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GSW vs MEM Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies

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GSW vs MEM Dream11: NBA Playoffs are in full swing and we have witnessed some extraordinary battles already. The Eastern Conference has seen the 76ers close in after beating Heat and making the series one-two, while the Celtics and the Bucks are tied one-each. In the Western Conference, the Mavericks made it a one-two series. And now we head into the most interesting Playoffs series in my opinion as the Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies lost the first game but in the last game, their defense and an injection of Ja Morant led them to a 106:101 win. Once again, the game went to the last few seconds, and Ja Morant’s ability to close the game was in full flow. The Warriors shot awfully from the long-range and Klay Thompson once again was off the mark. Will we witness another highly thrilling affair?

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies

Match Timing: 8 May, @ 06:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Yummy series

Two games, two thrillers. I knew that this series will kick off in such a fashion considering how evenly these two teams are. To be honest, we haven’t seen the best scoring balance yet, especially from the Grizzlies team, a squad that becomes too dependent on Ja Morant and loses its scoring balance at times, which was the team’s strength when Morant went down. This has been because Bane has been having little impact on offense and Jaren Jackson remains erratic.

But the Warriors also shot terribly from the long-range in the last game. Thompson has now had two sub-par performances but Poole and Thompson have done well. The problem with the Warriors is that they have a tendency to take bad shots and at times while pushing the ball, they commit too many turnovers, as explained by 18 of them in the last game. One other issue for the Warriors has been that the team isn’t closing out well and although they did won Game 1, it was rather an ugly win.

And so was Game 2 as an ugly win for the Grizzlies. Thanks to Morant, who almost had 50 points and showed one of his best games all season long but I don’t think this approach will help the Grizzlies win the series. The team’s bench has seen some inspirational play from Melton but although Brandon Clarke remains a strong presence, his play is not as effective as it was against the Wolves. Will see another close affair here? Will we see more ejections?

Peak Performance Predictions

Highest rebounder: Jaren Jackson: 10
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 34
Top assists-deliverer: Ja Morant: 10
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 116    Grizzlies 113

Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies News

  • Killian Tille is OUT for the game.
  • Santi Aldama is OUT for the game.
  • Dillon Brooks is OUT.

Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Defensive Specialist: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr
All-around wing: SF: Kyle Anderson
Inside Presence: C: Xavier Tillman
Elite Three-Point Shooting Guard: SG: Desmond Bane
Leading Scorer and Playmaker: PG: Ja Morant

BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Yves Pons, Jarrett Culver, Tyler Terry.

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
Major Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson
Isolation threat: PG: Jordan Poole

BENCH:  Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., , Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza,  Moses Moody,

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Ja Morant(MEM)
Points: 47
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 08

Steals: 03
Morant inserted 15 of his 31 attempts in the last game and has been the sole focus on the offensive end for the Grizzlies, being on fire. I expect 30-36 points, 6-9 assists/rebounds range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-59

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 08
Steals: 01
Curry has been a little wayward shooting-wise, missing eight of his eleven attempts from the field but continuing to be an all-around factor. I expect a 27-37 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-44

Jaren Jackson Jr(MEM)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
After a brilliant 6/9 three-point shooting night in Game 1, Jaren shot a paltry 3/14 in the last game, providing elite defense. I expect 14-19 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-44

Desmond Bane(MEM)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Bane has made just two of his nine shots from deep in the two games and has not been a big factor on offense like he usually is. I expect a 13-20 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Poole made eight of his 16 shots in Game 2, but made only just one of his six attempts from long-range and has done well sharing the ball. I expect a 20-26 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-33

Draymond Green(GSW)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 07
Blocks: 01
Draymond is one of the best defenders in the league while also being a strong rebounder and providing elite playmaking. I believe he will be in 6-10 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-38

MEM vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Klay Thompson(GSW) had 12 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Two-guard Klay shot just 2/12 from the three-point line in the last game and he has been wayward so far. I expect a 17-22 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36
  • Andrew Wiggins(GSW) had 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Andrew shot just one of his seven three-pointers in the last game but his rebounding activity and defense has been huge difference makers. I believe he will be in 13-18 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29
  • Brandon Clarke(MEM) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Clarke shot 4/4 from the field in the last game and he has had a strong Playoffs. I believe he will be in 11-16 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42
  • De’Anthony Melton(MEM) had 3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. De’Anthony shot just 1/5 from the floor but brought great activity off the bench. I expect a 5-10 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
  • Kyle Anderson(MEM) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Anderson may start here as Brooks will not play. I expect a 4-7 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
  • Ziairie Williams(MEM) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Williams shot four of eight from the three-point line as he got 28 minutes in absence of Brooks. I expect a 6-9 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-14
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 4 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Otto shot just 1/4 in the last game but continued to provide top-notch rebounding and defense. I expect a 4-8 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-19
  • Tyus Jones(MEM) had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Tyus loses his rhythm when in the bench role, and shot just 1/7 in the last game. I expect a 3-7 points and 2-4 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-10
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 4 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Kevon is in  backup role and I expect a 4-6 points and 4-5 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) had 9 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Kuminga shot 3/7 from the floor and I expect a 4-8 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • John Konchar(MEM) had 1 assist in the last game. John is a defensive and rebounding specialsit. I expect a 2-4 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-10

MEM vs GSW Dream11

(Recommended)
PG: S Curry(PP), J Morant(SP)
SG: D Melton

SF: O Porter, A Wiggins
PF: J Kuminga
C:    J Jackson, D Green

(Alternate)
PG: S Curry(SP)
SG: D Bane, D Melton, K Thompson
SF: A Wiggins
PF: J Kuminga
C:    J Jackson, D Green(PP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

TIED SERIES and two teams hungry to not let the other one dictate terms, wouldn’t you wanna see the brilliant Warriors take on young and springy Grizzlies? In a brilliant piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two offical streaming services Voot and JIO TV will also show this game. But what if you wanna watch the Bucks-Celtics game or if you want to watch the replay of this game? You can download or access the NBA League Pass and if you purchase the annual subscription, you can witness all the games and also their full game replays. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit 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.