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May 5, 2019
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DEN vs POR Dream11 NBA Prediction – NBA Playoffs semifinals – Game-3 | Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Fantasy Team

By Anurag tyagi

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets, Western Conference Semifinals, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

Portland Trail Blazers could go 3-1 up in the series when they play Denver Nuggets in Game-4 of the Western Conference final at Moda Center, in Portland, Oregon, United States, on Monday morning (IST).

MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs

Series: Western Conference Semi-finals, Game-3
Teams:
Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets
Match Day:
May 06, 2019, @ 04:30 AM IST
Where the game is played?
Moda Center (19,980)
TV Info:
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.

DEN vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Never in the history of the NBA playoffs, had a game went to the four overtimes to decide the winner since 1953. It happened again, in Game-3 of the Western Conference semifinals matchup between Portland Trail Blazers with the former winning 140-137 at Moda Center.

With the game went so deep, there had to be a hero, ready to embrace the situation. There was an unexpected one. He was due as well, for what happened in the last season’s playoffs.

Rodney Hood struggled in the 2018 postseason, so it was his time for redemption. He had the ball and buried a three-pointer with just 18.6 seconds left. Nuggets took a 3-point lead at 140-137 and Nuggets ran out of the time.

Hood was with Cleveland Cavaliers last season and couldn’t break into the team. He was acquired by Portland in February this year, and now he can say after his heroic efforts that the rest is history.

He was brilliant in the fourth overtime, scoring seven straight points to set the tone for his team.

CJ McCollum erupted for a game-high 41 points, while his more esteemed partner Damian Lillard scored 28 points.

Nuggets were led by Nikola Jokic’s triple-double with 33 points, 14 assists, and 18 rebounds. Jamal Murray scored 34 points and had 9 rebounds as well.

Regular Season Record-
Portland Trail Blazers:
W-53, L-29
Denver Nuggets:
W-54, L-28

Players to watch out for:

Portland Trail Blazers:

Damian Lillard – It takes more than just the talent to produce a buzzer-beater, while in the playoff, the buzzer beater is something esoteric. Damian Lillard finished off Oklahoma City Thunder with his Goldust shot in the first round series, and his confidence and the form is the reason why Portland Trail Blazers are being seen as a dark horse for the ultimate glory.

The 28-year-old point guard is averaging 30.8 points per game in the playoffs.

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CJ McCollum – Just when it counted, he came good. And it was not a fluke or a flash in the pan for McCollum is too good a talent and is consistent enough to become a go-to-man in any team.

The 27-year-old is averaging 25 points per game in the 2019 postseasons. While in the last game, he dropped a game-high 41 points.

Denver Nuggets:

Nikola Jokic – The Big Serbian was at the good in Game-3, logging a triple-double with 33 points, 14 assists and 18 rebounds.

@Twitter

He played for 65 minutes in Game-3, the 3rd most minuted clocked in the NBA playoffs.

Jamal Murray – Jokic’s sidekick went for 34points in Game-3. Murray is Nuggets’ second highest scorer in the playoffs with 19.0 points per game.

DEN vs POR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:

Injured – First choice Center Jusuf Nurkic will be missing the semifinals with the Denver Nuggets. He was absent throughout the first round series as well with a leg injury he suffered three weeks before the start of the post-season.
Questionable None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

Denver Nuggets:
Injured – Michael Porter Jr is the only injury absentee for the visitors.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.

DEN vs POR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

  • Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu (F), Maurice Harkless (F), Enes Kanter (C), Damian Lillard (G), C. J. McCollum (G)
  • Denver Nuggets: Torrey Craig (F), Paul Millsap (F), Nikola Jokic (C), Gary Harris (G), Jamal Murray (G)

From the bench (Probables):

  • Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood, Seth Curry, Evan Turner, Zach Collins, Meyers Leonard, Jake Layman, Skal Labissiere, Anfernee Simons
  • Denver Nuggets: Will Barton, Monte Morris, Mason Plumlee, Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Jarred Vanderbilt

DEN vs POR Dream11 Fantasy Team:

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Portland Trail Blazers have the momentum and are at home as well.

Backing them looks a good bet.

NOTE: THIS DEN vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

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