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GSW vs LAC Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – NBA Play-offs | Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs

Series: First Game
Teams:
Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers
Match Day:
April 14, 2019

Jump Ball Time: @ 05:30 AM IST
Where the game is played?
Oracle Arena (19,596)
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.

GSW vs LAC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Golden State Warriors will start their quest for the 3rd straight NBA Championship with a first-round playoff series against a resilient Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California, United States, on Sunday morning (IST).

There’s no single team in the entire NBA who doesn’t moan about the quality of Golden State Warriors, for assembling a cast which is robbing this very sport of its very basic nature; the equal chance for every team.

Los Angeles Clippers was the team which fueled this very notion that the Dubs now consume the NBA. They were the last western conference which got the better of Stephen Curry and Co. in the post-season.

But that was a different era for the Los Angeles Clippers. No player survived that match except Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers.

There is a little bit of history between these two teams. Certainly, the 2014 series eclipsed all the episodes. Clippers won the first round 4-3, behind the brilliance of Blake Griffin.

While in the 2015 post-season Do Rivers was quoted as saying that Golden State Warriors were lucky not to face Clippers in the playoffs. Destiny gave Rivers the very chance to prove his back his words as his team took a 3-1 lead against Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals. But somehow they blew it, with Rockets winning the series to set-up a Conference finals series with the Dubs.

Everybody knows what happened. That was the start of Steve Kerr’s Warriors era.

Warriors are definitely the favourites in the series. But this Clippers team is a totally different animal. Even after parting ways with their leading scorer in Tobias Harris on the transfer deadline day.

Rivers somehow got the better of his offensive unit after Harris left the team. They look more resilient now. More like a complete unit which doesn’t depend on the heroics of one particular man.

Clippers have improved a lot this season, especially from beyond the arc. Rivers’ men now boast the league’s second-biggest jump in 3-point percentage, improving from 35.4 percent (23rd) last season to 38.8 percent (second) this season.

Not only that, Clippers have the league 2nd best Clutch offence, lead the scoring from the bench this season at 53.2 points per game.

May not be that straight forward for the mighty Dubs!

Regular Season Record-
Golden State Warriors:
W-57, L-25
Los Angeles Clippers:
W-48, L-34

Players to watch out for:

Golden State Warriors:

Stephen Curry – He is shooting well below his standards this season, but he is definitely the best ever shooter the Basketball has ever witnessed. He is perhaps the main man for Steve Kerr. This is best highlighted by the fact that Curry leads the league in total plus-minus. To simplify it, the Warriors outscored their opponents by a huge 689 points when he was on the court. That’s some presence on the court.

On the scoring side, the two-time MVP is dropping a team-high 27.8 points per game this season. He wins almost 3 turnovers per game and is making 1,3 steals per game as well.


Kevin Durant – Curry may lead the offence for Warriors, but Kevin Durant is considered as a man for the big occasions. He is a two-time reigning NBA finals MVP and has been playing extremely well of late. There are not many players in the NBA who can slow him down when he is in the mood. The former Oklahoma City Thunder star has averaged 26.8 points per game in the regular season.

@USA Today

Los Angeles Clippers:
Lou Williams – Leads the scoring charts from the bench, both points (1,485) and assists (397) off the bench. The 32-year-old is averaging a career-high 20.3 points per game and has scored at 23.3 in the last 10 matches.

Danilo Gallinari – In the last 10 games, he has racked up 24 points per game. Together with Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, he is a vital cog on Clippers’ roster. The 30-year-old has been consistently dropping big numbers, averaging a career-high this season. The 30-year-old has scored at 23.5 points per game in the last 10 matches.

@USA Today

GSW vs LAC Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Golden State Warriors:

Injured –Warriors have a nearly full team these days. Steve Kerr has the luxury of calling upon all his big guns bar Damian Jones who remains on the sidelines due to a chest injury.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.

Los Angeles Clippers:
Injured – Luc Mbah a Moute won’t be playing for Clippers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
Questionable None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

GSW vs LAC Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

  • Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green (F), Kevin Durant (F), DeMarcus Cousins (C), Stephen Curry (G), Klay Thompson (G)
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Danilo Gallinari (F), Patrick Beverley (F), Ivica Zubac (C), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (G), Landry Shamet (G)

From the bench (Probables):

  • Golden State Warriors: Kevon Looney, Andre Iguodala, Alfonzo McKinnie, Shaun Livingston, Quinn Cook, Jonas Jerebko, Jordan Bell
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, JaMychal Green, Garrett Temple, Wilson Chandler, Sindarius Thornwell, Jerome Robinson, Tyrone Wallace, Angel Delgado, Johnathan Motley

GSW vs LAC Dream11 Fantasy Team:

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Golden State Warriors to win the match.

NOTE: THIS GSW vs LAC 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.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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