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F. Ntilikina - PG
Ntilikina produced five points (1-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, and four rebounds in 25 minutes during Friday's 111-93 loss to the Nuggets.
Ntilikina returned to the lineup following a two-month absence with a groin strain. While he struggled with his shot, the 20-year-old sophomore took care of possession (zero turnovers) and earned a decent load of playing time in this his first game back. With Knicks coach David Fizdale focused on funneling minutes toward the younger players on the roster, Ntilikina seems likely to see consistent burn across the final nine games of 2018-19.
Added 1:27 am (EST)
K. Love - PF
Love scored a team-high 22 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding eight rebounds and an assist in 33 minutes during Friday's 110-108 loss to the Clippers.
It's just the second time in his last six games Love has dropped 20 or more points, and the Cavs continue to monitor his workload and give him frequent rest. The veteran forward is still capable of posting strong numbers on any given night, but with the team having two back-to-back sets on its remaining schedule, he's best deployed as a DFS option.
Added 1:25 am (EST)
K. Allen - PG
Allen accumulated three points (1-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, one rebound, and one steal in 15 minutes during Friday's 111-93 loss to the Nuggets.
Allen returned to the lineup following a one-game absence due to an illness. The 26-year-old guard didn't commit any turnovers but struggled from the field. It wasn't long ago that Allen managed a string of five consecutive double-digit scoring performances. Still, he's too inconsistent to rely on in most formats.
Added 1:22 am (EST)
D. Gallinari - SF
Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points (11-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes during Friday's 110-108 win over the Cavaliers.
The veteran forward has now scored at least 20 points in eight straight games, averaging a cool 25.0 points, 5.9 boards, 2.8 three-pointers and 2.8 assists over that stretch to help keep a Clippers franchise that has traded away all its signature players somewhat improbably in the playoff picture. The fragile Gallinari is healthy and headed for a career-best season, including his most games played since 2012-13.
Added 1:19 am (EST)
J. Vanderbilt - SF
Vanderbilt earned three minutes during Friday's 111-93 win over the Knicks.
Vanderbilt made his 10th appearance of the season but didn't log any stats in this one. Nuggets coach Michael Malone has opted to shorten his rotation lately, and the rookie big man was already on the outside looking in most nights. As a result, with the exceptions of lopsided contests like this one, Vanderbilt will mostly be glued to the bench and shouldn't be relied on for fantasy purposes.
Added 1:16 am (EST)
M. Plumlee - PF
Plumlee pitched in 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, and one block in 24 minutes during Friday's 111-93 win over the Knicks.
Plumlee continues to see his minutes overlap some with star center Nikola Jokic, thus affording the 29-year-old backup big man decent playing time. Plumlee had gone eight straight games without reaching double figures in scoring. Nevertheless, he has still been producing quality contributons across several other categories (boards, dimes, blocks) and remains a fairly solid fantasy option, especially in deeper leagues.
Added 1:11 am (EST)
T. Ross - SG
Ross scored a game-high 31 points (10-15 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding seven rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes off the bench during Friday's 123-119 overtime win over the Grizzlies.
The eight made three-pointers were a season high for Ross, who dropped 30-plus points for the third time this season -- with all three performances coming since the beginning of February. He's having a career year as the Magic's sixth man and has been one of the engines of the team's drive for a playoff spot.
Added 1:08 am (EST)
N. Jokic - C
Jokic collected 21 points (8-20 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 17 rebounds, and five assists in 28 minutes during Friday's 111-93 win over the Knicks.
Jokic compiled plenty of counting stats despite not needing to play his usual load of minutes in the blowout victory. With the Nuggets and Warriors sporting identical 49-22 records and fighting for the top seed in the Western Conference, Jokic and company can be expected to keep the pedal to the metal down the stretch.
Added 1:05 am (EST)