What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Game-4, Sixers lead 2-1
Teams: Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers
Match Day: April 21, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 12:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Staples Center (19,000)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
BKN vs PHI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Brooklyn Nets will be looking to level the series when they host Philadelphia 76ers in Game-4 of the first round playoff series at Barclays Center, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, on Saturday night (IST).
Philadelphia 76ers started the first round playoff series as the hot favorites to go through to the next round. The talks of them sweeping the Brooklyn Nets in four games were not just the rumours fueled by any scooping reporter.
For the Sixers are a legitimate threat to any team aiming to dethrone the Golden State Warriors, let alone the Dubs themselves. The reason being Joel Embiid and his fellow beings who combined to make this squad a Super Team.
But Nets did the unthinkable in the very first game of the series, beating the 76ers 102-111 in their own backyard, robbing them off the home advantage, and hurting their condescending edge.
Add Embiid's stuttering health to the situation and you get a perfect recipe for the first round shock.
But it didn't happen.
Because Sixers leveled the series after winning the 2nd game 145-123. No aberration here as the heroes were all the same, an expected cast led by Joel Embiid who scored a double-double. While Ben Simmons had his career's first triple-double.
Sixers flexed their muscles further in the 3rd game, even without the injured Joel Embiid. They took their home advantage back by winning the 3rd game 115-131 at the home of their rivals.
Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler all came to the party.
Regular Season Record-
Brooklyn Nets: W-42, L-40
Philadelphia 76ers: W-51, L-31
Players to watch out for:
D’Angelo Russell – Had a pretty solid game last time around. He is a force behind Nets’ rise this season. On current form, he is one of the best players in NBA and certainly a player who can touch every lofty height in this sport. The 23-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers point-guard is averaging 21.1 points per game this season. But the last 10 games are the real indicator of the form he is in of late, scoring at 26.7 per game in that period.
Spencer Dinwiddie – The 2nd best player for Nets this season is Spencer Dinwiddie. An indispensable part of the squad. The 25-year-old point guard is averaging 17.4 points per game this season, which is a significant improvement on his career average of 11.0 points per game.
Joel Embiid –Easily the best player on Philadelphia 76ers’ roster. But his career has been ravaged by injuries, and it was the case in the first game as well where he struggled to impose himself on the game. The reason being his knee. But no doubt, he is one of the best players in NBA this season, a candidate for the MVP as well. The 25-year-old scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds in the first game.
Jimmy Butler – The Minnesota Timberwolves superstar was at his devastating best in the first game, going off for a team-high 36 points. Only if his teammates had a good game, Sixers may have been the team leading the series. He will be key to 76ers’ chances in this series and beyond.
BKN vs PHI Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Allen Crabbe will be missing the game with a knee injury.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – James Ennis has been ruled out for the hosts. He remains the only injury absentee for the Sixers ahead of this game.
Questionable – Joel Embiid is playing through the pain and remains day-to-day ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
BKN vs PHI Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
BKN vs PHI Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Philadelphia 76ers are favorites to win the match.
NOTE: THIS BKN vs PHI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.