Harris, Vucevic a magical duo

April, 11, 2013

Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic continue to make Magic general manager Rob Hennigan look good. Each guy went for 30 points on Wednesday night in an overtime win over the Bucks, and they combined for 39 rebounds and 10 assists as well. This is the time of year when good players on bad teams can really make a name for themselves, so keep an eye on both players the rest of the way; depending on what moves the Magic makes in the offseason, I could see an argument for either guy as a potential top-50 player in fantasy next season.

Looking Back

John Henson hadn't been playing much of late for the Bucks, but he blew up in the loss to the Magic to the tune of 25 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Henson has chance to be extremely valuable in fantasy leagues next season if he can lock down the starting power forward gig in Milwaukee, and games like this make him the odds-on favorite to do just that.

Andre Drummond had his first great game for the Pistons since returning to the lineup, posting 29 points on 10-for-11 shooting from the floor in 34 minutes in a win over the Cavaliers. He also threw in 11 rebounds and should obviously be started in all leagues for the rest of the Pistons' schedule.

Atlanta Hawks rookie John Jenkins had his second straight big game, going for 21 points and six assists in 33 minutes off the bench in a win over the 76ers on Wednesday night. He could be a good source of 3-pointers in deep leagues for the final few games of the season.

Ray Allen got to make a cameo as the Heat's best player against the Wizards with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all out of the lineup. Allen had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals, and he could be in line for a few more big games if the Heat keep resting their stars down the stretch.

Andre Iguodala had a triple-double for the Nuggets in a win over the Spurs, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals. He's now averaging 9.2 assists over his past five games, proving to be a great source in that category when Ty Lawson is out of the lineup.

Looking Ahead

• The Knicks will continue to be without just about their entire front line against the Bulls on Thursday night, and considering Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson will both be out as well, it should be an interesting matchup between undersized lineups. All the same, I'd be expecting a huge night out of Carlos Boozer, who should be going up against smaller defenders all night.

• Everyone is healthy for the matchup between the Warriors and the Thunder, and that matchup has been particularly kind to Kevin Martin this season. The Thunder sixth man is averaging 20.0 points on 55 percent shooting from the floor in three games against the Warriors this season while also chipping in 3.3 3s, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

Fastbreak Player of the Night

Even against the Bulls, I have to go with Carmelo Anthony here. Anthony's averaging 40.6 points in his past five games, and has done so against some pretty decent defensive clubs. Until he goes cold, it's worth riding out the hot streak.



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