Fantasy Basketball: Vince Carter Brings Vinsanity Back With a Big Performance

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IMarch 9, 2011

Vinsanity is back? Kind of.
Vinsanity is back? Kind of.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Looking for that new beast in fantasy basketball? You might find him at the bottom of your own roster, wasting away, or trudging through the murky waters of your league's fantasy waiver wire.

Then again, maybe there's a guy out their so obscure that a casual look at the waiver wire isn't good enough. That's where our Fantasy Basketball Star Search article comes in, as we scour the previous night's games for all the guys who showed up to play, regardless of the name.

All of the big performances make our review article, while we also focus special attention on the little guys that could be taking a step towards better fantasy production.

Read on for a review of last night's stars and break-out players:


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards

Brandon Jennings is starting to work his way back to respectability. He's still shooting horribly on the season, but he hit 10-of-20 shots last night to score 23 points, while he was also very active elsewhere with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

John Salmons also got it going again for at least one night, pouring in 22 points, while adding five rebounds and five assists.

Jordan Crawford was the bright spot for the Wizards, as he broke-out for 22 points, and also found his way to four rebounds, three assists and two steals.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers

Tyler Hansbrough was the big star in this game, scoring 26 points off of 11-of-13 shooting, while also grabbing six rebounds and snagging three steals. This great game gave Hansbrough six straight games with double figures in scoring, as he's becoming a consistent fantasy option.


L.A. Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 26 points, while Andrew Bynum chipped in a solid double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Kirk Hinrich continues to get more comfortable in Atlanta, as he topped 10 points for the third straight game with his new team, and also dished out four assists.


Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry were the studs for the Warriors, as they both topped 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists on the night.

Baron Davis was once again very solid for the Cavaliers off the bench, putting up 19 points, along with five rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block. The sudden stat-stuffer is now averaging over 18 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in three games off the bench since joining Cleveland. He will miss Wednesday night's game due to a death in the family, but is clearly doing just fine as a fantasy option.

Ryan Hollins also came out of nowhere off the bench for Cleveland to put up 14 points off of 6-of-8 shooting.


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat

Gerald Wallace finally had a big game for the Trail Blazers, scoring 22 points, while rounding up nine boards and two steals off the bench.

Brandon Roy also chipped in 14 points off the bench, but did almost nothing else.

The Heat lost their fifth straight game, but Dwyane Wade had a fantastic night, as he scored 38 points, while notching six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal.

LeBron James was also very solid for Miami, as he poured in 31 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.


Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns

Kyle Lowry was an absolute stud for the Rockets in a close loss to the Suns last night. Lowry hit seven three's en route to 32 points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal.

Patrick Patterson was huge off the bench, scoring 18 points and grabbing five boards, while also snagging three steals.

Chase Budinger wasn't anything special, but scored 13 points as he topped 11 points for the fifth straight game.

Vince Carter escaped from fantasy death with an awesome performances on Tuesday night. Vinsanity dropped in 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in a great effort.

Hakim Warrick filled in more than just nicely for the injured Channing Frye, as he scored 32 points and eight rebounds.

Marcin Gortat continues to kill it from off the bench, as well, as he handed in 13 points and 16 rebounds, while blocking three shots.

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