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DEN vs GSW 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 GSW Dream11: The Playoffs are arriving and what fun do we have during the postseason. The intensity picks up, teams thin down, and players elevate their game. However, for me, the Regular Season and Playoffs are similar, hey, you can see some desperate teams make a deep dash as there is a lot at stake. The Western Conference has been highly competitive as of now and with the way things are going, the race for the last few Play-in spots will heat up only further. But what about the top-six race that is even more exciting. As we contemplate that, let us jump into the match between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets have been doing a great job of formulating wins and with Jokic at the helm, it is not a big surprise is it? They have shored up their offense since the beginning of the year and have taken care of business especially teams under the 50% win mark. Can they keep it up and notch at least a top six spot?

On the other hand, the Warriors had been on fire till last January, but hey, there is a lot of water poured over the team recently. They have lost four games in a row and overall, they have 43 wins and 21 losses, in a highly close battle with the Grizzlies for the second spot. Can they get things going before Draymond Green returns?

Remember Curry, Thompson, and Wiggins are OUT for this game so this section is more of a season overview.

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 8 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Roster Makeups, recent trends

Streaking Nuggets: The Nuggets can still end up nabbing a top-five spot but the road looks thorny with the way the Mavericks and the Jazz are playing these days. But hey, it is really not out of the question because this is a team that has won eight out of the last nine games, being among the most red-hot teams in the league. So, yes, although the Jazz and Mavericks are a win or two ahead, the Nuggets will be primed to finish in the top four at least. If things keep clicking further, hey, a top-three isn’t out of the question either!

Faltering Warriors: The Warriors’ win percentage has declined as much as 15% or so ever since Green has been out of the fray. Why? Well, the big Forward serves a great recipe of defense, rebounding, and playmaking, but yes it is mostly his defensive anchor style that makes him a vital part of the roster. They have lost eight out of their last ten games and I have been saying for long, even during the winning streak, that the lineup shuffles have hurt them a bit. So, going forward, will Kerr stick with the current lineup or make some changes.

Nuggets’ squad balance: The Nuggets drive much of their production from Jokic, whose deceptive play in the post and ability to make both outlets and close passes make him a brilliant all-around offensive player while he also fights in the middle and grabs important rebounds. Will Barton and Aaron Gordon form a strong frontline with Gordon having a big night every now and then meanwhile Green can inject energy with his big-time dunks and inside finishes? Guard Monte Morris complements the core well with his perimeter shooting and passing while Forbes, JaMychal Green, Hyland, and Cousins have done well as the bench players.

Deep Warriors but the energy is lacking: The Warriors have a highly packed guard rotation. Curry and Thompson as two sharpshooters and Poole is a highly effective isolation scorer. However, I feel that the guard rotation is a sort of logjam so yes, Kerr may have to make some adjustments in terms of minutes. Meanwhile, Wiggins, Porter Jr., and Kuminga as Forwards bring different skillsets and versatility to the forefront but Wiggins hasn’t been as aggressive as earlier, however, Kuminga has been amazing. Looney continues to provide rebounding and help defense but yes, without Green, their defensive balance has been hurt big-time.

Denver Nuggets | Golden State Warriors
Games: 64 | 64
Wins: 38 | 43
Defeats: 26 | 21

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

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Jamal Murray is OUT but coach Malone indicated that he can return before the Regular Season ends.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is OUT and his road to comeback looks quicker than Murray.
  • Vlatko Cancar continues to be OUT and may appear somewhere in April.
  • Zeke Nnaji is OUT for the game.
  • Will Barton is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jeff Green| SF: Will Barton(QUESTIONABLE)
Middle: C PF: Aaron Gordon| C: Nikola Jokic
Guard: PG: Monte Morris

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

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins are OUT for the game and have been RESTED here.
  • James Wiseman is OUT for this game but he is close to a return around early March.
  • Draymond Green is OUT and may return around the third week of March..
  • Andre Iguodala is OUT for the game and has missed a lot of games recently.
  • Gary Payton II is OUT for the game

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Jonathan Kuminga | SF: Otto Porter Jr.
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Moses Moody | PG: Jordan Poole

BENCH: Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Bjelica.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 38
Rebounds: 18
Assists: 07
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Center Nikola has done a wonderful job of leading the Nuggets and the scary part is that his scoring has increased recently. The all-around Center has been in 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 6+ assists range recently. He is usually the favorite for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 46-60

Stephen Curry(DEN)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 03
Stephen has done a great job as the Point Guard and he leads the league in three-pointers while doing a great job as the playmaker too. The Guard has mostly been in 22+ points, 4+ assists, and 4+ rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 46-60

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Aaron’s scoring has gone down a bit but he performs an important stabilizing job at the big Forward position. The Forward has mostly been in 11-16 points and 5-8 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28

Andrew Wiggins(DEN)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
SF Wiggins has done a great job as the two-way wing and he has done a great job all season long. Andrew has usually been in 14-19 points these days while also grabbing 4+ rebounds regularly.

Monte Morris(DEN)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Guard Morris has done great job as the floor stretcher and he has elevated his scoring while being an effective playmaker at the one-guard position. He has scored 18 or more in three games straight while dishing 4-8 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 02

Back-up guard Poole has been doing a great job of creating offense and after a brief hiccup, he has surely picked up his game. Jordan has mostly been in 20-23 points range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-50

DEN vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • JaMychal Green(DEN) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. PF Green has been doing a decent job to give depth to the Big Forward position, usually figuring in the 5-9 points and 4-7 rebounds range these days.
  • Klay Thompson(GSW) had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Guard Klay has done a great job as a shooter, usually being in the 15-21 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • DeMarcus Cousins(DEN) had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Center Cousins has given some handsome minutes, usually been in the 4-9 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
  • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) had 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists in the last game. Athletic wing Kuminga has scored 16 or more in three games straight while grabbing 4-6 rebounds.
  • Jeff Green(DEN) missed the last game and he has mostly been in 6-11 points range.
  • Will Barton(DEN) missed the last game. He has been in 9-15 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range when he has played.
  • Bryn Forbes(DEN) had 11 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Forbes has done well to figure in 6-11 points range usually.
  • Austin Rivers(DEN) had 6 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. The Guard has played decent minutes recently with Will Barton being out.
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 7 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Athletic Center Kevon has mostly been in 6-9 points and 6-9 rebounds range.
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Center Nemanja has mostly been in 2-6 points and 4-5 rebounds range.
  • Moses Moody(GSW) had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Moses has been in the 9-13 points range lately.
  • Davon Reed(DEN) had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Reed has usually been in the 6-7 points range.

DEN vs GSW Dream11 Team

PG: M Morris
SG: J Poole(PP), N Bones Hyland
SF: A Gordon
PF: O Porter, J Kuminga
C: N Jokic(SP), K Looney

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

How about witnessing the sharpshooting of Curry or Jokic just flat-out dominating all of the opposition? In a piece of discouraging news for India-based viewers, this contest is unavailable on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming services for viewers in India. Then what is the major option? Go through the NBA League Pass and buythe annual subscription, where you can get access to all live games while you also can get the full game replay if happen to miss the live stream. To follow the scores, stats, and news, go to 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.