24 teams were in action on Wednesday night in the Association.
The Rockets-Sixers game was filled with outstanding individual fantasy performances. Philly point guard Tony Wroten, who got his first career start in place of the injured rookie Michael Carter-Williams, posted a triple double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists). James Anderson had the hot hand all night, as he shot 12-16 from the field, and 6-8 from downtown for 36 points. In a losing effort, Dwight Howard destroyed the Sixers' big men, recording 23 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 blocks. Patrick Beverley bounced back in a big way with 36 fantasy points after his pathetic outing on Monday. James Harden missed this game due to a bruised foot, which led to Jeremy Lin taking advantage of the spot start. Lin broke out for 9 three pointers, on his way to a 34 point, 12 assist performance.
Welcome to the first installment of “What’s outside, inside the Box” where I’ll be throwing out some stats and other gems from last week’s box scores. Some may be obvious; others may be outside the box.
After Seneca Wallace was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Eagles, it looked as if Jarrett Boykin was Scott Tolzien's favorite target after hauling in 8 receptions for 112 yards on 13 targets.
It was not a good night to be an NBA team playing on the road, as all home teams won by 10 or more points on Tuesday night.
Miami knocked off Milwaukee, 118-95. Before the game, Chris Bosh and LeBron James had strong words for their teams' defense, or lack there of, in the first 7 games of the season. This propelled the Heat to focus largely on team defense, and, to a degree, it worked. The Heat held the Bucks to 41% from the field, and 36% from beyond the arc. LeBron James had 33 points on 21 shots, while Mario Chalmers had 15 points and 7 assists. Michael Beasley, playing in place of the injured Ray Allen, pitched in 19 points off the bench.
In August, DraftStreet.com announced the 2013 DFFC, where first prize wins $1,000,000. There are 40 spots total available for the live final in Las Vegas in December, and those 40 will battle for their share of $1,750,000. Each week of the NFL season, we will have qualifiers running, and if you win a qualifier, you win a spot in Las Vegas. Qualifiers run from week 1 to week 14, with entry fees ranging from $22 to $420. After 10 weeks of play, we have just 10 spots remaining. Below are the winners from week 10.
With the NFL season now more than half over, there are still players breaking out and some continuing to struggle.