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DEN vs GOS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors

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DEN vs GOS Dream11: The NBA Playoffs train is chooing-chooing on with full speed and we have seen plenty of arresting battles already as we head closer to the championship. In the West, two series are tied now while the Pelicans can become a headache to the Suns. The Golden State Warriors have taken an incredible three-nil lead and can become the first team here to qualify for the Second Round of the Playoffs.

The Guard trio of Curry, Thompson, and Poole proved too much in Game 3 and due to that, the Warriors pulled away late, winning 118:113. The Nuggets did receive a special effort from Jokic in the last game but their defense has been unable to contain the strong offensive output of the Warriors courtesy of the guard trio. Can the Nuggets at least force a Game 5?

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 25 April, @ 01:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Warriors long-range shooting is clicking

Warriors have made around 18 triples in the first three games and the decision to bring Stephen Curry off the bench has panned out well as the bench has been significantly bolstered and points have been flowing. On the defensive end, the Warriors kept Jokic at bay in the first two games but the Center exploded for a strong game in the last one, however, that wasn’t enough against the Warriors ever-threatening offense.

The other trouble for the Nuggets has been identifying the major offensive option other than Jokic. While Aaron Gordon had 18 points in the last game, he didn’t make much of an offensive impact in the first two games while Will Barton continues to be inconsistent which hurts the team’s chances again and again. Monte Morris has done a decent job but that has not been enough in the face of the offensive assault.

For the Warriors, having defensive anchor Draymond Green also helps in managing the offensive option courtesy of his elite playmaking. On the other hand, Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II bring terrific defense off the bench, which helps Warriors in keeping the valve tight even when both teams’ benches come into the play.

Fantasy Related Tips

Jokic will again be a major option in the fantasy scenario and he showed in the last game why he is the most reliable fantasy pick in the league on most nights. Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole are two picks that have brought huge value meanwhile Draymond Green may not score many points but bring a lot of value as a rebounder and playmaker. Andrew Wiggins’ stocks have fallen off while Aaron Gordon seems to have reclaimed his spot as a Fantasy option. Will Barton can be an effective option too but Monte Morris’ fantasy points haven’t been that high.

Performance Predictions

Leading Scorer: Stephen Curry: 33
Leading Rebounder: Nikola Jokic: 14
Top Assists Deliverer: Draymond Green: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 118 Nuggets 110

Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for this game and is done for the season.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wings: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive Anchor and All-Around Forward: PF: Draymond Green
Inside Presence: C: Kevon Looney
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson
Three-Point threat: PG: Stephen Curry

BENCH: Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Bjelica.

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Jamal Murray is OUT and he has no timetable to return yet.
  • Michael Porter Jr.is OUT and he may be done for the season.

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Athletic Big Forward: PF: Aaron Gordon
Athletic Wing: F: Jeff Green
Superstar All-Around Threat: C: Nikola Jokic
All-around Wing:SF: Will Barton
Sharp-shooting Guard: PG: Monte Morris

BENCH: Bones Hyland, JaMychal Green, Bryn Forbes, DeMarcus Cousins, Austin Rivers, Davon Reed, Marcus Howard, Facundo Campazzo.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 37
Rebounds: 18
Assists: 05
Steals: 03
Center Jokic pulled in a 14/22 in the last game and that was his best shooting performance in the series so far also providing incredible rebounding and playmaking. I believe he will be in 28-34 points, 10+ rebounds, and 5-7 assists range. He is a candidate as Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-72

Stephen Curry(GOS)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 06

Point Guard Curry is the leading three-point shooter in the league and there is no need to lay out an introduction for one of the most well-known persons. He can be in 25-33 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-42

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

After a strong Game 1, Barton has shot below 40% in the last two games but his overall production has been still more than respectable. He can be in 12-18 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-36

Jordan Poole(GOS)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Poole made 9 of his 13 attempts in Game 3 and turned on the heat to pull the Warriors ahead late in the game. The Guard keeps growing with each game and I expect a 22-29 points and 3-6 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-50

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
A strong second half enable Gordon to have seven made field Goals in 13 attempts but it wasn’t enough and perhaps an effort like that should have been in the first games too. I believe he will be in 14-21 points and 6-10 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35

Draymond Green(GOS)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 10
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Power Forward Green is not a major defensive presence, he is also an incredible playmaker and helps the Warriors in numerous ways, screen-setting being a major part of it. I expect a 5-9 points, 6-10 assists, and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-38

GOS vs DEN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Klay Thompson(GOS) had 26 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Two-guard Klay has been an incredible shooter and what a difference he makes. He made six triples in the last game and I expect a 19-26 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-40
  • Andrew Wiggins(GOS) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. SF Wiggins hasn’t been scoring that many points but he has been a strong rebounder in the small-ball scheme. I expect a 11-18 points and 4-8 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32
  • Monte Morris(DEN) had 10 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Monte has been a strong shooter but missed four of his five attempts from three in the last game. I expect a 9-15 points and 4-7 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
  • Bones Hyland(DEN) had 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Rookie Bones’ is still bringing decent value despite limited minutes and he can be in 4-8 points and 2-4 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-14
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GOS) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Porter Jr. gives great dimension to the Forward position and fits well in the small-ball scheme. I believe he will be in 4-9 points, 3-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GOS) had 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Center Bjelica has done a decent job off the bench and he can be in 3-5 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • DeMarcus Cousins(DEN) had 9 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Back-up Center Cousins can be in 4-7 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Gary Payton II (GOS) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Payton II continues to be a huge defensive threat and has added value to the Warriors’ efforts. I believe he will be in 4-7 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-23

DEN vs GOS Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: G Payton
SG: K Thompson, J Poole(PP), N Bones Hyland
SF: A Gordon
PF: D Green, O Porter
C:    D Cousins, N Jokic(SP)

(Alternate)
PG: S Curry(PP), G Payton
SG: N Bones Hyland
SF: A Gordon
PF: O Porter, D Green
C:    D Cousins, N Jokic(SP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t it be fun to see Stephen Curry attempting to take down Nikola Jokic in four consecutive games? In not the best bit of news, this match is not available on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. Meanwhile, VH1 and Sports 18 will not display it on Television. Therefore, it is best to buy the annual subscription, you can get access to all live games plus you also can get the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. 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.