Fantasy Basketball Box Score Breakouts, 11/13/09

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer INovember 14, 2009

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Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.

Rafer Alston, New Jersey Nets : 42 minutes, 17 points, 7-20 FG, 2-2 FT, one three-pointer, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, three turnovers

Rafer messed around and got a triple-double. He remains a nice fill-in player while Devin Harris is out.

Matt Barnes, Orlando Magic
: 38 minutes, 13 points, 4-9 FG, 4-5 FT, one three-pointer, 13 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers

Barnes was inserted into the starting lineup and paid dividends. He has good short-term value as Ryan Anderson is out. However, Rashard Lewis will return on Monday.

Wes Matthews, Utah Jazz
: 38 points, 16 rebounds, 5-11 FG, 3-3 FT, three three-pointers, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, three turnovers

Wes may see a bump for one more game while Deron Williams is out, but is too inconsistent to rely on.

Eric Maynor, Utah Jazz
: 36 minutes, 13 points, 6-14 FG, one three-pointer, four rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, two turnovers

Maynor also saw a bump because of Williams’ absence. If Williams goes down with an injury, it’s nice to know Maynor can step up his game, but his value is low.

Darren Collison, New Orleans Hornets

26 minutes, 18 points, 7-14 FG, 4-4 FT, one rebound, two assists, two steals

Collison picked up the slack when Chris Paul went down with a sprained ankle. He could be a nice fill-in over the next two weeks.

Marcus Thornton, New Orleans Hornets

24 minutes, 20 points, 8-15 FG, 2-2 FT, two three-pointers, two rebounds, two assists, one steal

This explosion came out of nowhere. He could also see increased production while CP3 is out.

Shane Battier, Houston Rockets

33 minutes, 23 points, 8-11 FG, 3-3 FT, four three-pointers, two rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, one turnover

This was easily his best scoring game as he nearly tripled the scoring average he had coming into the game. It will be interesting to see if this is a sign of things to come or just a blip on the radar.

Originally published at LestersLegends.com .


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