What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Game-4, Sixers lead 3-1
Teams: Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets
Match Day: April 24, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 05:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia (19,500)
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:
Philadelphia 76ers can wrap up the frist round playoff series when they host Brooklyn Nets in game-5 at in Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, on Wednesday morning (IST).
After losing the home game advantage in the series opener, Philadelphia 76ers returns back to home with a 3-1 and knowing that a win at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia will take them to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The win “was really important because we wanted to get this one and go home and try to finish it,” an elated Joel Embiid said after the match.
“It feels great to be up 3-1.
The start to the series may not be in the Sixers’ script, but they are hitting strides at the right time, and the first two wins, where they averaged 138 points, showed what this can do.
Joel Embiid returned to the lineup after missing Game-3 with a left knee injury. The big Cameroonian finished the match with 31 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 6 blocks.
The hero of game 3, Ben Simmons scored 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Tobias Harris impressed again with his precision and intensity on the court, adding 24 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal, and a block.
Regular Season Record-
Philadelphia 76ers: W-51, L-31
Brooklyn Nets: W-42, L-40
Players to watch out for:
Joel Embiid – Three games, and Joel Embiid scored three double-doubles in the series. Nets just don’t have the answer for his prowess. In fact, he is pretty much unstoppable when on full song.
Embiid may not be scoring as heavily as James Harden or not as swashbuckling as Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he is one of the best NBA players this season. His numbers speak for his impact.
The 25-year-old is averaging 27.5 points per game in the postseason, along with an impressive 13.6 rebounds per game.
Ben Simmons – With the series level 1-1 and Sixers playing away without the injured Joel Embiid, Philadelphia needed somebody to step-up. Ben Simmons showed why he won the 2018 NBA rookie of the year as he came big when his side needed him, dropping a game-high 31 points.
D’Angelo Russell – He had a productive night in game-3, scoring 21 points (6-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), along with seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals. But his team fell to defeat and now trail 1-3 in the series.
Russell has had a very good season on a personal level. As he has scored at a career-high average 21.1 points per game in the regular season.
Caris LeVert – The 24-year-old is Nets’ second best player in the post-season this year. He has averaged 21.8 in three matches, which is significantly higher than his regular season average of 13.7 points per game.
BKN vs PHI Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – None.
Questionable – Sixers’ only concern was the health of Joel Embiid. He has been playing through the pain of late but looked in a better state in the last game. He should be fine for the series defining home match.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Nets will have to cope without the services of Centre Ed Davis. The 29-year-old suffered a left ankle sprain in the game-3. He was phenomenal in the first game of this series as he scored 12 points and had an incredible 16 rebounds. Allen Crabbe, meanwhile, remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Sixers return to home with a 3-1 lead and we back them to wrap up the series in this match.
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