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Karl-Anthony Towns    F/C  Timberwolves

 

 

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting (8-of-9 FTs) in a loss to the Spurs on Tuesday, adding 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one triple. The Wolves looked like they had this game won until a third-quarter meltdown. The loss means that the Wolves are now 5.0 games behind the No. 8 seed (Denver) in the West, but Towns is averaging the most minutes per game in the NBA since the break and his owners probably don't need to worry about him being shut down -- he's yet to miss a game during his NBA career. His value should be safe and he's a top-3 fantasy option every time he takes the floor.

Mar 22 - 1:01 AM

Allen Crabbe    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Allen Crabbe came off the bench and played 31 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting. Crabbe's not a must-own player, averaging just 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting over his last five games. But he's also averaging 30 minutes a night over that stretch and can get hot at any time. If he starts seeing his shots drop, he might be worth grabbing in case he's getting ready to go on a run.

Mar 22 - 1:00 AM

Stephen Curry    G  Warriors

 

 

Stephen Curry faced off against brother Seth Curry on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, five boards, nine assists and two steals in a 112-87 win over the Mavs. Klay Thompson stayed red-hot, hitting 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers for 23 points and three steals, and the Warriors have now won five straight games without Kevin Durant. And that number should improve to six with a date against the Kings on Friday night.

Mar 21 - 11:55 PM

Tim Frazier    G  Pelicans

 

 

Tim Frazier started his second game in a row on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, but flopped with two points in 28 minutes. He missed all three of his shots from the field and added five assists, two rebounds, three steals and one turnover. He's playing beside three usage rate monsters in Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday, so Frazier is a low-end option if you're targeting assists -- he had three points, two boards and eight dimes in his previous start. The Pelicans only play two more times this week.

Mar 21 - 11:55 PM

Draymond Green    F  Warriors

 

 

Draymond Green hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Mavs. That makes four straight single-digit scoring nights for Dray, who is averaging just 6.5 points over his last four games. But he's also averaging 9.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five, so it's the 32 percent shooting that is holding him down. Even when he got loose for 20 points and a monster line a week ago, he hit just 4-of-13 shots in doing so. He's still obviously a must-start player and he probably doesn't care how bad his shooting is as long as the Warriors are winning, but it would be nice to see him make some shots against the Kings on Friday.

Mar 21 - 11:52 PM

DeMarcus Cousins    F/C  Pelicans

 

 

DeMarcus Cousins dropped 41 points in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes. This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue.

Mar 21 - 11:51 PM

Nerlens Noel    F/C  Mavericks

 

 

Nerlens Noel played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors. Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play.

Mar 21 - 11:48 PM

Seth Curry    G  Mavericks

 

 

Seth Curry started against brother Stephen Curry on Tuesday and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout loss to the Warriors. Seth on facing off against Steph: "It was a lot of fun until the game started and they were beating up on us." On a serious note, Curry suffered some sort of left shoulder injury during the game and said it was sore afterwards. We're going to throw him on the injury report, so make sure he's good to go before the Mavs face the Clippers on Thursday. He dealt with shoulder issues earlier this season, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on.

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Mar 21 - 11:44 PM

Anthony Davis    F/C  Pelicans

 

 

Anthony Davis played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies and led his team to a 95-82 win with 19 points. DeMarcus Cousins carried the Pelicans with 41 points, but AD deserves a lot of credit for playing even though he clearly wasn't 100 percent. He finished 9-of-18 from the field after a rough start to the game, adding 13 rebounds in 40 minutes. The Pelicans are only 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so Davis will finish the season strong if his team remains competitive.

Mar 21 - 11:39 PM

Wesley Matthews    G/F  Mavericks

 

 

Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight.

Mar 21 - 11:37 PM