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GSW vs UTA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz

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GSW vs UTA Dream11: The NBA has been moving towards the Postseason and as we head towards the Playoffs, the intensity level will be sky-high. In the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns have thrown the gauntlet and have shown that they are the team to beat, the Memphis Grizzlies’ depth is also looking scary at this point and both these teams can end up meeting in the Western Conference Finals. However the matters are more pressing for both the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz, and they will meet in an important game.

The Warriors have derailed in the second half of the season and they have been a rather average team during this period. They have lost seven out of their last eight games and as a result, the Mavericks have gotten rather way too close to the Warriors. They will need to sort out their issues because they will not want to enter the Playoffs with low morale. Can Draymond address some of their failings?

Meanwhile, the Jazz has been off their game too and if we take out the win versus the vulnerable Lakers, they had lost four games prior to that. Due to the stream of losses, the Nuggets have been closing in for the fifth spot. This is why the Jazz needs a winning streak to close out the season and with Bogdanovic back in the picture, their efforts may become better on the offensive end.

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Utah Jazz
Match Timing: 24 January, @ 07:00 AM
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Warriors come into this game after a close 103:107 loss against the Suns despite a 38 points outburst by Jordan Poole
Jordan Poole has done well in the absence of Stephen Curry but the overall balance on both ends has been disturbed on both ends of the floor. Andrew Wiggins’ game has dropped a bit in the second half of the season but Klay Thompson has been able to rally the team with some big nights. Draymond Green has been a bit rusty and the team desperately needs him to click on.

Perhaps a small-ball lineup of Poole and Thompson at the guard positions, Andrew at the wing, Otto as the Power Forward, and Green in the middle can be the way ahead but for that to work, Green needs to play his elite defense while the team will need to communicate better on both ends of the floor. The Warriors have not been on a winning streak for a long team and it is time that they get their steam.

The Jazz walks into this game after beating 122:109 as Donovan Mitchell patched up 29 points and Rudy Gobert clinched 17 rebounds

The Jazz has been not playing a great brand of basketball and as a result, they have dropped multiple places. One of the major reasons for the team’s performance has been the loss of scoring balance and the defense is a little off for most parts. The absence of Bojan Bogdanovic hurt the team a lot on the offensive end and with him back, there is a chance that the perimeter shooting improves and the scoring bolsters.

Rudy Gobert has done his part as a defensive big, elite rebounder, and has also sprayed multiple inside buckets. Jordan Clarkson brings great production off the bench with his isolation scoring and he will be huge during the Postseason too. Royce O’Neale will need to hit more of his open shots for the Jazz to be a better offensive team.  How will the Jazz finish the season?

Golden State Warriors(3rd in West) | Utah Jazz (5th in West)
Games: 77 | 77
Wins: 48 | 46
Defeats: 29 | 31

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for this match and has been shut down for the season
  • Stephen Curry is OUT and he will not play again in the Regular Season.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive anchor: PF: Draymond Green
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Klay Thompson | PG: Jordan Poole

BENCH: Nemanja Bjelica, Otto Porter Jr.,  Damion Lee, Jonathan Kuminga, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Chris Chiozza.

Utah Jazz Team News

  • Trent Forrest, Udoka Azubuike are OUT for the game
  • Hassan Whiteside is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Jazz Expected Starting Five
Scoring Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: PG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley

BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall, Elijah Hughes,  Danuel House Jr., Nickeill Alexander-Walker, Jared Butler

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Shooting Guard Mitchell has been getting it done as an isolation scorer while he has also been a terrific playmaker. The off-guard has mostly been in 26-33 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-49

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 38
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Guard Poole has been doing a beautiful job at the offensive end since Steph has been out and he has been playing like an All-Star level player. Poole has mostly been in 24-30 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3+ assists range. Jordan can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario. 
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-49

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 17
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Center Rudy has done his bit as the paint defender, inside scorer, and also as one of the best rebounders in the league. Gobert has mostly been in 13-19 points, 10-17 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-39

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Wing Wiggins has been a constant two-way presence at wing but the second half of the season has been a bit rough on him. He can be expected to be in 17-23 points and 4-8 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-36

Draymond Green(GSW)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 07
Blocks: 03
Steals: 02
Big Forward Draymond has been one of the best defensive players in the league and if the last game is an indication, he may have shaken off his rust after an injury. He can be in 6-11 points, 7-11 rebounds, 6-11 assists, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-35

GSW vs UTA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 19 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Bench scorer Jordan continues to be an explosive presence and has usually figured in the 16-22 points range.
  • Klay Thompson(GSW) had 13 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Off-guard Klay has done a great job as a shooter and can be expected to be in 20+ points range more often than not.
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 5 points, 6 rebounds in the last game.Porter Jr. has been a prime defender and rebounder, usually being in 10-16 points and at times passing the 10 rebounds range too these days.
  • Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA) had 11 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Sharpshooting wing Bojan has been getting it done and before his injury he was sniping around 20 points or more.
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Kevon’s minutes are down with Otto’s improved play and he has been in mostly 2-5 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
  • Gary Payton II(GSW) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last contest. Defensive dynamo Gary has mostly been in 5-10 points range these days.
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Center Nemanja has mostly been in 5-9 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-5 assists range.
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Defensive big Forward Royce has mostly been in 5-6 points and 3-4 rebounds range.
  • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) had 7 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Jonathan has received some decent minutes for a rookie. He can score 5 or more every now and then.
  • Juancho Hernangomez(UTA) had 9 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Forward Juancho has been doing a more than decent job and can be expected to be in 7-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range.

GSW vs UTA Dream11 Team

(if Gobert doesn’t play)
PG: D Mitchell(SP)
SG: K Thompson, J Poole(PP)
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: J Hernangomez, O Porter
C:    D Green, R Gobert

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Will you like to see Donovan Mitchell dropping buckets and Draymond fighting it out on the defensive end? If you are an NBA viewer in India, this match can be watched on the TV channels MTV and VH1. On the other hand, streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV are also going to display the game. However, these services at most show one game per day, and if want to witness multiple games at the same time, purchase the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass. To know the scores, news, and stats, you can visit 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.