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Best lineup strategy for Magic vs. Bucks NBA Showdown

Can the Magic overachieve against the top team in the Eastern Conference again>

James Ennis III, Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Bucks in Game One in the first round of the NBA playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 18, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

The Orlando Magic shocked the world by knocking off the Milwaukee Bucks in their 2020 postseason debut. They’ll get a chance to go up 2-0 on Friday in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. We’ll go over the top Showdown lineup strategies for the DraftKings contests centered around the game here. Tip is at 6 p.m., and you can set your DraftKings lineup here.

Captain’s picks

If you think Giannis Antetokounmpo ($20,100) will bounce back from his latest loss and put up a historic stat line, he’s worth captaining. The reigning MVP nearly notched a triple-double in Game 1, but only had 3.3 more DKFP than Nikola Vucevic ($16,500). Antetokounmpo’s price will handcuff you when it comes to fitting quality players in the flex. If he doesn’t outdo every player in the game by a large margin, he’s not worth paying up for. Vucevic is the better option in my opinion, and he’ll be even more desirable if Aaron Gordon sits for a second straight game.


There’s a ton of value in this game because of Orlando’s cheap starters this game. Markelle Fultz ($5,400) and D.J. Augustin ($5,000) produced against a Milwaukee team that’s struggled to defend opposing point guards in Game 1. I think playoff D.J. can keep his mojo going despite coming off the bench while the Magic only have two point guards. If Gordon can’t go, a wing like James Ennis ($4,800) could easily play more than 30 minutes.