GSW vs DAL Dream11: The NBA is heading into the final stages and we have been blessed with riveting battles after riveting battles in the Playoffs. The Eastern Conference Finals have been ugly and games between the Heat and the Celtics have been defensively-oriented recently, as the Celts have taken a three-two lead. In the Western Conference Finals, the offense has been more free-flowing, especially for the Golden State Warriors, who will host the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks have won only one out of the four games and are just one game away from being knocked out. The sole win came in the last game as the Mavs clinched the 119:109 victory as the Mavericks pulled out their strongest game on the offensive end. The Warriors are yet to be beaten on their home floor and as they dive into Game 5, their confidence will still be sky-high. Can Mavericks break the Warriors’ home-court domination?
Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: 27 May, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center
Can the Mavs pull off a miracle?
The Mavs have made the matters complicated for themselves and despite winning Game 4, they have not looked switched on while playing defensive end. The trouble is that unlike the Suns, the Warriors have their wing and guard positions extract more production and it will be interesting to see how the Mavs defend the small-ball lineup of the Warriors, which has not been outmatched so far.
Luka Doncic continues to pour in big points and has led the Mavs in points for eight games straight while being an all-around factor as usual. The Mavs have also received great production from Jalen Brunson but the frontline of Kleber, Bullock, and Finney-Smith despite a strong Game 4, combining for 54 points, has been held to paltry production for most parts. On the other hand, Spencer Dinwiddie continues to be inconsistent but can act as an “X-Factor” here.
For the Warriors, there is an abundance of options, considering they have two elite shot creators in Poole and Curry while the off-ball play of Thompson despite being erratic is vital. Andrew Wiggins has been the trump card both as an offensive and defensive player. It will be interesting to see how the Mavs defense responds to the Warriors, a team that has yet to lose on the home floor.
Peak Performance Predictions
Highest rebounder: Kevon Looney: 11
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 37
Top assists-deliverer: Stephen Curry: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 117 Mavericks 109
Golden State Warriors Team News
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
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.
PG Doncic continues to play like an MVP and he has been the major reason why the Mavs had made it this far. Apart from being a scorer, he is a tremendous rebounder and playmaker. I expect a 29-36 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-63
One-Guard Curry knocked down two of his five triples in the last game but he can do significantly more damage as a scorer while being a dependable playmaker and rebounder. I believe he will be in 27+ points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-48
Brunson forms a strong scoring duo alongside Doncic and has gotten it done more often than not as an isolation scorer. I believe he will be in 17-23 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Shooting Guard Thompson is yet to score 20 in the series but he is surely be looking to end this series here with one of his special nights. I believe he will be in 18+ points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39
Although Dorian made 9/13 in the last game, mostly, he has been off his game especially away from home, but yes, he is more than an offensive player and brings elite defense. I expect a 8-14 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-27
Draymond is an elite defender whose playmaking and rebounding are impressive while even scoring has picked up. I expect a 8-14 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-41
GSW vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
PG: S Curry(PP), L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Poole, K Thompson
SF: F Ntilikina
PF: D Bertans
C: K Looney, M Kleber
PG: L Doncic(SP)
SG: J Poole(PP), K Thompson
SF: A Wiggins
PF: D Green, D Bertans
C: K Looney, M Kleber
Mavericks will need to pull off some magic to win this series and this is a must-win game for them, will they be able to pull through? In a great piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV will also show this game while TV channels Vh1, Sports 18, and MTV are also going to showcase this tussle. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.