Matthew Braine

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Dose: Brewer Goes for Broke

Saturday, April 12, 2014


 

Although the regular season is winding down, the fantasy world is still on fire. There were several big time scoring performances from the likes of Corey Brewer, Stephen Curry, Eric Bledsoe, and Chandler Parsons, while Andre Drummond and Jonas Valanciunas crashed the glass big time.  With plenty to cover, let’s get right to the action.


Brewer racks up 50 plus

 

With both Kevin Love (elbow) and Kevin Martin (foot) out, Corey Brewer was free to fire at will and responded in a big way, notching a career-high 51 points as the Timberwolves edged out the Rockets. Amazingly, Brewer hit 19-30 shots, 16 of which came from within three feet of the basket. He also grabbed six steals, joining Michael Jordan, Rick Barry, and Allen Iverson as the only players in NBA history to score 50 points and six steals in an NBA game. While this outburst was certainly a treat for owners, don’t expect it again anytime soon. However, it’s not crazy to think that his point total could jump up marginally with Love and Martin on the mend.


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The Chandler Parsons project makes waves

 

Although the Rockets lost a close one on Friday night, Chandler Parsons did his best to make it a nail biter. The versatile small forward scored 27 points, adding seven boards, seven assists, and four steals. He also hit four triples as part of his efficient 11-19 overall shooting. While Parsons has been known to go off and have some streaky runs, his current run is actually quite nice. So far in the month of April Parsons is averaging 19 points, five rebounds, nearly five assists, and two steals per game. His fantasy friendly game has made him a hot early round target heading into next season.


Curry triple-doubles in blowout

 

Stephen Curry did it all for the Warriors on Friday night, dropping 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists as Golden State buried Los Angeles. The sharpshooting All-Star notched his fourth triple-double of the campaign and has his squad in primed playoff mode. Power forward David Lee returned after a three-week absence and scored 10 points while grabbing 10 boards in 25 minutes off the bench.  He’ll likely get back in the starting unit in the next one and should get better with each passing game.


Bledsoe just misses a triple-double line

 

Despite turning the ball over seven times, Eric Bledsoe still turned in a fantasy gem against San Antonio. The surging point guard scored 30 points, with 11 boards, nine assists, and three steals. Bledsoe has been on fire over his last four, averaging nearly 24 points per game and seven rebounds. He’s finishing the year strong and rewarding owners who stuck with him through a lengthy injury.


Green has a career night

 

While Bledsoe was lighting it up in the fantasy world, Danny Green was busy leading the Spurs to victory over the Suns. The small forward scored a career-high 33 points on 12-17 shooting, including seven triples. The Spurs could rest him a bit over the last few games but overall Green has been fantastic in the second half, providing owners with sixth round value.



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