Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a triple, one RBI and a run scored during the Reds' 4-0 win over the Indians on Thursday. He was also caught stealing for the 17th time this season.
Hamilton has now hit safely in six of his last seven games with three multi-hit performances and is batting .271 on the season. Nice right? Not to mention the 43 steals too. But while those numbers seem fairly solid, his .298 OBP and just two steals over his last 13 games continue to hammer home the point that fantasy owners overreacted in drafts this season and aren't getting the production they expected back in April. If you drafted Hamilton and failed to find a solid stolen base complement to him, you 're likely suffering in the category when you thought you'd be leading it by now. Lesson learned? We hope so.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender