Get ready for an exciting evening of basketball action as the 2024 NBA playoffs continue to heat up in the second round. Tonight's DFS lineup offers some great opportunities for daily fantasy success!

Gear up for an intense showdown as the Indiana Pacers take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, while the Minnesota Timberwolves face off against the Denver Nuggets at elevation.




With high-caliber players and playoff implications on the line, tonight's games are bound to deliver some heart-pounding moments for DFS fans. Check out my top NBA DFS picks for Tuesday, 5/14 right here!

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Pacers vs. Knicks DFS

Total: 217

Spread: NYK -2

NBA Injury Report Today, 5/14

Knicks NBA DFS Injuries

Pacers NBA DFS Injuries




Indiana Pacers NBA DFS Breakdown

Can the Pacers win on the road? They’ve been great at home and bad on the road this postseason.

Tyrese Haliburton has been great since Game 1 pouring in 20+ points in three straight games and has scored 30+ actual in two of three and he didn’t get to play the fourth quarter in Game 4. T.J. McConnell continues to lead the team in usage rate this postseason up over 26%. His price is up, but is viable.

Aaron Nesmith and Andrew Nembhard are fine final pieces if that’s where your lineup ends up. Ben Sheppard has a low-floor, but he’s playing high teens minutes.

Pascal Siakam has looked better offensively since OG Anunoby got hurt and I like the matchup here once again. He had a 37% USG rate in Game 3.  Obi Toppin is going to play around 20 minutes and average 1.16 FP/min this postseason.

Myles Turner has been at 1.06 FP/min this postseason and has been pretty good since he struggled in Game 2. Isaiah Jackson is playing the backup five and is nothing more than a punt.

New York Knicks NBA DFS Breakdown

Do the Knicks have anything left in the tank? They looked like they had absolutely nothing in Game 4 and are they worn down by all the injuries and minutes they’ve played?

Jalen Brunson has been hounded by Aaron Nesmith over the last two games and he has shot poorly. He does get to go home here and has a 38.5% USG rate without OG Anunoby and Bojan Bogdanovic this postseason. I think there’s a chance Miles McBride starts over Precious Achiuwa, which would make him one of the best values on the board.

Donte DiVincenzo and Josh Hart feel like a package deal. If you want to play the Knicks here and believe they have something left in the tank, they’re one of the primary reasons as to why. Alec Burks is a very viable option off the bench for the Knicks. He’s played the entire second quarter in back-to-back games.

I like Isaiah Hartenstein, but I don’t love him at $6,000 on DraftKings. I will say, $6K is perfectly fine if he approaches 40 minutes like the did in the first few games this series. If Precious Achiuwa starts, he’s OK. Nothing that really gets me going.




Timberwolves vs. Nuggets DFS

Total: 206

Spread: DEN -4.5

NBA Injury Report Today, 5/14

Nuggets NBA DFS Injuries

Timberwolves NBA DFS Injuries




Minnesota Timberwolves NBA DFS Breakdown

After stealing two games in Denver, the Timberwolves dropped two games at home, and we head back to Denver tied at two.

Mike Conley is a really safe play at $5,700. I like him in cash and tournaments as he played 34 minutes in a competitive game. That’s where he’ll settle into at 34. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is nothing more than a GPP play at this point with how inconsistent he’s been.

Anthony Edwards is amongst one of the best spend ups as he’s scored 40+ actual points in two of the four games in this series. He played 45 minutes in Game 4 and that’s what it’ll be again in Game 5 considering the magnitude of this one. Jaden McDaniels has the opportunity to play nearly 40 minutes, but also is very foul happy and the edge of the minutes + price would instantly go away.

Their big rotation is interesting. Karl-Anthony Towns has been bad offensively in Games 3 and 4 after being great in 1 and 2. They need him to be better because their halfcourt offense is stagnant. He’s too cheap. Rudy Gobert was bullied by Nikola Jokic in Game 4 and it’s likely going to be the case in Game 5 again. That could leave some extra run on the table for Naz Reid here. 

Denver Nuggets NBA DFS Breakdown

The series is all knotted up at two and it’s crazy that we’re here after watching the first two games. 

A big reason as to why the Nuggets are back in the position they’re in is because Jamal Murray has risen. He’s played back-to-back great games putting up 40+ DKP in each and the calf looks better and better as the postseason has progressed. Nikola Jokic finally surpassed him in USG, but he’s still at 28.6% for the entire postseason.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is nothing more than a last piece in and if he makes shots, he is viable. Christian Braun is OK as a punt, but he needs to keep defending at a high level to be on the floor. Justin Holiday is also OK as he continues to be their best bench piece due to how well he’s shooting the ball.

This has not been Michael Porter Jr.’s series, but he has upside because of how well he can shoot the rock. I actually prefer Aaron Gordon for cheaper, but I suspect Porter will be lower owned. Gordon will also never be taken off the floor for defensive purposes like MPJ has. 

Nikola Jokic. That’s all. That’s the tweet. The guy is good and realized his offensive aggressiveness is required this series. Look for another game in which he gets off nearly 30 shots.




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