Boris Diaw, F-C: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 (Nov 20 12:00 ET ) Diaw had a season-high 19 points as the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time - and got the best of LeBron James again - with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Boris Diaw will start against the Cavs on Wednesday.
The Scoop:He has usually been brought off the bench, but the Spurs are without Matt Bonner (illness) and Tiago Splitter (calf). Diaw did a nice job on LeBron last year in the Finals and will likely get more minutes than usual.
Boris Diaw played a team-high 39 minutes and hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win over the Cavaliers.
The Scoop:That's fantasy gold, right there, but the minutes were a big reason. Diaw normally gets 26 a night, but with Matt Bonner out, Diaw was a featured player for Gregg Popovich. This was his first double-digit scoring night since Nov. 5 and he's averaging 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.5 3-pointers, meaning he's probably not worth owning in your league. But this is your sign to keep a close eye on him going forward, in case tonight was the start of a hot streak.
Boris Diaw played 34 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 94-92 win over the Hawks with 11 points, five rebounds, four assist and one block.
The Scoop:His minutes jumped up with Marco Belinelli (groin) going down tonight and Tiago Splitter (calf) aggravating his injury. Coach Gregg Popovich will likely rotate guys around, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too comfortable with the idea of Diaw logging minutes in the mid-30s.
Boris Diaw came off the bench and had seven points, three rebounds, four assists, a block, a 3-pointer and five turnovers on 2-of-5 shooting Thursday.
The Scoop:The Spurs were undermanned due to resting Tim Duncan and several other big guns, but Diaw didn't exactly answer the call. Neither did Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard, and Diaw has played better than this for most of the season. If you own him, don't pay attention to his line tonight. He'll be better in the next one.