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Paul George steps up with Kawhi Leonard out vs. Pacers

George drops 36 points to lead Clippers to victory Monday in Indiana. We highlight the top fantasy basketball performances.

Los Angeles Clippers v Indiana Pacers Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

With Kawhi Leonard sitting due to this game being a back-to-back situation, the Clippers (+0.5) actually closed as slight underdogs playing the Pacers in Indiana. Ultimately, it didn’t matter that Kawhi was out since Los Angeles still had Paul George ($7,800) to rely on. The Clippers led for nearly the entire game with George scoring a season-high 62.75 DKFP. He is somebody who needs to be considered in DFS lineups whenever Leonard doesn’t play. When Kawhi is off the court, PG leads the Clippers with a 33.8% usage rating.

The only reason the Clippers didn’t win even more than they did was due to a big game from Domantas Sabonis ($7,800). He was a monster on the glass, pulling down a season-high 22 rebounds. Sabonis finished with 56.5 DKFP and has been one of the safest big men in fantasy this season. He’s scored at 38 DKFP in 18 of his last 20 games.