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Best player prop bets for NBA Playoffs on Tuesday, June 1st

We go over the best player prop bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for Tuesday night’s playoff game slate.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second half of Game Four of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on May 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Tuesday’s three-game NBA slate is set to begin with a matchup between the Nets and Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. ET and end with Game 5 of the Suns-Lakers series, which is set to tip-off at 10:00 p.m. ET. There are some quality plus-money props available at DraftKings Sportsbook, and we’ve identified some of the best options worth considering.

Kevin Durant O2.5 three-pointers (+145)

Durant started off cold from distance but has since found his rhythm. He’s attempting 5.5 threes per game in the playoffs and is converting them at a 45.5% clip. He shot 30% from deep in his first two games in Brooklyn but shot up to 58% on the road. The Nets’ top scorer will likely ascend to another level in a closeout game to advance to the second round. This line for a player that’s hit the over in two straight games is more than enticing.

— Ameer Tyree

Damian Lillard O8.5 assists (+127)

Damian Lillard’s playmaking has been at its best during the Trail Blazers’ first-round series against the Nuggets. He’s notched four double-doubles with points and assists in five games. His latest came on a 1-for-10 shooting performance in Game 5. Denver’s backcourt pairing of Facundo Campazzo and Austin Rivers has been fleeced by Portland’s All-Star guard. Look for Lillard to continue dissecting the Nuggets on Tuesday. He’s averaging 9.6 dimes per game this postseason.

— Ameer Tyree

LeBron James to record a triple-double (+375)

Anthony Davis is unlikely to play in Tuesday’s Lakers-Suns matchup, so King James will have to go into overdrive to keep Los Angeles’s title hopes alive. He’s averaging 24.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game without Davis this year, and his need to produce at a high level is sure to be amplified by the playoff atmosphere. James is a few rebounds and assists away from averaging a triple-double. he’ll do everything he can to get a win and end the series at home when Davis is back.

— Ameer Tyree

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