The Warriors will be looking to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday after the Celtics stole homecourt in Game 1 with a 120-108 win. Derrick White, Al Horford, and Jaylen Brown were the standout stars for the Celtics. They also provided DFS players with a lot of production in showdown tournaments on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Steph Curry started the game on fire with 21 points in the first quarter and finished with 34 points (12-25 FG, 7-14 3pt). Andrew Wiggins also played well for Golden State with 20 points, and Otto Porter Jr. was one of the value players who stood out off the bench. Below we’ll look at our DFS showdown lineup picks for Sunday night’s main slate, which should help you out for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: Celtics vs. Warriors
$50,000 budget, need at least one player from each team
Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary) SG/SF Jaylen Brown, Celtics ($14,400)
For Game 2, we’re going with Brown as our captain, who kept the Celtics in the game and helped them go off for 40 points in the fourth quarter. In our DFS picks for Game 1, we had Brown as one of our UTIL players, and he came through with 45.3 fantasy points.
If Brown can come close to that production on Sunday in the captain’s spot, your lineup will be in excellent shape. Brown has scored 20 points or more in four straight games and averaged 39.4 fantasy points per game.
UTIL PG Steph Curry, Warriors ($10,600)
If you decide to go with Brown as your captain, it frees you up to take either Curry or Tatum for one of the five UTIL spots. Curry has to be in your lineup after his start in Game 1, where he had 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists (56.3 fantasy points). Marcus Smart, nor the rest of the Celtics had an answer for Curry in the first quarter.
Boston, however, made the necessary adjustments in the second half and slowed down the superstar point guard. We shouldn’t expect to see another 21-point first quarter from Curry, but that shouldn’t stop you from putting him in your DFS lineup.
USEFUL Andrew Wiggins, Warriors ($7,200)
Wiggins was the Warriors’ second-best player on the floor in Game 1, with 20 points and five rebounds (34.8 fantasy points). The All-Star forward has been on a tear since the Western Conference Finals against the Mavericks and will need to continue to be one of the top four scoring options for Golden State. Wiggins is averaging 34.9 fantasy points per game over his past five games.
USEFUL Al Horford, Celtics ($7,600)
Horford had one of his best performances for the Celtics in Game 1, posting 26 points and six rebounds. The veteran center shot a career-high 6-of-8 from beyond the arc and scored 42 fantasy points. The last time Horford recorded 40 or more fantasy points in the playoffs was on May 21 against Miami (49.5 fantasy points).
We shouldn’t expect Horford to shoot the lights out again from three in Game 2, but he’ll be an issue for Golden State with his ability to stretch the floor.