BKN vs TOR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: January 12, 2019, @ 06:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Scotiabank Arena
BKN vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Both the teams will be looking to get back to winning ways when Toronto Raptors play host to Brooklyn Nets in an NBA match at Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Friday morning (IST).
The Raptors are now on a three-game winning streak after getting the better of Atlanta Hawks. They won 104-101 at Scotiabank Arena and closed down the gap on Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks to just one game.
Raptors are now 31-12 for the season and remain one of the two teams to boast a winning percentage more than 0.700 this season.
Kawhi Leonard was in the lineup and the former San Antonio Spurs star di what he is good at. The superstar power-forward dropped a game-high 31 points in the game to steer his side to yet another victory, 7th in the last 10 games.
The visitors returned to winning ways with a routine 116-100 win over the struggling Atlanta Hawks in their last game. This was Nets’ 21st win of the season, sixth in the last 10 games. With a 21-22 record, they remained sixth in the Eastern Conference table.
Perhaps Brooklyn would cherish the last win as it showed the fight they have within the group. Hawks pulled ahead by a huge 15 points in the first quarter alone as they won it 38-23. Nets responded with a 28-19 fight in the next quarter and thus cutting the deficit to 6 points.
The hosts maintained the pressure and eventually won the match courtesy of their 35-23 and 30-20 win in the last two quarters.
It was a team effort as the Nets had seven players scoring in the double digits, with D’Angelo Russell leading the charge with his 23 points show.
Regular Season Record-
Toronto Raptors: W-31, L-12
Brooklyn Nets: W-21, L-22
Players to watch out for:
Kawhi Leonard – The man for all occasion for Raptors, Kawhi Leonard has given the team another dimension in their offensive department. The former San Antonio Spurs star is now performing at a level he is more than capable. However, the 2014 NBA finals MVP has a pretty bad injury record in recent years and that could be the reason he has been given off. But the 27-year-old is racking up 27.3 points per game, almost double of his next teammate on the points chart.
Serge Ibaka – A seasoned pro, he brings to the game a whole lot of different things. The 29-year-old is averaging 16.1 points per game this season. His season high in 34 points which he scored against Los Angles Lakers.
D’Angelo Russell – With Caris LeVert out injured, D’Angelo Russell is acting as a man-to-go for Nets. The 22-year-old is doing more than a decent job as he is dropping 18.2 points per game. He had a good game against Hawks as well, scoring an important 23 points and helped his team to win the match. This season is by far his best till date.
Spencer Dinwiddie – He is in good form this season, a consistent performer as well. The 25-year-old has the ability to pop up with jaw-dropping numbers. His season high is 39 points which he dropped against Philadelphia 76ers.
BKN vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Toronto Raptors continues to be without Jonas Valanciunas who is still recovering from a finger injury.
Questionable – C. J. Miles, meanwhile, is suffering from a hip injury. But his situation has been upgraded to questionable and he will be assessed ahead of the match.
Suspended – None.
Injured – It’s incredible to see where Nets are at the moment in the table and their long injury list. Few first team players are still hooked up on the treatment table, led by Caris LeVert who has played just 14 games this season.
While Allen Crabbe (knee injury), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (hip injury) and Dzanan Musa (shoulder injury) all have been ruled out with their respective injuries.
Questionable – Also, Jared Dudley suffered a muscle injury in the last game and is a huge doubt, while Kenneth Faried is a doubt with an ankle injury.
Suspended – None
BKN vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Probables):
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Toronto Raptors are almost at full strength for this game and we think they will be more than a match for the shorthanded Brooklyn Nets.
NOTE: THIS BKN vs TOR 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.