GSW vs MEM Dream11: Now that we are heading into the climactic phase of most playoff series, the stakes are as high as possible. The Miami Heat is already through and within a two-three days period, we will know who will face who in the Conference Finals. And in this game, the Golden State Warriors will host the Memphis Grizzlies as they look to close out the series after garnering a three-two lead.
The Grizzlies dealt a huge blow in Game 5 as they closed out the Warriors 134:95 as the Grizzlies saw seven players hit double digits and had an incredibly balanced effort. The Warriors just need one win to advance but the Grizzlies may have put some doubts in their minds. Will the Grizzlies tie the series, or will the Warriors advance to the Conference Finals?
Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 14 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center
Are the Grizzlies more dominant without Morant?
The Grizzlies look like a much more balanced team on both ends of the floor. They pushed the Warriors to the brink in Game 4 and then had a 52-point lead heading into the fourth quarter during Game 5, both instances prove that the Grizzlies may be much more alert without Morant. The scoring balance proves that in the case of the last game.
Jaren Jackson, Tyus Jones, and Desmond Bane each scored 21 points in the last game and this was the first time that the Grizzlies had such balance. It seems like that with Morant, the team’s offensive progress is stalled and their defense has also looked a bit compromised, this is not just based on one or two games, when Ja was out, the Grizzlies won 20 and lost just five games.
For the Warriors, the last two games have not been their best especially on the offensive end. The trouble has been that the team has been outgunned from the three-point line. The Warriors are prone to go in isolation mode at times but they will still be confident at their home floor where they are yet to lose a game in the Playoffs. So, how will it be?
Peak Performance Predictions
Highest rebounder: Steven Adams: 14
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 33
Top assists-deliverer: Draymond Green: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 117 Grizzlies 108
Memphis Grizzlies News
Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Defensive Specialist: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr
Two-way wing: SF: Dillon Brooks
Rebounding Specialist: C: Steven Adams
Elite Three-Point Shooting Guard: SG: Desmond Bane
Playmaking Guard: PG: Tyus Jones
BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, Ziairie Williams, 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 Jones was on fire in the last game, nailing 8 of his 12 shots while also leading all players in assists. He plays at a high level when in the starting lineup and I believe he will be in 17-22 points, 5-9 assists, and 1-2 steals range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-41
Steph made four of his ten shots in the last game but I believe he will be up for a big night, raring to close the series at home. I believe he will be in 24-32 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-48
Jaren Jackson Jr(MEM)
Jackson made six of his ten shots in the last game and without Morant, his role on the offensive end has expanded, while he has also delivered as a defender. I believe he will be in 18-25 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Poole made just one of his six shots in the last game and he has been an exceptional presence as an isolation scorer. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39
Bane has played much better with Tyus Jones alongside and he has nailed four of his six three-point attempts in the last game. I believe he will be in 16-23 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
Draymond is a reluctant scorer but an incredible defender, screener, and playmaker, who is vital to the Warriors’ chances. I expect him to be in 4-9 points, 5-8 assists, and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
MEM vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
(If Morant doesn’t play)
PG: S Curry(SP), T Jones(PP)
SG: K Thompson
SF: D Brooks
PF: K Looney, J Kuminga
C: D Green, J Jackson
(If Morant plays)
PG: T Jones(PP)
SG: K Thompson, J Poole(SP)
SF: A Wiggins, O Porter
PF: J Kuminga
C: S Adams, J Jackson
Can the Grizzlies force a Game 7 as they enter on a high note after a couple of riveting performances? In not the most riveting piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV will also show this game. So, what can you do then? Access the NBA League Pass and if you purchase the annual subscription, you can see all the games and also their full game replays. To know the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.