NRL vs FVB Dream11: The Candian Basketball League has reached the final stages of the season and we have seen a lot of fun battles throughout the season. As we move into the Playoffs, the stakes are ever so high and the energy ever so at peak. To make the point home, two Playoff teams Niagara River Lions and Fraser Valley Bandits will clash here.
The Lions are the second-best team in the league record-wise, compiling 12 wins and five losses, with an impressive seven wins and two losses record away from home. On the other hand, the Valley Bandits have struck 10 wins in 17 games, making it the third-best record in the league. The Lions come into the game after losing to the Shooting Stars 75:86 despite a 19 points outing by Antonio Davis Jr. On the other hand, the Fraser Valley Bandits defeated the Ottawa Blackjacks 95:88 as Gibson, Karnik, and Kennedy all eclipsed 20 points mark.
Host: Niagara River Lions
Visitors: Fraser Valley Bandits
Match Timing: 26 July, @ 04:30 AM IST (+09:30 UTC)
Venue: Meridian Centre
An awesome offense for Niagara
The River Lions have one of the best offenses in the league, averaging close to 90 Points a Game. They have scored 90+ in four of the five games and this makes them a formidable team. The scoring effort has been led by Khalil Ahmad who has averaged 21.5 Points Per Game. He also leads all assists makers, dishing out 4.5 a game. Daniel Walden-Mullings leads the rebounding effort with 6.6 Rebounds Per Game while also leading in steals with 2 a game. EJ Onu leads all shot blockers with 3.4 a game.
Bandits have lost their rhythm a bit
The Bandits are not as strong as River Lions on the offensive end and recently, their outings have left a lot to be desired as the team has lost a total of three out of the last five games. Shane Gibson has led the scoring effort with around 19 points a game. Thomas Kennedy has averaged around 8 rebounds a game to lead the team in rebounding. Kadre Gray and Kyle Adnam have averaged around 3 assists a game whereas Alex Campbell has averaged around 1.6 steals a game.
Canadian Basketball League Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Khalil has been the leading scorer for River Lions but had a tough 2/9 shooting in the last game.
Gibson has led the Valley Bandits in scoring and is one of the best scorers in the league. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Fantasy scenario.
Antonio is the Captain of the Niagra River Lions, making six of his 11 shots in the last game.
James has been an effective rebounder and scorer, making 8 of his 18 shots.
Jaylen made four of his eleven shots and has been one of the more reliable scorers for the team.
Kennedy is a strong rebounder who made 10 of his 16 shots in the last game.
Onu is an elite shot-blocker who can also clamp inside scoring and boards.
Alex has been a strong scorer throughout the season.
Elijah made three triples in the last game and had a strong playmaking game.
Marek is an incredible playmaker.
Alonzo made two of his two shots in the last game.
Malcolm Duvivier (FVB)
Malcolm made just one of his two shots.
Tutu made just one of his five shots in the last game.
Abu made just two of his eight shots.
PG: M Klassen, A Campbell, J Harrison
SG: S Gibson(PP)
SF: A Kigab, A Davis Jr.
PF: T Kennedy
C: J Karnik(SP)