The NBA concluded another week of action yesterday with five games on the schedule including the Magic ending their ten-game losing streak and the Thunder continuing to roll behind a great stretch from Kevin Durant. In case you were too occupied with the AFC and NFC Championship, here are the top fantasy hoops performers from Sunday:
Kevin Durant-Oklahoma City Thunder
Durant continued his amazing run dropping 30 on the Kings last night in his 32 minutes of action. In his last five games, Durant has averaged 38.0 points and has at least 30 in each of his last seven games. Yesterday, he added nine assists, six rebounds, two blocks, and four steals as he gave his fantasy owners a huge boost in just about every way possible with another monster game.
Isaiah Thomas-Sacramento Kings
Thomas tried to keep the Kings in it and finished with a league-high 38 points last night in a losing effort. He added six assists and four three-pointers as he continued what has been a breakout season for him. Thomas’s career-high in points shows he’s a great fantasy option as he continues to lead an improving Sacramento team.
Channing Frye-Phoenix Suns
Frye has been playing well lately and helped Phoenix get a home win over Denver last night with season-high 30 points on 12-16 from the field including five three-pointers. Frye also added three blocks, five boards, an assist, and a steal.
Nick Young-Los Angeles Lakers
Young returned from his suspension and exploded for 29 points of the Lakers’ bench. He hit five three-pointers and 7-13 overall, but he didn’t contribute much except for points with just an assist and a pair of rebounds.
Patty Mills-San Antonio Spurs
Coming off the bench, Mills scored 20 points in 27 minutes against Milwaukee yesterday as the Spurs bounced back from their loss to the Blazers by trouncing the Bucks. Mills hit four three-pointers and added three steals, seven assists, and two rebounds. He’s owned in only 0.1% of ESPN leagues but can have value when he gets extended playing time like in this game.
Kyle Lowry-Toronto Raptors
Lowry had nine assists to go with his 21 points in the Raptors loss to LA. He added two rebounds and a block and is now averaging 18.1 points and 8.1 assists in his ten games this month.
Ty Lawson-Denver Nuggets
Even though Denver came up short, Lawson had one of the best point guard lines of the day yesterday finishing with 14 assists to go with 17 points. He missed all three of his three-pointers but did shoot 6-14 overall while adding four boards and a steal.
Ryan Kelly-Los Angeles Lakers
Our sleeper of the day from yesterday is Kelly who played big minutes for the third game in a row as the Lakers continue to search for answers at PF. Kelly scored 17 points and added two steals, two assists, and five boards in his season-high 37 minutes against Toronto. LA needs someone to play along side Pau, and Kelly has great percentages and can put up good numbers when he gets the floor time. See if Kelly continues to get minutes, but if he does he’ll be a hot commodity very quickly since he’s only owned in 0.6% of ESPN leagues at this point.