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Best lineup strategy for Rockets vs. Thunder Game 4 NBA Showdown

James Harden and Jeff Green stand out as top plays ahead of Monday’s Rockets-Thunder game.

James Harden  of the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder stand on the court together during the second quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 22, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Houston Rockets failed to amass a 3-0 lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder when it lost in overtime on Saturday. Game 4 is set for Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET, and Houston will look to hold off an Oklahoma City team that’s gaining momentum. We’ll go over the top Showdown lineup strategies on DraftKings for the matchup below.

Captain’s Picks

Harden ($18,000) posted a series-high 61.75 DKFP on Saturday. While OKC has defended him well, he does too much for Houston offensively to fade him. He’ll likely tally at least 50 DKFP and has the highest ceiling of any player available. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($13,800) appears to have figured things out offensively and has cracked 40 DKFP in back-to-back games. He logged more minutes (48) than any other player in Friday’s game, and his scoring will be key to the Thunder’s attempt to keep up with the Rockets.

FLEX Options

Gilgeous-Alexander appears to be the better captain’s pick, but that doesn’t mean Chris Paul ($9,800) ins’t just as important. Paul has eclipsed 40 DKFP in two of his three games against Houston. Jeff Green ($6,200) will be one of the most popular flex plays. The small ball center has been a nightmare for Oklahoma City because of his speed, ball handling, and outside shooting. He scored 22 points in Game 3 and tallied 43,75 DKFP. The Thunder’s center’s can’t guard him on the perimeter, and he should return significant value as long as his shot keeps falling.