
Steve Nash managed 36 minutes, 12 points and 10 assists.
Kobe 36 points on 29 shots.