NBA Probable Starting Lineups for Friday, January 4, 2013

Sacramento @ Toronto
Kings:  (I. Thomas/A. Brooks), F. Garcia, J. Salmons, J. Thompson, D. Cousins
Raptors:  (K. Lowry/J. Calderon), D. DeRozan, M. Pietrus, E. Davis, A. Gray

 

Brooklyn @ Washington
Nets:  D. Williams, J. Johnson, G. Wallace, R. Evans, B. Lopez
Wizards:  (G. Temple/J. Crawford), B. Beal, M. Webster, Nene, E. Okafor

 

Cleveland @ Charlotte
Cavs:  K. Irving, (CJ Miles/D. Waiters), A. Gee, T. Thompson, T. Zeller
Bobcats:  K. Walker, G. Henderson, M. Kidd-Gilchrist, H. Warrick, B. Biyombo

 

Atlanta @ Detroit
Hawks:  J. Teague, L. Williams, K. Korver, J. Smith, A. Horford
Pistons:  B. Knight, K. Singler, T. Prince, G. Monroe, J. Maxiell

 

Chicago @ Miami
Bulls:  K. Hinrich, R. Hamilton, L. Deng, C. Boozer, J. Noah
Heat:  M. Chalmers, D. Wade, L. James, S. Battier, C. Bosh

Joakim Noah is a gametime decision as he recovers from the flu.

 

Indiana @ Boston
Pacers:  G. Hill, P. George, G. Green, D. West, R. Hibbert
Celtics:  R. Rondo, A. Bradley (C. Lee/J. Terry), P. Pierce, B. Bass, K. Garnett

 

Portland @ Memphis
Blazers:  D. Lillard, W. Matthews, N. Batum, L. Aldridge, JJ Hickson
Grizzlies:  M. Conley, T. Allen, R. Gay, Z. Randolph, M. Gasol

 

Philadelphia @ Oklahoma City
Sixers:  J. Holiday, J. Richardson, E. Turner, T. Young, L. Allen
Thunder:  R. Westbrook, (T. Sefolosha/K. Martin), K. Durant, S. Ibaka, K. Perkins

 

Houston @ Milwaukee
Rockets:  J. Lin, J. Harden, C. Parsons, P. Patterson, O. Asik
Bucks:  B. Jennings, M. Ellis, M. Daniels, LRM aMoute, L. Sanders

 

Utah @ Phoenix
Jazz:  J. Tinsley, R. Foye, M. Williams, P. Millsap, A. Jefferson
Suns:  G. Dragic, PJ Tucker, J. Dudley, L. Scola, M. Gortat

 

LA Lakers @ LA Clippers
Lakers:  S. Nash, K. Bryant, M. Peace, P. Gasol, D. Howard
Clippers:  C. Paul, (W. Green/J. Crawford), C. Butler, B. Griffin, D. Jordan

 

Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes, January 4, 2013

Only two games on the NBA schedule for Thursday night, but tonight is loaded with 11 games for the big Friday night tournaments on FanDuel and DraftStreet.  Don’t forget about the Friday night $200,000 Qualifier over on FanDuel.  I’ll be posting some of my favorite picks for the tourney later today.

 

San Antonio 83 @ New York 100

Tim Duncan only 24 minutes, 11 points and 6 rebounds.  This one was a blowout and several of the Spurs got some rest.
Tony Parker 11 points and 6 assists.
Tiago Splitter 3 blocks.
Danny Green 2 of 6 from three.
Kawhi Leonard has been slow getting going in his return from injury, 1 of 5 from three for 7 points.
Manu Ginobili only 2 of 10 shooting for 8 points.
Stephen Jackson suffered an ankle injury and could miss some time.

Carmelo Anthony 23 points on 20 shots.
Amare Stoudemire not rebounding well at all, but at least he played 21 minutes.
Steve Novak 5 of 7 from three for 15 points.
J.R. Smith 9 of 17 for 20 points.
Tyson Chandler with a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Pablo Prigioni had 9 assists.

 

Minnesota 101 @ Denver 97

Kevin Love still not shooting well, 4 of 13, but he had a double-double, 12 points and 17 rebounds.
Andrei Kirilenko 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.
Alexey Shved has been a nice waiver wire grab, 7 of 13 for 17 points.
JJ Barea also with 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
Ricky Rubio missed the game with a sore back.

