NBA Playoffs Fantasy Basketball Players of the Day – 5/17/09

May 18, 2009


Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Pau Gasol – 21 Points, 18 Rebounds, 3 Blocks
Trevor Ariza – 15 Points, 5 Rebounds
Kobe Bryant – 15 Points, 7 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 3 Steals, 2 Blocks
Andrew Bynum – 14 Points, 6 Rebounds
Chuck Hayes – 8 Points, 5 Rebounds, 5 Steals

Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics
Hedo Turkoglu – 25 Points, 12 Assists, 5 Rebounds
Rashard Lewis – 19 Points, 5 Rebounds
Dwight Howard – 12 Points, 16 Rebounds
Ray Allen – 23 Points
Mickael Pietrus – 17 Points
Paul Pierce – 16 Points
Rafer Alston – 15 Points
Kendrick Perkins – 8 Points, 15 Rebounds
Rajon Rondo – 10 Points, 10 Assists, 6 Rebounds

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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    May 18th, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    How about Bynum finally stepping up and playing like a big man. I don’t understand what it will take for him to keep the ball high in the air and stop bringing it down before he goes up. If I ever start a network, you sir are promised the job of statman lol

  2. LestersLegends
    May 18th, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    Maybe if Bynum spent some time at the collegiate level he wouldn’t have that problem. Thanks for the job, lol.

  3. Rad
    May 18th, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    Totally agree, these are things guys like Duncan learn in college hoops. Gasol and Yao learn it playing professionally overseas. Who would you rather have Bynum (size + length) or Howard (power + quickness)?

  4. LestersLegends
    May 18th, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Howard every day of the week.

  5. Rad
    May 18th, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    nice, I feel the same way. He gives you so many options offensively it’s insane. I think the Magic should run all series long against Cleveland. No way Illgauskas can keep up with Howard. Once they take him out, exploit whoever they put in.

  6. LestersLegends
    May 18th, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    Perkins did a good job against him for the most part. I think Varejao and even Joe Smith will play him along with Z. I’d let him get his, and make sure Rashard Lewis and Turkoglu don’t beat you.

  7. Rad
    May 18th, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Thats what I thought would happen. They would let Howard have his way while focusing on everyone else and keeping the game close, then they can start fouling him in the 4th quarter, Lewis and Turk would be out of rythm and less of a threat. Thats why I think they should run to keep Cleveland out of their set D, get ‘Shard and Turk some touches in transition. Sorry about my comments looking more like posts, I just really want to see what happens in this series, moreso than the LA/Denver one for some reason.

  8. LestersLegends
    May 18th, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    no problem. it makes for a good discussion. The way Cleveland plays d it will be hard to run. Delonte West is going to be tough on them.

  9. Rad
    May 18th, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    You think so, I was thinking he would be a liability. I think Alston can handle him, Redick will have a harder time with Mo Williams. I think Pietrus gets more time than Redick to help with Williams in this series.

    I think Rashard Lewis will be more of a prolem for the Cavs because he can hit from outside and he can post up. If you put Lebron on him, who guards Turk, Verajao? The key for the Cavs will be Illgauskas’s jumper, if it falls it will bring Howard out and open the whole middle for them.

  10. LestersLegends
    May 18th, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    I think he’s going to steal a lot of balls and create havoc. They may have some mismatches on D, but they play great team D and who is going to stop Bron on the other end?

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