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OKC vs POR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – NBA Play-offs – Game 2 | Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs

Series: 2nd Game, Blazers lead 1-0
Teams:
Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder
Match Day:
April 17, 2019

Jump Ball Time: @ 08:00 AM IST
Where the game is played?
Moda Center (19,980)
TV Info:
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.

OKC vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Portland Trail Blazers will host Oklahoma City in game-2 of the first round of the Western Conference playoff match at Moda Center, in Portland, Oregon, United States, on Wednesday morning (IST).

Portland Trail Blazers drew the first blood in the series as they beat Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 in game-1 at Moda Center. In the process, the Blazers successfully ended a 10-game losing streak in the post-season.

There is a lot of work to do still. For the Thunder will come back harder as they possess enough talent to turn the corner in their favour. But if Blazers touched the intensity and aggression they showed in the first game, then Portland may well be moving into the next round.

It was Portland’s first win in the playoffs since May 7, 2016.

Jusuf Nurkic missed the game with a leg injury but Enes Kanter deputised like a tailored-made back-up. He dominated the interior of the floor and had a huge game. The Turkish international dropped 20 points and had an incredible 18 rebounds to his name as well.

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and C.J. McCollum dropped 24 points for Blazers.

For Oklahoma City Thunder, it was a missed opportunity. They trailed by as many as 19 points in the second quarter but managed to claw their way back into the match, coming as close as 93-92 in the fourth quarter with less than three minutes left in the regulation time.

But Lillard scored a 30-foot 3-pointer and extended Blazers’ lead to four points which they never surrendered.

Paul George led the Thunder with 26 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Russell Westbrook struck another triple-double, scoring 24 points, to go with 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Regular Season Record-
Portland Trail Blazers:
W-53, L-29
Oklahoma City Thunder:
W-48, L-34

Players to watch out for:

Portland Trail Blazers:
Damian Lillard –
He scored a game-high 30 points in game-1 and helped his team to snap an 8-game losing streak in the playoffs. How far Portland go in this series or in the post-season will depend on Lillard’s performance. For he is their best offensive player. The 28-year-old is close to 30 points per game in the last 10 matches or so, which shows that he can touch any lofty height in his career.

C.J.McCollum – In terms of scoring, he is Portland’s 2nd best player this season, averaging 21.0 points per game. He could be a good option to include in your Dream11 team considering he has averaged 19.8 points per game against Oklahoma City Thunder.

Oklahoma City Thunder:
Paul George – Listed as questionable before the game, Pual George made to the starting line-up. He is having quite a season with the Thunder, averaging a career-high 28.1 points per game. He is a candidate for both MVP and defensive player of the year award. A two-way player who is a rare breed these days.
But he is suffering from a nagging injury of late and looks short of the player he was before the All-Star break. Still, he remains one of the best players in the NBA.

Russell Westbrook – Again, he carved out his name in the NBA history books after registering yet another triple-double in game-1, scoring 24 points along with 10 assists and 10 rebounds. The 2017 MVP remains the only player to average a triple-double.

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OKC vs POR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:

Injured – Blazers haven’t released any injury list for the match. But the hosts will be without their first choice Center Jusuf Nurkic who suffered a leg injury three weeks before the post-season.
Questionable None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

Oklahoma City Thunder:
Injured – Like Blazers, they are no updates from Thunder yet about the health of the squad. However, one player who is definitely missing the game is Andre Roberson. The 26-year-old had knee surgery at the start of the season and is expected to miss out the rest of the season.
Questionable – Hamidou Diallo (right elbow injury) didn’t play in the first game and is listed as questionable for this match.
Suspended – None.

OKC vs POR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

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

From the bench (Probables):

  • Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood, Seth Curry, Evan Turner, Zach Collins, Meyers Leonard
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Markieff Morris, Nerlens Noel, Raymond Felton, Patrick Patterson

OKC vs POR Dream11 Fantasy Team:

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Portland Trail Blazers took the full advantage of the home court in the first game, and they are favourites here to win the 2nd match as well.

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.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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