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The league is finally taking notice of the Denver Nuggets win streak of 14 games (there’s not another streak going on is there?), as they survived a near upset to the terrible 76ers at home last night.  The Nuggets are 31-3 at home.  Rocky Mountain air!  Get me an oxygen tank!  The 76ers owner even slammed his team on Twitter.  Doug Collins has got to be about to go on a Mel Gibson-esque tirade.  Maybe paint his face like Braveheart  and drive the tanker truck from The Road Warrior like in South Park.  If he coaches again next year, it will be the biggest accomplishment in sports.  We used to say that Oscar Pistorius, but you don’t hear that as much anymore.

Led by the late game heroics of one of my biggest supported players since I took over, Corey Brewer brewed up 10-18 FG (5-6 3PTM) 29 Pts 1 Reb 5 Stls and 1 Blk.  “Stealin’ and Shottin’!”  Imagine I said that like Spike Lee’s “Stoppin’ and Poppin’, Postin’ and Toastin'” and you get the frame of mind I’m going for.  Hey, I’m white, spoken word isn’t my forte which is why I’m writing this blog, not on the street corner yelling fantasy advice with a megaphone.

Here’s what else went down last night in the NBA:

Nate Robinson – Used my fantasy vitriol as rocket fuel to throw down this nasty dunk last night.   “That JB Gilpin is such a ponce I will use it as fodder for my upcoming match this evening.”  Reportedly that’s what he said in the locker room to reporters.  Still only went 4-12 FG with 8 Pts and 9 Asts in 31 minutes off the bench.  Not bad, but not good.  Still playing behind an equally bad Kirk Hinrich.  Hate continues.

Andre Miller – Got the start with Ty Lawson missing the game with the ironic injury of his heel.  Musta been stuck in tar-ty-har-har!  Doesn’t sound like Lawson will miss much time, but might give Miller a few extra minutes.  In 40 last night, the old vet went 9-14 FG 21 Pts 3 Rebs 8 Asts and 1 Stl.  Worth a look especially with the gimpy Ty.

Jrue Holiday – 18-6-15-4-1.  Monssssssster.  Too bad he effs up a late position unaware of the shot clock.  Fantasy owners don’t care.

Dorell Wright – Fantasy owners do care when you don’t do anything after a solid run.  0 Pts 1 Reb 1 Ast 1 Stl in 15 minutes.  If that’s one of the outcomes of a Wright game, later bro.

Damien Wilkins – Has gotten a few starts and had probably his best game of the year going 10-15 FG (2-4 3PTM) 24 Pts 1 Reb 2 Asts and 4 Stls.  Worth a look in deeper leagues, but with the mess that is the 76ers, don’t expect anything consistent.

J.J. Hickson – 9 Pts and 21 Rebs.  Easy to get a 20 board game with Nate Robinson throwing up bricks on the other team.

Marcus Thornton – Only 10 minutes and 2 points last night… Sorry, means less ThrAGNOFF.  A big reason was probably…

Tyreke Evens – … back to full strength and played dirty in 39 minutes in a Kings win.  Did you know they are 19-15 at home?  If you move them they will win like, no games.  Evans was 8-11 FG 21 Pts 5 Rebs and 5 Asts.  Efficient.

Nikola Pekovic – Like I said in his last start, I think he looks fine and returned to his double-double ways going 18-12.  Be sure he’s activated on your roster if you IR-ed him, or see if any desperate owners cut him loose.

Chase Budinger – After missing virtually the entire season, the human pastry went 9-4 in 18 minutes.  Not terrible at all.  If you are in a deep league and need a flier player for scoring, he might be your guy.

 

Tournament Update: The Razzball March Madness pool is led by DrooNutz with his Jan-Feb-Izzo-April bracket getting 14 of 16 games right in one day of action.  You missed the Harvard upset man!  But so did 95% of America.  I’m right there with 12 of 16 and no Sweet 16 teams knocked out yet.  Full update will come once the Sweet 16 is rounded out.

 

Game Tonight: The Heat go for 24 against the Pistons!  Should be an easy win, but as we’ve seen from streaking teams, the Cavs and 76ers have proved tough foes.  I will be tweeting out updates just to be in the Twitter influx of LeBron tweets.  Have a great weekend Razzball Nation!

 

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  1. poop says:
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    well thortons line kept me out of the running in draft kings last night.

    Im liking Anthony davis, jeff green, teague ,and larry sanders tonight. any one you really like?

    a cheap SF is always usable dunleavy vs indy?

