Saturday night in the Association will bring us a primetime battle of All-Stars in Cleveland with the greatest player on the planet going against the greatest coach on the planet … don’t take our word for it though, listen to LeBron’s feelings about Pop in this video linked below.
The King has faced Popovich’s Spurs 24 times in the regular season & 3 times in the finals and regular season LeBron has had a wide range of outcomes. His DraftKings point output has ranged from 27.5 to 62.8 and he has three sub-40 point games in his last 6 meetings against the GOAT coach.
Similar to the Rockets and Warriors game last night, tonight’s battle in Cleveland will be nationally televised and feature 3 All-Stars with LeBron, Kawhi and Kyrie all getting starting nods. Similar to Curry’s selection being questioned – many have disagreed with Kyrie’s nod, stating IT2, Wall, Lowry or even Kemba is more deserving. Clutch Kyrie likes to shine in big games and he likes to prove his naysayers wrong, Kyrie might bring some extra swag tonight wanting to prove to all that he’s a deserving All-Star. Note – Kyrie has faced the Spurs on nine occasions and has been held in check in the majority of those nine matchups, failing to reach 40 DraftKings points in 7 of the 9 – however, he did drop 57 real-life points & a slate winning 78.8 DK point performance in a 2015 game in San Antonio.
If Spurs vs Cavs wasn’t enough to get you excited about Saturday night – we also get everyone’s favorite Twins to roster in DFS as the Morris brothers go at it tonight in Detroit. These two bring it when they face off – although outside of a highlight block, both twins put up stinker lines in limited minutes in their last meeting.
Kieff doing what brother’s do to each other in the December matchup in Washington
We mentioned Kyrie may want to prove to the world he deserves that starter’s spot, while a Mr. John Wall is sure to be feeling that #AllStarSnub narrative when the Wiz tip off in Detroit. Wall posted an All-Star line of 29/13/5/3 last night in his first snub game.
Other #AllStarSnubs to give a boost to tonight when building your lineups, include:
Isiah Thomas – IT2 & the Celts host Dame’s Blazers in the early game of the day
Damian Lillard – No one, except maybe Dame, thinks he should have beat out Curry AND Westbrook for the last guard spot in the West
Kemba Walker – The Hornets are coming off a 113-78 beat down of the Raptors last night and Kemba went off for 32/8/4, look for home court All-Star Walker to keep proving the doubters wrong tonight
Boogie Cousins – The big fella looks to take out his frustrations on the Bulls front court tonight
Evan Turner – Blazers @ Celtics
Jeff Hornacek – Coach revenge as the Knicks host the Suns
Tyson Chandler – A little double narrative as Tyson faces his former team and his former coach
Michael Beasley – We like to roster Beasley whenever given a semi-rational reason, purely for entertainment value. He did post 25.8 DK points in 21 minutes in a matchup last week against Miami
Chandler Parsons – Chandler hosts the team that drafted him tonight
Rondo – Rondo’s first revenge game against the Kings – we’re setting his floor at 7 DK points and his ceiling at 57… good luck
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