Whaddup Razzball nation! Welcome back to another edition of Any Given Saturday! Last night, the Thunder walked into Cleveland and embarrassed the Cavs, dropping a whopping 148 points. It was a team effort, but Russell Westbrook was especially impressive, dropping a double dimebag and going for 23/9/20/2 on 9-for-17 FG (1-for-1 3P, 4-for-5 FT) and five TOs. Russâ€™s efficiency is trending up nicely after being abysmal to start the season. All of a sudden, the Thunder look like an incredibly scary team. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Whatâ€™s up Razzballers? We had a doozy of a game last night in Toronto between the Raptors and the Warriors. I donâ€™t typically like to give the lede to players on the losing team, but this was the best game in a night of great games, and DeMar DeRozan was the star of the show. He was a big reason the Raptors were even competitive as he went for 42/5/3 on 17-for-31 FG (0-for-4 3P, 8-for-10 FT) and two TOs. This was in a game the Raptors lost by just two after being down 81 to 54 (!) at halftime. The end was a big clusterfrick too. No other RaptorÂ played more than 30 minutes, as the almost-comeback was mostly led by DeMar and the bench sinceÂ Kyle LowryÂ was out with injury. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Whatâ€™s up Razzball Nation! Welcome back to another edition of Any Given Saturday. I just feel like I havenâ€™t talked about LeBron James enough. The man just turned 33 and is putting up MVP numbers. Hell, with James Harden injured, LeBron is probably the frontrunner. This season heâ€™s putting up career-highs in assists, 3PM, FT%, and heâ€™s even putting up 1.0 blocks, the most since his first Cleveland stint. He was built in a Nike laboratory to be the perfect basketball specimen. Anyway, against the lowly Magic on Sunday, LeBron messed around and almost got a quadruple-double, going for 33/10/9/6/1 on 12-for-23 FG (4-for-7 3P, 5-for-7 FT) with three turnovers. His usage might go down with the return ofÂ Isaiah Thomas, but itâ€™s not like Kyrie Irving dug into LeBronâ€™s stats in previous years. LeBron might even average more assists and be more efficient with IT in the fold. Good lord. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Whatâ€™s up Razzballers? Weâ€™re back with another edition of Any Given Saturday. Speaking of being back, professional basketball player Steph Curry returned after missing 11 games with his ankle injury and went nuts in a win over the Grizzlies. Steph went for a cool 38/4/3 on 13-for-17 FG (10-for-13 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and nary a turnover. All this in only 25 minutes. What a monster. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Good morning, and welcome back to another edition of Any Given Saturday. A huge slate of games last night, but the most impressive performance of them all came from The Rocky Horror Victor Show himself, Victor Oladipo. Our boy put forth a pristine 38/4/6/1/1 on 13-for-23 FG (2-for-8 3P, 10-for-10 FT) and no TOs, as he led the Pacers to the overtime win over the Nets. Dipo has been a top-10 guy in 9-cat so far and it doesnâ€™t look like heâ€™s going to slow down any time soon. I was higher than most on Dipo coming into the season, but I donâ€™t think anybody predicted a season like this. If you got him near his ADP, youâ€™re laughing. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Top oâ€™ the morning, Razzballers. It was a battle of the past versus future down in the Garden last night, with the Knicks besting the Thunder. Unfortunately, Kristaps Porzingis sat with a knee injury. Fortunately, Michael Beasley gifted us all a gem of a game in his place, going for 30/5/4/0/2 on 11-for-18 FG (2-for-2 3P, 6-for-7 FT) and only turning it over twice. Beas has put up some nice fantasy lines when given the minutes, but that doesnâ€™t happen too frequently. Next time Porzingis misses time, keep Beas in mind for the stream. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Good morrow to thee, neighbours! It was a fun night for hoops, especially if youâ€™re a fan of mediocre basketball teams! The Atlanta Hawks scraped by the previously decent Orlando Magic and what a matchup it was! A special shoutout goes to Ersan Ilyasova who went for 26/3/4 on a perfect 9-for-9 FG with five threes, 3-for-5 FT. and no turnovers. It was a pretty spectacular game for Ersan. With Dewayne Dedmon and John Collins (and Mike Muscala) all missing from the Hawksâ€™ frontcourt, thereâ€™s minutes to go around and Ilyasova is definitely the man in line to take them. Hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can do
A Joel eclipse of the heart
Good morning/afternoon/night sports fans. Welcome back to another special edition of the Saturday Daily Notes presented by Razzball. We had a bit of a rivalry game (I guess?) between the Pistons and the 76ers last night, with Andre Drummond and Joel Embiid jawing at each other over social media then battling it out on the court.Â Drummond had a great game going for 14/11/6/5/1 on 4-for-8 FG and 6-for-8 FT and only one turnover, but Embiid had 25/10/0/1 with six turnovers on 7-for-21 FG and 11-for-12 FT along with the all-important win. It was a battle between two of the gameâ€™s best centers and hopefully a matchup weâ€™ll be seeing many times going forward. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:
Hey y’all. We’re back again, like we never left, with another Saturday Special. Today we’re kicking it off with none other than the Tall Baller From the GÂ himself, Dirk Nowitzki. He had a nice little vintage performance, as he led the Mavericks to a win over the Thunder, going for 19/5/4/2 on 7-for-10 shooting with four threes. Dirkâ€™s no longer a fantasy stud, but itâ€™s nice to be able to show love to one of the greats when they deserve it. Dirk might get sporadic rest days as the season goes on, but heâ€™ll generally be given free reign to do as he pleases while the Mavericks happily tank for a pick. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Howdy basketboys and girls, welcome back to another Saturday recap special. There was a great game last night as Ben Simmons and the Sixers almost cooked Steph Curryâ€™s Warriors. The Sixers jumped out to an early 47-28 lead after the first quarter, but the Warriors did Warriors things and pulled off their own 47-15 rout in the third quarter to take back the lead and put the game away. Simmons had 23/8/12 on 11-for-15 shooting and only one turnover in the close loss. Wow. We knew he was great, but heâ€™s blowing past everyoneâ€™s expectations this season. Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy basketball:Please, blog, may I have some more?