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GSW vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns

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GSW vs PHX Dream11: THe NBA Regular season is going to be out soon and still, there is a lot to play for many squads as the Play-in tournament berths and the Playoffs seedings are at stake here.  With still a lot to play for, many of the teams are bound to make an electric push and there is going to be a lot of intensity, serving as the curtain-raiser to what we can expect during the Postseason. And what better way to get a taste of that as the Golden State Warriors host the Phoenix Suns.

The Warriors have hit a wall after starting the season in a hot manner. During the second half of the season, the team has been a sub-50% win team and after having the most elite defense earlier in the season, they have lost their way completely. Not having Stephen Curry only curtails their chances further and defensive anchor Draymond Green hasn’t been the same after his return from the injury.

On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns have been the most dominating team in both halves of the season and they have set up a blueprint for success. Their high-standard lineup has made it so that the rest of the league is falling behind at this point. The growth of multiple players alongside a veteran backcourt has made the Phoenix Suns a glorious team that is on the verge of creating a dynasty.

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Phoenix Suns

Match Timing: 31 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Phoenix: Completely decimating squads

The Suns leave no stones unturned on both ends of the floor. When Chris Paul arrived at the scene during the last season, the team took a big step and after making the NBA Finals, they have only looked better. One reason for the huge uptick in wins has been the evolution of Mikal Bridges from a defensively loaded slashing wing to someone who can even create his own shot at this point while being in the running for the Defensive Player of the Year honors.

The Guard tandem of Chris Paul and Devin Booker is a match made in heaven. Paul controls the playmaking duties whereas Booker can rack up points in a hurry with Paul as the closer. Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton make for a tough frontline where Ayton has been a huge factor on both ends while Crowder brings a lot of physicality to the plate. Back-up guard Cameron Payne has been a brilliant cover for injury to Paul or Booker and has made his mark. The Suns have all the tools to make a championship run.

Warriors: They have lost their way

The Warriors have managed to hold on to the third spot for quite a bit but the grip has only loosened with each week. The red-hot Mavericks are on their tail and with the trends, there is no doubt that they will be in play to snatch the spot away from the Warriors. A prospect that is not dire because the Warriors will have to match up against a fifth-seeded team but because it means that the Warriors have conceded a lot of games lately. They have fallen off on both ends of the floor.

It is surprising considering how much depth they have, with Poole and Thompson as two high-yielding scorers, Andrew Wiggins as a two-way wing, and a springy Jonathan Kuminga. Draymond Green’s defense and control of the ball haven’t been the same as it was before the injury and his long absence has hurt before and his current rust has only complicated matters for the Steve Kerr-coached team. It is difficult to see this squad making a deep Playoffs run unless something special happens to close the season and begin the first Round.


Phoenix Suns (1st in West) | Golden State Warriors (3rd in West)

Games: 75 | 76
Wins: 61 | 48
Defeats: 14 | 28

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Stephen Curry is OUT and will be evaluated next week.
  • James Wiseman is OUT for the season

Warriors Expected Starting Five

Forwards: PF: Jonathan Kuminga | SF: Andrew Wiggins
Middle: PF/C: Draymond Green
Guards: SG: Jordan Poole | SG: Klay Thompson

BENCH: Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Belica, Damion Lee.

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric will not play in the game and hasn’t played for many months.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT for the game.
  • JaVale McGee is OUT for the game and can miss a “few” more.
  • Cameron Johnson is a “Game-Time Decision”.
  • Iffe Lundberg is a “Game Time Decision” too.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: DeAndre Ayton
Guards: SG: Devin Booker |  PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: , Cameron Payne, Landry Shamet, Elfrid Payton, ,Bismack Biyombo, Ismail Wainright.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 14
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Chris Paul continues to give quality production at the Point Guard position and he has been hoarding a bunch of assists and points as usual. He leads the league in assists and he has mostly been in 14-19 points and 10-15 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-60

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Guard Poole has done well filling in for guard Stephen Curry and he has taken it his game to another level. He has mostly been in 24-28 points and 4-5 rebounds range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 35
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Off-guard Booker has been doing a great job as the isolation scorer and he has been one of the most productive players in the league. Devin has mostly been in the 29-35 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-45

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Two-guard Klay has been raining it from long range and he has helped the shooting cause but he will need to up his efficiency sooner than later. The Guard has mostly been in 20-25 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-43

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Wing Andrew has gotten it done as an isolation scorer but he will need to up his production now as the crunch time for the Warriors is arriving. I expect a 14-21 points and 4-6 rebounds range from the Small Forward.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

Center Ayton has done a great job finishing in the paint, giving high-quality rebounding, and also tremendous defense. The big has usually been in 14-20 points and 10-14 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-41

GSW vs PHX LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Draymond Green(GSW) had 7 points, 6 assists, 5  rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Power Forward Green has mostly been in 4-7 points, 5-7 assists, and 5-7 rebounds range while being in 1-3 steals range.
  • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Kuminga has struggled quite a bit, and he has mostly been in 10-15 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Bridges has grown in various ways and he has mostly been in 16-22 points, 5-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Big Forward Jae has been a crucial two-way player, who has mostly been in 9-12 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 5 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Bench guard Cameron has mostly been in 6-13 points and 5-7 assists range.
  • Landry Shamet(PHX) had 12 points in the last game. Guard Shamet has scored 12 or more in two of the last three games.
  • Gary Payton II(GSW) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last contest. Defensive guard Gary has mostly been in 5-8 points  and 3-6 assists range,=
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists in the last contest. Power Forward Otto missed the last game and he has been in 10-14 points and 10+ rebounds at times.
  • Torrey Craig (PHX) had 3 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Bench Forward Craig has mostly been in 3-6 points  and 2-5 rebounds range.

GSW vs PHX Dream11 Team

PG: C Paul(SP), G Payton
SG: D Booker(PP), J Poole
SF: A Wiggins, M Bridges
PF: J Kuminga
C:   D Ayton

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Isn’t it going to be fun when the Guard duo of Booker and Paul take over the game? And there is a piece of great news for the Indian NBA fans who want to catch the action. The two official streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot are going to showcase this game. But hey, there are a lot of other teams battling it out as well! To catch them, get the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass. To follow the scores, news, and stats, hop to 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.