“ If you play good attack, you win the game, but, if you play good defense you win championships” (Zeljko Obradovic)

 

Semifinals time. Maybe in rotisserie leagues the results are more fair, but in head-to-head there’s more excitement. If you had Kevin Durant or Gary Harris and are in the semifinals, it will be a difficult endeavor, but that’s h2h fantasy life for you. On the other hand, if your opponent has one of those players, you’re smiling from ear to ear.

Another thing I learned this week (again), is how crucial working the waiver wire is to succeeding in fantasy basketball. Corey Brewer and Buddy Hield were first-round values in the quarter-finals, and Taurean Prince, Maurice Harkless, and Quinn Cook were second-round values.

 

Here is how the action went down in Week 22 across our 12 RCL Leagues:

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Experts League: We had two games adjusted accordingly to the level of this league. Dynasty Deep Dive beat Krishna Ligas and will face off against Tarch Tadness for a place in the finals. For its part, Dream Killer won 5-4 over Andrew’s TeamKrishna Ligas acquired Jonathon Simmons, who over the last five games is averaging 24.4 pts, 2.2 3pts, and 0.8 stls.

Semifinals: Tarch Tadness vs Dynasty Deep Dive ; Dream Killers vs ‘Bron Legacy

Straight Cash Homie: Team GIANT easily defeated SCH1-Celestial Being 7-2. Connor’s Cool Team will be the other semifinalist. Connor’s Cool Team made a good deal adding Bogdan Bogdanovic, who’s playing well in the second part of the season with a top-65 value in the last three months.

Semifinals: Pikachu vs Connor’s Cool Team ; Team GIANT vs Cronos Possessed

Straight Cash Homie 2: Cronos Black Metal and Beamer tied in a thrilling duel, but Cronos Black Metal goes to the next round for his best classification. Brow’s full 82? won 7-2 thanks in part to two top-five fantasy asset this week: Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis. Akeem’s Dream Team added Quinn Cook.

Semifinals: Cronos Black Metal vs jasper’s Team ; Akeem’s Dream Team vs Brow’s full 82?

Straight Cash Homie 3: Not surprisingly, White Mamba defeated Vengeful Hoopdies, and Boogie’s Low Ceiling was victorious over The KAT’s Meow. Again, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis were instrumental. Boogie’s Low Ceiling added Jimmy ButlerThe earliest date he will be able to return to the court will be March 26.

Semifinals: Romans Peacekeepers vs White Mamba ; Boogie’s Low Ceiling vs Onions!

Straight Cash Homie 4My team, TonyRP, defeated Nevitt’s Polyester, thanks in part to the good performances from Nikola Mirotic and Karl-Anthony Towns on the last day. SCH4-Celestial Being is the other semifinalist, who won 6-2 over peter’s Fine Team. TonyRP acquired Josh Jackson, and for strategical reasons Milos Teodosic in place of Rudy Gay. Matokie Slaughter made good moves by adding Maurice Harkless, Kyle Anderson, and D.J. Augustin.

Semifinals: Matokie Slaughter vs TonyRP ;  SCH4-Celestial Being vs get picky with it

Straight Cash Homie 5In two adjusted games Klark Shark defeated SON, and NYKnicks beat SCH5-Celestial Being. NYKnicks dropped Gary Harris for Reggie Bullock, clearly a mistake having an injury spot.

Semifinals: NYKnicks vs Olympic Team ; Klark Shark vs Hals’s Team

Straight Cash Homie 6: White Walker Pornos beat RJC’s Team by the minimum. The great defensive stats posted by Nikola Jokic and Dwight Howard were the key to the match. The other semifinalist is My curry too spicy! who defeated SON 6-3. Evil Empire made a good add by acquiring Josh Jackson.

Semifinals: TonyRP 4 vs My curry too spicy! ; Evil Empire vs White Walker Pornos

RAZZblueBALLS: Matokie Slaughter (6) defeated the third-ranked John’s Team 6-3. James Harden, the number one fantasy player over the last week, was crucial. Osama Razz1 beat Stuck in Saigon. Shahed’s Team dropped his best players after being eliminated. This can destroy the league and is unacceptable. GasOl(d) Anthem made good acquisitions with James Johnson and Josh Jackson.

Semifinals: Osama Razz1 vs GasOl(d) Anthem ; Mamba vs Matokie Slaughter

BBQ Mousetrap: LA Lakers beat my team, TonyRP 3, and Hilldale Honey Bees defeated Steph Infection. Durrant me a Title acquired Denzel Valentine and More Sonics Please added Kyle O’Quinn.

Semifinals: More Sonics Please vs Hilldale Honey Bees ; LA Lakers vs Durrant me a Title

Italy vs RazzballThe two-time Team of the Week, The Wakefield Case, lost to Granny Shots, as he had an injured Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry on his roster. ! won 6-3. He also added Corey Brewer, a first round value over the last week, averaging 13.8 pts, 1.5 3pts, 3.8 stls and 1.0 blks.

Semifinals: Chicaghiamo Addosso vs ! ; Granny Shots vs Stuck in Saigon 2

No Punt IntendedThe four best teams in the league will fight for the glory. basketballsacks easily won 8-1. Dicks Out 4 Harambe won 6-3 against effi’s Peerless Team. The Bad Bandidos, with four players in the top-20, LeBron James, Jonas Valanciunas, Tobias Harris and Carmelo Anthonydefeated Stuck in Saigon1 8-1.

