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May 7, 2019
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DEN vs POR Dream11 NBA Prediction – NBA Playoffs semifinals – Game-5 | 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

Denver Nuggets will be looking for the home comfort when they face Portland Trail Blazers in Game-5 of the Western Conference semifinals match at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday morning (IST).


MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs

Series: Western Conference Semi-finals, Game-5, Series is tied 2-2
Teams:
Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets
Match Day:
May 08, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
Where the game is played?
Pepsi Center (21,000)
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:

Denver Nuggets faced a possible season-defining game and they didn’t disappoint, winning the game 116-112 at Moda Center and leveled the series 2-2.

Jamal Murray led the way with a game-high 34 points and it was his composure at the end which secured a win for Nuggets. The 22-year-old Canadian went 11-for-11 from free throws, including 6-from-6 in the last 15 seconds.

His partner Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 21 points, 11 assists, and 12 rebounds. Paul Millsap logged a double-double, scoring 21 points to go with 10 defensive rebounds as well.

This game came just 48 hours after the historical Game-3 where the match went to four overtimes. The players though were as hungry as ever and gave their all on the court.

“The biggest part was mental,” Murray said after his 55 minutes display in Game-3.

“We know what to do physically but that was a draining game and we had to come back with energy, face a great team. We were able to get what we wanted on offense and the stops on defense.”

The series is tied at 2-2 and now and the fifth game will be played in Denver.

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.

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 clocked another triple-double and scored 21 points, 11 assists, and 12 rebounds. He is averaging 24.5 points per game in the playoffs, and lead the way with a team-high 12.5 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game.

Jamal Murray – In the last two games, he has scored 34 points each taking his playoff average to 21.7 points per game.

DEN vs POR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:

Injured – Jusuf Nurkic is suffering from a leg injury and will be missing the rest of the postseason.
Questionable None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

Denver Nuggets:
Injured – For Nuggets, Michael Porter Jr is out with a back injury.
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: Paul Millsap (F), Torrey Craig (F), Nikola Jokic (C), Gary Harris (G), Jamal Murray (G)

From the bench (Probables):

  • Portland Trail Blazers: Seth Curry, Rodney Hood, 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:

Nuggets boast the best home record this season and we back them to come out on top in this game.

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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