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January 4, 2019
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OKC vs POR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi

OKC vs POR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

MATCH DETAILS:
Match Timing: January 05, 2019, @ 09:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Moda Center
Capacity- 19,580

OKC vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Portland Trail Blazers will be looking to extend their winning streak when they host an in-form Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA match at Moda Centre, in Portland Oregon, on Saturday morning (IST).

Portland Trail Blazers:
Damian Lillard scored five of his 25 points in the overtime as Portland Trail Blazers defeated Sacramento Kings 108-113 in a battle of two Western Conference teams.

The game looked done and dusted at half time as Blazers led 64-50 going into the break. Damian Lillard looked sluggish in that period but in true was never needed much as hosts posed little or no threat in the first half of the match.

But a turnaround saw Sacramento threatened to ruin the night for the visitors as they pulled ahead by two points with less than 20 seconds to go into the match.

But Lillard came good when his team needed as his lay up tied the score and forced an overtime.

The 28-year-old then led the charge, and scored five points in the overtime, including two free throws as Blazers outscored their hosts by 10-5 in that critical and math defining period.

Jusuf Nurkic had a starry night as he scored 24 points and dropped a career high 23 rebounds in the match.

Oklahoma City Thunder:
Russell Westbrook dropped yet another triple-double as Oklahoma City Thunder beat a shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers team 100-107 at Staples Center.

However it was Paul George who proved to be a decisive factor for his team once again. All the pre-match talk was centered around Westbrook’s uncanny form. The 2017 NBA MVP is having one of the worst seasons of his career. In fact, his numbers in the offensive department are lowest since the 2nd ywye of his professional career.

But George has taken some pressure off him by producing his best ever season. The former Indiana Pacers star dropped a magnificent 37 points in the match and proppeled his team to a win over the Showtime.

Regular Season Record-
Portland Trail Blazers: W-22, L-15
Oklahoma City Thunder: W-18, L-19

Players to watch out for:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Damian Lillard – The 28-year-old remains Portland Trail Blazers’ best player on any given day. He is scoring points at an incredible rate, averaging 26.9 points per game. The Oakland born point guard too good a talent and deadly weapons in his armoury to hurt the opponents.
CJ McCollum – Has the temperament to produce absolute incredible numbers on a day and can go under the radar as well. But the 27-year-old is Portland’s second best player in every regard, dropping points at 20.5 per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder:
Russell Westbrook – He showed what he is capable of when he is in the mood. In the absence of Paul George, his monster best erupted into life and the 2017 NBA MVP ended up dropping 40 points in the match. The 29-year-old is averaging 21 points per game but his contribution is incredible as he remains the only player to average triple-double this season.
Paul George – He is back and boy, how good he has been and even the injuries couldn’t foil his incredible form this season. The former Indiana Pacers star is racking up more than 25 points per game this season.

OKC vs POR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Injured – No injury concerns for the hosts ahead of this match.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.

Oklahoma City Thunder:
Injured – Only two players have been ruled out for the visitors with Alex Abrines (personal reasons) and Andre Roberson (surgery) missing the match with respective reasons.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.

OKC vs POR Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu (F), Maurice Harkless (F), Jusuf Nurkic (C), Damian Lillard (G), C. J. McCollum (G)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Paul George (F), Jerami Grant (F), Steven Adams (C), Russell Westbrook (G), Terrance Ferguson (G)

From the bench:

  • Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard, Evan Turner, Zach Collins, Seth Curry, Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV, Jake Layman, Caleb Swanigan
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Abdel Nader, Alex Abrines, Nerlens Noel, Patrick Patterson, Hamidou Diallo, Raymond Felton

OKC vs POR Dream11 Fantasy Team:

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Two teams in great form alwaya makes for a great spectacle. And there is no desrthof talent as well with Thunder, in particular z boasting an all-round Westbrook and an extremely talented George in their squad.

Having said that, Blazers are more of a team and their points destribution show that the danger can come out from any direction.

A win for Thunder is our call.

NOTE: THIS OKC vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

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Anurag tyagi

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