Ty Lawson was back in action, 23 minutes, 16 points.
Kenneth Faried had an off game, 8 points and 6 rebounds.
Kosta Koufos 4 steals and 2 blocks to go along with 16 points.
Andre Miller had 11 points and 10 assists and makes a nice daily play with Lawson hurting.
Andre Iguodala 1 of 5 from three, 1 of 7 from the line.
Corey Brewer still getting nice run, 29 minutes and 13 shot attempts.

 

NBA Probable Starting Lineups for January 3, 2013

San Antonio @ New York
Spurs:  T. Parker, D. Green, K. Leonard, T. Duncan, T. Splitter
Knicks:  J. Kidd, R. Brewer, C. Anthony, K. Thomas, T. Chandler

 

Minnesota @ Denver
Wolves:  L. Ridnour, A. Shved, A. Kirilenko, K. Love, N. Pekovic
Nuggets:  A. Miller, A. Iguodala, D. Gallinari, K. Faried, (K. Koufos/J. McGee)

NBA Probable Starting Lineups for Wednesday, January 2

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Portland @ Toronto
Blazers:  D. Lillard, W. Matthews, N. Batum, L. Aldridge, JJ Hickson
Raptors:  (K. Lowry/J. Calderon), D. DeRozan, M. Pietrus, E. Davis, A. Gray

 

Chicago @ Orlando
Bulls:  K. Hinrich, R. Hamilton, L. Deng, C. Boozer, J. Noah
Magic:  J. Nelson, A. Afflalo, M. Harkless, A. Nicholson, N. Vucevic

Jameer Nelson is a gametime decision.  Ish Smith might pick up another start if Nelson and E’Twaun Moore can’t go.

 

Sacramento @ Cleveland
Kings:  (I. Thomas/A. Brooks), F. Garcia, J. Salmons, J. Thompson, D. Cousins
Cavs:  K. Irving, D. Waiters, A. Gee, T. Thompson, A. Varejao

Anderson Varejao is a gametime decision.  Tyler Zeller would get the start if Varejao can’t go.

 

Washington @ Indiana
Wizards:  (G. Temple/J. Crawford), B. Beal, M. Webster, Nene, E. Okafor
Pacers:  G. Hill, P. George, L. Stephenson, D. West, R. Hibbert

 

Memphis @ Boston
Grizzlies:  M. Conley, T. Allen, R. Gay, Z. Randolph, M. Gasol
Celtics:  R. Rondo, J. Terry, P. Pierce, B. Bass, K. Garnett

Rajon Rondo is a gametime decision with a hip injury.

 

Dallas @ Miami
Mavs:  D. Collison, O.J. Mayo, V. Carter, S. Marion, C. Kaman
Heat:  M. Chalmers, D. Wade, L. James, S. Battier, C. Bosh

 

San Antonio @ Milwaukee
Spurs:  T. Parker, D. Green, K. Leonard, T. Duncan, (D. Blair/T. Splitter)
Bucks:  B. Jennings, M. Ellis, M. Daniels, LRM aMoute, L. Sanders

 

New Orleans @ Houston
Hornets:  G. Vasquez, (E. Gordon/A. Rivers), L. Thomas, A. Davis, R. Lopez
Rockets:  J. Lin, J. Harden, C. Parsons, M. Morris, O. Asik

 

Brooklyn @ Oklahoma City
Nets:  D. Williams, J. Johnson, G. Wallace, R. Evans, B. Lopez
Thunder:  R. Westbrook, (T. Sefolosha/K. Martin), K. Durant, S. Ibaka, K. Perkins

 

Minnesota @ Utah
Wolves:  (L. Ridnour/R. Rubio), A. Shved, A. Kirilenko, K. Love, N. Pekovic
Jazz:  J. Tinsley, R. Foye, D. Carroll, P. Millsap, A. Jefferson

Marvin Williams is a gametime decision with knee soreness.

 

Philadelphia @Phoenix
Sixers:  J. Holiday, J. Richardson, D. Wright, T. Young, L. Allen
Suns:  G. Dragic, PJ Tuckery,  J. Dudley, L. Scola, M. Gortat

The Suns lineup is a mess right now, check this one on the Twitter Feed closer to gametime.

 

LA Clippers @ Golden State
Clippers:  C. Paul, (W. Green/J. Crawford), C. Butler, B. Griffin, D. Jordan
Warriors:  S. Curry, K. Thompson, H. Barnes, D. Lee, F. Ezeli

 

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.