Description: NBA DFS And Fantasy Team Picks, Studs, Values, Projections, Match Centre on August 31: Milwaukee and Miami Heat get their semi-final showdown underway today while the Rockets look to ease through from the playoffs
Oklahoma City Thunder have served as worthy opponents to Houston Rockets in the playoffs but we envision their challenge in NBA 2019-20 finally coming to an end today. The 114-80 defeat they endured in game 5 was vindictive of the clear difference in quality between the two sides, one which should see the Rockets go onto take a 4-2 lead today.
Elsewhere, the second conference semi-final will see Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat go at loggerheads on the day as well. Both the sides are carrying a four game winning spree into the series, one which saw them torch their way past their respective playoffs.
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James Harden, 11,300
With the series still hanging by a thread with Oklahoma only the one game behind Houston, the Rockets are set to deploy their full strength side for this one. It makes James Harden a must have pick for the scrimmage after he returned with a behemoth 31 points in game 5, a performance which took his side to a 3-2 lead in a low scoring affair.
George Hill, 4,200
With Eric nursing an injury at the moment, Hill could end up getting an escalated role for Milwaukee in this one. With 11 points the last time he took to court, he makes for a viable pick, someone capable of lining up a good amount of triples for his side.
Dennis Schroder, 6,400
Despite being ejected in game 5 as he got involved in a tiff, Schroder still ended up as his side’s top scorer on the day. He’s been in sensational touch in the playoffs, a player whose 19 point performance in game 5 makes him an instant pick for the day’s matchup.
Danuel House Jr., 5,100
His limited minutes in game 5 affected Danuel’s points on the day but it does little to dissuade us from opting for him today. His ability to latch onto the second chance points and high conversion rate saw him deliver 7 points and 8 rebounds in a restricted appearance to see him be snagged by us.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, 11,400
Giannis ushered in jubilant rejoicing of his Defender of the Year title in a manner befitting of the coveted prize. He snared yet another game winning double-double for Milwaukee in game 5 with his 28-17 performance seeing him guide his side to a pulsating 4-1 win against Orlando.
Marvin Williams, 3,300
Although he’s been largely held back in the side’s shooting arounds, Marvin ended up with a sublime performance in game 5. With 12 points and 7 rebounds, he showed he still offers a colossal amount to the club with his expansive knowledge of the game set to see him be handed over an elevated role come Miami Heat.
P.J. Tucker, 4,300
Asked to leave game 5 after getting involved in a bustup with Dennis, Tucker is set to return today. And given the form he’s been in with his tenacious ability to guard his side’s post seeing him accrue blocks and rebounds at will, he hammers his place in our setup.
Darius Bazley, 3,800
In a clash where Oklahoma could neither attack nor defend, Darius emerged as a silver linking up for the club. He registered the most rebounds at 12 with his boards helping his side protect its rim to make him an extremely daunting name to matchup against on the day.
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