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DAL vs GSW Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors


DAL vs GSW Dream11: In the NBA, fans and critics can pass harsh judgments but do remember that these athletes are world-class players who have acquired their skillset after hours and hours of hardwork. Of course, names like Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic bring excitement, but someone like Dwight Powell and Kevon Looney are important parts of the team, who perform jobs that are not highlighted in the mainstream consciousness. And that is why for me, every player on the roster is a key player.

In this classic Western Conference scenario, the Dallas Mavericks host the Golden State Warriors. Mavericks have their ace Luka Doncic back and they have won two in a row since he has returned. On the other hand, the Warriors have continued to torment opponents on both ends of the floor and have the best record in the league.

Mavericks have seen many close losses but their grit has been admirable and they have fought on even without Doncic. With Brunson, Finney-Smith, Powell, Bullock, Kleber, and Hardaway, the team has some fighting athletes and even with Porzingis out, they can get a high-quality output. The Mavericks have been one of the most feisty teams and their 19 wins and 18 losses record doesn’t register their overall strife.

Talking about the record, the Warriors’ 29 wins and 7 losses output does indicate what they are all about. Golden State is dangerous because they are not deterred by the opposition’s leads and their composure is the main reason why they are at the current composition. Of course, the Warriors look like one of the title favorites, if not the favorite.

Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Golden State Warriors

Match Timing: 6 January, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Mavericks: Doncic is the backbone
With Luka back, the Mavericks look a better-coordinated team and he can help strike fear in opponents, that is why I believe he brings the “Intimidation” factor. Anyway, with Luka, I believe the Mavericks are better because other players know their roles well and can bank on him to make key shots to get the game going. One area where the Mavericks can potentially improve is that Jalen Brunson needs to play more assertively and not relegate his role, remember, this highly-talented guard was scoring in the 17-26 points range and was dishing 7-10 assists a game when Luka was done, Mavs need similar production from him whether Luka plays it or not. Hardaway Jr. is a streak shooter, he can follow up a hot night with a cold night. Overall, once Porzingis returns and Doncic and Brunson are healthy, the Mavericks will be more than a handful.

Warriors: They are just too strong, too intimidating, too composed… and on..and on..
Well, a brief section can’t cover the overall prowess of the Golden State Warriors. This is one of those teams that can play a high-quality brand of basketball even when they lose a game as their ability to not lose the cool and keep rolling on makes them a destructive squad. Golden State has Curry as the 25+ scorer, but Poole and Wiggins make this a complete scoring unit. I rate Green as highly as Curry and his ability to pass, defend, and hand over directions on both ends, make Warriors a complete unit. With Kevon Looney and Otto Porter Jr., the Warriors squad doesn’t compromise their defense. Once Klay returns, I don’t know how this team will look, I know he is one of the best players when he is healthy, but hey, sometimes team cohesion can get disrupted. No, I am not saying that Warriors will reel all of a sudden once he will be back, it can be another adjustment and once that happens, players like Poole and Payton II can see reduced minutes, which as someone who likes to see low-key players thrive makes me a little sad.

Golden State Warriors | Dallas Mavericks

Games: 36| 37
Wins: 29| 19
Defeats: 07| 18

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Isaiah Thomas, Kristaps Porzingis, Boban Marjanovic, are in COVID-19 protocols.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein has been OUT for a long time
  • Trey Burke is QUESTIONABLE for this match

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Stretch-Fours: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith PF: Maxi Kleber
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson PG: Luka Doncic

BENCH: Reggie Bullock, Tim Hardaway Jr., Moses Brown, Marquise Chriss, Theo Pinson, George King, Sterling Brown, Josh Green, Carlik Jones.

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Andre Iguodalais QUESTIONABLE for this bout
  • Klay Thompson has been cleared for game action. He can make his season debut against the Cavaliers.
  • James Wisemanhas CLEARED the protocols, and can return to action soon

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Andrew Wiggins PF: Draymond Green
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Jordan Poole PG: Stephen Curry

BENCH: Nemanja Bjelica, Andre Iguodala(QUESTIONABLE), Juan Toscano-Anderson, Otto Porter Jr., Jonathan Kuminga, Gary Payton II, Jeff Dowtin, Quindary Weatherspoon, Chris Chiozza.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Luka Doncic(DAL)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 15
Steals: 04
Well, he may have faced a ton of criticism for his “body fat” or whatever, but ever since Luka has been back, the Mavericks have won two games in a row indicating his winning presence. Doncic can be entrusted for 20+ points, 7+ rebounds, and 8+ assists per game on a regular basis. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-66

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 10
Blocks: 01

Stephen Curry is one of the best offensive players to ever lay hands on a basketball. But even the best players can have tough nights as the PG shot just one out of ten from three-point line. He has scored in the 23-36 points range mostly, dishing six or more assists thrice in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-43

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 02

It seems like Jalen will have to adjust to Luka’s return as he will see the ball fewer times in his possession. Still, I expect him to return to his 15+ points and 5+ assists per game ways sooner than later.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37

Draymond Green(GSW)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 13
Blocks: 04
Steals: 01

Draymond is as important as Curry for the success of the Warriors because of his playmaking, rebounding, and defensive abilities. The Forward has been high-yielding as usual, scoring in 5-8 points, grabbing 6-12 rebounds, and dishing 7-11 assists a game during most games while getting his hands on 1-4 blocks/steals every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-45

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Gritty Forward Finney-Smith has certainly elevated his game since mid-December. He has now scored 10 or more in ten games straight and can clasp 5-8 rebounds and dish 3-6 assists every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Wiggins acquisition has been one of the best in the Franchise history. The wing has been a superb scoring and defensive presence, bringing 17-24 points range, grabbing 4-7 rebounds, and getting 1/2 steals or blocks per game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-40


  • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 32 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Yes, Poole has scored 30 or more multiple times this season but his usual scoring range is 14-24.
  • Gary Payton II(GSW) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block in the last game. Payton has improved his game significantly with the Warriors and his dynamic play has helped the Warriors. The Guard has chipped in 11-15 points regularly these days.
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Otto has the ability to score around 10 and grab 4-7 rebounds regularly. A terrific two-way wing indeed.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.(DAL) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Usually hovers in the 13-17 points range, he is due a big time 20+ points performance which he gets every now and then.
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW)had 10 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Bjelica usually scores in the 5-8 range.
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) compiled 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. The above stat line clearly indicates what Looney brings most nights, he is a superb defensive player for the Warriors and someone who understands the team’s system well.
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Powell has had some games around 15 points recently but he has been scoring mostly in the 6-9 range.
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Kleber is an important part of the setup with Porzingis out of the fray. He has scored in the 6-10 points and has grabbed 5 or more rebounds regularly.
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. A defensive stud who usually scores in the 5-9 range, a 15 points night is not a norm for the talented wing.

DAL vs GSW Dream11 Team

PG: G Payton, L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Brunson, J Poole
SF: A Wiggins
PF: D Green(PP)
C:   D Powell, M Kleber

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.