Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Riding the Kings’ pace to success

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An impressive offensive season continued over the weekend with the dynastic Golden State Warriors and the upstart Sacramento Kings combining for an NBA record 41 3-pointers on Saturday night in a compelling contest that saw the teams total 250 points in regulation. The previous record of 40 was set in February of last season in a game between the Timberwolves and Cavaliers.

Stephen Curry certainly contributed to the game’s gravity, posting his 11th career game with at least 10 3-pointers, the most in league history. Teammate Klay Thompson has the next most such games in NBA history with four.7

The Kings, thanks to the deft playmaking of Bogdan Bogdanovic — who has scored in double-figures in eight straight, averaging 18.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.4 SPG, and 2.5 3PG during this sample — established a sizable lead early in the final quarter, but Curry tied his career-high for points in the final frame with 20 in the fourth quarter, as many as Sacramento had as a team.

Not only can you find Bogdanovic, a viable Sixth Man of the Year candidate, in three-quarters of ESPN leagues, we also saw young wing Justin Jackson produce a career-high 28 points, thanks to his brilliant touch from beyond the arc. Buddy Hield, meanwhile, continued to prove he’s one of the league’s best shooters with 32 points and eight 3-pointers. Hield is still available in free agency in a quarter of ESPN leagues, while Jackson, rostered in just 0.3 percent of leagues, will need to string together more notable games before we buy on what appears to be an outlier scoring performance.

The Kings are challenging the Hawks for the league lead in pace and often get into high-scoring battles on their home floor, making this a fun roster to target going forward. With an eye on important fantasy performances and relevant statistical trends, let’s delve into the weekend that was in the NBA.