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GSW vs TOR Dream11 NBA Prediction – 2019 NBA Finals – Game-3 | Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Fantasy Team

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors, NBA Finals, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

With the momentum swinging towards Golden State Warriors after the 104-109 Game-2 win, Toronto Raptors will face a monumental task of winning at the home of the champions when Steve Kerr’s team play host to Eastern Conference champions, in Game-3 of this riveting 2019 NBA finals series at Oracle Arena.


Quick Bites:

  • Warriors‘ Game-2 win at Scotiabank Arena tallied a road victory in the 23 consecutive playoffs series.
  • No team has ever beaten Warriors at Oracle Arena in the NBA finals since LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers‘ Game-7 win in the 2016 NBA finals.

  • Warriors’ 20-0 run in Game-2 was the longest in an NBA finals series since NBA-ABA merger.
  • The Dubs never surrendered the lead after that run. Though Raptors clawed their way back into the game and arrived within two points with seconds remaining. But, the visitors closed out the game with Andre Iguodala‘s 3-pointer.

MATCH DETAILS:

What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: NBA Finals, Game-3, Series is tied 1-1
The match will be played between Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The arena has a capacity of 19,596
Match Day:
June 06, 2019, @ 06:30 AM IST


Broadcast details:

Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.


Regular Season Record-

Golden State Warriors: W-57, L-25
Toronto Raptors: W-58, L-24


How both the teams matched up in the regular season:

Warriors | Raptors

Games: 82 | 82
Points: 117.7 | 114.4
Field Goals%: 49.1 | 47.4
3-Point%: 38.5 | 36.6
Free Throws%: 80.1 | 80.4
Rebounds: 46.2 | 45.2
Assists: 29.4 | 25.4
Turnovers: 14.3 | 14.0
Steals: 7.6 | 8.3
Blocks: 6.4 | 5.3

Warriors have averaged more points, more assists, and more rebounds in the 2019 regular season. But it’s their big guns who do the talking on the court, we at least, most of the times. Quin Cook‘s late surge in the last game was a once in a blue moon kind of situation.

However, considering the Warriors’ injury list, we could see Cook getting some precious minutes here as well.

What we are trying to say that, Raptors’ bench can give all the Dream11 NBA players an advantage.


Players to watch out for: (Captain options)

Stephen Curry – Kevin Durant‘s injury forced Stephen Curry to take the reins of this team once again, and now people and the NBA pundits have gone to the extent that perhaps Warriors are better off with Durant. For reasons that Curry is laying unbelievably well, like a candidate for the finals MVP.

Stephen Curry’s numbers:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 27.3 (6th best this season)
    Playoffs (2019) – 27.3 (5th best in the playoffs)
    Against Toronto Raptors – 25.0
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season – 5.2 (37th best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019) – 5.6 (13th best in the playoffs)
    Against Portland Trail Blazers – 5.7
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 5.3(97th on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 6.3 (36th best)

    Dream11 NBA Points earned in the last five games: 37, 36, 37, 36, 33

    While in the last five games his numbers read:
    Points: 37, 36, 37, 36, 33
    Rebounds: 13, 6, 8, 6, 5
    Assists: 11, 3, 8, 7, 4


  • Warriors’ X-Factor – It’s Draymond Green. One of the most versatile players, and perhaps one of the best defensive players of all time, Green will be key inside the paint when the Raptors have the possession. He will bring the points into the game as well.

Kawhi Leonard – Golden State Warriors had a blueprint about how to stop the opponents’ best players. Look for Damian Lillard and James Harden dropping effect in the last two series. Kawhi Leonard was at the receiving end of the same tactics from Steve Kerr as he employed a two-man strategy on him.

But it left space for his teammates, which the likes of Pascal Siakam took advantage of in the match.

Expect Kawhi to have more impact in this match.

Kawhi’s Numbers:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 26.6 (Seventh best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019)31.2 (3rd best in the playoffs)
    Against Milwaukee Bucks – 37.0
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season – 3.3 (87th best on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 3.8 (29th best in the playoffs)
    Against Milwaukee Bucks – 4.0
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 7.3 (50th best on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 8.8 (13th best)

    Kawhi Leonard – Dream11 Points earned in the last five games:
    63.9, 61.9, 44.9, 58.3, 44.6

    While in the last five games his numbers read:
    Points: 27, 35, 19, 36, 31
    Rebounds: 17, 7, 7, 9, 8, 9
    Assists: 7, 9, 1, 5, 5, 2


Raptors’ X-FactorPascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet.


Combination:
PG: Fred VanVleet
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: Kawhi Leonard (C), Alfonzo McKinnie
PF: Pascal Siakam, Draymond Green
C: Kevon Looney, Serge Ibaka


Warriors injury list:

Injured – According to the official news, Kevin Durant will be missing the Game-2 as well. He has been out of the action since suffering a knee injury in Game-5 of the Conference semifinals against Houston Rockets.

Demarcus Cousins played for 8 minutes in the last game and should be fine to start the game here.


Raptors injury list:

No fresh injury concerns for the hosts. The players out of contention at the moment are OG Anunoby (knee surgery) and Patrick McCaw (personal reasons).


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

  • Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green (F), Andre Iguodala (F), Damian Jones / Kevon Looney (C), Stephen Curry (G), Klay Thompson (G)
  • Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard (F), Pascal Siakam (F), Marc Gasol (C), Kyle Lowry (G), Danny Green (G)

From the bench (Probables):

  • Golden State Warriors: Kevon Looney, Shaun Livingston, Jonas Jerebko, Alfonzo McKinnie, Quinn Cook, Jordan Bell, Andrew Bogut
  • Toronto Raptors: Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell

    INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

    Golden State Warriors’ perfect home record in the NBA finals make them a favourite in this match.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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