The Results, 12/14/2013 + The Matchups, 12/15/2013

The Derrick Rosie O’Donnells

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Chicken Bargnani Heroes

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Matchup Scoreboard

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ANALYSIS

It’s a good thing my D-RODs had amassed such a substantial lead in scoring heading into Saturday’s action. Wass’ Barg Sandies cut into my team’s lead in that department by a whopping 54 points, leaving me with “just” a 43-point cushion.

Terrence Ross (nine points, 4-of-12 shooting) came crashing back to Earth after his 24-point post-Rudy Gay breakout on Friday for the Toronto Raptors, who, by the way, have now won three of four since swinging that trade with the Sacramento Kings. But it was another former Raptor, Andrea Bargnani (23 points on 11-of-16 shooting, six rebounds, two steals, one block) who carried the day for Wass’ squad.

Fittingly enough. After all, what good is Bargs if he can’t come through for a team that’s been named in his honor?

All told, that leaves the Derrick Rosie O’Donnells with a 6-2 lead before tip-off on Sunday. The stage seems set for my D-RODs to score their first winning week of the season. What will they be up against?

The Derrick Rosie O’Donnells

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Chicken Bargnani Heroes

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ANALYSIS

Wass has yet to set his lineup completely, so it’s tough to say how exactly this final day will turn out. That being said, I don’t expect Brian Roberts and Meyers Leonard, both fringe contributors for their respective squads, to move the needle much in any particular direction. Roberts hasn’t taken the floor for the New Orleans Pelicans since Dec. 6, while Leonard’s played just five minutes total over that same span.

As for my end of things, the D-RODs have the appropriate mix of personnel to (potentially) put me in line for a clean sweep of the Barg Sandies. Goran Dragic and Jameer Nelson are good bets to rack up the assists I need to shrink my six-dime deficit. As far as steals are concerned, Tony Allen, long a defensive maestro, should put em in line to at least tie in the thefts department.

All signs point to a new day for my D-RODs. Will they come through?

Find out tomorrow…

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