Fantasy Wake Up Call - March 12

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Player of the Night

Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
vs. Washington Wizards
30 points, 13 dimes, 10 boards, 4 steals

There isn't too much debate about who the best point guard in the NBA is at the moment. Chris Paul can do just about anything at anytime and proved it last night against a resilient Wizards club.

Follow along after the jump...

CP3 is having somewhat of a quiet season, despite turning in solid fantasy performances night in and night out. You just don't hear much about him in the national media because the Hornets have struggled to find consistency this season.

But that doesn't matter much to us fantasy folk who worship Paul's production in a plethora of valuable statistical categories: points, assists, steals, rebounds and FG%.

Throw in his ability to post multiple triple doubles each season and you've got one of the Association's top fantasy performers.

Top Performers

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
vs. Houston Rockets
37 points, 6 dimes, 5 boards, 4 steals, 2 blocks

Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
vs. Golden State Warriors
31 points, 12 dimes, 7 boards

Antonio McDyess, Detroit Pistons
vs. New York Knicks
21 points, 22 boards

Bust of the Night

Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic
vs. Chicago Bulls
3 points, 5 boards, 2 dimes, 0-for-9 from the floor

While guys like Tony Battie (yes, that Tony Battie) were lighting up the Bulls for 18 points, Lewis couldn't buy a bucket.

It didn't matter much from the team's perspective because they walked away with a win. But when you count on a guy like Lewis to give you some three point scoring and rebounding numbers, this kind of performance is unacceptable.

Top Scorers

37 - Bryant, Lakers
32 - Wade, Heat
31 - Harris, Nets
31 - Joe Johnson, Hawks
30 - Paul, Hornets
30 - Nate Robinson, Knicks

Top Dime Droppers

13 - Paul, Hornets
12 - Harris, Nets
12 - Anthony Carter, Nuggets
10 - Jason Kidd, Mavs

Top Rebounders

22 - McDyess, Pistons
16 - David Lee, Knicks
15 - Marcin Gortat - Magic
15 - Joel Pryzbilla, Blazers
14 - Renaldo Balkman, Nuggets

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