GSW vs HOU Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Dec 3, 2018 12:05 am IST

  • GSW vs HOU Dream11

    GSW vs HOU Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
    Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors


    Match Timing: November 16, 2018, @ 06:30 AM IST
    NBA Regular Season
    Venue – Toyota Center, Houston Texas
    Capacity- 18,300



    Two Western Conference giants will go against each other in an NBA match at Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas, on Friday morning (IST).


    Houston Rockets:

    Houston Rockets nearly had it, brought a sight so close that they could sense it. Looked unthinkable though before the 2017-18 Western Conference finals, and it was beyond the comprehension of a normal mind that the series could go down to the seven games.

    We were not around when Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics forged an unparalleled aura on the NBA time-scale, and we only have some fading memories about Michael Jordan’s glamorous approach when he made Basketball what it has become today. But what we can be so sure about is that Golden State Warriors are the best NBA team of this century and usurping them from West or snatching away the NBA crown from them will take some doing from any team across the conferences.

    However, Rockets nearly made it possible when James Harden led Rockets won the game five and took a 3-2 lead in the series. But indeed it was a moment which will always be living in our memory and maybe a stuff for the Hollywood movies where they may describe Rockets as, ‘The team that nearly beat Warriors in the West.’

    So it was no surprise that when the season started Houston were labelled as the team which may run Warriors close this time around as well. But so far this season, after looking at James Harden and his team’s performance in the campaign up until now, they look closer to ‘one season wonder’ rather than a formidable challenger.

    At this stage, Rockets are 12th in the table, have a 6-7 record, sit a massive six games behind Warriors and in all aspects, they don’t look like a team which racked up a league-best 65 games last season.


    Golden State Warriors:

    Golden State Warriors are leading the Western Conference ahead of Portland Trail Blazers. The Dubs, however, hit a purple patch in the recent days as they split their last four games heading into this match. Arguably the team in form, Milwaukee Bucks scripted a result of the season so far, winning by a margin of 23 points against Curry and Co is some feat for any team. Other two defeats have come against Denver Nuggets in the 3rd game of the season, while Los Angeles Clippers beat them 121-116 yesterday in the overtime.

    There is nothing uncanny in those three losses though. It can be a minor blip in their imperious pursuit for yet another glorious chapter, as a defeat can be a timely reminder of complacency brewing within the team.

    But how do you see Draymond Green’s rant at Kevin Durant after the shock loss against Clippers where he was heard shouting ‘bi*ch’ at the former Oklahoma City Thunder star?


    Regular Season Record-
    Houston Rockets: W-6, L-7
    Golden State Warriors: W-12, L-3


    Players to watch out for:

    Houston Rockets:

    James Harden – Houston Rockets are struggling and you can simply put it down to James Harden’s own bad form. Yes, it’s true that the reigning NBA MVP hasn’t started the season as he would have wanted but in the recent matches, but his performance in the recent matches has shown that the Mr Beard is reaching his lofty heights.

    Chris Paul – The 33-year-old is struggling to put numbers on the board this season but remains key to Houston Rockets ambitions. The former New Orleans Pelicans star is going for 17.6 points per game this season.


    Golden State Warriors:

    Kevin Durant – Scored a game-high 29 points in the last match against Atlanta Hawks as Warriors won 110-103 in that match. There aren’t many match-ups in the NBA which can draw as much attention as a fixture between Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets these days. Undoubtedly a big game, and you can count on him when the big nights come calling.
    Klay Thompson The 28-year-old is a special talent and is a part of Warriors’ fab-four. With Stephen Curry remaining sidelines and potentially out of this game as well, expect Thompson to come big in this game.


    Houston Rockets:
    Injured – Brandon Knight (Knee Injury) and Nene Hilario (Calf Injury) will both miss this clash due to their respective injuries.

    Questionable – Carmelo Anthony missed Rockets’ last match due to day-to-day illness and remains questionable ahead of this match.
    Also, Gerald Green and Michale Carter-Williams will be assessed ahead of this match.

    Suspended – None


    Golden State Warriors:
    Injured – Golden State Warriors released a statement regarding their superstar Stephen Curry that the two-times NBA MVP will at least miss two more games due to a groin injury. And this match was certainly the part of that prediction.
    Also, DeMarcus Cousins remains on the operation table for the time being as he continues to recover from his Achilles Tendon injury.
    Questionable – No player has been listed as questionable as of yet

    Suspended – None


    GSW vs HOU Dream11 Teams (Probables):

    • Houston Rockets: Carmelo Anthony (F), P. J. Tucker, (F), Clint Capela (C), Chris Paul (G), Eric Gordon (G)
    • Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant (F), Jonas Jerebko (F), Damian Jones (C), Quinn Cook (G), Klay Thompson (G)


    From the bench:

    • Houston Rockets: Eric Gordon, Gerald Green, Danuel House, Nene, Michael Carter-Williams, Marquese Chriss, Gary Clark, Isaiah Hartenstein
    • Golden State Warriors: Alfonzo McKinnie, Jordan Bell, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Marcus Derrickson, Damion Lee, Jacob Evans


    GSW vs HOU DREAM11 Fantasy Team:



    If it was last year when Houston Rockets were ramping up towards the summit of the regular season table, betting in favour of Golden State Warriors losing against James Harden’s team could have been considered as a fair call. However, we are not looking at that possibility now and a Warriors win is our call.



    Previous Article
    Next Article