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GSW vs DAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks

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GSW vs DAL Dream11: The NBA Playoffs are in full flow and we have seen some exciting battles and some underdogs pulling through. The trend has been alive in the East as the top two teams in Heat and the Celtics advanced as Heat beat them in the first game. On the other hand, the Western Conference, or rather the NBA saw two teams with the best records in Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks being ousted in the Second Round. And in this game, the Golden State Warriors will host the Dallas Mavericks.

The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies in the first round by a series line of four-two as the team took advantage of the Morant-less squad. Poole, Curry, and Thompson had big nights during different parts whereas Wiggins and Draymond form a strong frontline. On the other hand, the Mavericks entered as the underdogs against the Suns, lost the first two games, and yet defeated them in Seven Games as they were able to shut down Chris Paul. Doncic continues to be on a high and he can give the Warriors some hiccups. Will he nab one away from home?

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks

Match Timing: 19 May, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Can the Mavs perform another miracle?
The Mavericks have been an incredible defensive squad and their last win was away from home versus the Suns which would have significantly boosted their morale. The thing with the Mavs is that they are able to take multiple players out of their offense at the same time and don’t get rattled under pressure situations. The Suns were not able to get much from either Paul or Bridges in the last series and the Mavericks’ hustle-type defense surely affected their usual rhythm.

The Warriors have one advantage compared to the Suns. Their four players enter the series with incredible rhythm in the form of Curry, Poole, Thompson, and Wiggins, the former three are incredible shooters whereas Wiggins can be an incredible two-way player, who was perhaps the most active player in the last series. Green can help keep Dorian Finney-Smith busy with his screening action and that can be one of the crucial aspects of the series.

But it is not just Finney-Smith, Bullock, Brunon, Doncic, Dinwiddie, and Kleber who are all willing defenders for the Mavs. The Warriors also have a luxury, blessed with multiple defensive threats and if they shut down Doncic in 66% of the games, they are highly likely to come up with a win. The three-point shooting of the Mavs was on point against the Suns, a team that is less likely to make around 15+ threes than the Warriors so yes this can be a tougher match-up for the Mavs.

Peak Performance Predictions

Highest rebounder: Draymond Green: 12
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 34
Top assists-deliverer: Draymond Green: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 108 Mavericks 103

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for this game and is done for the season.
  • Andre Iguodala is OUT for this match.
  • Gary Payton II is OUT for the game.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive Anchor and All-Around Forward: PF: Draymond Green
Rebounding Specialist: C: Kevon Looney
Major Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson

BENCH: Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Moses Moody.
Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is OUT for the game and is done for the season.

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Defensive Big Forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Defensive wing: Reggie Bullock
Inside Presence: C: Dwight Powell
Scoring Guard: PG: Jalen Brunson
Leading Scorer and Playmaker: PG: Luka Doncic

BENCH: Spencer Dinwiddie, Maxi Kleber, Josh Green, Sterling Brown, Marquesse Chriss, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Luka Doncic(DAL)
Points: 35
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 04

Steals: 02
Point Guard Luka nailed 12 of his 19 shots in Game 6 of the West Semis and he remains a high-quality rebounder and the purveyor on the offensive end. I believe he will be in 26+ points, 6+ rebounds, and 4+ assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-63

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
One-Guard Curry made 10 of his 27 shots in the last game and despite his off-night, his ability to strike from outside keep the defenses busy. I believe he will be in 25+ points, 4-7 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-48

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Jalen made 11 of his 19 shots in the last game and he has been on fire during most games of the Playoffs, while his rebounding has been terrific too. I believe he will be in 17+ points and 3+ rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02
Blocks: 03
Off-Guard Thompson nailed eight of his 14 three-point shots in the last game and he can be a huge offensive option. I believe he will be in 20-26 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Dorian is an incredible defender while his offense has bailed the team every now and then but he tends to be less offensively effective away from home. I believe he will be in 6-12 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-27

Draymond Green(GSW)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 08
Steals: 01
Power Forward Draymond has been an incredible defender while also notching a bunch of boards and propelling the offensive cycle. I believe he will be in 7-11 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 6-10 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-41

GSW vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

          • Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL) had 30 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Spencer made 11 of his 15 shots and this game was an exception rather a norm. I believe he will be in 8-14 points range here.
            Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
        • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Guard Poole wasn’t able to close out the series well on the offensive end but he knows how to get it done. I believe he will be in 15-21 points range here.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-43
        • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 3 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks in the last game. Forward Kleber is a strong defender and can have some special offensive nights every now and then. I believe he will be in 5-9 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
        • Andrew Wiggins(GSW) had 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Andrew was a huge factor in the last series as a rebounder, defender, and scorer, doing a great job on both ends. I believe he will be in 14-19 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
        • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Bullock made one of his four shots in the last game and has had some strong games. I believe he will be in 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
        • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Big Dwight has seen a reduction in his minutes during the Playoffs. I believe he will be in 2-6 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-17
        • Frank Ntilikina(DAL) had 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. PG Frank doesn’t get many minutes but is an active hustle player. I believe he can be in 2-5 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-12
        • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 5 points, 22 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in the last game. Looney went bananas on the rebounds in the last game but it is unclear what role he will have here in terms of minutes. I believe he will be in 4-8 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
        • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) missed the last game but he is likely to play here. He brings great rebounding to the table and can be in 4-12 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
          Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-15

         

        GSW vs DAL Dream11

        (Recommended)
        PG: S Curry(PP), L Doncic(SP)
        SG: K Thompson
        SF: R Bullock, A Wiggins, F Ntilikina
        PF: K Looney
        C:    D Powell

        (Alternate)
        PG: L Doncic(SP)
        SG: K Thompson, J Brunson(PP)
        SF: R Bullock, A Wiggins
        PF: M Kleber, K Looney
        C:   D Powell

        Where to watch NBA Live Score?

        Do you wanna watch Curry and Doncic exchanging buckets in the opening game of the West Finals? In the most riveting piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV will also show this game. So, what can you do then? Go to the NBA League Pass and if you purchase the annual subscription, you can see all the games and also their full game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, 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.