Amp up the horsepower with Stephen Curry in daily fantasy basketball

Amp up the horsepower with Stephen Curry in daily fantasy basketball

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Amp up the horsepower with Stephen Curry in daily fantasy basketball

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(Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY Sports)

(Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY Sports)

The next FantasyScore contest combines the Game 1 matchups from Tuesday and Wednesday. Once your Tuesday players lock, you still can edit Wednesday's.

As we open up the conference finals, the two teams in the East boast upper-echelon defenses. The two teams out west can score in bunches.

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Try to stack Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets together because the pace of their game could be fast and furious. Both teams like to sprint. Cleveland and Atlanta could run more half-court sets and might not see the same type of scoring.

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Start

G Stephen Curry, Warriors vs. Rockets
$8,100 salary | 16.2% of cap

Steph averaged 48.9 fantasy points in four games against Houston this season.

C Dwight Howard, Rockets at Warriors
$7,000 salary | 14.0% of cap

The 46.1 fantasy points Howard averaged the last three games is a clear indication he is back.

F Paul Millsap, Hawks vs. Cavaliers
$6,800 salary | 13.6% of cap

Millsap has a distinct advantage in his bulky frame underneath and averaged 38.5 on FantasyScore against Cleveland this season.

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F Trevor Ariza, Rockets at Warriors
$5,000 salary | 10.0% of cap

Ariza stepped up to average 35.4 fantasy points in his last four games.

F Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers at Hawks
$4,000 salary | 8.0% of cap

Three of Thompson's last four games produced 27 fantasy points or more, and his price will save you cap space for other assets.

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Bench

G Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers at Hawks
$7,500 salary | 15.0% of cap

Give Irving a game to prove his troublesome knee and foot aren't as prohibitive as they were in the last series.

C Al Horford, Hawks vs. Cavaliers
$6,100 salary | 12.2% of cap

Big Al is giving up three inches to Timofey Mozgov, and he has too many peaks and valleys for you not to take a wait-and-see approach in Game 1.

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