Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Thursday’s four 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.
BUCKS (116) -6, 229 @ HAWKS (113)
The Milwaukee Bucks (34-20) will look to make it a perfect 3-0 on their three-game road trip when they travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks (30-25). The Bucks are coming off back-to-back wins in Orlando 124-87 and last night in Minnesota 130-105. Khris Middleton led the way in last night’s win with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Brook Lopez added 18 points and 8 rebounds. They played without Giannis Antetokounmpo, because of left knee soreness for the sixth straight game. They are 3-3 in those games. The surging Hawks are coming off a 108-103 win against Toronto and have now won seven of their last eight games. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the way with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Clint Capela had a monster game with 19 points on 7-11 shooting and 21 rebounds. Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari sat out the game with injuries.
Milwaukee – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Questionable
Atlanta – John Collins, OUT, De’Andre Hunter, OUT, Kris Dunn, OUT, Tony Snell, OUT, Trae Young, Questionable, Danilo Gallinari, Questionable
Clint Capela, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis
WARRIORS (117.5) -9.5, 225.5 @ CAVALIERS (108)
The Golden State Warriors (27-28) will continue on their five-game road trip when they travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers (19-34). Steph Curry, who earlier in the week scored 53 points against the Denver Nuggets surpassing Wilt Chamberlain as the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, followed that up with a 42-point performance last night in a 147-109 rout in Oklahoma City. Draymond Green added a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists. They have won four of their last five games. The Cavaliers won in Charlotte last night 103-90 behind Taurean Prince’s 25 points off the bench. He connected on 9-13 from the field including 6-8 from 3-point range. Kevin Love added a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Golden State – Kelly Oubre Jr., OUT, Eric Paschall, OUT
Cleveland – Collin Sexton, Questionable, Dylan Windler, Questionable, Damyean Dotson, Questionable
Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Collin Sexton (if in)
CELTICS (108.5) 6, 211 @ LAKERS (102.5)
The Los Angels Lakers (34-21) return home after a successful 4-3 road trip playing without their two top guns Lebron James and Anthony Davis. Tonight they welcome in the red hot Boston Celtics (29-26) to the Staples Center. The Lakers closed out the road trip with a win in Charlotte 101-93. Kyle Kuzma led the way with 24 points. Dennis Schroder added 19 points and 6 assists. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Celtics come in on quite a roll winning six of their first seven games this month. They are coming off a 116-115 road win in Portland. Jayson Tatum led the way with 32 points and 9 rebounds. Jaylen Brown had 24 points and Kemba Walker added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Tatum has been in a zone during this recent hot streak for the Celtics. He is averaging 31.6 points and 8.6 rebounds over his last five games. The Lakers won in Boston 96-95 back on Jan. 30th.
Boston – Evan Fournier, OUT
LA Lakers – Lebron James, OUT, Anthony Davis, OUT, Markieff Morris, Questionable, Kyle Kuzma, Probabe, Dennis Schroder, Probable, Andre Drummond, Probable, Marc Gasol, Probable, Wesley Matthews, Probable
Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schroder
SUNS (122) -13.5, 230.5 vs KINGS (108.5)
The Phoenix Suns (39-15) look to continue their hot streak when they host the Sacramento Kings (22-32). The Suns made it three wins in a row when they beat the Heat 106-86 on Tuesday and have now won 10 of their last 11 games. They are the current #2 seed in the Western Conference behind the Utah Jazz. Devin Booker led six players in double figures with 19 points and 13 rebounds in their win over the Heat. The Kings come into this game going in the opposite direction losing eight straight games after their 117-110 home loss to Washington last night. De’Aaron Fox followed up his 43-point effort in New Orleans on Monday with a game-high 33 points.
Phoenix – Abdel Nader, OUT
Sacramento – Richaun Holmes, OUT
Devin Booker, De’Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes