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| On Mar 30, 2022 12:31 PM IST

CLE vs DAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks


CLE vs DAL Dream11: NBA’s hefty schedule will come to end in a few weeks, and like any other season, this has been an up-and-down ride. This is a tricky league where you can have a team making a comeback being down by 25 points and there are times when you can’t judge which player will get hot and which will player will hit a cold shooting streak. This doesn’t mean that there can’t be a way to scrape out which players are consistent and which players are in a cold spell as per the trends. And just to do that, we jump into this game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks.

The Cavaliers have been struggling a bit since losing Jarrett Allen and their defensive rhythm has been a bit off since his departure. The Cavs are in danger of being relegated to the Play-in tournament after spending much of their time in the top-six rankings in the Eastern Conference.

On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks have been doing a more than decent job of stacking up wins and they can be a handful to deal with for even elite teams during the Postseason. The Mavs’ defense has been one of the best this season and they will be looking to make a deep postseason run.

Host: Cleveland Cavaliers
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: 31 March, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Cavaliers defeated the Magic 107:101 as Darius Garland looped in 20+ points and 10+ assists and Lauri Markkanen posted 20 points.

The Cavs have been struggling against elite teams and their inability on being consistent on both ends has hurt them. Without Jarrett Allen, the team’s paint production has dropped, second-chance points have dwindled, and the biggest impact has been on the defensive end, which means that the team’s old defensive strength has been hit big-time. They have fallen from a fourth-sixth position team to a seventh-ranked team and this can be a problem since they can end up clashing against the Nets, a team that has Kyrie and Kevin.

This is why the upcoming stretch is crucial for the team as they will like to finish in the top six at least, which gives more rest and may also provide more time for Jarrett Allen to heal. One other issue has been Caris LeVert’s downward production and he has not had a huge impact on the offensive end for the Cavs. Lauri Markkanen has gotten it done a stretch-four but rookie Evan Mobley, who is a huge difference-maker on both ends of the floor will miss the game. Without Mobley, Kevin Love’s role will be huge.

The Mavericks defeated the Lakers 128:110 as Luka Doncic racked up 30 points or so and the team pulled through after building a huge first half

The Mavericks have been an elite team on the defensive end, especially on their home floor. They have shut down teams after teams in the second half of games and that ability will be huge once the Playoffs arrive. The Mavs have built a decent distance from the Jazz for the fourth spot in the West and they will most likely face one of the teams among the Jazz/Nuggets/Timberwolves, most likely Nuggets at this point. And with the way they play defense, they can be a problem for the Nuggets to deal with.

Luka Doncic has continued to provide depth to the team and his ability to be a constant scorer opens up opportunities for Reggie Bullock, Jalen Brunson, and Spencer Dinwiddie to be effective. Brunson’s production has gone down as not only he is playing with a ball-dominant player in Doncic but Dinwiddie also needs the ball a ton of his times to be effective. The main reason for the elite defense has been the strong frontline of Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, and Dwight Powell.

Dallas Mavericks (4th spot- West) | Cleveland Cavaliers (7th spot- East)
Games: 76 | 75
Wins: 47 | 42
Defeats: 29 | 33

Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Trey Burke is OUT for the game
  • Theo Pinson is OUT for the match
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is OUT for the game and is probably done for the season.
  • Sterling Brown is OUT for the match.

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Reggie Bullock
Big Forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson | PG: Luka Doncic

BENCH: Josh Green, Spencer Dinwiddie, Marquesse Chriss, Davis Bertans, Maxi Kleber, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team News

  • Evan Mobley is OUT for this match
  • Collin Sexton is OUT for the game and is done for the season.
  • Jarrett Allen is OUT for the long term.
  • Dean Wade is OUT for the game
  • Rajon Rondo is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Cavaliers Expected Starting Five

Stretch-Fours: PF: Lauri Markkanen | PF: LaMar Stevens
Defensive Wing: SF: Isaac Okoro
Guards: SG: Caris LeVert | PG: Darius Garland

BENCH: Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, Dylan Windler, Ed Davis, RJ Nembhard Jr. Kevin Pangos, Brandon Goodwin.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Luka Doncic(DAL)
Points: 34
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 12
Steals: 01
Guard Luka has been doing a great job of carrying the major load for the Mavs and his all-around skills are vital for his squad. He has mostly been in 30-34 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 6-12 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-64

Darius Garland(CLE)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 12
Steals: 03
Darius has been getting it done as a major scorer and playmaker and thanks to him, the Cleveland offense has had some semblance. Garland has mostly been in 24-28 points, 10-17 assists, and 1-3 steals range. The guard can be considered for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-55

Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 06
Guard Spencer has been a more than decent producer as the third Point Guard off the bench for the Mavericks. He has mostly been in 12-18 points, 3-6 assists, and 2-4 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29

Lauri Markkanen(CLE)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 00
Big Forward Lauri has been a brilliant scorer and thanks to him, the perimeter shooter has had some stability for the Cavs. He has mostly been in 14-20 points and 4-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Crafty and lefty Jalen has been doing a great job as the backcourt partner of Doncic and he has been doing a decent job as a scorer. He has mostly been in 11-15 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-34

Caris LeVert(CLE)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
LeVert has struggled to adjust to the Cavaliers’ offensive system and his shooting has been way too off. Caris has mostly been in 9-13 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30


  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Big Dwight has been doing his job as a two-way player and has usually been in 9-12 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
  • Kevin Love(CLE) had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Power Forward Love has been doing a more than decent job scoring and rebounding, mostly being in 8-14 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 17 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Two-way wing Bullock has been doing a great job as a shooter and has been here and there in terms of offensive production. He has been in 17-23 points range recently.
  • Isaac Okoro(CLE) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals, 1 block in the last game. Wing Okoro has been a decent defender, usually being in the 11-12 points range.
  • Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL) had 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Defensive Forward Dorian has done a decent job, mostly being in the 7-8 points range these days.
  • Lamar Stevens(CLE) had 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Lamar has mostly been in 13-16 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Kleber has done a great job as the rebounder and defender, mostly being in 5-9 points and 6-9 rebounds range.

CLE vs DAL Dream11 Lineup

PG: S Dinwiddie, L Doncic(PP)
SG: D Garland(SP)
SF: L Markkanen, L Stevens
PF: R Bullock
C:    K Love, D Powell

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t you like to watch Darius Garland running the show as a beautiful shooter and pinpoint passer for the Cavs? However, in a bad piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. How can you catch this game and the other action? Access the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), where you can catch all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you are not able to get the live stream. To know the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.