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @poop: Damn that blows man, yea his limited minutes last night was a little surprising. Not huge on Davis Marc Gasol will play him tough and take a good amount of jumpers keeping Davis outside a bit more. Like the three other guys a lot tho. Not huge on Dunleavy either had those two back-to-back goose eggs a few games back. How about Budinger? You’ll need to check he’ll be active in back-to-back games coming back from the knee injury, but an easy matchup at Phoenix and he could score 15 in like 20 minutes and is prob only $3,000. Good luck tonight!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @poop: ps don’t forget to buy me a crown and coke for winning ya some money :)

      • poop says:
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        @JB Gilpin: how aboutyou just match my team and we can both win!

        teague wade chase (if he goes) bron anderson ellington sanders green
        thanks for the advice

  2. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh and Josh McRoberts is on waiver too.. Should I grab him too? If so who out of those peple should I drop?

  3. Frank Lynch says:
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    Should I still drop turner or Okafor for Reggie Evans n Harris? And keep Brewer for points n 3s.. Also If your read Tysons notes on yahoo He’s hurt for a week but that started on tuesday so he’ll be back this tuesday so he might not even miss a game.. Sorry bout being so confusing buddy im just stressed cause i got 2 days left

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I hear ya man, I just see Chandlers dwindling stats pre-injury and still worried. Not huge on McRoberts over your others guys. Still think its Chandler for Harris but if you don’t wanna make that move I probably hold onto Turner and Okafor. Leave Evans out there he’s a one-trick pony.

  4. Zandy says:
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    MWP is coming on nicely and has four games next week…

    Play MWP, AK47 or Ellington for next week? Do you like 3 games of Corey Brewer more? Id bet not

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zandy: not big on AK wasn’t before his injury either and his small minutes totals are scary for me. Don’t like Brewer in only 3 either as he won’t consistently do what he did last night obviously. So it’s between MWP and Ellington for me. Looking like Dion Waiters might get arthroscopic surgery and Ellington will be a primary scorer and start for a while and Kobe will be back tonight limiting MWP a bit. Call me crazy I might give the nod to Ellington, but will wait and see how he does tonight at Houston. He should go off but for some reason if he’s cold or doesn’t play 30+ minutes readdress. Also you can see how Kobe looks and if MWP disappears with him back out there.

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man. Thats super helpful. Youd start Tobias over all three of those kiddos I assume?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zandy: Yup I would, glad I could help!

  5. Frank Lynch says:
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    Though causeSo I’ll do Harris for Chandler right.. Bit what about Turner? U think he’ll pop out of that funk? I really think Reggie is a good pickup cause of rebounds and could be my second PF ya know.. Maybe keep brewer over Turner? Idk I’m confused

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Yea in one of my last comments to ya I put Brewer ahead of Turner right now. He could pop out of it but the 76ers are so bad its not like he has much to play for. Still would drop Chandler before him though. And would keep Turner over Reggie Evans unless you need those boards if you lose that category a lot. Then it would be a good move.

  6. Frank Lynch says:
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    Well It doesn’t go through till tomorrow but I got Harris to take out chandler!! As scared as I am bout that, Idk if it’s better the Turner

  7. Frank Lynch says:
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    Thanks dude and sorry for the confusion… i really appreciate holding on to all my BS. YOUR THE MAN!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: What we do! Thanks for reading.

  8. Ian says:
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    Would you rather have Josh McRoberts or Jonas Valanciunas the rest of the way?

    • Ian says:
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      @Ian:
      and what do you think we can expect out of Pau Gasol tonight in his first game back? Is he worth slotting into my lineup or wait to see how he’s eased in for a game or two?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ian: Valanciunas. Ummm maybe 24 mins 5-9 13 pts 8 Rebs. Not great not bad but usable. Who is your other choice?

  9. Aaron says:
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    Should I drop Kosta Koufos or Dorell Wright for Tyler Hansbrough? 12 team H2H with a bye this week and a playoff match up starting monday.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aaron: ehhhh I don’t think I would. Especially after tonight’s game and West should be back after 1-2 more games

  10. Frank Lynch says:
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    Morning bro… H ey I got A problem and of course it’s a day before playoffs!! I got 3 guys on Denver and they only play 3 times next week.. Don’t know if you think I should keep brewer or not cause I have to bench him on Wed cause all 14 of my guys are playing that day? I got Ty lawson out still? Derrick Rose still not in, maybe if u tell me to drop him I’ll wait half way through the game tonight to see if he goesin? I also got george hill fighting this groin thing. Hopefully he wont go on injury next week. UGHHHHHH That was alot. Lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Yo! missed this comment, sorry, was a busy past few days. Brewer didn’t have a great game yesterday but I hang on. I also think Lawson will be back by Wed. Yea Hill should be back Wed. too. Sucks you have all these injuries!

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