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Best lineup strategy for Jazz vs. Nuggets Game 5 NBA Showdown

Mike Conley has been on a roll since returning to the bubble and could be key to successful lineups on Tuesday

Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz sets up the play against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 23, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Utah Jazz and are up 3-1 in their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets and will get a chance to advance to the second round on Tuesday. Game 5 is set to tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Set your DraftKings lineup here.

Captain’s Pick

Mike Conley, PG, Jazz ($12,600)

Both these teams have tons of firepower and it’s hard to key in on what player will be the top performer. Conley has tallied at least 25 points and 4 assists in both of the games he’s played since returning to the bubble. Rather than betting on picking the most productive player, bank on a reliable guy like Conley with a high floor. He’ll allow you to fit plenty of high upside plays in the flex.

Fade of the game

Michael Porter Jr., SF/PF, Nuggets ($11,400/$7,600)

MPJ is overpriced and was benched for Game 4. It’s possible that he’ll return to the starting lineup, but his defense has continued to make him a liability. The highest scoring team in the playoffs could make it hard for Mike Malone to keep the rookie on the court.

FLEX Option

Paul Millsap, PF, ($6,000)

Milsap had his best game his last time out and notched 35.25 DKFP in 35 minutes. He has to make the most of his size if Royce O’Neale continues to guard Jamal Murray. He’ll likely play more minutes than usual if MPJ remains on the hot seat.