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Best lineup strategy for Heat vs. Pacers Game 4 NBA Showdown

We go over the top Showdown strategy for Monday’s first-round matchup between Miami and Indiana.

Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket past Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat during the second half of Game Three of the first round of the playoffs at the AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 22, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

It seemed the Indiana Pacers were ready to breakthrough and make this a series on Saturday. That wasn’t the case. Indiana faltered down the stretch and the Miami Heat took a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. Malcolm Brogdon had a huge, career game that wasn’t even enough. So it’s looking like we could see Indy go home early. Let’s take a look at some Showdown picks on DraftKings to help you build your lineup before 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Captain’s Pick

Malcolm Brogdon ($13,500)

I think this choice is between Brogdon and Bam Adebayo ($14,100). Brogdon has been the Pacers best player and has stepped up with Victor Oladipo and T.J. Warren struggling. It helps that Brogdon’s category coverage is so good. He scored a playoff career-high 34 points on Saturday but also threw up 14 assists and 7 boards. So the scoring isn’t all that important. Brogdon will probably be chalky at Captain, but it’s good chalk if you want to fit in 3-4 of these top plays.

Fade of the Game

T.J. Warren ($9,800)

I think I had Warren as a fade on Saturday and he had a pretty solid outing over 40 DKFP. He also had 5 steals in Game 3 and that really carried his performance. Again, that type of stat isn’t something that is generally repeatable and we’ve seen two Warren’s show up in this series. The scoring was up in Game 3 and I could see Game 4 being a bit tighter. Warren has also shot the ball horribly from outside the past two games. I just look around this price range and see better plays.

Value Picks

Tyler Herro ($6,800) — Herro isn’t a traditional cheap value play. I just think we could see an extreme ceiling game. Herro can really fill it up and he’s been shooting great in this series (7-of-19). The volume just isn’t quite there. Herro has been playing more minutes than Duncan Robinson ($6,400) and is only slightly more expensive. Herro has better category coverage than Robinson and eventually we’ll get a Heat check.

Jae Crowder ($5,200) — Crowder is the cheapest starter for the Heat and has put up 27 DKFP in back-to-back games. He’s going to play a bunch of minutes for his defense and rebounding. Really, Crowder is just a very solid play in a field that doesn’t have many cheap options to look at.