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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 battle lines are drawn and the NBA Playoffs battle has heated up bringing us an array of results. In this game, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference scenario. The Warriors have won the first two games and have upped the pressure on the Denver Nuggets.

Stephen Curry buried the Nuggets in Game 2 coming off the bench and a huge third quarter ensured that the Warriors pull up for a big win. As the onus on the Nuggets shifts, the Warriors will look to devour a series sweep here but Nikola Jokic is not known to give up the facade soon. Although, the Nuggets are down and out, the home-court advantage may change the complexion a bit for them.

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 22 April, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Warriors live up to the billing

The Playoffs experience of Thompson, Curry, and Green has been a huge factor once again and the emerge of Poole only has bolstered the Warriors’ chances. The first two victories are symbolic of what we expect from the highly intriguing team and as of now, they are back in the title contention after a sub-par second half of the season. Finally, the lineup of Poole, Thompson, Curry, Wiggins, and Green has been wresting control early and giving the team a huge advantage.

The Nuggets have suffered mostly  because Aaron Gordon is yet to clip a high-yielding night and the Warriors have been able to limit Jokic, not allowing him to score 30 or so. Monte Morris can’t fill the void created by the absence of Jamal Murray and the Nuggets are sorely missing Michael Porter Jr, who makes life tough on the defensive end of the floor. What more can the Warriors accomplish here considering the Nuggets have been out of answers?

The Warriors have understood how to use the lineup of Poole, Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, and Green, and that small-ball unit brings two-way prowess while creating a disadvantageous situation by making tough shots and also bringing in a lot of hustle. Otto Porter Jr. fits well in the schemes and the Nuggets need a huge spark in this game.

Fantasy Related Tips

Jokic remains a powerful fantasy option but the Warriors have opened the floodgates. Poole and Curry both can be dependable high-yielding offensive options while Nuggets’ Gordon’s stocks have fallen a bit considering he is yet to hit the 10 points mark. Draymond Green continues to showcase his all-around prowess while Monte Morris is a decent filler. Will Barton has stuffed the stat-sheet but sustainability has been an issue all night long. It is also wise to gamble on Klay Thompson who knows to work the gears and you never know if he is up for a 30+ points night.

Performance Predictions

Leading Scorer: Nikola Jokic: 31
Leading Rebounder: Nikola Jokic: 16
Top Assists Deliverer: Draymond Green: 10
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 110   Nuggets 103

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: 26
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 04
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Jokic’s assists numbers have fallen as his teammates have been unable to click but he has still put on strong numbers overall. I expect a solid return at the home floor and a 27-33 points, 10-16 rebounds, 5-8 assists, and 1-2 steals/blocks range. He is a candidate as Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-66

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 34
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Reminiscent of the 2016 Playoffs returns versus the Trail Blazers, Guard Curry showed no mercy to the Nuggets and ended up with a brilliant 12/17 shooting night. I expect a 24-30 points and 4-7 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-42

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Will has been inconsistent since the second half of the season and again had a so-so offensive night, only making 33% of his shots. I expect a 14-19 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 2-5 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-39

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
The Nuggets have had no answers against the sharpshooting ways of Poole who continues to make his mark as an elite player in the league. I expect a 22-27 points and 5-8 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-50

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
PF Gordon has not responded well to the Warriors’ defense and has not had a huge impact on the offensive end, thus curbing the chances of the Nuggets. I do expect a 13-18 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Draymond Green(GSW)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Defensive anchor Green has made his impact felt so far this series and the Nuggets have not been able to navigate through him. I expect a 6-10 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 5-10 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-38

GSW vs DEN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Andrew Wiggins(GSW) had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Andrew has carefully selected his shots and has contributed hugely. I expect a 16-19 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32
  • Monte Morris(DEN) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Guard Monte made two of his three triple attempts and will be needed to shore up his offense. I expect a 9-14 points and 3-7 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
  • Klay Thompson(GSW) had 21 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Thompson went 9/19 from the field in the last game and you know he is always in for a special night during one of these games. I expect a 22-27 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-40
  • Bones Hyland(DEN) had 12 points,  1 assist in the last game. Bench Guard Bones has given some decent value to the bench as a rookie. I expect a 7-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-14
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Primarily a defender, Otto has been a decent factor for the Warriors. He can be in 5-9 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Although Nemanja doesn’t play a ton of minutes, he brings decent returns off the bench. I expect a 5-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-15
  • JaMychal Green(DEN) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Power Forward Green can be in 3-6 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-11
  • Gary Payton II (GSW) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive oriented guard Gary has given some solid minutes. I expect a 4-7 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22

DEN vs GSW Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: M Morris, G Payton
SG: K Thompson, J Poole(PP), N Bones Hyland
SF: A Wiggins
PF: O Porter
C:    N Jokic(SP)

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

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wanna watch electricity pick up as Stephen Curry visits the talented Nikola Jokic? In not the most encouraging bit of news, this game is not available on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. On the other hand, VH1 and Sports 18 will not show it on Television. That is why it is best to purchase the annual subscription, you can get close to all live games plus you also can get the full game replay if you are to miss the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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