NBA Fantasy Basketball Money Picks Rockets vs Cavaliers
Dominate your competition with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Money Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Houston Rockets (36-38) make their way to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (52-21) at Quicken Loans Arena.
Houston is in a scramble to make it into the postseason, as a recent span of poor play has left them hanging on to the eight seed by a thread. They fell down to the Pacers in their most recent game by a score of 104-101 on Sunday night. James Harden no doubt led the Rockets’ attack, registering 34 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal. As has too often been the case nevertheless, he received very small support from the rest of his teammates. Trevor Ariza was the next closest in scoring with a moderate 14 points, as he also added two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Dwight Howard added 11-point, 10-rebound double-double that also included a pair of blocks. No other Houston player provided double-digit scoring in that game. The Rockets are currently ranked third in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division. They’ve lost four of their last five contests, and four straight road games.
Cleveland took care of the Knicks in fairly easy fashion Saturday, 107-93. Kevin Love gave in a second outstanding game in his last three, collecting 28 points, 12 rebounds and two assists. LeBron James, who has been confirmed to be out of the lineup for Tuesday’s contest in order to rest, was incredible as well. He posted a triple-double. He stacked up 27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and a steal. J.R. Smith contributed 13 points, three boards and two assists. Matthew Delladedova, who subbed in for the resting Kyrie Irving, supplied 10 points, four rebounds and two assists. The Cavs remain atop the Eastern Conference, ahead of the Toronto Raptors. They’ve won five of their past seven games, and have a modest three-game winning spell at home.
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G James Harden (HOU)
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