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HOU vs NOP Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

HOU vs NOP Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans

Match Timing: January 30, 2019, @ 06:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Toyota Center
Capacity- 18,500


Houston Rockets welcome New Orelans Pelicans for a regular season NBA match at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday morning (IST).

Houston Rockets:
James Harden scored 40 points and added 11 rebounds and 6 assists to his incredible efforts as Houston Rockets beat Orlando Magic 103-98 at Toyota Center. Harden’s historic run of +30 points is behind only Wilt Chamberlain, also scoring 40 or more points in 12 of his last 17 matches.

Chris Paul also made his return from injury after missing 17 games and showed his importance in the fourth quarter charge. He was the leader of the 2nd unit as Rockets managed to keep Magic at bay.

But the game belonged to James Harden, who just keeps scoring at a phenomenal rate.

New Orleans Pelicans:
Despite suffering from a sore left wrist, LaMarcus Aldridge played and ended up with a team-high 28 points as San Antonio Spurs beat New Orleans Pelicans 126-114 at Smoothie King Center.

Spurs were already without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan in the match who missed the match with a sore knee.

However, Spurs’ injury problems were too little in comparison with Pelicans who played without four key players – Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle and E’Twaun Moore.

Jrue Holiday scored a team-high 29 points and also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists to his efforts.

While Jahlil Okafor continued to impress in the absence of his regular teammates. The 23-year-old dropped 24 points and also racked up a game-high 15 rebounds.

The loss was Pelicans’ third on the trot and sixth in the last 10 matches. With a 22-28 record, Anthony Davis’ team is 13th in the Western Conference, a huge 7 games away from the playoff positions.

Regular Season Record-
Houston Rockets: W-29, L-20
New Orleans Pelicans: W-22, L-28

Players to watch out for:

Houston Rockets:
James Harden – No doubt, we are witnessing a historic run from James Harden at the moment. Mr Beard is soaring, racking up points for fun, and heading towards a monumental achievement, as it seems. The 29-year-old is now 23 games for +30 points streak, behind only Wilt Chamberlain. His average for the season is shooting above expectations and currently stands at 36.3 points per game.
Chris Paul – He is back now. The 33-year-old has fully recovered from his a strained in his left hamstring. He is a vital cog in Rockets’ wheel, and ticks almost all the boxes. He can drop points, does an unparalleled defensive job inside the paint and can see a pass as well. A complete package.

New Orleans Pelicans:
Jrue Holiday – It was some efforts from him against San Antonio Spurs as he scored 29 points at a time when his side needed to step-up in the absence of some key players. The 28-year-old did just that, taking his season average to 21.2 points per game. He is a player in a very good form at the moment.
Jahlil Okafor – He is a certain starter if Anthony Davis or Julius Randle fail to prove their fitness before the match. His seaosn average is just 6.4 points per game but that is more down to the restricted minutes he has been given on the court by head coach Alvin Gentry. But injuries changed scenarios and his numbers have rocketed up as a result. In the last four games, he has dropped points at 20 per game. Incredible!

Houston Rockets:
Injured – Clint Capela is still out with a finger injury he suffered against Orlando Magic on January 13, 2018.  The 24-year-old is an indispensable part of Rockets’ roster and is leading the rebounds charts for his team this season.
Questionable – Brandon Knight is questionable with a knee injury and will be assessed ahead of the match.
The good news for Houston Rockets is the return of Chris Paul. The former Los Angeles Clippers star made a good contribution upon his return as Rockets won the game against Nuggets.
Suspended – None.

New Orleans Pelicans:
Injured – Nikola Mirotic has been ruled out for Pelicans with a calf injury. The 27-year-old Yugoslavian has missed the last two games with the same problem.
E’Twaun Moore has been ruled out as well.
Questionable – Superstar Anthony Davis has been upgraded to questionable ahead of this match. The 25-year-old is recovering from a finger injury. However, it’s highly unlikely that he plays in this match.
Julius Randle is another player from the starting line-up who has missed the last few games with an injury. The 24-year-old remains questionable with an ankle injury and will be monitored before the match.

Suspended – None.

HOU vs NOP Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • Houston Rockets: P. J. Tucker (F), Eric Gordon (F), Kenneth Faried (C), James Harden (G), Chris Paul (G)
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Darius Miller (F), Solomon Hill (F), Jahlil Okafor (C), Jrue Holiday (G), Elfrid Payton (G)

From the bench:

  • Houston Rockets: Austin Rivers, Gerald Green, Nene, James Ennis III
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Frank Jackson, Darius Miller, Tim Frazier, Cheick Diallo, Kenrich Williams, Ian Clark

HOU vs NOP Dream11 Fantasy Team:


While Houston Rockets welcomed Chris Paul to their ranks, Pelicans are losing key players of late. Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle and above all Anthony Davis all have missed the last three games for the team. If Pelicans are depleted, then it would be hard for them to stop the likes of James Harden and Chris Paul.
A win for Rockets is our call.


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