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D’Angelo Russell’s return spoiled by Devonte’ Graham’s monster game

Guard scores 18 points in first game off injury. Hornets guard has career night with 10 three-pointers Wednesday night.

Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell reacts after an injury during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors got D’Angelo Russell back in the lineup Wednesday night vs. the Charlotte Hornets and the guard immediately made his impact felt. Russell is up to 15 points at halftime vs. Charlotte on 6-of-7 shooting, including 2-for-3 from downtown. He’s up to 17.75 DKFP at a $8,500 price, which isn’t exactly returning value, but there’s still time.

Devonte’ Graham ($7,700) on the otherhand, is killing it for the Hornets. He’s got 17 points, including five 3-pointers, with five dimes and three boards for 32.75 DKFP at halftime. If you rolled with Graham, he’s at 4.8% ownership in the $12 GPP on DK, which is amazing leverage.

It was a quiet third quarter for Russell while Graham continues to kill it. Russell is up to 18 points, two rebounds and two assists for 24 DKFP. Graham is now at 23 points and could get a triple-double tonight. He’s got six rebounds and seven assists for 48.5 DKFP. We’ll keep an eye on Graham and Russell in the fourth, but the Dubs are down by 10 after three, so we may see Russ pulled.

It was an OK return for Russell, who finished with 18 points and 24 DKFP. If you rostered him in DFS, that didn’t cut it at all though. If you rostered Graham, like I told you to, he went bonkers and had a historic night for the Hornets.

Graham finished with 63.25 DKFP on 33 points, seven rebounds and nine assists for Charlotte, which ran away with this game 106-91. The Warriors got a bit healthier, but are still in a world of trouble.