An already-small four-game SuperDraft NBA DFS slate dropped to just three games Thursday. Let’s recap our top plays and see how they did.
Hamidou Diallo, Detroit Pistons (Shooting Guard | 1.55x Score Multiplier)
The Pistons struggled against the Grizzlies Thursday, losing 118-88. Diallo logged just 25 minutes and had a poor shooting night, going 5-of-12 from the field and putting up a goose egg from the three-point mark. He finished with just 12 points, six rebounds and one assist. The Pistons had no efficient scorer besides Saben Lee (4-for-7) off the bench.
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (Power Forward | 1.35x)
With the news that Steph Curry was inactive, Steve Kerr and the rest of the coaching staff decided it was best for Green to take the night off as well. As he was inactive, Kevon Looney would have been the next man up. While the game was close before the Golden State Warriors dropped a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Looney struggled. He was able to grab nine total rebounds but only added six points and two assists on the offensive side. On the defensive end, he had one steal and one block but overall, the Warriors fell short.
Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (Point Guard | 1.3x)
Paul was the play we expected even in a dominating win over the Los Angeles Clippers. He put up a triple-double in 34 minutes of play with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. The entire starting lineup of the Phoenix Suns contributed throughout the night as three separate players had at least a double-double. Paul may have secured the triple-double, but Cameron Johnson almost secured his place as a top play of the slate from this game.
Best Plays of The Slate
Things were ugly and wild Thursday. One player in particular was the signature of the entire night. Evan Fournier came through in a monstrous way for the New York Knicks against the Boston Celtics. He put up 41 points with eight rebounds in 42 minutes, averaging almost a point a minute. With the game going down to the final seconds, Jayson Tatum showed why he’s one of the top players on the opposite end of the court. In 40 minutes of action, Tatum put up 36 points with nine assists and six rebounds. Our final top play of the slate was Brandon Ingram, as the New Orleans Pelicans faced a short-handed Warriors team, and he put up 32 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. He also added on six assists.
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