The NBA Finals are here and we have an exciting Game 2 matchup to look forward to tonight on FanDuel’s NBA slate to build lineups from. The Phoenix Suns jumped out to an early 1-0 series lead in Game 1, but the Bucks still look like the top team to stack in daily fantasy lineups tonight. Awesemo is continuing to bring you our NBA FanDuel DFS cheat sheets all throughout the NBA Finals to help you take down each day’s slate. The following FREE NBA DFS picks for FanDuel fantasy basketball are based directly on Awesemo’s industry-leading premium projections for NBA DFS tonight, Thursday, July 8. Early on, the cheat sheet looks at some great options like P.J. Tucker, plus some excellent NBA FanDuel daily fantasy value plays.
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