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Best lineup strategy for Pacers vs. Heat Game 3 NBA Showdown

We go over the top Showdown strategy for Saturday’s first-round matchup between Indiana and Miami.

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat drives as Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers defends in the first half in Game Two during the first round of the NBA playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

The Miami Heat took control of their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers by taking Game 2 to go up 2-0. In Game 2, the story was the shooting of Duncan Robinson, who nailed 7-of-8 3-pointers. Miami shot over 50% from long distance in the win, though you would have thought they’d have won by more than 8 points. Let’s take a look at the Showdown contest on DraftKings for Game 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Set your DraftKings lineup here.

Captain’s Pick

Victor Oladipo ($11,400)

Out of all the Showdown contests in the first round, this series has the most to think about at Captain. My feeling is that we’re going to see the Victor Oladipo from that first season with the Pacers in this game. He looked like his old self a lot in Game 2, scoring 22 points with 4 assists. It wasn’t a pretty game, but the production and usage was there. The Pacers’ season is floating in the balance. A loss and a 3-0 hole and Indy is probably done. Dipo’s got to have something to say about that.

Fade of the Game

T.J. Warren ($9,800)

This is just too high a price for the type of Warren we’re getting in the playoffs. It isn’t seeding round Warren anymore. He’s facing a team with actual starters who can play defense. Warren should probably be in the $7K range in Showdown right now. His ceiling is high but I don’t think we see the type of game from the seeding round. Plus, the 4 steals from Game 1 really inflated Warren’s performance. I’ll spend down elsewhere rather than go with Warren here.

Value Picks

Andre Iguodala ($3,800) — I feel like a big Iggy game is brewing and this might be it. I mean, Iguodala is a former Finals MVP. He’s been getting close to 30 minutes in the playoffs. He does a little bit of everything. Eventually, Iggy is going to heat up and maybe he’ll get more than 4-5 shot attempts. We can also expect a few steals, couple rebounds, and possibly some crunch time minutes.

JaKarr Sampson ($2,200) — Sampson has played 17 minutes in each of the first two games of the series. He’s topped at least 16.75 DKFP in each contest, way above his expectation at this salary. Maybe if the game is more competitive we don’t see as much Sampson, but really both games have been closer than the score. I’ll pencil Sampson into my lineup pretty easily at this price to fit in 3-4 stud options.