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Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Thursday’s five 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.

HEAT (111.5) -4, 219 vs TRAILBLAZERS (107.5)

The Miami Heat (22-22) will look to break a four-game losing streak when it hosts the Portland Trail Blazers (25-18). They lost to Phoenix 110-100 on Tuesday. Kendrick Nunn got the start in that game and led the Heat with 25 points on 10-19 shooting. Bam Adebayo added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The Trail Blazers are coming off back-to-back home losses to Dallas and Brooklyn. Enes Kanter was impressive in loss to the Nets. He finished with 19 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assist in 39 minutes of action. The backcourt of Damian Lillard (22 points on 5-17 fgs) and CJ McCollum (16 points on 5-19 fgs) struggled from the field combining for 10-36 from the field. This will be the first game of a double header on TNT. 

Injury News –

Miami – Jimmy Butler, Questionable, Avery Bradley, Questionable, Goran Dragic, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

Damian Lillard, Enes Kanter, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo


KNICKS (115) -3, 227 vs WIZARDS (112)

The New York Knicks (22-22) will look to make it two in a row over Washington when they host the Wizards (15-27) for the second time in three days. The Knicks won 131-113 on Tuesday behind 37 points and 6 rebounds from Julius Randle while RJ Barrett added 21. The Knicks got nice contributions off the bench from Mitchell Robinson with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Alec Burks added 20. The Wizards come into this game reeling losing eight of their last 10 games. Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook continue to put up impressive fantasy stats with Westbrook putting up over 50 fantasy points in 11 of his last 15 games. 

Injury News – 

NY Knicks – Davis Bertans, OUT, Austin Rivers, OUT, Elfrid Payton, Probable, Nerlens Noel, Probable, Derrick Rose, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

Julius Randle, Alec Burks, Russell Westbrook


CLIPPERS (114) -6.5, 221.5 @ SPURS (107.5)

The Los Angeles Clippers (29-16) will look to make it back-to-back wins in San Antonio (22-19) a night after hammering the Spurs 134-101. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Morris added 20 points. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Spurs got off to a rough start a night ago giving up 67 points at halftime and could never recover. DeMar DeRozan had 19 points in the loss. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. 

Injury News – 

LA Clippers – Serge Ibaka, OUT, Patrick Beverley, OUT

San Antonio – Lonnie Walker, OUT

DFS Targets – 

Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan


76’ERS (108.5) -5, 212 @ LAKERS (103.5)

The Philadelphia 76’ers (31-13) travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers (28-16) from the Staples Center. This game has lost a lot luster and star power with Anthony Davis, Lebron James and Joel Embiid all unable to play due to injury. The Lakers have lost three in a row and without James and Davis the last two games, the Lakers have lost by double digits both games falling 111-94 to the Suns and 128-111 to the Pelicans. Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell will be firmly in play in DFS until the stars return. The 76’ers come into this game red hot winning nine of their last 10 games. They knocked off Golden State on the road on Tuesday 108-98 behind 25 points and 13 rebounds from Tobias Harris. Ben Simmons had 22 points and 8 rebounds. Tony Bradley had 18 points and 11 rebounds This is the second game of a double header on TNT. 

Injury News – 

Philadelphia – Joel Embiid, OUT, Danny Green, Questionable, Seth Curry, Questionable

LA Lakers – Anthony Davis, OUT, Lebron James, OUT

DFS Targets – 

Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schroder


KINGS (113) -2.5, 223.5 vs WARRIORS (110.5) 

The Sacramento Kings (19-25)  are looking to stay hot as they host the Golden State Warriors (22-22). The Kings held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-108 to win for the fourth time in five games. De’Aaron Fox led the way with 37 points. Rookie Tyrese Haliburton started his fifth straight game and finished with 17 points and 7 assists. The Warriors have struggled of late losing seven of their last 10 games and have lost four of the five games missed this year by star guard Steph Curry. It appears like he will miss at least another week or two. The Warriors did welcome the return of rookie James Wiseman to the lineup (11 points in 25 minutes) after missing the last three games due to health and safety protocol. Steve Kerr announced that Wiseman will be his team’s full-time starting center moving forward. Kelly Oubre had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday. 

  • The Kings have acquired Delon Wright from the Detroit Pistons (Trade Pending).

Injury News – 

Golden State – Steph Curry, OUT

DFS Targets – 

De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Kelly Oubre, Andrew Wiggins


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