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May 8, 2018
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NOP VS GSW DREAM11 NBA Basketball Prediction Game-5, 9th May – Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi

NOP VS GSW DREAM11 NBA Basketball Prediction Game-5, 9th May – Fantasy Team News

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors

NBA Post Season

Conference Semi-Finals, Warriors lead the series 2-1


Draymond Green, the hero amongst the superheroes, and perhaps the player in Golden State Warriors’ team who hogs the least of the limelight. We know the reason. If your teammates happen to be Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, you are destined to play second fiddle in that team unless you are Lebron James.

He is the most emotional human being in the Golden State Warriors team. There’s no need to tell you if you are a follower of the Dubs, or just watch the 2nd game where he roared at every point he scored, and his tussle with Nikola Mirotic was worth watching.

After winning the first two games at home, Warriors headed to Louisiana to take on New Orleans Pelicans. Many expected it to be their toughest assignment yet in this season’s playoffs, and it proved right in the 3rd game as Anthony Davis had a monster of a game, scoring 33 points and 18 rebounds, while Rajon Rondo racked up 21 assists of his own which was just 1 short of what defending champions managed in that game. The end result- Steve Kerr’s men ended up losing 119-100 in the 3rd game despite having a fit Stephen Curry in their rank.

Now comes Draymond Green’s emotional part – According to some reports in the ESPN, after the loss in the 3rd game, he couldn’t sleep in the night. He watched movies until 04:00 AM in the morning and just when he couldn’t cope with the emotional breakdown, he sent a text message to his teammate Kevin Durant, asking him to be him, to play like he always plays- And that is, Aggressive. It was because Durant scored 22 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds in the 3rd game, a pretty low performance considering his high standards.

In the 4th game, we saw a different Kevin Durant to the one that played in the 3rd game and the one we all are so familiar with. The last year’s NBA Finals MVP dropped a jaw-dropping 38 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in Warriors’ 118-92 win over Pelicans in the 4th game which stretched Dubs’ lead to 3-1 in this 7 game series.

Now the series moves back to Oracle Arena, we can call it Warriors’ den, and we expect them to finish the job at their home and in front of their own fans.

But it’s easier said than done because New Orleans Pelicans are one of the most talented teams in NBA and in Anthony Davis, they have a LeBron James like presence in their team. With series on line for Pelicans, expect a closer game than the last one.


When: Tomorrow, May 9, 08:00 AM IST

Where: Oracle Arena

Capacity- 19,596

Regular Season Record-

Golden State Warriors  – Win – 58, Loss – 24

New Orleans Pelicans  – Win – 48, Loss – 34

Top Performer (Post Season) –

For Golden State Warriors:

Players Name Distribution
Points Per Game Kevin Durant 28.4
Rebounds per Game Draymond Green 11.2
Assists Per Game Draymond Green 9.0

For New Orleans Pelicans-

Players Name Distribution
Points Per Game Anthony Davis 29.6
Rebounds per Game Anthony Davis 12.8
Assists Per Game Rajon Rondo 12.9

NOP VS GSW DREAM11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Game Time Decision

Golden State Warriors:

All the big guns of Golden State Warriors are fit and healthy ahead of this match. We are expecting Steve Kerr to start the game with the same 5 as he did in the last game.

However, backup players Chris Boucher and Patrick McCaw are still out due to their injuries.

New Orleans Pelicans:

DeMarcus Cousins is still out injured due to the Achilles tendon Injury. In fact he has been ruled out for the rest of the season and won’t be playing any part in this game.

Meanwhile, Alexis Ajinca and Frank Jackson are the other players who are out injured as well.

NOP VS GSW Dream11 Playing Team: Probable

New Orleans Pelicans

Golden State Warriors

Rajon Rondo (G)

Klay Thompson (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Stephen Curry (G)

Nikola Mirotic (F)

Kevin Durant (F)

Anthony Davis (F)

Draymond Green (F)

E’Twaun Moore (C) Andre Iguodala / JaVale McGee (C)

From the Bench: – NOP vs GSW Dream11

Golden State Warriors – Andre Iguodala / JaVale McGee, Kevin Looney, Shaun Livingston, David West, Quin Cook, Nick Young

New Orleans Pelicans – Darius Miller, Solomon Hill, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Cheick Diallo, DeAndre Liggins

NOP vs GSW Dream11 Key Players:

Golden State Warriors – Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry

New Orleans Pelicans – Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday



The common held perception about the Golden State Warriors that they don’t lose two games in a row proved to be true once again as despite being humbled by New Orleans Pelicans in the 3rd game where defending champions were poor in all department, they rallied back with a huge win in the 4th GAME to stretch their lead to 3-1 in the series.

Now we are back to where this series took off i.e. Warriors’ home. It’s hard to beat them on the road and even harder at their home.

A Golden State Warriors win is our prediction in this match.


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Anurag tyagi

Sport is a dish best served 'live' for me. I may gloat about my favorite team's soul-soothing victories, and it may annoy my direct rivals- You will Never Walk Alone-

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