Match Timing: April 02, 2019, @ 07:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Talking Stick Resort Arena
CLE vs PHX Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Two teams struggling for form all-season will meet as Phoenix Suns host Cleveland Cavaliers in a regular season NBA match at Talking Stick Resort Arena, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States, on Tuesday morning (IST).
Though Phoenix Suns are propping up the table in the Western Conference, suffering from the ignominy of possessing the 2nd worst record in NBA this season, there are enough reasons still to feel optimistic for the immediate future.
That big reason is Devin Booker. He looks like an aberration there in Phoenix if we gaze into Suns’ overall performance this season. Certainly, for his efforts alone, Suns deserve to be in the playoffs. But only for his efforts. Not as a team.
Another positive is their standing in the table which gives them the power to pick another future star in the first round of NBA 2019 draft. The franchise will hope to get another player like “Devin Booker” who they got in the 2015 NBA draft.
As mentioned, Suns are at the foot of the table and can’t move out from this position. For 14th placed Dallas Mavericks are a huge 13 points better them in the table.
Phoenix lost their last game 115-120 against Memphis Grizzlies. Though the result was not the headline-grabbing event by any means, Booker’s performance was certainly worth mentioning on the front pages.
The 22-year-old shooting guard had another monster game, dropping 48 points against the Grizzlies.
Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, have fallen from the grace. It would be an understatement actually considering how they used to win the Eastern Conference and challenging Golden State Warriors for the ultimate NBA glory.
From the heights of the NBA, they are now 2nd from the bottom with a negative record of 19-58 this season.
Regular Season Record-
Phoenix Suns: W-17, L-60
Cleveland Cavaliers: W-19, L-58
Players to watch out for:
Devin Booker –One warrior can’t win a war, but Devin Booker has won many battles for Phoenix Suns this season. He has been like “out-of-the-world” kind of player on many occasions, giving the world a moment to ponder whether Phoenix deserves him on their roster. But that’s a different matter altogether. The 22-year-old is averaging 27 points per game this season, which is just unbelievable if you look at Suns’ record this season.
DeAndre Ayton – It has been a decent season for him. The 20-year-old Center is averaging 16.3 points per game along with a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game.
Jordan Clarkson – Not overly impressive but has done good enough this season to be taken as a serious talent. The 26-year-old point guard is averaging a career-high 17.0 points per game this season.
Collin Sexton – Worth mentioning here. Too good a player with a big future ahead of him. This is his first season in NBA and he has exceeded every expectation. He scored 24 points in the losing cause against the Spurs, which was his 10th +20 score in the last 11 matches.
CLE vs PHX Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Suns have been playing with a depleted squad for the most part of the season and situation remains the same. T.J. Warren (ankle injury), Kelly Oubre (finger injury) and Tyler Johnson (knee injury) all remain on the sidelines.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – For the 2016 NBA champions, Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) has made progress but won’t be playing here, while John Henson (wrist injury) and J.R. Smith (personal reasons) will be missing the game as well.
The latest player to head into the treatment room is none other than Kevin Love. He suffered a shoulder injury in the last match and won’t be playing.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
CLE vs PHX Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
CLE vs PHX Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
It’s a battle between the two struggling teams and you wonder who gets to snap its losing streak. But with Devin Booker playing like an alien, we back the Suns to embrace an esoteric victory here.
NOTE: THIS CLE vs PHX 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.