ATL vs BKN Dream11: The pumps are on for various NBA games and we are heading closer to the Postseason with each day. The NBA Playoffs are a fun watch for sure as the intensity goes up to another level. In the Eastern Conference, the race to the top rank is incredibly tight and that is why it is a terrific Conference to follow even if the West has the two best teams. However, the seventh to tenth ranking race is no less intriguing and this has also become a highly interesting battle. And two of those teams the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets will clash here.
The Hawks have been doing a great job recently and are currently on a four-game winning streak. Atlanta has been making a ton of noise but despite that their season has been a bit underwhelming. Still, you can’t take the Trae Young-led unit lately at any rate.
On the other hand, the Nets have been doing much better ever since Kevin Durant has returned and Kyrie has been eligible to play at home. However, despite the improvement, the Nets have been facing a lot of trouble against quality teams and will need to up their defense during crunch moments.
Host: Atlanta Hawks
Visitors: Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: 3 April, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: State Farm Arena
The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 131:106 as Trae Young popped off for a terrific 30 points and 9 assists night.
Trae has been hoarding such big nights more often than not and the Hawks’ win/loss column corresponds to the performance of the elite Point Guard. Not only does Trae provide quality scoring but his playmaking helps others around him generate quality scoring as well. Kevin Huerter is having a terrific season and he has been an effective option alongside Trae which has eased his burden a bit.
Danilo Gallinari and DeAndre Hunter have been huge as the two Forwards, while Hunter brings a strong slashing game, Gallinari is a top-notch shooter. On the other hand, Bogdan Bogdanovic has been huge in terms of scoring as well and his performances have carried the team quite a bit. John Collins’ absence has been hurting the team quite a bit on both ends. However, Clint Capela has kept the boat afloat as a Center.
The Nets suffered a heartbreaking 119:120 loss against the Bucks as they couldn’t pull off late despite Durant, Brown, and Irving scoring in the excess of 20 points.
The Nets haven’t been as clinical as expected with Durant and Irving, but still, even if they end up anywhere between seventh and tenth rank, they will be a huge threat with the postseason Durant in the fray and we know what Kyrie can do when he is up for the game. A win here can propel the team to big heights and with only five games remaining, a five-nil run can push them to the seventh or eighth rank at least, which will be meant that one win can book the ticket to the First Round of the Playoffs.
Apart from Durant and Irving, Bruce Brown and Seth Curry have done well as scorers. And as the team awaits the return of Ben Simmons, the defense has to be tighter. Andre Drummond has given much-needed rebounding and has actually helped out the team in multiple ways as the starter. Nic Claxton also is an athletic presence who gives quality production in limited minutes. Let us see how the Nets close out the season?
Atlanta Hawks (10th in East) | Brooklyn Nets (8th in East)
Games: 77 | 77
Wins: 40 | 40
Defeats: 37 | 37
Atlanta Hawks Team News
Hawks Expected Starting Five
Forwards: SF: De’Andre Hunter | SF: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarot
Frontline: C: Clint Capela
Guards: SG: Kevin Huerter | PG: Trae Young
BENCH: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Gallinari, Kevin Knox II, Onyeka Okongwu, Delon Wright, Gorgui Dieng, Sharife Cooper, Skyler Mays.
Brooklyn Nets Team News
Nets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Kevin Durant| SF: Bruce Brown
Middle: PF: Andre Drummond
Guards: PG: Kyrie Irving | SG: Seth Curry
BENCH: Cam Thomas, Patty Mills, James Johnson, Kessler Edwards, Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin.
Point Guard Trae has been one of the best offensive players in the league once again and he is one of the assists leaders. He has mostly been scoring around 30 points and dishing 8+ assists. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario. He is a “Game-Time Decision”.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55
KD is one of the best scorers to ever play the game of basketball and brings a lot more other than scoring to the picture. The wing has mostly been 23-35 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-54
Although Capela’s numbers are down compared to last season, Clint has been doing a great job as a rebounder, paint scorer, and defender. He has mostly been in 6-14 points, 9-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-37
Point Guard Kyrie will be huge for the Nets’ chances to make some sort of deep Playoff run and he has certainly been switched on more often than not. He has mostly been in 24-25 points and 4-6 assists range with the potential to score 30+ every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Wing Brown is having a fantastic second half of the season and he has been on fire more often than not on both ends. He has mostly been in 10-15 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-36
Bogdan Bogdanovic (ATL)
Off-guard Bogdan has had a strong season in terms of scoring and keeps coming up with big nights for his squad. He has scored 20 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-30
ATL vs BKN Dream11 Team
(If Young plays)
PG: G Dragic, T Young(PP)
SG: K Irving
SF: K Durant(SP), K Huerter
PF: D Gallinari
C: A Drummond, N Claxton
(If Bruce Brown plays, swap Dragic for Brown)
(If Young doesn’t play)
PG: G Dragic
SG: K Irving(PP), B Bogdanovic
SF: K Durant(SP), K Huerter
PF: D Gallinari
C: A Drummond, C Capela
Isn’t it fun to watch scorers like Kevin Durant, Trae Young, and Kyrie Irving slip in a bunch of points? What about the NBA viewers in India who want to catch this game? Not the best news then! You can catch the game on streaming services Jio TV and Voot while TV outlets MTV and VH1 will also not telecast this game. So how can you have a look at this one? You can buy the annual subscription and get access to all live games and their full game replays as well. To know scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.