DAL vs UTA Dream11: Hey NBA fans, how are you all doing? The Regular Season is steadily coming to an end and it is sad in a way that we will keep saying goodbye to teams one by one. As the Regular Season will end, we will say farewell to ten teams who kept us entertained all season long. Then we will see two teams part away after the Play-in tournament, which will spell the beginning of the Playoffs. And in the Playoffs, we see the number of teams decreasing at a fast pace. And there is a high chance that the two teams who clash here in Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz may end up clashing in the Playoffs during the First Round.
The Mavs have done a great job of building a defensive identity and although they can have some offensive issues from time to time, they are still going to be a tough nut to crack during the Postseason. With Luka Doncic at the helm, the supply of scoring is never on the short end and the Mavericks can be a force down the line with their ability to close out games.
The Jazz has been losing their way quite a bit these days and without Bojan Bogdanovic, their offense is suffering. Although Donovan Mitchell keeps on putting up points, the team balance has been rather off these days. The current road trip has surely been painful for the team and let us see how the team responds with a few games remaining.
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Utah Jazz
Match Timing: 28 March, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center
The Mavericks enter the game after a 96:115 loss against the Timberwolves, with most of their major offensive options apart from Doncic, shooting below 33%
Although the Mavs lost in the last game, they are still in play to notch the fourth spot in the West and they are in the tight race against the Jazz as of now for the ranking. However, this isn’t to imply that the squads below them in Timberwolves and Nuggets are that far away, but yes, these two teams have identical records before entering the game. The Mavericks have been stellar at home so they will give a tough battle to the Jazz and their defense can be highly effective for long stretches. They surely have a strong Point Guard position with Doncic being a high-scoring all-around threat, Dinwiddie has been doing his job off the bench while Brunson can also be a strong scorer. Bullock, Finney-Smith, and Powell have done well as supporting offensive players but Bullock will need to up the ante a bit. Maxi Kleber has brought a lot of physicality off the bench and the Mavericks have a terrific squad overall.
The Jazz offense continued to struggle as they lost 101:107 to the Hornets despite Mitchell scoring 26 points
Bojan Bogdanovic supplied 15+ points on a regular basis, kept a perimeter defender busy with his well-versed offensive game, and made life easier for the rest of the team on offense. Ever since he has been injured, the team’s offense has collapsed a bit despite Mitchell scoring 30+ continuously and Clarkson dipping around 20 points regularly. Royce O’ Neale is not an assertive offensive player while Gobert is usually scoring in the paint. Mike Conley has been not as effective as prior seasons in terms of being a high-yielding scoring option but he has still a lot of value on both ends. Overall, thee Jazz need a huge boost at this point or they will lose the grasp of the fourth spot and will end up playing four games away from home in the first round potentially against the Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks (5th in West) | Utah Jazz (4th in West)
Games: 74 | 74
Wins: 45 | 45
Defeats: 29 | 39
Dallas Mavericks Team News
Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Big Forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson | PG: Spencer Dinwiddie | PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Josh Green, Reggie Bullock, Sterling Brown, Marquesse Chriss, Maxi Kleber, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.
Utah Jazz Team News
Jazz Expected Starting Five
Frontline: F: Juancho Hernangomez | PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall, Trent Forrest, Nickeil Alexander-Walker
, Hassan Whiteside.
All-around threat Luka is surely one of the best clutch players and brings a lot to the table but has cooled off a bit after lodging big scoring nights earlier. I expect 27-33 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 6-10 assists range here. He is usually the favorite for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-63
Off-guard Donovan has had another solid offensive season and he has also done well in terms of picking his playmaking. The Guard has mostly been in 30+ points and 3+ assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47
Guard Spencer was having a horrible season with the Wizards but his time with the Mavericks has been just the opposite. He has mostly been in 17-23 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32
Center Gobert continues to be a major presence on the defensive end and rebounding end while also being a decent inside scorer. He has mostly been in 11-14 points, 9+ rebounds, and 1-4 blocks range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37
Creative lefty guard Jalen’s number has been down JUST A BIT since Dinwiddie has arrived but he is still an effective option. The Guard has mostly been in the 11-16 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-26
Guard Clarkson has been an offensive factor off the bench and he has had some strong nights, bringing quality isolation scoring. Clarkson has mostly been in the 19-23 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-33
PG: J Clarkson, D Mitchell(PP), L Doncic(SP)
SG: M Conley
SF: D Finney-Smith
PF: J Hernangomez, R Bullock
C: D Powell
Will it not be fun to see Doncic exchanging buckets versus Mitchell! In an exciting piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can be followed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming platforms for viewers in India. But there are six other games? Well, to catch them, head to the NBA League Pass and buy the annual subscription, a mode that can help access all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.