PG - Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
Simmons has averaged 12.0 points, 11.5 assists and 10.8 rebounds in his last eight games, recording four triple-doubles in that span, and that could have been six had he needed to score in those two lopsided victories. One of those four triple-doubles came against the Knicks on March 15 in which he totaled 13 points, 12 assists and ten rebounds.
He has averaged 11.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in Philadelphia's three wins over New York, shooting 55.6 percent in those games, and with the 76ers having an opportunity to sweep the Knicks for the first time in nine years and post their longest winning streak in over 15 years, look for Simmons to set the tone and come near another triple-double if not record one.
Also consider: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
While Walker has not put up stellar numbers against the Cavaliers, hitting just five of 20 from 3-point range and 13 of 38 overall in two games while totaling 35 points and 15 assists, he has been playing very well of late and averaged 29.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his last five games.
He also needs just 20 points, which is below his season mark of 23.1 per game, to become Charlotte's all-time leading scorer ahead of Dell Curry. Walker has averaged 24.3 points and 5.9 assists in the Hornets' eight-game skid to the Cavaliers, hitting 37.5 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
Low-cost option: Trey Burke, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers
Burke is coming off one of the best games of his career, scoring a career-high 42 points and dishing out a season-high 12 assists in New York's overtime loss to Charlotte on Monday. He has scored 61 points in the two games he has played as a starter and is averaging 17.4 points and 4.7 assists in his last nine games while shooting 56.8 percent.
Burke had 16 points on seven-of-11 shooting and added three assists in a loss to Philadelphia earlier this month, and there's no reason to believe he is going to slow down anytime soon.