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MEM vs GSW Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors

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MEM vs GSW Dream11: As we gear towards the NBA Playoffs, the battle for the Playoffs spot is only going to heat up further, this is a tricky period where we have to take into account which team will end up where because there are a lot of ups and downs that are still occurring in the league. The Western Conference has seen Phoenix Suns attain a superior advantage and then there are the two teams that are ranked below them in Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors will meet here.

The Grizzlies have been the second-best team in the league and they keep on solidifying their second position. They have continued to pile on wins despite missing Ja Morant and the team has continued to showcase their depth night in and night out. There is no doubt that the team is one of the favorites in the title race.

On the other hand, the Warriors have lost the plot especially after losing Curry. They have somehow latched on to the third spot in the West but their positioning hasn’t been wholly convincing because some of the teams even way below them have had better returns than them for a long time. In this game, they will rest Thompson, Porter Jr., and Green… Ouch!

Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Golden State Warriors

Match Timing: 29 March, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Grizzlies handed a big defeat to the Bucks, winning 127:102 as DeAnthony Melton and Desmond Bane both scored 20 or more.

The Grizzlies have been picking up the heat once again and their current winning run is easily reminiscent of the December winning run the team went on without Morant, which helped spark the special season. It was this same unit of Bane, Brooks, Jones, Jackson, Adams, Anderson, and Melton that was hammering opponents during that period and they have continued to do so again. A large credit belongs to Jackson and Adams, who have been doing a great job on the defensive end and the team limited Giannis to 11/30 shooting in the last game. This means that the teams can face a lot of heat from Memphis during the Playoffs because they are reaching with multiple shot creators while also having a top-notch defense. So, how far will they carry the current form forward?

The Warriors continued their horrendous run, losing 115:123 against the Warriors despite Wiggins, Poole, and Thompson, each scoring 20+ points.

The Warriors are having a sub-par second half of the season and after they lost their way with Draymond Green’s absence, his return coincided with the injury of Stephen Curry. However, Green hasn’t been the same since his return either, he is turning the ball over quite a bit and his defense is nowhere near as it was before the injury. The Warriors were the only team not to allow 110 points during any game for a long time but now even sub-par offenses are taking advantage of them. This fall from grace can hurt their Playoffs chances and despite having a deep team, Steve Kerr has been unable to figure out the combinations. Are Warriors’ chances of making a deep Playoffs run dwindling?

Memphis Grizzlies (2nd in West) | Golden State Warriors (3rd in the West)
Games: 75 | 75
Wins: 52 | 48
Defeats: 23 | 27

Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies News

  • Ja Morant is OUT for the game.
  • Jaren Jackson, Brandon Clarke are QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Kilian Tille is OUT for the game

Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Dillon Brooks
Frontline: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr | C: Steven Adams
Guards: SG: Desmond Bane | PG: Tyus Jones(if Morant doesn’t play)

BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, John Konchar, Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson, Xavier Tillman, DeQuan Jeffries, Santi Aldama, Jon Tseke, Jarrett Culver, Dakota Mathias, Killian Tillie.

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Klay Thompson, Otto Porter Jr., Draymond Green will most likely be RESTED here.
  • Stephen Curry is OUT for the game and he will be evaluated in 10-12 days.
  • James Wiseman is OUT for the game and he is yet to feature in a game this season.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wing/ Forward: SF: Andrew Wiggins | PF: Jonathan Kuminga
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: PG: Jordan Poole | PG: Gary Payton II

BENCH: Moses Moody, Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Bjelica.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Desmond Bane(MEM)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Guard Desmond has been doing a great job of keeping the offensive end ticking with his ability to shoot from the perimeter. The Guard can be expected to be in the 24-30 points range. The big can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-48

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Steals: 03
Poole has gotten the job done without Curry in the fray, doing a great job of nailing a bunch of shots regularly. The Guard has mostly been in 24-30 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-44

Jaren Jackson Jr(MEM)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 00
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Power Forward Jaren has been an athletic presence on both ends of the floor and he is surely a candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year Award. The Forward has mostly been in 15-20 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range mostly. He is QUESTIONABLE for this contest.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Steven Adams(MEM)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Center Steven Adams is one of the best rebounders in the league, a serviceable defender and hustle player while also an impressive passer. He is mostly in 5-7 points, 11-16 rebounds, 3-6 assists, and 1-3 steal/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00
Steals: 01

Wing Andrew has been a bit down in terms of production but he remains a huge factor on both ends of the floor. I expect a 19-24 points range from him.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-33

Jonathan Kuminga(GSW)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Forward Kuminga has been a little off his game these days but can see extended action here. I expect a 14-18 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-38

MEM vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Center Kevon has been doing a decent job and a 7-9 points and 6-9 rebounds range is his usual production.
  • Dillon Brooks(MEM) had 19 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Dillon is a sharpshooting two-way wing who has mostly been in 15-20 points and 1-3 steals range.
  • Gary Payton II(GSW) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. With Thompson out, Gary will see an extended run here, I expect an 11-15 points range.
  • Tyus Jones(MEM) had 13 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Thanks to Tyus, the Grizzlies have been doing well when Ja has been out as he has been a huge playmaker. The Guard has mostly been in 11-13 points and 5-10 assists range.
  • De’Anthony Melton(MEM) had 24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last game. Melton is having a strong season off the bench, he has mostly been in 16-23 points and 4-7 rebounds range since Morant has been out.
  • Damion Lee(GSW) had 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Minutes will open for Damion, who can figure in 9-15 points range.
  • Kyle Anderson(MEM) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Kyle’s role has decreased after taking a bench role, but he has still managed 7-10 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
  • Xavier Tillman(MEM) had 8 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. If Jaren Jackson doesn’t play then Xavier can nab some minutes.
  • Ziarie Williams(MEM) had 7 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Rookie guard Williams has mostly been in 6-9 points range.
  • John Konchar(MEM) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Guard Konchar has mostly been in 3-5 points and 3-6 rebounds range.

MEM vs GSW Dream11

(if Jackson Jr. plays)
PG: T Jones
SG: D Melton, J Poole(SP)

SF: A Wiggins, D Bane(PP)
PF: J Jackson
C:   K Looney, S Adams

(If Jaren Jackson doesn’t play)
PG: T Jones
SG: D Melton, J Poole(SP)

SF: D Brooks, A Wiggins, D Bane(PP)
PF: J Kuminga
C:    S Adams

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Even if Green, Thompson, and Porter Jr. are sitting out here, wouldn’t you like to see Bane going on a hot shooting streak and Jordan Poole answering him? In the most discouraging piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming services Voot and JIO TV will not display this game. What to do then? You can download or access the NBA League Pass and if you purchase the annual subscription, you can view all the games and also their full game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, 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.