| On May 8, 2022 2:41 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: The NBA train is choo-chooing and we are getting close to the title series as many teams have emerged as the title favorites at this point. The Warriors are making a ton of noise and their offense has aided them to some amazing wins, while their defense knows when to turn up. So, has the defense and offense of the Phoenix Suns been and they will match up against Dallas Mavericks, looking for a three-one lead.

Mavericks did a great job in Game 3 and the home-court advantage made them play some elite defense. They beat the Suns 103:94 as Jalen Brunson led all scorers with 28 points and had his best game of the series. The Suns saw no player touch the 20 points mark and committed a ton of turnovers losing all sorts of momentum. Can the Suns recover their ways here?

Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 9 May, @ 01:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Mavs are strong at home on defense

One thing is clear, the Mavericks are not comfortable with games that reach in excess of 220 points and at their home, they slow the pace down and try to limit the opportunities of opponents at an elite rate, through their special defense. After getting smoked for 120+ points in the first two games, the team did a great job of limiting Suns to below 100, something they did to Jazz repeatedly in the last series.

The Suns shot well, making around 46% of their shots but they did something they usually don’t do; turning the ball over.  The Mavericks achieved great scoring balance, with five scorers getting to at least 14 points. The Mavericks nabbed 12 steals and one thing is for sure, they have been able to contain Chris Paul and his precise play through some bothersome defense.

The best part about the last win was that it was Brunson who took charge of things and Doncic scrapped 26 points which means that if Brunson is in rhythm, the Mavs may be able to turn the series around. The trouble is that the Suns are the best in the league when it comes to maintaining composure and they make adjustments at an amazing rate.

Performances Predictions
Top Scorer: Luka Doncic: 32
Top Rebounder: Deandre Ayton: 12
Highest assists deliverer: Chris Paul: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Suns 112       Mavericks 107

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: 26
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 09
Steals: 02

Doncic shot 11/25 in the last game, making just two of his seven shots from long range. He continued to lead the team in rebounds and assists, playing a vital role. I believe he will be in 28-36 points. 9-13 rebounds, and 6-9 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: 12
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Paul is having a bit of a downer when it comes to the series and uncharacteristically turned it over seven times in Game 3. I believe he will be in 16-22 points, 6-9 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Jalen Brunson (DAL)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Brunson clicked on 10 of his 21 shots while making seven free-throws, bringing a much better output compared to the first two games. I believe he will be in 18-24 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 00
Ayton shot 6/12 from the floor in the last game and he has been a factor as a scorer, rebounder, and defender. I believe he will be in 15-22 points and 9-13 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-38

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Steals: 03

Dorian made four of his eleven shots from the three-point range and continues to pester oppositions on the defensive end. I believe he will be in 11-15 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Booker continued to be red-hot from the three-point line but turned it over five times and ended up attempting just 13 shots overall. I believe he will be in 26-33 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

DAL vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. SF Bridges shot 5/14 from the floor and has been a factor defensively. I expect a 14-19 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
  • Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL) had 4 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. Dinwiddie continues to struggle, making just 2 of his 7 shots but brings decent defense. I believe he will be in 8-12 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-28
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last game. Two-way Wing Reggie shot 4/10 from the three-point line. I believe he will be in 12-16 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-24
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Jae nailed five of his eight attempts from three in the last game and has been an incredible defender and rebounder. I believe he will be in 11-16 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks in the last game. Maxi has elevated his game and he clicked on six of his nine shots in the last game. I believe he will be in 9-15 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Wing Johnson shot just 1/4 in the last game but has been a reliable bench option. I believe he will be in 7-12 points and 3-4 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Powell received just 10 minutes in the last game but he has been a decent presence in the middle. I expect a 2-8 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 3 assists in the last game. Payne shot just 0/4 in the last game. I expect a 4-8 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 8 points, 7 rebounds in the last game. JaVale has done a great job off the bench in limited minutes. I believe he will be in 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17

DAL vs PHX Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: L Doncic(SP), C Payne
SG: D Booker(PP), J Brunson

SF: R Bullock
PF: J Crowder, M Kleber
C:   J McGee

(Alternate)
PG: C Paul(PP), C Payne, L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Brunson
SF: R Bullock
PF: J Crowder, M Kleber
C:   J McGee

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The series is at its peak as the Mavericks have closed in on the Suns, would you want to catch the game which has an early start? In not the best news for the Indian NBA fans, this match can’t be seen on TV outlets MTV and Sports 18. On the other hand, streaming services JIO TV and Voot are also not going to display this game for viewers in India. What can you do to catch this game? If you purchase the annual subscription, you can watch all live games and you can also access the full game replay if you can’t catch the live-action. To know 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.