DAL vs GSW Dream11: The NBA 2021-2022 season is going to end soon and as we enter the final stages of the Conference Finals, a champion will be crowned in a matter of few weeks. In the East, matters are tied at two-each between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors have decimated the Dallas Mavericks, taking a three-nil lead. Can the Mavs make a historic comeback here?
The Warriors took the defense to another level and won Game 3 109:100 as Steph Curry lodged another 30+ points night while Andrew Wiggins clinched 27 points. The Mavs received another 40+ points night from Luka Doncic but it wasn’t enough twice in a row for this struggling Mavericks team. With the series under line, can the Mavericks’ athletes close the matters or will the series be done here?
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 25 May, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: American Airlines Center
The Warriors keep punishing the Mavs
The Mavs escaped after conceding a nil-two start to the Suns but the Warriors have punished the Mavericks after defeating them at home. The Mavs defense wasn’t as good as it needed to be in Game 3 and they were punished in a multitude of ways, they are yet to put together one of those special defensive performances so far in this series.
It is a surprise that the Mavs only scored 100 in the last considering Doncic had 42, Dinwiddie had 26, and Brunson had 20, making up 88 points, the rest of the team scoring a mere 12 points. This has been a huge problem for the Mavs this series as the Forward combination of Kleber, Bullock, and Finney-Smith has disappeared and the fear that the Mavs frontline can be outmatched has come to fruition. It seems like the Suns were a better match-up against the Warriors, but this is how it works.
The Warriors have found the best game of Andrew Wiggins in the Conference Finals and his remarkable offense and defense both have been huge factors. Steph is on fire, which is no surprise while Thompson is compensating for his poor percentages through the hard-nosed defense. Poole continues to be a huge factor whereas Looney has been the “X-Factor” and Draymond Green continues to be one of the best defenders in the league. The Warriors have a lot to offer on both ends.
Peak Performance Predictions
Highest rebounder: Kevon Looney: 13
Highest scorer: Luka Doncic: 38
Top assists-deliverer: Stephen Curry: 7
Scoreline Prediction: Mavericks 108 Warriors 103
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: 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.
One-Guard Doncic is the scoring leader and also the team leader of the Mavs but his 11/23 shooting night and 14 made free throws were not enough in the last game. I expect a 27+ points, 7+ rebounds, and 3+ assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 51-67
Point Guard Curry made five of his ten threes and he has been a huge offensive option for major parts. I believe he will be in 27-34 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-56
Jalen has been a huge factor offensively and linked 7 of his 12 shots in the last game, giving great support to Doncic. I believe he will be in 18-24 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Two-Guard Klay shot just 6/18 in the last game and his percentages have been rather down throughout the Postseason. I believe he will be in 17-24 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39
Power Forward Dorian is a terrific defender but his scoring has been down significantly over the last five games. I believe Dorian will be in 10-16 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-30
Wing Andrew capitalized upon 11 of his 23 shots in the last game and he has been a huge factor as a rebounder and defender. I expect him to be in 17-23 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-42
GSW vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
PG: S Curry(PP), L Doncic(SP), M Moody
SG: K Thompson
SF: A Wiggins
PF: D Bertans
C: M Kleber, K Looney
PG: S Dinwiddie, L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Brunson(PP), J Poole
SF: A Wiggins
PF: D Bertans
C: D Powell, K Looney
The Mavericks’ season is on the line but can they pull through here with a mountain to climb or will the Warriors shut their season? In a brilliant bit of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official 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 know the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the NBA.