We have a four-game NBA DFS slate and it's a doozy as multiple teams are fighting off elimination. As you'll see below, there is one elite game environment, two that are OK, and one awful one. Only Warriors/Kings is a series that will 100% have a Game 6 as the other three are all 3-1. Each team down 3-1 is defending their home floor, however, so let's see how they fare. Check out our NBA DFS projections, powered by FanJections, NBA DFS Lineup Generator, and all of the rest of our NBA DFS content and tools! Now, it is time to break down James' top plays of the day for DraftKings and FanDuel!


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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Of the spend-up’s today, Antetokounmpo is the top dog in my eyes. He returned to the lineup in Game 4, immediately notched a 26-point triple-double, and played 38 minutes. Milwaukee is back home for Game 5 down 3-1 in the series and he’s likely not coming off the floor in this game and has the highest ceiling of anyone else playing tonight.

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

Are we going to get an encore performance out of Himmy Butler? It’ll be hard to replicate, but he’s been incredible in this series and in the play-in tournament as well. He’s poured in 30+ actual points in four of his last five games and is coming off a career-high 56. Milwaukee is the second-worst defensive-rated unit in the postseason and it’s showing.

Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies

I’m not sure there have been many players asked to do more than Desmond Bane has on both ends of the floor due to what’s gone on around him. Still, he’s coming off a 36-point game and with Ja Morant clearly impacted by the brace he’s wearing, he’ll need to replicate last game’s performance to keep Memphis alive.

Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors

It’s been an amazing addition for the Warriors so late in the season to get Wiggins back into their lineup. He’s coming off another monster game in which he dominated in EVERY facet of the game including seven combined blocks and steals. This series has been played at the fastest pace in the postseason, is the highest implied total, and has exploitable match-ups everywhere. Wiggins is a fantastic mid-tier play in this spot.

Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers

Boy oh boy does this kid continue to impress. Reaves is coming off a 41-minute, 38.5 DKP performance and he commanded the offense. The offense ran through him and the Lakers decided to have LeBron James off the ball at times because he looked so good. Reaves has averaged 31.6 DKP/game this series and has flashed a solid floor notching 24.25 DKP. Very solid ceiling/floor combo at a sub-6K price point.

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