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Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Friday’s nine game slate in the NBA. The idea of this article will be to give you a quick glance at the games each day and provide the overnight point spreads, game and team totals along with overnight injury news and potential DFS targets.

PACERS (112) -4.5, 219.5 @ MAGIC (107.5)

The Orlando Magic (17-34) will look to break a three-game losing streak when it host the Indiana Pacers (23-27). The Magic lost at home to the Wizards 131-116 on Wednesday. Terrence Ross came off the bench to lead the way with 24 points and 6 rebounds. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The shorthanded Pacers are coming off a 141-137 shootout win over the Timberwolves. Aaron Holiday led seven players in double figures with 22 points. Justin Holiday had 21 points and T.J. McConnell added 19 points and 15 assists. Injuries to Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner have contributed to the teams most recent struggles. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Injury News-

Indiana – Myles Turner, OUT, Domantas Sabonis, Questionable, Malcolm Brogdon, Questionable, 

Orlando – Otto Porter, OUT, Karim Mane, OUT, Gary Harris, Probable

DFS Targets

Terrence Ross, Indiana – depends on injury news throughout the day


CELTICS (118.5) -8.5, 228.5 vs TIMBERWOLVES (110)

The Boston Celtics (26-26) will welcome in the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-39) to TD Garden Arena. The Celtics are coming off a 101-99 win over the Knicks behind 32 points and 10 rebounds from Jaylen Brown. Jayson Tatum added 25 points and 10 rebounds. They have won three of their last four games. Minnesota is coming off a 141-137 loss in Indiana. Karl Anthony-Towns led the way with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Anthony Edwards added 27. They have now lost eight of their last 11 games. The Celtics have beaten the Timberwolves seven straight times.

Injury News

Boston – Evan Fournier, OUT

Minnesota – Josh Okogie, Probable, Jaylen Nowell, Doubtful

DFS Targets

Karl Anthony-Towns, Anthony Edwards, Jaylen Brown


GRIZZLIES (108) -1.5, 214.5 @ KNICKS (106.5)

The Memphis Grizzlies (26-23) will look to stay hot when they visit the New York Knicks (25-27). The Grizzlies have won four in a row and are coming off a big 131-113 road win in Atlanta. Grayson Allen scored a season-high 30 points. Jonas Valanciunas added another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Ja Morant with a solid stat line with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The Knicks have now lost five of their last six games after losing on the road in Boston 101-99. RJ Barrett led the team with 29 points and 5 rebounds. Julius Randle added 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Injury News

NY Knicks – John Henson, OUT

Memphis – De’Anthony Melton, OUT, Justise Winslow, OUT, Brandon Clarke, Doubtful

DFS Targets

Julius Randle, Jonas Valanciunas, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson


HAWKS (115) -2.5, 227.5 vs BULLS (112.5)

The Atlanta Hawks (27-25) look to start a new winning streak when they welcome in the Chicago Bulls (22-28) to State Farm Arena, The Hawks saw their four game winning streak snapped on Wednesday when they lost to Memphis 131-113. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the way with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Trae Young added 14 points and 11 assists. Onyeke Okongwu had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Chicago is coming off a 122-113 win in Toronto behind Zach LaVine’s 22 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists. Daniel Theis came off the bench and added 14 points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

Injury News

Atlanta – Kris Dunn, OUT, De’Andre Hunter, OUT, Clint Capela, Questionable, Danilo Gallinari, Questionable

Chicago – Garrett Temple, Questionable, Devon Dotson, Questionable

DFS Targets

Nikola Vucevic, Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic


76’ERS (117.5) -7.5, 227.5 @ PELICANS (110)

The Philadelphia 76’ers (35-16) travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans (22-29). The 76’ers are coming off a 106-96 win in Boston behind 35 points and 6 rebounds from Joel Embiid. Danny Green had 17 and Ben Simmons added 12 points and 6 assists. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans lost 139-111 in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Eric Bledsoe led the way with 26 points. Zion Williamson added 16. They played without leading scorer Brandon Ingram who is questionable again tonight. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Injury News

Philadelphia – George Hill, OUT

New Orleans – Nickeil Alexander-Walker, OUT, Josh Hart, OUT, Brandon Ingram, Questionable, Kira Lewis, Questionable, Lonzo Ball, Questionable

DFS Targets

Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Zion Williamson, Eric Bledsoe


NUGGETS (118) -7.5, 218.5 vs SPURS (110.5)

The Denver Nuggets (33-18)  will look to stay red hot when they welcome in the San Antonio Spurs (24-25). The Nuggets have won seven straight games and eight of their last nine. They will look to sweep the two-game series as they beat the Spurs 106-96 on Wednesday. Nikola Jokic just missed another triple double when he recorded 25 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. Michael Porter Jr added 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Nuggets are 12-3 since the All-Star Break. The Spurs were led by Dejounte Murray and Derrick White who each had 18 points. The Spurs have now lost four in a row and eight of their last 10 games.

Injury News

Denver – Paul Millsap, Probable, OUT, Lonnie Walker, Questionable

DFS Targets

Nikola Jokic, Dejounte Murray, DeMar DeRozan


BUCKS (117) -8.5, 225.5 vs HORNETS (108.5)

The Charlotte Hornets (26-24) travel to Milwaukee to take on the Milwaukee Bucks (32-19). The Hornets are coming off a 113-102 road win in Oklahoma City. Jalen McDaniels led seven players in double figures with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Cody Zeller came off the bench and added 15 points and 14 rebounds. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are coming off a 116-101 loss in Dallas. They were led by Donte DiVincenzo with 22 points. Bobby Portis posted a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. They have played the last three games without Giannis Antetokounmpo. His status for tonight is questionable. 

Injury News

Milwaukee – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Questionable, P.J. Tucker, Questionable

DFS Targets

Jalen McDaniels, Terry Rozier, Devonte’ Graham, Jrue Holiday


WARRIORS (121.5) -4.5, 238.5 vs WIZARDS (117)

The Golden State Warriors (24-27) look to build off their close win at home over Milwaukee when they welcome in the Washington Wizards (18-32) to the Chase Center. The Warriors squeaked past the Bucks on Tuesday 122-121 behind Steph Curry who led all scorers with 41 points. Kelly Oubre had 19 points and James Wiseman added 13 points and 10 rebounds. The win snapped a three-game losing streak. The Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak when they won in Orlando 131-116 on Wednesday. Bradley Beal returned to the lineup to lead the way with 26 points. Russell Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Injury News

Washington – Daniel Gafford, OUT, Bradley Beal, Probable

DFS Targets

Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr.


CLIPPERS (119.5) -13.5, 225.5 vs ROCKETS (106)

The Los Angeles Clippers (35-18) will welcome in the Houston Rockets (14-37) to the Staples Center. The Clippers have won three games in a row after beating the red hot Phoenix Suns last night 113-103. Paul George led the way with 33 points on 12-19 shooting, including 7-9 from 3-point range and Kawhi Leonard added 27. Rajon Rondo came off the bench to record 15 points and 9 assists in only 19 minutes. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Rockets broke a five-game losing streak when they beat Dallas 102-93 on Wednesday. John Wall had a game-high 31 points to lead the way. Christian Wood added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk continues to impress with his new team with 10 points and 18 rebounds.

Injury News

LA Clippers – Serge Ibaka, Questionable, Patrick Beverley, Doubtful, Reggie Jackson, Probable

Houston – John Wall, OUT, David Nwaba, OUT, Danuel House, OUT, Dante Exum, OUT

DFS Targets

Paul George, Christian Wood, Kevin Porter Jr, Kelly Olynyk

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