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GSW vs TOR Dream11 NBA Prediction – NBA Playoffs NBA Finals – Game-1 | Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Fantasy Team

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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

The Game-1 of the 2019 NBA finals will see Toronto Raptors playing host to the Golden State Warriors at Scotiabank Arena in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Friday morning (IST).


Snippets:

  • Toronto Raptors will be playing in their first ever NBA finals series.
  • Raptors’ best ever finish to a season was the Conference finals which they achieved only once since their inception in 1995; losing 4-2 to Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 finals.

  • This will also be the first time in five years that Golden State Warriors open a finals series on the road.
  • The DUBS logged 57 wins in the regular season, while Raptors ended with 58.
  • Raptors clean swept the Warriors in the regular season, with one of those wins was a dominating 113-93 rout at Oracle Arena.
  • Warriors won the last two championships without losing a game in the finals.

MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs
Series: NBA Finals, Game-1
The match will be played between Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors at Scotiabank Arena. The arena has a capacity of 19,800.
Match Day:
May 31, 2019, @ 06:00 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-

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


Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors regular season stats comparison (Per Game):

Raptors | Bucks

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

In almost all the parameters we considered above, Warriors have racked up better numbers this season. But it doesn’t put Raptors behind Warriors by any means. In fact, most of the Warriors’ offensive work was done by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant in the regular season, while Raptors have pints from the bench as well.


2019 Playoff stats:

Raptors | Warriors

Games: 18 | 16
Points: 104.9 | 117.3
Field Goals%: 44.1 | 48.7
3-Point%: 34.5 | 37.0
Free Throws%: 81.8 | 81.9
Rebounds: 42.8 | 44.4
Assists: 22.4 | 28.5
Turnovers: 11.8 | 14.3
Steals: 8.0 | 7.6
Blocks: 4.5 | 6.0

The above stats show that Golden State Warriors are dominating the stats, which means selecting their players could fetch all the Dream11 fantasy players some crucial points.


Players to watch out for: (Captain options)


Kawhi Leonard – Even in his short stay in Toronto, Kawhi Leonard is already a legend. His impact in the playoffs is as clear as the day from the fact that he is already the player with the most points in the playoffs for Raptors. It’s incredible as this is his first season in North, and the finals are yet to start.

It’s clear that between Warriors and their one more glorious chapter, stands the 2015 NBA finals MVP.

Talk about offense the defense, he is a two-way player, two-times NBA defensive player of the player.

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


Image Credit @Twitter

Raptors’ X-FactorThe unsung hero of Raptors’ playoff win over Milwaukee Bucks was Fred VanVleet.

In the last two games, he made the difference from the bench. He went 7-of-9 in Game-5 from the 3 points range, and 4-5 in Game-6. He has a value of just 6.5 points and could be handy for your Dream11 NBA fantasy team.

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Golden State Warriors:
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.

@USA Today

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


Image Credit @USA Today

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.


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

PG: Fred VanVleet, Stephen Curry (C)
SG: Klay Thompson, Danny Green
SF: Andre Iguodala
PF: Pascal Siakam, Draymond Green
C: Kevon Looney


GSW vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:

Toronto Raptors:
Injured – 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).
Questionable None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

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Golden State Warriors:
Injured – According to the official news, Kevin Durant is getting closer to making a return to the first team set-up. Though, the two-time reigning Finals MVP will not be playing the Game-1 of this series as he will have to participate in practice before he plays in the Finals.

Questionable – While first choice Center, DeMarcus Cousins is pain-free now and could be available for selection. However, the Warriors still have him listed as questionable for Game-1
Suspended – None.


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

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

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From the bench (Probables):

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

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Toronto Raptors are at home and with no Durant in Warriors team, the hosts will start the game as favorites.


NOTE: THIS GSW vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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