BKN vs PHI Dream11: COVID-19 has caused ten postponements at the time of writing and there can be more on the way with the way things are shaping up. The two teams met just before Durant was placed in the protocols and poetically, Kevin will resume where he left off against the 76ers.
Philadelphia hasn’t taken advantage of their largely fully healthy roster with five-six core players playing together. Now, if some of their players get placed in the protocols, their season can derail big-time and that is why I believe they have not capitalized in the way they should have. However, things have changed recently and they have three out of the last four, however, against extremely short-handed squads.
Nets have done a superb job of winning even with few available regular players. When Durant went down, first Patty Mills took the mantle, and then James Harden has lit up the opponents in the last two games. Brooklyn looks formidable with Harden and Durant in the mix and if they can win with one of them then teams can be steamrolled by the Nets with both of them in the picture.
Host: Brooklyn Nets
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: 31 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Barclays Center
Nets: They can run teams out of the building
With two high-scorers in Kevin Durant and James Harden, the Nets have both stable playmaking and scoring options. Along with Patty Mills, the team has three high-quality three-point shooters who can click on a regular basis and not only open lanes for each other but also for the role players of the team. This is the reason why the Nets look like a contender and once Kyrie joins them in away games, the team will look even more imposing. Brooklyn has the best record in the league and they are getting it done on both ends of the floor.
76ers: They may be improving
76ers should have had a better record but now, the team seems to be improving. The team has won three out of the last four games, albeit against short-handed squads. But there is an issue for me when it comes to the 76ers, they don’t have a viable playmaker. That can be fatal against a team like the Nets because if your offense gets choked up, well, players like Durant can hunt you down in a quarter. That is why Philly may be more than decent defensively, have a ton of isolation scorers, there is a need for a primary playmaker.
Brooklyn Nets | Philadelphia 76ers
Games: 34| 32
Wins: 18| 23
Defeats: 16| 09
Nets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: DeAndre Bembry PF: Kevin Durant
Middle: C: LaMarcus Aldridge
Guards: SG: Patty Mills PG: James Harden
BENCH: James Johnson, Blake Griffin, Nic Claxton, Bruce Brown, Jevon Carter Langston Galloway, Wenyen Gabriel, James Ennis III.
Kevin Durant(BKN) has scored in the 28-38 points range while clamping down 8-12 rebounds, and 5-10 assists a game on a regular basis.
Sixers Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Tobias Harris
Middle: C: Joel Embiid
Guards: SG: Danny Green SG: Matisse Thybulle, PG: Tyrese Maxey
BENCH: Georges Niang, Shake Milton, Andre Drummond, Aaron Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Isaiah Joe, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Reed, Jaden Springer.
KD has been having an MVP-type season and has once again broken through the scoring charts. For Kevin, crossing the 30 points mark became a norm last month and he can propel his team to multiple wins if he continues playing this.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-63
Joel has been a terrific presence in the middle for the Sixers and has continued to dominate opposing Centers again and again. He has been scoring 30+ points and grabbing 10+ rebounds per game regularly this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-63
Harden has been back for three games since his COVID-19 induced absence. What has he done? He has scored 30+ and dished 10 or more assists in all of those games, showing his varied skillset and shooting better than October/November. He is the favorite for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 51-70
Patty has been a big-time scorer for the Nets when Durant was out, making six or more threes multiple times this season. The guard can dip in 14-20 points a game on a regular basis, making hay from the long-range area.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-32
Tobias has been a stable presence at the wing position for the up-and-down Sixers. The Forward usually scores in the 16-19 points range, 7-12 rebounds, and 3-5 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-37
Nic has been a stellar presence at the Center position for the Nets in recent times. He has eclipsed the 10+ points mark many times this season and has also blocked 1-3 shots.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
Seth is a crucial part of the 76ers offensive effort as a shooter from the perimeter. Curry has scored 12, 11, 12 in the last three games but he was scoring 15+ a bunch of times.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
BKN vs PHI Dream11 Lineup Balancers
PG: P Mills, T Maxey
SG: S Curry, B Brown
SF: K Durant(PP)
PF: D Bembry
C: J Embiid(SP), N Claxton
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