DAL vs BKN Dream11: Injuries are a common occurrence in the NBA as multiple star players can be out for a team for a single. One of the teams dealing with the absence of the stars here in Dallas Mavericks hosts the Brooklyn Nets. Dallas has won half of its games so far while the Nets are way above the 50% win mark.
Mavericks have been losing a lot lately and the cause seems to be more than injuries. Dallas has struggled on the offensive end at times and their schemes have been rather underwhelming at times. Can the Dallas outfit right its ship as soon as possible because it will be hard in the West if you fall behind.
Nets have done as well as expected. With two superstars in Durant and Harden, that comes as a little surprise. For Brooklyn, the presence of Harden and Durant has caused ruptures for the opposition and this squad has hung through despite the absence of Kyrie Irving
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: 8 December, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center
Mavericks: Doncic and Porzingis have work cut out
With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas gets 45-55 points, 15-20 rebounds, and 10-12 assists each game on a regular basis. The absence of either can cause fractures in the offense and the Dallas team has shown that it can go ice cold in the game rather way too much. With Doncic out, the Dallas team has lost all its game and that is the most important stat of all. However, it isn’t like there are no scorers, Brunson and Hardaway can put up a ton of points but apart from three-four scorers, Dallas lacks scoring-depth big time.
Nets: Tough to beat
Brooklyn is a superb perimeter defensive team and that is one of the reasons why opponents have faced trouble against the squad. With Durant and Harden, you can stitch together 3-4 quality offensive possessions in a row and since Durant goes for the high-percentage shots, he makes this team the offensive juggernaut it is. Apart from these two, LaMarcus Aldridge has been contributing crucial 12-18 points at the big position as Blake Griffin has lost his minutes. With Bruce Brown, Patty Mills, Bembry, and Cam Thomas as major role players, Nets have found some depth.
Brooklyn Nets| Dallas Mavericks
Games: 23| 22
Wins: 16| 11
Defeats: 07| 11
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Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Stretch-Four: PF: Kristaps Porzingis(PROBABLE)
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
SG: Tim Hardaway PG: Jalen Brunson
BENCH: Moses Brown, Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Boban Marjanovic, JaqQuori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Reggie Bullock, Tyrell Terry.
Nets Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Kevin Durant
Middle: C: LaMarcus Aldridge
Guards: SG/SF: Deandre Bembry SG: Patty Mills PG: James Harden
BENCH: Kirk Edwards, Day’Ron Sharpe, David Duke Jr., Blake Griffin Bruce Brown, Jevon Carter, Cam Thomas, James Johnson.
Luka Doncic(DAL) gets in the 25-30 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 7-12 assists range during most games. He is QUESTIONABLE for this fixture.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-62
Kevin Durant is a proven winner and a living legend in the NBA who can do a lot more than just get buckets. He has scored 27 or more points in each of the last four games while pulling down 9 or more rebounds thrice and handed over 6 assists or more also three times in that window. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-70
Kristaps Porzingins(DAL) has scored more than 20 points in most of the games since November. He is also averaging around 8 rebounds a game. He is PROBABLE for this game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-40
James Harden (BKN)
James is going through a tough season scoring and efficiency-wise. However, his impact hasn’t been reduced as he is handing over a bunch of assists and keeping the Nets offensive charge afloat. He has handed over 11 or more assists in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-50
Tim is a crucial part of the Dallas team as an isolation scorer. Although he had a huge game versus Grizzlies scoring-wise, usually he falls in the 14-18 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
Aldridge has given the Nets a boost at the frontline to make up for the lack of depth on that position. He usually figures in the 12-16 points range scoring-wise.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36
PG: J Harden(PP)
SG: T Hardaway, C Thomas
SF: K Durant(SP), D Finney-Smith
PF: M Kleber
C: P Millsap, L Aldridge
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