The NBA Playoffs have been a wild ride thus far and they continue with a four-game NBA DFS Main Slate. In the first game of the day, we have Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks taking on the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers look to get the series back to even with them being down 2-1.



In the next game we have tipping off is Paul George and Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers trying to get even with Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. In the third game of the day, we have the highest game total on the slate, and that is the Milwaukee Bucks taking on Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers.

Finally, in the last game of the night, we have Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves trying to sweep Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns. With such a an exciting slate ahead of us, let's dive into the slate.

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NBA Game Totals 

NY @ PHI - New York leads series 2-1

LAC @ DAL - DAL leads series 2-1

MIL @ IND - IND leads series 2-1

MIN @ PHO - MIN leads series 3-0

Top Tier Core Plays

Luka Doncic, PG Dallas Mavericks

Luka hasn't had a great series thus far when it comes to his standards not scoring more than 62 DKP in any game. What it comes down to is him not shooting the ball very well. He is coming off a 7-25 shooting night in the win and went just 3-14 from behind the three-point line. While he hasn't hit value yet in this series, this could be the game he explodes as Dallas looks to get a firm grasp of this series.

Joel Embiid, C Philadelphia 76ers

If you are going to pay up for a high-priced guy tonight I lean toward Joel Embiid tonight. He has such a solid floor scoring at least 52 DKP in each game and he is coming off a huge 50-game-point performance. Embiid imposed his will to get to the free throw line 21 times. If that continues in this game in Philly, Embiid is going to have another huge night, even at not quite 100%. Embiid has the same ceiling as Luka and is $1,300 cheaper.

Jalen Brunson, PG New York Knicks

While Embiid was going off against the Knicks, Brunson was trying to go toe-to-toe with him. Brunson was fantastic putting up a 39-13 double-double on a 35.7% usage rate. Brunson is much cheaper than both Luka and Embiid tonight and he gets similar shot attempts seeing at least 26 in all three games. That makes him an intriguing piece to build around tonight in a fair and balanced lineup.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Pascal Siakam, SF/PF Indiana Pacers

Siakam is coming off a modest game, in Game 3 finishing with 17-9 just short of 40 DKP. That was a pedestrian game compared to the first two when he scored over 60 DKP on at least 23 shot attempts. Siakam is such a tough matchup for the Milwaukee Bucks with Giannis being on the floor. I expect Siakam to get out and run in this one and have another big night for the Pacers.

Khris Middleton, SF Milwaukee Bucks

This one seems like a layup, and he might be the highest-rostered player on the slate with Damian Lillard and Giannis both doubtful in this one. In Game 3 Middleton got up 29 shots and posted a 42-10 double-double doing everything he could to give the Bucks in the lead in the series, but fell just short. Don't overthink this one, play Middleton tonight.

Josh Hart, SF/PF New York Knicks

This one is pretty simple as well. Josh Hart is playing 40+ minutes night in and night out. Hart is also shooting lights out from downtown knocking down at least four shots from behind the arc in this series. He is still priced under 8K on DraftKings and has scored over 40 DKP in every game in this series. Plus, even if his shot stops falling, he has a solid floor with all the little things he does outside of scoring.

Bobby Portis, PF/C Milwaukee Bucks

With Giannis out, and Lillard departing early with an injury, Bobby Portis was Khris Middleton's right-hand man. He finished with a 17-18 double-double giving tremendous energy in 44 minutes on the floor. With Portis expected to play 40+ minutes again in this one, it feels like Portis is almost bust-proof at his price.

Bradley Beal, PG/SG Phoenix Suns

I am not interested in Devin Booker or Kevin Durant tonight at their price. However, with Bradley Beal sitting at just $6,600 on DraftKings, I am still intrigued with him. We know Beal is a bucket, we just need him to keep being aggressive like he was last game getting up 19 shots. The Suns are in desperation mode on the brink of elimination, so expect Beal to play 40+ minutes again in this one.

Value Tier Core Plays

Aaron Nesmith, SG/SF Indiana Pacers

With Aaron Nesmith being Indiana's best defender he is going to be locked into Khris Middleton tonight. Nesmith is coming off two solid games scoring over 30 DKP in each. Nesmith was a 40% three point shooter during the regular season and has shot just 5-22 from behind the arc in this series while still putting up numbers which we love to see. If he starts knocking down shots in this one, we could see a ceiling game from him.

Kyle Lowry, PG/SG Philadelphia 76ers

Kyle Lowry continues to be solid for the 76ers and our DFS lineups. He has scored at least 21 DKP in each game, but he just doesn't have a very high ceiling because of the lack of shot attempts. With the lack of value on this slate as rotations have tightened up, you may have to play Lowry to afford the high-priced guys today. I have no issue playing him as Philly tried to even the series in this one.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, SF Minnesota Timberwolves

NAW has been an outstanding piece to this Timberwolves rotation this series seemingly hopping Kyle Anderson. He has played at least 29 minutes in all three games and gotten up double-digit shot attempts in each. NAW has also dished out five assists in back-to-back games as well as doing multiple things for this Timberwolves team. Keep playing him tonight.

Derrick Jones, SF/PF Dallas Mavericks

I see Derrick Jones in a similar light as Jaden McDaniels, he is just much cheaper sitting at just $3,700 on DraftKings. Jones is an important piece to this Dallas team because of his tremendous length and ability to slow down some of the bigger wings for the Clippers. He doesnt have a high ceiling but he is a guy who can get you around 20-30 DKP tonight.

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