GSW vs MEM Dream11: We are into the second half of the Semi-Finals battles in both the Conferences. The 76ers and the Heat are tied are two-each and the same goes for the Suns-Mavericks. Meanwhile, the defending champions Bucks have a two-one lead over the Boston Celtics. Meanwhile, another team with a two-one lead in the Golden State Warriors will host the Memphis Grizzlies?
The Warriors did a fantastic job in Game 3 as they beat the Grizzlies 142:112 and the high-quality shooting of the home team was on full display. The Warriors have found their offensive groove and when they are burying their three-pointers, not many teams are gonna have a chance against them. Can the Grizzlies rally back here?
Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 10 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center
Special Home Performance
The Warriors did an astounding job of shooting 63% from the floor and the interesting part is that most of the damage was done from inside the three-point line. The Warriors had one of those nights where their guard trio of Thompson, Poole, and Curry was clicking and if these three get clicking, you can kiss chances of a win goodbye. Curry had 30, Thompson had 21, and Poole 27, the three combining for 78 points.
The Grizzlies’ defense was exposed by the Timberwolves in the first round and as I stated before, the Grizzlies’ tendency to get down by big will not work against an experienced and well-versed team like Warriors is going to bit them big-time. Jaren Jackson continues to be erratic, Desmond Bane has not had a big explosive night and the team is overly reliant upon Ja Morant, which had disturbed the scoring balance.
The Grizzlies didn’t take advantage of their home floor and the Warriors have been known as a squad that can take matters to another level on their own home floor. How will the Grizzlies find their defensive spark against a team that seems to have more offensive options than them and are not dependent on just one player to strike most of the damage. Memphis maybe without Morant here and to be honest, they do find some scoring balance without him, will it be the case in the Playoffs, when the intensity is much higher?
Peak Performance Predictions
Highest rebounder: Jaren Jackson: 9
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 34
Top assists-deliverer: Draymond Green: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 121 Grizzlies 111
Memphis Grizzlies News
Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Defensive Specialist: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr
Two-way wing: SF: Dillon Brooks
Inside Presence: C: Xavier Tillman
Elite Three-Point Shooting Guard: SG: Desmond Bane
Rookie Guard: Ziairie Williams
BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Yves Pons, Jarrett Culver, Tyler Terry.
Golden State Warriors Team News
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive Anchor and All-Around Forward: PF: Draymond Green
Rookie Atheltic Forward: F: Jonathan Kuminga
Major Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson
BENCH: Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Moses Moody,
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Guard Ja made 13 of his 21 shots in the last game and he has been a riveting deliverer at the One-Guard position. However, he picked up a serious injury in the last game and his status is “DOUBTFUL” here. If he plays, he can be in 22-28 points, 6-9 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: 40-59
Curry made bank on the free-throw line, inserting all his 14 attempts from there and also poured 7 of his 14 attempts from the field. I believe he will be in 25+ points, 4+ assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-51
Jaren Jackson Jr(MEM)
Jaren had a strong Game 1 but since then, his shot has been off and his offense has been erratic while his overall impact also has been limited. I believe he will be in 16-23 points, 5-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-44
Desmond recovered from his awful shooting and banged home four of his seven attempts from the three-point line. I expect a 18-25 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30
The growth of Poole is one of the greatest reasons why the Warriors have been slated as the title favorites. I expect the exciting guard to be in 21-28 points and 3-6 rebounds/assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-42
Green is the defensive bedrock of the Warriors and also brings in quality rebounding, playmaking, and screen-setting skills, I expect him to be in 5-9 points, 5-8 assists, and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-32
MEM vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
(If Morant doesn’t play)
PG: S Curry(SP), T Jones
SG: J Poole(PP), D Bane
SF: D Brooks, A Wiggins
PF: J Kuminga
C: J Jackson
(Confused with the PP choice here, to be honest, shuffling between Poole, Bane, and Jackson)
(If Morant plays)
PG: S Curry(PP), J Morant(SP)
SG: D Melton, J Poole
SF: D Brooks, O Porter
PF: J Kuminga
C: J Jackson
The Grizzlies need a spark but Morant may not be there, but do you remember the times when the team was getting it done even without him, will we see another such case? In a wonderful piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two designated streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV will also show this game. But what if you miss the morning start or wanna also watch the Bucks-Celtics game? You can go to the NBA League Pass and if you buy 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