CR vs RE Dream11: Real Esteli will be looking to get a two-game lead in the playoffs against Carazo Basketball Club as the two teams meet in game-2 of 2020 Nicaragua Basketball League on Sunday morning (IST). Esteli had a massive win and even by their own standards, they may find hard to hit that level again even in this series. The reason being Esteli won 103-51 and everything is clear from the winning margin. Carazo were never in the game and looks like playing a losing battle in this series.
What can you expect here?
Not that big win for Real Esteli but expect a win for them nonetheless. Esteli were so good and found so easy in the game that they may have not hit all their gears in game-1. Carazo need to come up with something special, and more importantly, they need to win in their mind first to even force Esteli into making some mistakes.
What happened in the regular season?
The league has 20 teams, with each team playing once against each other. As per the current format, top-16 teams qualify for the playoffs. Carazo were decent as they finished in the top half of the table with 9 wins and 10 defeats. Real Esteli, on the other hand, were one of the top teams as they recorded 14 wins and lost just five times in 19 regular season matches.
Carazo | Real Esteli
Games: 19 | 19
Wins: 09 | 14
Defeats: 10 | 05
Total Points scored: 1331 | 1520
Points conceded: 1308 | 1012
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Visitors: Real Esteli
Match Timing: May 24, @ 05:30 AM
Carazo team news:
Status out: None.
Status Questionable: Axel Lopez remains a doubt and will have to prove his fitness ahead of the match.
Note: Jeffren Brown struggled in the last game and may not be given a chance to redeem himself.
Carazo roster: Fausto Porras, Ashley Cruz Valerio, Norlan Araya, Luis Jarquin, Marco Jimenez, Roger Icavalceta, Jeffren Brown, Alex Lope, Noel Narvaez Chavez, Orlington Bodden Gordan, Kevin Mercado Garcia, Francis Gutierrez Blandino, Hanssell Chamorro Guadamuz, Jose Toledo Espinoza, Franciso Cruz Ruiz
Real Esteli team news:
Status out: None.
Status Questionable: Adonis Garcia is a huge doubt for this game due to a knock and will be assessed before the match.
Yassir Cruz should be fine for this game, having returned to the active matchday roster in the last match.
Note: G G Navarrete may not be a safe option from this team.
Real Esteli active roster: Dalton Cacho, Jose Reyes, Farrell Pauth, Jensen Campbell, Argels Salazar, Sharlon Hodgson, Jonathan Jimenez, Andy Perez, Jeybon Hulse Forbes, Andy Hodgson Williams, Adonis Garcia, Gabriel Guerrero Navarrete, Yassir Cruz, Jilmer Castillo, Milton Hernandez
CR vs RE Dream11 starting five:
PF: Orlington Bodden Gordon
SF: Marcos Jimenez
C: Jose Toledo Espinoza
PG: Luis Jarquin
SG: Norlan Araya
PF: Farrell Pauth
SF: Yassir Cruz/Milton Hernandez
C: Jensen Campbell
PG: Dalton Cacho
SG: Sharlon Hodgson
Carazo: Kevin Mercado Garcia, Francis Gutierrez Blandino, Hanssell Chamorro Guadamuz, Franciso Cruz Ruiz, Fausto Porras, Ashley Cruz Valerio, Roger Icavalceta, Jeffren Brown, Alex Lope, Noel Narvaez Chavez
Real Esteli: Gabriel Guerrero Navarrete, Yassir Cruz, Jilmer Castillo, Milton Hernandez, Andy Perez, Jonathan Jimenez, Jose Reyes, Argels Salazar, Andy Hodgson Williams, Adonis Garcia, Jeybon Hulse Forbes
CR vs RE Dream11 teams:
PG: N Araya, D Cacho (SP), J Reyes
SG: S Hodgson, A H Williams
SF: F C Ruiz
PF: F Pauth
C: J T Espinoza
PG: D Cacho (SP), J Reyes
SG: L Jarquin
SF: F C Ruiz, M Hernandez
PF: F Pauth
C: J T Espinoza, J Campbell
The first game showed that this may be a mismatch in this series. Though Real Esteli were the clear favourites to win the game, they exceeded expectations by some margins. Expecting a win for Real Esteli looks a straightforward call here.