Fantasy NBA
| On May 6, 2022 3:59 PM IST

DAL vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns

Share

DAL vs PHX Dream11: There are some teams in the NBA that catch fire early on and don’t look back even as we dive into the Playoffs. The number of these teams is usually two to three and these are also the title favorites as their earlier established chemistry only pays off during the Postseason. The Phoenix Suns finished as the top team in the Regular Season and they are proving why they were there, and as they take on the Dallas Mavericks, they can build an incredible three-nil lead.

In Game 2, the Mavs once got blown out of the game, losing 121:109. Unlike the last game, where the Mavericks were trailing early on in the game and made a fierce comeback in the last quarter, the game was close around the middle of the third quarter but then the Suns showed their prowess and pulled away late. The backcourt of Paul and Booker combined for 58 points while Doncic’s 35 points effort fell short.

Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 7 May, @ 07:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Poor defense and Doncic’s lonely world…

The Suns have been too much to handle on the defensive end for the Mavs and despite Mavericks’ making more threes in the each of the first two games, the Suns’ offense which is composed of both strong mid-range shooting and inside finishes, has brought back some of the old-style basketball back to bring down a lot of pain on the Mavs.

The Mavs allowed the Suns to shoot over 60% and you are not winning many games allowing such a percentage. The trouble against the Suns is that they can use both Paul and Booker as isolation scorers, both are tremendous passers, especially Paul, which opens up lanes for players like Bridges, Crowder, and Ayton, all three getting it done yet again.

The Mavericks’ other two guards Dinwiddie and Brunson, shot below 30% in the last game and once you allow 120+ points, this type of percentage from the major offensive options is not going to get it done. However, the Mavericks will still need more on the defensive end and their perimeter defense certainly raises question marks.

Performances Predictions
Top Scorer: Luka Doncic: 36
Top Rebounder: Deandre Ayton: 10
Highest assists deliverer: Chris Paul: 10
Scoreline Prediction: Suns 117       Mavericks 112

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric remains OUT for an indefinite period.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: Jae Crowder
Slashing wing and strong Defender: Mikal Bridges
Inside Presence: C: Deandre Ayton
Leading Scoring Guard: SG: Devin Booker
Floor General: PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Javale McGee, Landry Shamet, Elfrid Payton, Ismail Wainright.

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is OUT for the game and MAY be done for the season.

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.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Luka Doncic(DAL)
Points: 35
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 07
Steals: 01

Luka has had two otherworldly scoring nights and made 13 of his 22 shots in the last game while once again being the leading playmaker. I believe he will be in 30-37 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-67

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 08
Steals: 01
Chris shot 11/16 in the last game and he once again turned on his effort as a playmaker while continuing to be an effective all-around player. I expect him to be in 16-24 points, 7-11 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Jalen Brunson (DAL)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Lefty Jalen only made 25% of his 12 attempts in the last game and he has been struggling to get it going against the Suns. I believe he will be in 17-23 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 00
Center Deandre had no rhythm in the last game and they struggled to get going at all in the last game, however, I see him having a strong scoring and rebounding night. I expect a 16-23 points and 8-12 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-38

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01

Finney-Smith had a terrible Game 1 and played just 20 minutes, however, I believe he will also bounce back here. I expect him to be in 10-15 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Devin shot a brilliant 5/8 from the three-point line and has turned on the heat on the scoring end once again. I expect him to be in 27-33 points, 4-7 rebounds/assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

DAL vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 11 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Wing Mikal made five of his six shots in the last game and he is one of the elite defenders. I expect him to be in 14-19 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
  • Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL) had 11 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Dinwiddie made two of his five three-point attempts. I expect him to be in 11-16 points and 2-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-28
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Bullock made four of his eight threes and he has had some tough games before. I expect a 11-18 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-24
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Crowder buried three of his five three-point attempts in the last game and he also gives elite defense. I expect a 9-15 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1 steal/block range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Kleber made three of his six shots in the last game and gives decent support as a rebounder and defender. I expect a 8-14 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Cameron made three of his six shots and he gives quality minutes off the bench. I expect a 8-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 4 points in the last game. Dwight’s minutes have decreased by half in the Playoffs. I expect a 4-8 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 4 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Payne had a strong playmaking game and also was a strong playmaker. I expect a 4-8 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks in the last game. McGee always gives strong minutes and I expect a 4-8 points and 2-4 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
  • Bismack Biyombo(PHX) had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Biyombo made all his four field goals but he usually receives little to no minutes

DAL vs PHX Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: C Paul(PP), C Payne, L Doncic(SP)
SG: D Booker
SF: R Bullock
PF: M Kleber
C:   J McGee, D Powell

(Alternate)
PG: L Doncic(SP), S Dinwiddie
SG: D Booker(PP)

SF: M Bridges
PF: J Crowder, D Finney-Smith
C: J McGee, D Powell

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The series is reaching its most crucial stage as the Mavs need to fill in the gap being down nil-two but can they do it? In the most encouraging for the Indian NBA fans, this game can be seen on TV channels MTV and Sports 18. Meanwhile, streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot are also going to display this game for viewers in India. However, if you miss the game in the morning and also want to watch the 76ers-Heat battle, what can you do? If you buy the annual subscription, you can catch all live games and you can also access the full game replay if you can’t watch the live-action. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

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.