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

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DAL vs PHX Dream11: As the tide of the time turns, we head closer to the NBA title race. In a matter of three days or so at max, we will have our four teams for the Conference Finals, and that only means that the window for a championship is at our doorstep. But before that, we still are yet to see even a single team qualify for the next round. And this can be a game where we see one of our first qualifiers as the Dallas Mavericks will host the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns thrashed the Mavs 110:80 as Devin Booker nailed 28 points and the team recovered after losing two games. One thing is clear, the home-court advantage is crucial to advance ahead in the Playoffs because we have seen that most of the teams have reigned supreme in the home-court setting. As we head to the Mavs’ home floor, can the Suns reverse the trends or will Doncic show that there is more to the Mavs?

Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 13 May, @ 07:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Can the Suns showcase their away from home prowess?

The Suns have been unable to field a strong offensive attack on the Mavs home floor so far and the latter has made sure that the team doesn’t run away with games. Chris Paul hasn’t been as effective as he was in the last series, his scoring, playmaking, and efficiency are all down and that is one of the major reasons why the Mavericks have been able to drag this series for so long.

One other reason why the Mavericks have dragged the series is that Jalen Brunson has scored at an efficient rate in the last three games and his production will again be huge in this home scenario. One thing is clear, the Mavericks play at whole another level on the defensive end when the game is situation at their home floor, which is true for most teams this Playoffs.

So, yes, the Mavericks will enter with a ton of confidence here and of course Luka Doncic will be the prime mover on the offensive end. However, I believe that the Suns are due one of their special nights away from home and if Paul finds his groove, the cast of Booker, Ayton, Bridges, Johnson, and Crowder will pull through, that is why I favor the Suns here.

Performances Predictions
Top Scorer: Luka Doncic: 33
Top Rebounder: Deandre Ayton: 11
Highest assists deliverer: Chris Paul: 11
Scoreline Prediction: Suns 114      Mavericks 109

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: 28
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 02
Steals: 03

Luka has sustained his much-celebrated rhythm and he continues to be the most productive scoring option for the Mavs while his rebounding and the knack to push the ball are all vital. I believe he will be in 25+ points, 7+ rebounds, and 4+ 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: 07
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
Even though CP-3 has been not that effective this series, he is still the most dependable passer and I think he will have a strong game here. I believe he will be in 16-22 points, 8-12 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Jalen Brunson (DAL)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

After a poor start to the series, Jalen has found his groove and he is of course up for big scoring nights when the series shifts to the home floor. I believe he will be in 18-24 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 02
Deandre continues to be the most efficient and productive scorer for the Suns and he helps them roll out a big advantage in the middle. He believe he will be in 17-23 points, 8-14 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-38

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02

Defensive anchor Dorian has been a big difference-maker on the offensive end but made just 2 of his 6 shots. I believe he will be in 11-16 points and 3-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
There is no doubt that the Suns would have lost the series if not for Booker’s offensive heroics and he drilled 11 of his 20 attempts from the field in the last game. I believe he will be in 25+ points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

DAL vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in the last game. Wing Bridges has not had one of his special 20+ points night but his defensive work alone helps the Suns be an elite squad. I believe he will be in 12-18 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Wing Reggie has struggled away from home and made none of his shots in the last game. I believe he will be in 10-15 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-24
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Small Forward Cameron five of his eight shots in the last game and has been at his best during the Playoffs. I believe he will be in 12-18 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Crowder made just 1 of his five shots, but he is more of a defensive player than anything. I believe he will be in 8-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 4 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. Kleber made just one of his five shots in the last game, but will be expected to do much more damage at home. I expect a 8-14 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL) had 2 points, 1 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Spencer made none of his three attempts in the last game and his offense has disappeared. I expect a 6-12 points and 3-5 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-28
  • Davis Bertans(DAL) had 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Stretch-three Bertans capitalized on three of his four threes in the last game. I expect a 6-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 2 rebounds in the last game. McGee doesn’t play a lot of minutes but can have huge impact in limited time. I expect a 4-8 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17

DAL vs PHX Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: L Doncic(SP)
SG: D Booker(PP)

SF: R Bullock
PF: M Kleber, C Johnson
C:   J McGee, D Bertans, D Ayton

(Alternate)
PG: C Paul(PP), L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Brunson
SF: R Bullock
PF: J Crowder, C Johnson
C:   J McGee, D Bertans

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Mavericks have their back on the walls and a loss here means their season is over, will they be able to extend their campaign? In a great bit of news for the Indian NBA fans, this game can be viewed on TV outlets MTV and Sports 18. On the other hand, streaming services JIO TV and Voot will also showcase this game for viewers in India. But there is also the game between the 76ers and Heat, what if you wanna watch it? If you buy 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 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.