Semifinals: basketballsacks vs Dicks Out 4 Harambe ; Newbie vs The Bad Bandidos

Dynasty Deep DiveOne of the stronger teams lately, ELITE, and our Team of the Week, Pete Reyes’s Team, won comfortably. My team, TonyRP 5, added Kyle Anderson, and ELITE acquired E’Twaun Moore and Jeremy Lamb, who could see an increase in playing time if Nicolas Batum misses time after leaving Saturday’s game due to soreness in his Achilles’ tendon.

Semifinals: TonyRP 5 vs ELITE ; Pete Reyes’s Team vs Big Baller Brand

 

TEAM OF THE WEEK 

Name: Pete Reyes’s Team (Dynasty Deep Dive)
Key players: R.Westbrook (25.5 pts / 11.3 rebs /12.0 asts)

C.Anthony (4.0 3pts/100 FT%/ 1.3 blks)

D.Brooks (18.3 pts /2.7 3pts / 100 FT%)

B.Portis (17.0 pts / 9.7 rebs / 1.7 stls)

 

BEST RECORD FINAL STANDINGS (03/12/2018)

1 Pikachu Straight Cash Homie 117-61-2
2 More Sonics Please BBQ Mousetrap 115-61-4
3 Matokie Slaughter Straight Cash Homie 4 113-61-6
4 Dicks Out 4 Harambe No Punt Intended 115-64-1
5 Stuck in Saigon 2 Italy vs Razzball 112-64-4
6 get picky with it Straight Cash Homie 4 112-65-3
7 Big Baller Brand Dynasty Deep Dive 117-67-2
8 Durrant me a Title  BBQ Mousetrap 109-67-4
9 TonyRP 5 Dynasty Deep Dive 110-68-2
10 Newbie No Punt Intended 110-68-2
11 TonyRP 4 Straight Cash Homie 6  110-69-1
12 Rodmans Peacekeepers Straight Cash Homie 5  110-69-1
13 Chicaghiamo Addosso Italy vs Razzball 108-68-4
14 TonyRP 3 BBQ Mousetrap 108-69-3
15 Tarch Tadness Experts League 108-70-2
16 jasper’s Team Straight Cash Homie 2 108-70-2
17 The Bad Bandidos No Punt Intended  108-70-2
18 GasOl(d) Anthem RAZZblueBALLS 108-70-2
19 Cronos Possessed Straight Cash Homie 105-70-5
20 Akeem’s Dream Team Straight Cash Homie 2  106-71-3

 

BEST RECORD LEADERS FINAL STANDINGS (03/12/2018)

Week 1  gesiot’s Team Italy vs Razzball
Week 2  basketballsacks No Punt Intended
Week 3  GasOl(d) Anthem RAZZblueBALLS
Week 4  TonyRP 4 Straight Cash Homie 6
Week 5  ! Italy vs Razzball
Week 6  Cronos Black Metal Straight Cash Homie 2
Week 7  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 8  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 9  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 10  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 11  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 12  Evil Empire Straight Cash Homie 6
Week 13  Evil Empire Straight Cash Homie 6
Week 14  Dicks Out 4 Harambe No Punt Intended
Week 15  More Sonics Please BBQ Mousetrap
Week 16  Dicks Out 4 Harambe No Punt Intended
Week 17  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 18-19  Newbie No Punt Intended
Week 20  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie
Week 21  Pikachu Straight Cash Homie


TEAM OF THE WEEK WINNERS

Week 1  gesiot’s Team Italy vs Razzball
Week 2  Slack-Jawed Daps Straight Cash Homie 2
Week 3  The Wakefield Case Italy vs Razzball
Week 4  The Wakefield Case (2) Italy vs Razzball
Week 5  Newbie No Punt Intended
Week 6  Evil Empire Straight Cash Homie 6
Week 7  TonyRP 5 Dynasty Deep Dive
Week 8  Stuck in Saigon RAZZblueBALLS
Week 9  Newbie (2) No Punt Intended
Week 10  Durrant me a Title BBQ Mousetrap
Week 11  Newbie (3) No Punt Intended
Week 12  TonyRP 5 (2) Dynasty Deep Dive
Week 13  GasOl(d) Anthem RAZZblueBALLS
Week 14  Durrant me a Title (2) BBQ Mousetrap
Week 15  Steph Infection BBQ Mousetrap
Week 16  Akeem’s Dream Team Straight Cash Homie 2
Week 17  ELITE Dynasty Deep Dive
Week 18-19  ELITE (2) Dynasty Deep Dive
Week 20  Dicks Out 4 Harambe No Punt Intended
Week 21  TonyRP 5 (3) Dynasty Deep Dive
Week 22  Pete Reyes’s Team Dynasty Deep Dive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for playing and good luck.

  1. OSH says:
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    Thanks to you for all the reports Tony.

    Lesson learned for me this year: never draft Porzingis anymore!
    For Conley (3rd round) and lately Gordon I still have some doubts…

  2. I stil love Porzingis. Thank you!

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