DAL vs GSW Dream11: The NBA Playoffs are here and we are in full flow as the season is about to disappear. There is no doubt that finishing in the top four is crucial in the Regular Season as the top four teams on either side of the Conference made it to the Conference Semis. And from there, fates can change as the third and fourth-seeded Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks will clash here as the Mavericks host the Warriors.
The Warriors have taken a two-nil lead in the Conference Finals so far and they have turned on the switch on both ends. They won the last game 126:117 as Stephen Curry rolled 32 points and outmatched Luka Doncic who nailed 42 points. The Mavericks have had a taste of erasing a nil-two deficit against the Suns, so they will be in play, however, there is no doubt that this is a must-win game for them. Can they get back to their winning ways?
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 23 May, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: American Airlines Center
The Mavs are tough at home, The Warriors looked clocked-in
The Mavericks have lost two in a row but this is the game they can’t afford to lose at all. Mavs are amazing at their home-floor and didn’t allow the Suns to go past 101 in the three games that were played at American Airlines. The main reason is that their defense is completely dialled-in and they have an incredible wing and Forward combination alongside pesky guards that can seal both the paint and the perimter.
But can the Mavs really repeat the miracle from the last series? I am sceptical because Warriors look tougher in terms of depth and are blessed with four shot-creators in the form of Curry, Poole, Thompson, and Wiggins, all also effective on the defensive end, especially Thompson and Wiggins. Kevon Looney has taken advantage of a thinned-down Center rotation of the Mavs and he was the key to force a comeback in the last game.
Doncic had 42 in the last game and he will be again suiting up for a big night on the home floor. On the other hand, Jalen Brunson is always cooking at home and he had 31 in the last game. The trouble will be that Klay Thompson is due a big night and he has been efficient but can be waiting for a big night here to seal the deal. Let us see how the Mavs respond to the Warriors challenge and maybe Warriors can end the hot stretch of the Mavs at home.
Peak Performance Predictions
Highest rebounder: Kevon Looney: 12
Highest scorer: Luka Doncic: 34
Top assists-deliverer: Stephen Curry: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 113 Mavericks 109
Golden State Warriors Team News
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive Anchor and All-Around Forward: PF: Draymond Green
Rebounding Specialist: C: Kevon Looney
Major Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson
BENCH: Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Moses Moody.
Dallas Mavericks Team News
Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Defensive Big Forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Defensive wing: Reggie Bullock
Inside Presence: C: Dwight Powell
Scoring Guard: PG: Jalen Brunson
Leading Scorer and Playmaker: PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Spencer Dinwiddie, Maxi Kleber, Josh Green, Sterling Brown, Marquesse Chriss, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.
Luka made 12 of his 23 shots in the last game and clicked 13 free-throws meaning he is in incredible rhythm. He will be in for a big night and I think he will be in 30+ points, 6-9 assists, and 5-9 rebounds range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 51-67
We are in the zone where Curry unlocks his best and he clicked on six of ten threes which spells doom for the Mavs to be honest. I expect a 25-31 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-48
Guard Jalen made 11 of his 19 shots and he is in incredible form in the Playoffs, and can he help the Mavs close out the Warriors here in a virtual must-win scenario. I believe he will be in 20-26 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Off-Guard Thompson made six of his ten shots and he has been a bit conservative with his shot-selection which can mean that he is up for a big night here. I believe he will be in 22-28 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39
Wing Bullock is on fire when the game is on the Mavs’ home floor so he can replicate last game’s hereos. I believe he will be in 13-18 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-30
Poole made seven of his ten shots and forms the most deep backcourt in the league alongside Thompson and Curry. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-41
GSW vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
PG: S Curry(PP), L Doncic(SP)
SG: K Thompson
SF: R Bullock, O Porter
PF: D Bertans
C: M Kleber, K Looney
PG: L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Brunson(PP), J Poole
SF: R Bullock
PF: D Green, D Bertans
C: M Kleber, K Looney
Once again, the Mavericks are down nil-two and have their backs against the wall, it means they will stage a big comeback right? In a terrific piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two designated streaming services Voot and JIO TV will also show this game while TV channels Vh1, Sports 18, and MTV are also going to showcase this tussle. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the NBA.