Fantasy NBA Basketball Game Preview

Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns will host the Sacramento Kings in this Western Conference showdown at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Monday night. This fantasy NBA basketball game preview is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

 

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The Suns bested the New Orleans Pelicans by 21 pts on Saturday,  121-100 on Saturday night. Phoenix was paced by 2 surprise players off the bench, Ronnie Price and Mirza Teletovic, adding up 24 and 22 points respectively. Devin Booker added 16 pts, 5 assists, 4 boards and a block. Tyson Chandler added 13 pts, 5 boards, 3 blocks and an assist. His front court teammate Alex Len added 10 pts and 11 boards in a brilliant double double performance. He also included 2 steals in that performance helping the 4th place in the Pacific Division, Suns cap off their 2nd win a row, right after snapping a 7 games losing that ended last week.

 

Sacramento Kings pulled off an upset huge win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on their final home game Saturday night. The Kings, powered by Darren Collison’s 27 pts, 8 assists, 5 boards and a steal. The veteran guard started the game replacing Rajon Rondo. Rondo’s resting and is officially shut down for the rest of the season. Rudy Gay was next up with 24 pts, 8 boards, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks in a monstrous performance. His 2 free throws in the closing seconds of the game helped sealed the win. DeMarcus Cousins was quiet. also sank two key free throws in the closing seconds to seal the victory. DeMarcus Cousins had a quiet night by his standards, supplying 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. Seth Curry paced the bench with 20 points, three assists and two rebounds.

The Kings will remain in 3rd place in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division despite the victory and have lost 3 of their last 5 as well as 3 of their last 4. They’ve also won 2 of 3 meetings against the Suns this season.

 

 

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Late Night NBA Fantasy Picks

You’re either a night-hawk, live on the west coast, missed the earlier games, or maybe you just prefer a smaller pool of players to choose from. Whatever the reason, you’re playing the late night NBA fantasy contest and you have some tough decisions to make.

Tonight there are just two late games on the NBA schedule, so your choices will be between the talents of the the 76ers, who are in Portland to face the Trail Blazers at 10 pm ET and the Celtics, who took a trip to Phoenix to play the Suns.

Fantasy Picks

PG Brandon Knight $7200  –  The Suns’ guard will return to the lineup tonight after sitting out Friday’s game with an illness. Before sitting out, he was averaging 39.5 fantasy points per game over his last three. We haven’t heard anything regarding ill affects today, so Knight should have a healthy dose of minutes against the Celtics and post big stats.

PF Mirza Teletovic $4300 – As Jon Leuer was ruled out with an illness earlier today, Teletovic looks to be the one to target in the value aisle. Teletovic has scored in double digits in each of his last three games, and looks to be a sure 20+ fantasy point contributor tonight.

SF Maurice Harkless $3800 – Harkless is another player you definitely want to have your eye on in the value aisle. Earning the start at power forward, his minutes drastically went up and he has responded well to the added pressure. He’s scored 22.1 and 25.8 fantasy points in each of his last two games (respectively), and could score 25+ versus Philly.

PF Jared Sullinger $5900 – When you don’t have too many choices available, sometimes it’s good to go with a couple of safer picks to balance our the roster. Sullinger has been consistent of late, enjoying his best month of the season this March. The Celtics forward has averaged 27.5 fantasy points over the course of his last 10 outings and should have another strong night against the Suns.

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