The Los Angeles Clippers should be thanking, well, let’s not get into that type of thing, right now. The Clippers had an up-and-down Game 1 against the Dallas Mavericks, but ultimately came away with a win to go up 1-0. The Mavs lost Kristaps Porzingis to an ejection after two technical fouls in the third quarter. Now, Porzingis may not play, being listed as questionable due to a knee injury. That will be key to this Showdown. Let’s get into some picks on DraftKings. Set your DraftKings lineup here.
Luka Doncic ($21,000)
This price is nutty but so is Doncic. He dropped 42 points in Game 1 and almost dragged the Mavericks to an upset win despite Porzingis being tossed early. I’m fine paying up at this price, especially if Porzingis is sidelined for the game. Maybe I consider taking the $7,000 discount and playing Doncic in the FLEX, but that’s no fun! Doncic somehow had 65.75 DKFP in Game 1 and didn’t even have a triple-double. He seems like the type of player we should expect more great things from in Game 2.
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Marcus Morris ($6,000)
Morris had a solid Game 1 but I think we see some regression from him in Game 2. For one, he’s not going to have 4 steals every game. That made up a big chunk of his production. He also shot 8-13 from the field and 3-6 from 3-point range. Again, regression could happen. Plus, his price is only going up. Maybe he does it again. Most likely he won’t and you’ll get something in the 3-4x value range.
Dorian Finney-Smith ($5,400) — If Porzingis is out I think a lot of lineups will flock to Maxi Kleber ($4,000). If we go to our trusty box score, we see Kleber played 34 minutes in Game 1 and scored a grand total of 3 points. Oof. I’d much rather get DFS, who has a good ceiling and is a solid rebounder who can match up with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George better than most players on Dallas.
Boban Marjanovic ($1,800) — Do we see any Boban in Game 2 if Porzingis is out? It’s a possibility. Even if he doesn’t, Boban still played 13 minutes in Game 1 and put up 13.5 DKFP with 8 boards. At almost min-pricing, Marjanovic doesn’t need to do more than grab 6 rebounds and drop the ball into the basket a few times to return value.