HOU vs BKN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets
Updated on: Dec 8, 2021 10:53 am IST
HOU vs BKN Dream11: In this cross-conference affair, the Houston Rockets host the Brooklyn Nets. Houston Rockets symbolizes the unpredictability, a team that had lost 14 games in a row earlier, has now won six in a row, and that too in a riveting fashion. Nets have the best record in the Eastern Conference and have won 17 games with 7 losses.
Rockets have been scrapping wins after wins and teams under the 50% win mark have especially folded against them. Houston presents a superb Guard-Center duo in Gordon and Wood who can produce offense consistently. The Houston bench is more solid than it looks on paper and I can’t help but admire their current run.
Nets have set their eyes for the bigger prize, i.e. the NBA championship. Well, when you have two future Hall-of-Famers like Kevin Durant and James Harden, settling for anything less is not desirable. Yes, Brooklyn has issues with off-guard depth and in terms of the bench but the team has been bolstered by the terrific play of LaMarcus Aldridge.
Host: Houston Rockets
Visitors: Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: 9 December, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Toyota Center
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Rockets: How long can they sustain the current run?
Christian Wood and Eric Gordon have combined for 43-48 points recently and have got the offensive flow going. With Wood, Rockets also get a ton of rebounds and he can also play some more than decent defense. With Tate at wing and Garrison Matthews at off-guard combining for 30 or so and a bench of Sengun, Martin Jr., House, and Theis, Houston has a lot of options. However, a word of caution, I believe that since Rockets have won six in a row, it may look like they are on the rise but they are still unlikely to make the Playoffs. Not to discredit the current run, but most of the teams they have beaten are under the 50% win mark.
Nets: They close out well mostly
Except for a game here and there, the Nets are well-adept at closing games. Why so? Well, Kevin Durant can dip in a lot of points with 4-5 minutes to go in the match and go in the takeover mode. Brooklyn has played a bunch of thrillers and most of the time, the Nets are focused on both ends in late-game situations. A team that has two all-around superstars like Durant and Harden can take apart many teams and the Nets defense is airtight at the perimeter as the team allows around just 31% threes and that is the best effort in the league.
Brooklyn Nets| Houston Rockets
Games: 24| 23
Wins: 17| 07
Defeats: 07| 16
Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Houston Rockets Team News
- Jalen Green is OUT for this game.
- Danuel House Jr. is OUT for this game.
- John Wall has been ruled OUT and his status is yet unclear.
- Usman Garuba is OUT for the game.
- Kevin Porter Jr. is OUT for the game
Rockets Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Jae’Sean Tate
Middle: C: Christian Wood
Guards: SG: Garrison Matthews SG: Eric Gordon PG: D.J. Augustin
BENCH: Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Alperen Sengun, Dante Exum, Armoni Brooks, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix.
Brooklyn Nets Team News
- Joe Harris is OUT for the game.
- Kyrie Irving is OUT and will not play any game until he gets vaccinated.
Nets Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Kevin Durant
Middle: C: LaMarcus Aldridge
Guards: SG/SF: Deandre Bembry SG: Patty Mills PG: James Harden
BENCH: Kirk Edwards, Day’Ron Sharpe, David Duke Jr., Blake Griffin, Bruce Brown, Jevon Carter, Cam Thomas, James Johnson.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
KD is a dream player for coaches, fans, and experts alike. He is one of the best late-game players in the league and can string up 25-35 points, 7-11 rebounds and 3-6 assists a game regularly. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-62
Christian Wood (HOU)
Christian has become one of the best Centers in the league and keeps on producing at a high clip. He can stitch together 20-25 points, 8-14 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks on a regular basis.
James Harden (BKN)
Harden is one of the best all-around players in the league and he can make a lot of difference with his playmaking and scoring abilities. James has been on a tear lately, handing over 10-14 assists and scoring 20-30 points regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-50
Gordon has been one of the most high-producing isolation scorers at the guard position for around a decade now. Eric has been playing terrific basketball lately and has figured in the 18-25 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
LaMarcus has been responsible for many of the Nets’ wins this season and his impact can be felt during each game. You can bank on LaMarcus to get 15-20 points and 5-10 rebounds a game these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36
Jae’Sean Tate (HOU)
Tate has helped the Rockets get some output from the wing position. He has played some of his most effective basketball lately, notching around 11-20 points, 5-6 rebounds constantly.
HOU vs BKN LINEUP BALANCERS
- Patty Mills(BKN) scooped up 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, in the last game.
- Garrison Matthews(HOU) lined up 13 points, 7 rebounds in the last game.
- James Johnson(BKN) hoarded 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game.
- Daniel Theis(HOU) hoarded 12 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game.
- Nic Claxton(BKN) lined up 6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
- Cam Thomas(BKN) scrapped 6 points, 5 rebounds in the last game.
- Alperen Sengun(HOU) compiled 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, `1 steal, 1 block in the last game.
- Kenyon Martin Jr.(HOU) scrapped 9 points, 6 rebounds in the last game.
HOU vs BKN Dream11 Team
PG: J Harden(SP), G Matthews
SG: B Brown
SF: K Durant(PP), J Johnson, K Martin
PF: C Wood
C: D Theis
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