Fantasy Basketball Stud Performers: Big Three Heating Up for Miami Heat

By Rich Arleo
Big Three - Miami Heat
Derick Hingle – USA Today


t’s hasn’t been often this season that the Big Three have all had great games on the same night for the Miami Heat, but that’s exactly what happened Wednesday in Miami’s 123-116 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.

Lebron James recorded a triple-double, Dwayne Wade had a team-high 35 points and Chris Bosh added a double-double to lead the Heat to a 123-116 victory against the Raptors. While there has been some controversy recently surrounding the team regarding late-game minutes for Wade and Bosh, all three played at least 40 minutes and all three put together amazing fantasy basketball performances.

James’ triple-double was just his second of the season and this was only the seventh time he’s recorded double-digit assists in a game. Wade’s 35 points mark a season-high for the aging fantasy star, who just two years ago would drop 30, even 40 points in a night without a problem. Wednesday night actually was the first time that both James and Wade each scored 30 points in a game since March 14 of last year.

Bosh has played well this year and this was his 10th double-double on the season, although it was the first time he has recorded at least 10 rebounds in a game this month. There wasn’t much defense in the game as the teams were tied at 109 at the end of regulation.

While no player in particular shined for the Raptors, seven players managed to score at least 12 points. The red-hot Alan Anderson led the charge with 20 points and has become a reliable fantasy option over recent weeks. Anderson has averaged 33 minutes in the last four games, scoring double-digit points each time, while also showing a solid stroke from behind the arc with 13 threes made.

Rich Arleo is a fantasy sports expert with Rants Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rarleo and add him on Google+

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