Nuggets vs Suns NBA Live: Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns will meet for the third game of the 7-game series. The Suns have overpowered in both of the first two games and in Game 2, the Suns beat the Nuggets rallying around CP-3’s outstanding 17 points and 15 assists outburst. Information on DEN vs PHX Dream11 will be given here.
DEN vs PHX Dream11 NBA Playoffs WCSF Game 3: The clock is ticking for the Nuggets who have been completely overwhelmed by the Suns. While Jokic hasn’t been awful, Ayton has reduced his effectiveness compared to the last series. It will be interesting to see how the Nuggets bounce back down 0-2 against the Suns that look in superb touch right now and have produced two victories in a row where they had outstanding team balance in terms of scoring. Will playing at home court transform Nuggets’ fortunes and is Will Barton’s return going to spark a comeback?
Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 12 June, @ 07:30
Venue: Ball Arena
Streaming: WATCH Nuggets vs Suns NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
Denver Nuggets| Phoenix Suns
Games: 08| 08
Wins: 04| 06
Defeats: 04| 02
Denver Nuggets News:
Status Out: PJ Dozier and Jamal Murray will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Michael Porter Jr. is “questionable” for the game.
Denver Nuggets active roster: Nikola Jokic, Facundo Campazzo, Michael Porter Jr., Will Barton, JaVale McGee, Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris, Austin Rivers, Paul Millsap, Shaquille Harrison, Vlatko Cancar, Markus Howard, JaMychal Green, Gary Clarke, Zeke Nnaji, Bol Bol.
Phoenix Suns News:
Status out: Abdul Nader has been ruled out.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report.
Phoenix Suns’ active roster: Chris Paul, Jae Crowder, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Dario Saric, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Frank Kaminsky, Torrey Craig, E’twuan Moore, Damian Jones, Langston Galloway, Ty-Shon Alexander, Jevon Carter, and Jalen Smith.
*Stats from postseason*
PFP(Projected Fantasy Points): 56
Jokic won the NBA MVP award but the two losses in a row against the Suns would have left a bad taste in his mouth. Jokic is central to his squad’s success and has shown time and time again how effective he can be as a big man scorer, playmaker, and rebounder on a regular basis. After cruising against Portland, Ayton has made it relatively tougher and now Nikola is due for a big night. However, his credentials are enough for him to be considered as a candidate for the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
After piling up 30+ points nights in the series against the Lakers, Booker’s workload has significantly reduced against Nuggets have multiple players have stepped up to their tasks. He has not piled up points in the series but has done other things such as rebounding and playmaking at a high clip. He lodged 18 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2.
CP-3 is a hardworking guard who has changed the fortunes of this Suns team and has provided them with incredible balance. After struggling in the series against the Lakers, he has picked up his game against the Suns and now will be looking to take a formidable 3-0 lead and set his eyes on the Conference Finals. CP-3 put on an assist galore in Game 2, piling up 17 points, 15 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Michael Porter Jr.:
Porter has not been effective in the series so far after providing immense production in the first round against the Trailblazers. He has struggled to score on multiple occasions and it is clear that his injury is also bothering him a lot. In Game 2, Porter had 11 points and 6 rebounds but shot only 24% from the floor.
Deandre Ayton: PPG: 16.3 RPG: 10.5 TPG: 1.3 PFP: 36
Ayton is a banger inside the paint and has given Jokic a hard time during the series, making him one of the best defensive big men in the league. Deandre had another stellar outing in Game 2, racking up 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Aaron Gordon: PPG: 12.4 RPG: 5.5 PFP: 20
Gordon will need to step up on the scoring front and provide Nuggets with some consistent production if they are to beat the Suns. In Game 2, he was a little cold, only getting hold of 6 points.
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 11.9 RPG: 4.0 SPG: 1.4 PFP: 30
After a sub-par performance in the series against the Lakers, Bridges is back to his old ways in this matchup against the Nuggets. In Game 2, he poured in 16 points.
Jae Crowder: PPG: 11.8 RPG: 4.8 SPG: 1.0 PFP: 25
Facundo Campazzo: PPG: 9.1 APG: 4.9 SPG: 1.6 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 23
Monte Morris: PPG: 12.1 APG: 5.5 SPG: 1.3 PFP: 20
PG: C Paul(PP), F Campazzo
SG: W Barton
SF: T Craig, M Bridges
PF: J Crowder
C: N Jokic(SP), J Green