Raptors-Wizards (Raptors Lead 2-1)
John Wall and Kyle Lowry are the best options on their respective teams. Wall has been fantastic during the playoffs and shows no signs of slowing down. Lowry is a better option than DeMar DeRozan at home and if he’s in rhythm like he was in Game 3, he has very high value.
The secondary scorers come with more questions. DeRozan should be good to at least hit value. I don’t like him quite as much on the road, but he’s still the best scorer on the Raptors. Bradley Beal’s big performance in Game 3 should have potential owners feeling confident about his value in Game 4.
For the Wizards, as mentioned earlier, I have a good feeling about Otto Porter Jr. Other than him, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Mike Scott continue to provide good minutes off the bench. Even Ian Mahinmi has chipped in with bench production. Marcin Gortat is a risk as he could play 20-plus minutes and easily hit value or play five minutes and be a bust. Markieff Morris has been disappointing these playoffs and can’t be trusted at this point.
Serge Ibaka went cold in Game 3. Maybe he turns things back around in Game 4, but given how streaky he typically is, it’s probably best to wait until the series heads back to Toronto to take him. But the potential is certainly there for him to produce. Jonas Valanciunas is about the only safe bet at center and has big game potential. OG Anunoby has been a good punt option all playoffs.
The Raptors bench, typically a strength of their team, did have it going in Game 3. Maybe it was an off-night, but on the road, it’s tough to trust them. Delon Wright still looks appealing with Fred VanVleet out.