Daily Notes for Tuesday: Mo steps up scoring for Cavs
|Time||Visitors||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.||Home||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.|
|7:00 p.m.||Toronto Raptors||99.7||.457||-2.8|| |
|7:00 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves||102.1||.468||+1.2|| |
|7:00 p.m.||Boston Celtics||91.2||.422||+5.5|| |
|7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks||98.1||.455||+1.7|| |
|New Jersey Nets||101.0||.439||-0.3|
|8:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls||102.0||.453||-0.5|| |
|9:00 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs||94.1||.457||-0.3|| |
All times Eastern
Key: Opp. PPG = Points per game allowed to opponents. Opp. FGP = Field goal percentage allowed to opponents. RPG Diff. = The difference between a team's rebounds per game and its opponents' rebounds per game.
Corey Brewer, SF, Timberwolves (knee)
Luther Head, SG, Rockets (foot)
Yi Jianlian, SF, Nets (hand)
Kevin Ollie, PG, Timberwolves (elbow)
Michael Redd, SG, Bucks (knee)
Delonte West, PG/SG, Cavaliers (wrist)
Vince Carter, SG/SF, Nets (ankle)
Samuel Dalembert, C, Sixers (ankle)
Kevin Garnett, PF, Celtics (flu)
Drew Gooden, PF/C, Bulls (groin)
Tracy McGrady, SG/SF, Rockets (ankle)
Bobby Simmons, SF, Nets (abdomen)
Despite averaging 10.4 points, 6.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 3-pointers in January, Sebastian Telfair is still available in plenty of fantasy leagues. He won't light up the scoreboard, but he will provide enough assists, steals and 3-pointers to be a useful commodity in most fantasy leagues. After going 10-4 in the month, the Timberwolves like the direction that they are headed with Telfair at the point, so he should continue to receive ample playing time for the balance of the season. Michael Redd's season-ending knee injury has opened the door for Ramon Sessions to start in Milwaukee. Sessions is a true point guard, but he'll slide over to shooting guard alongside Luke Ridnour in the Bucks' backcourt. He is averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 assists and a steal in his past five games and is a fine pickup candidate off the waiver wire. Though he'd be only a short-term pickup, Glen Davis could make for a solid streaming option Tuesday. KG is questionable but likely will play fewer minutes than usual even if he does suit up. With that said, expect to see plenty of Davis on the court against the Sixers.
Brian McKitish is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.
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