Monday Game 5 Cheat Sheet
This article is part of our NBA DraftKings series.
Presentation of the slate
BOS to GSW (-4), O/U: 212
The Warriors upset the Celtics in Game 4 to tie the series at 2-2. Stephen Curry came in huge with 43 points, while no other Warriors player scored 20. On the other hand, the Celtics delivered a balanced team effort but fell short in the final stretch .
Game 5 is crucial for the Warriors as they don’t want to go 3-2 on the road. They have momentum on their side and home field advantage, but each team is 1-1 at home in the series and nothing can be taken for granted.
Injuries to watch out for
BO: Robert Williams (knee) – Questionable
Grant Williams and Daniel Theis get more responsibility if Williams is absent.
GSW: Otto Porter (foot), Andre Iguodala (knee) – Questionable
Nemanja Bjelica could get a boost if Porter and/or Iguodala are sidelined.
Smart Marcus ($12,300)
Smart has topped 35 DK points in three of the series’ four games. He recorded four interceptions in the last game and his ability to contribute at both ends of the court can really boost his overall output.
Jaylen Brown ($15,000)
Brown is averaging 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the Finals. He’s topped 45 DK points in the Celtics’ two wins and he needs to ramp up to help his team overcome a major challenge on the road.
Jayson Tatum ($16,500)
Tatum recorded 54.3 DK points in Game 4, which marked the first time he went over 50 in the Finals. He’s yet to find his groove, shooting just 34% from the field in the series, but he’s done a good job picking up the rest of his game, averaging 7.0 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.0 interceptions.
Andre Wiggins ($11,400)
Wiggins had 17 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and a steal in Game 4 for 43.5 DK points – his highest Finals total so far. He continues to play a major role for the Warriors, taking part in key defensive matchups and contributing offensively.
Al Horford ($10,500)
After a huge showing in Game 1, Horford has slowed down, averaging 7.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 blocks over the past three games. He needs to work harder to give the Celtics a chance in the series.
Stephen Curry ($17,100)
Curry delivered 43 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in Game 4 to lead the Warriors to a back-to-the-wall win. He has a great chance to keep rolling as the Warriors go home with momentum in their favor. Curry is averaging 34.3 points on 50 percent shooting, 6.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals in the series. He’s topped 50 DK points in three of four games, including 64.0 in the last game.
Choice of value
Kevon Looney ($9,300)
Looney continues to excel in his role, averaging 7.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals in Finals.
Draymond Green ($9,900)
Green had his best game of the series in Game 4 with 32.2 DK points. He should be able to stay locked up at home in Game 5.
Grant Williams ($5,700)
Williams is averaging 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in the Finals, but he’s capable of much more, as he’s averaged 10.1 points and 4.3 rebounds over the first three rounds.
Derrick White ($9,600)
White continues to provide clutch play off the bench for Boston, averaging 14.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the Finals.
Jordan Poole ($8,700)
Poole has passed 20 DK points in both Warriors wins, and he’ll have to put in another big push to give his team the extra boost they need in Game 5.
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