As the NBA playoffs continue to heat up, today's main slate showcases four electrifying matchups set to captivate both fans and fantasy basketball enthusiasts alike. With stakes higher than ever and every possession holding the potential to swing the tide of a series, the intensity on the hardwood is palpable, and so are our NBA DFS picks




As DFS managers, navigating this landscape requires keen insight into player form, team dynamics, and strategic matchups. From perennial powerhouses to rising underdogs, tonight's slate promises a thrilling spectacle of athleticism, skill, and drama.

 So, buckle up as we delve into the matchups and unearth the hidden gems that could propel your DFS lineups to victory on this pivotal night in the NBA postseason.

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Notable NBA Injury Updates



NBA Game Totals 


MIL @ IND - Series tied 1-1

LAC @ DAL - Series tied 1-1

MIN @ PHX - MIN leads series 2-0


Top Tier Core Plays

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

I’m definitely interested in a guy who hasn’t played all that well through two games and has put up 58 & 61 DKP, you just need to be comfortable with the value that’s available to us. Don’t force it, but if you like your lineup around Doncic, fire it up!

Damian Lillard, Milwaukee Bucks

Through two postseason games, Lillard has a 34% USG and is averaging 1.3 FP/min this season. He’s poured in 34 and 35 actual points and 51 and 48 DKP in the first two games. With Khris Middleton questionable and possibly hindered by the sprained ankle, Lillard might be called on to do even more in this game.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Pascal Siakam, Indiana Pacers

Well, Siakam has simply been one of the best, if not THE BEST player this entire postseason. Siakam’s posted 36 & 37-point double-doubles along with 62.75 DKP in each of the first two games. Through two games, Siakam has a team-leading 32.8% USG and is averaging 1.6 FP/min.

Kevin Durant, Devin Booker & Bradley Beal

It’s due or die time for Phoenix, so there’s a case to be made for each guy. They’re going to play 40+ minutes and are all too cheap. Now, they’ve all been put in a vacuum with how good Minnesota’s defense has been. Beal’s the easiest to get to at his price, but all three are strong GPP options.

Rudy Gobert, Minnesota Timberwolves

It’s impossible not to look at Gobert’s minutes and production and not want to plug and play him at this price. With Karl-Anthony Towns likely limited to 28-30 minutes, they’re leaning on Gobert very heavily. Gobert’s averaging north of one FP/min this postseason and had 39.75 DKP last game without a double-double for a guy that averaged 12.9 RPG this season. Very safe.

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

As long as he’s playing, Middleton’s definitely an option here. Without Giannis Antetokounmpo during the regular season, Middleton saw +8.1% USG bumps, which led the team, up to 32% while averaging 1.17 FP/min. He was pacing for 40 minutes without the ankle injury in Game 2.

Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers

The Pacers second best player this series has been Myles Turner and I’m really interested here. He’s a core play for me tonight. Through two games, Turner’s notched a 24.8% USG and 1.23 FP/min. He’s taken 32 shots through two games and he’s been great peripherally.

Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers

After 2:34 of floor time in the first quarter, Zubac played 33 total minutes in Game 2. He played 21 second-half minutes, so if he’s able to stay out of foul trouble, high 30s minutes is on the table. He’s dominated the Dallas frontcourt while on the floor this series. He’s posted a surprisingly high 24% USG while notching 1.14 FP/min, which is second on the team. Higher than Pual George and Kawhi Leonard.

Value Tier Core Plays

P.J. Washington, Dallas Mavericks

Washington got off to a slow start in Game 2 but ended up with a really solid game, notching 18 points, six rebounds, and 32 DKP. After a 9% USG rate in Game 1, it was 23% in Game 2, which Dallas is going to need from him. He’s a solid option at this price point.

Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves

Although he didn’t make shots in Game 1, the 12 shots were a positive part of the equation. He took 13 in Game 2 and made shots and look what we got? 33.5 DKP thanks to 7-for-13, 3-for-6 for 18 points. Conley was amazing down the stretch of the season, too, including the playoffs, putting up 30+ DKP in four of five games.

Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks

I like Bobby Portis too, but he’s significantly more expensive than BroLo here and Lopez is at a FP/min through two games. He had just ONE rebound in Game 2, so that should even out a bit and if he can continue to space the floor for Milwaukee like he did in Game 2, he has a very high ceiling. I wouldn’t rank him ahead of Turner, Gobert, or Zubac, but he’s the cheapest of those four centers.

Patrick Beverley, Milwaukee Bucks

With Giannis out and Malik Beasley pushed almost out of the rotation, Beverley is logging monster minutes. He’s played 37 and 34 minutes and was pacing for 37-38 in Game 2 if not for the blowout. He’s a solid value despite being a low-volume shooter.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker & Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves

There’s going to be a LOT of ownership going towards McDaniels, and that’s fine, but don’t roster him with the expectation that he’ll score 25 points again, or really anything close to that. He’s only scored 20+ points EIGHT times all year long. MIN has used NAW a LOT through two games and he’s been amazing on both ends of the floor. If he’s going to continue to be this aggressive offensively, he’s a very valuable option at 4.1K.

Viable Punt Plays

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