DAL vs TOR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: January 28, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – American Airlines Center
DAL vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Dallas Mavericks and the reigning NBA Champions Toronto Raptors meet in an NBA match at American Airlines Center in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning (IST).
Luka Doncic continues to baffle the whole Basketball world in his rookie season by his scoring exploits. The 19-year-old is performing way more than what other players in his age-group could ever offer.
In his latest blockbuster performance, the Slovenian scored a team-high 32 points, and 8 assists in the match to steer his team to the 2nd consecutive win. The young prodigy is one of the hot prospects in NBA at the moment and remains a leading contender to win the NBA rookie of the year award.
But Maxi Kleber produced the match-defining moment late in the game. The 26-year-old blocked a Blake Griffin shot before burying a go-ahead three-pointer. With that basket, Dallas got a 100-97 lead with less than two minutes left in the regulation time.
Blake Griffin had a monster of a game, dropping a match-high 35 points in the match, but failed to convert a key basket.
Pistons’ big-man Andre Drummond had 23 points and 15 rebounds, his 37th double-double. While Dallas’ DeAndre Jordan dropped 13 points with 11 boards for his 30th double-double.
The win was Dallas Mavericks’ 18th in the last 24 matches and fourth in the last 10 matches as they aim to break into the NBA playoff positions.
Toronto Raptors were successful in quieting James harden to some extent but the win eluded them as Houston Rockets won 121-119 at Toyota Center. It was Raptors’ second consecutive loss and now they trail Eastern Conference leaders by three games.
Nick Nurse included Kawhi Leonard in this match for the first time in five games and the 2014 NBA finals MVP didn’t disappoint anybody. The former San Antonio Spurs star scored a team-high 32 points, while Pascal Siakam and Danny Green had a good game as well, scoring 22 points apiece.
The build-up to the match was all about James Harden’s 30-points or more hot-streak. The reigning NBA MVP ended up with 35 points, his lowest in the last six matches. The 29-year-old extended his 30-point streak to 22 games, the fourth best in NBA.
The legendary Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain is the only player who is ahead of Harden in the list. He had streaks of 65, 35 and 25 games of 30-points or more.
Regular Season Record-
Dallas Mavericks: W-25, L-18
Toronto Raptors: W-33, L-12
Players to watch out for:
Luka Doncic – If Dallas Mavericks are to get past Toronto Raptors in this match, Luka Doncic will have to lead his team as he has been doing so far this season. He is just 19 though, but still, leads the points chart for Mavericks. The young Slovenian is averaging 20.2 points per game for his team this season. He also scored a team-high 32 points against Denver Nuggets in the last match.
Harrison Barnes – Mavericks’ support cast is led by Harrison Barnes. The 26-year-old small-forward is having quite a season up until now. He is averaging 17.7 points per game, by far his best performance so far in a season.
Kawhi Leonard – He is the force which has taken this team to new heights, making them a truly dangerous force for every team aiming for the ultimate NBA glory. The former San Antonio Spurs superstar is racking up good numbers as well, averaging 27.8 points per game for the season.
His points are coming at an incredible 27.3 efficiency rate. The 27-year-old also topped the charts last time around as well, scoring 32 points against Houston Rockets.
Serge Ibaka – His contribution from the deep is commendable, and the overall job he does for the club makes him an indispensable part of Raptors’ roster.
The 29-year-old is scoring points at 16.3 per game, which is his best return in the career so far..
DAL vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – J.J. Barea has been ruled out as the 34-year-old is still recovering from an Achilles Tendon injury and won’t be playing in this match.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Jonas Valancuinas is the only major absentee for the visitors ahead of this match. The 26-year-old Lithuanian hasn’t featured since suffering a finger injury against Golden State Warriors on December the 12th, missing the last 21 games in the process.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
DAL vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Probables):
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Expect a response from Toronto Raptors in this match. They are coming into this match on the back of two consecutive loss. The visitors will definitley be hurt and we back them to get back to winning ways.
A win for Raptors is our call.
NOTE: THIS DAL vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.