HOU vs GSW Dream11: Houston Rockets host Golden State Warriors in NBA at Toyota Center, with both the teams looking to build on the wins from the last game. The Rockets improved their standing in the West to 8th after beating Memphis Grizzlies 100-107, while Warriors jumped two places to 13th following a shocker of a win over Portland Trail Blazers.
The change in either team's fortune couldn't have been more stark. Houston captured superstar Russell Westbrook in the offseason, enhancing their reputation further and becoming one of the hot favorites to win the Western Conference, while the Warriors not only lost Kevin Durant to Brooklyn Nets, after the two-time NBA finals MVP opted to enter free agency but the Dubs headed to the 2019-20 season knowing Klay Thompson would be out for the rest of the season.
If that wasn't enough, the tyranny of fate hit them hard as Stephen Curry broke a bone in his left hand, and now set to be out for at least three months. Steve Kerr has no choice but to dig deep into this roster.
That said, the human will does wonder. It can motivate the Davids to pull out something exceptional from the hat against the Goliaths, and that's what happened at Chase Center in Warriors' last game.
Warriors beat Portland Trail Blazers 127-128, without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, D'Angelo Russell, and Kevon Looney. That is incredible. The hero of the match was Eric Paschall, while the supporting cast was led by the likes of Ky Bowman, Damion Lee, and Jordan Poole, to name a few.
HOU vs GSW Dream11 Fantasy picks:
James Harden: The Beard is once again leading the entire NBA in scoring. he is averaging 36.6. points per game and is fresh off dropping a double-double in the last game.
Russell Westbrook: The king of triple-doubles is scoring at 21,2 points per game this season, and is clocking 9.8 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game.
Eric Paschall: The Warriors have found a new star. He would not have got the chance had the Dubs not hit with so many injuries. Keep an eye on him.
And the rest:
Eric Gordon and Clint Capela are both averaging in double-digits.
Damion Lee has already shown that he is very much capable of scoring both from the bench and from the start.
With injuries to key players, the likes of Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole, and Alec Burks will continue to get significant minutes.
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Host: Houston Rockets
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Venue: Toyota Center
Match Timing: November 07, 06:00 AM
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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors team news:
Russell Westbrook was allowed a rest day in the last game but the 2017 NBA MPV should get into the starting five against the Golden State Warriors.
Rockets have no injury concerns other than Nene Hilario who is recovering from a hip injury.
Golden State Warriors:
As mentioned, the Dubs are carrying a huge list of injured players. The most significant absentees are Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry suffered the injury recently, as he broke a bone in his left hand after a nasty fall onto the court, while Thompson has been missing since last season.
Draymond Green has missed the last two games and could miss this one too as he recovers from a finger injury.
D'Angelo Russell is close to making a return but he remains questionable ahead of this game. Kevon Looney (hamstring) is also injured these days.
PF: Danuel House
SF: P. J. Tucker
C: Clint Capela
PG: James Harden
SG: Eric Gordon
PF: Eric Paschall
SF: Glenn Robinson III
C: Willie Cauley-Stein
PG: Ky Bowman
SG: Jordan Poole
Rockets: Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, Tyson Chandler, Thabo Sefolosha, Chris Clemons
Warriors: Damion Lee, Alec Burks, Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss
HOU vs GSW Dream11 teams:
HOU vs GSW Dream11 Today match prediction:
Warriors will have to bring even more out of their young squad to get a result here at Toyota Center than what they managed at Chase Center. Still, the Warriors will fancy their chances against a Rockets teams which can be cut open in defense.
Though, it's Houston Rockets who start the match as favorites.