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PHI vs BKN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets

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PHI vs BKN Dream11: Hello NBA fans! Two games in the slate and what a great platter of games we are being dealt with. But before we jump into the game, how about some context? We have covered almost 80% of the season and this implies that Postseason is already whispering in the ears of the fans. And that is why for me, the time just before the Playoffs is as exciting as the Postseason because many teams are sure to make a wild dash and we can also see upsets adding up from here. Anyway, let us talk about the first of the doubleheader game here is in Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets.

The 76ers have been doing a great job since they have acquired James Harden, the team’s offense has been clicking at a high clip. Harden has been doing a wonderful job both as a scorer and playmaker while also pushing the pace. So the duo of Embiid and Harden looks at home as of now but will they be able to make the Finals?

On the other hand, the times are more desperate for the Brooklyn Nets. They lost their way completely when Kevin Durant went out but now that he has returned, the team can hope to make a solid push towards the seventh spot but making the top six rankings look increasingly difficult with each day.

Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Brooklyn Nets

Match Timing: 11 March, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena Philadelphia

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Sixers: They are looking scary
The 76ers have been showcasing some great offensive production these days and they have cracked the code to perform at a high keel with Harden in the mix. Harden didn’t work out alongside Durant and Irving because both of those players need a ton of time dribbling the ball. Contrastingly, for the Sixers, Embiid at the Center can do a great alongside Harden because he can work off the ball and generate looks for high-quality offense. Tobias Harris can also play off the ball but it is praiseworthy how Tyrese Maxey has also adjusted to the change in the offensive schemes. The current offensive unit has versatile options.

The defense is also strong with pesky perimeter defender Thybulle, inside disruptor Joel Embiid ancd the disciplined team defense. The 76ers have a big issue though; their bench. We know the NBA is full of injuries and you never know when your ace is injured, yes, it is true, the situation where a team struggles without ace isn’t unique, but rather a norm, however, the Sixers have a severe lack of depth which can hurt them as the Playoffs begin. This is because guards Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz have not had a great season and have lost the grip on the offensive end. Will this severre lack of bench hurt them in the long run?

Nets: Lagging behind
The big three of the Nets didn’t play many games together but it seems like this exact issue may have put off Harden. Kyrie hasn’t got the vaccination and with the mandate in effect, he has missed a lot of games. Durant missed a couple of months due to injury and this is when the Nets train got derailed. From being the top team in the league, the squad slipped to the eighth spot and this massive losing window has set them behind squads like Heat,Sixers, Bulls, Bucks, Cavaliers, Celtics. They surely have a lot of catching up to do and there is still a chance to unseat the Raptors at the seventh spot as of now but Play-in tournament participation is looking inevitable and the distance with the Raptors is still huge.

Still, with Durant back, suppose the team reaches the Play-in tournament. Surely, you wouldn’t wanna face the duo of Durant and Irving in the Play-in. Why? Well, in this tournament a few wins can set you to the first round and suppose the team reaches the first round. Can’t the Nets still be a handful for someone like the 76ers, Bulls, Celtics, or Heat? This is why you still can’t sleep on the Nets, hey, when you have Durant, who is still one of the best players in the league paired up alongside one of the best scorers to play the game in Irving, you gotta watch out! How about if the team can get more out of Curry and Mills. Do remember Ben Simmons can also make his team debut in few weeks then the chances to upset the first round candidates can be realised in a better capacity.

Brooklyn Nets | Philadelphia 76ers

Games: 66 | 64
Wins: 33 | 40
Defeats: 33 | 24

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • Danny Green is OUT for a week at least

Sixers Expected Starting Five
Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Middle: C: Joel Embiid
Guards: SG: Matisse Thybulle | PG: James Harden| PG: Tyrese Maxey

BENCH: Georges Niang, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, DeAndre Jordan, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey, Charlie Brown Jr., Braxton Key, Myles Powell, Aaron Johnson.

Brooklyn Nets Team News

  • LaMarcus Aldridge is OUT for the game
  • David Duke Jr. is OUT indefinitely
  • Joe Harris is OUT for the game and has a long way to go towards recovery.
  • Ben Simmons is OUT for the game and he has no timetable to return yet after not playing a single game this season.

Nets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Kevin Durant| SF: Bruce Brown
Middle: PF: Andre Drummond
Guards: PG: Kyrie Irving | SG: Seth Curry

BENCH: Cam Thomas, Patty Mills, James Johnson Kessler Edwards, Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin, Jevon Carter.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 14
Harden fits into the 76ers as well as the team would have liked and he has made them a better offensive team for sure. James has been in 20+ points, 7+ rebounds, and 9+ assists range. He can be selected as Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-62

Kevin Durant(BKN)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 07
KD is back and he is surely hungry to get a much-needed winning streak going for the down-and-out Nets squad. The Forward can be expected to be in 28-35 points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55

Joel Embiid(PHI)
Points: 43
Rebounds: 14
Assists: 02
Blocks: 03
Steals: 02

Center Joel has continued to be a top-notch option in the middle and his ability to score in multiple ways, his rebounding abilities along his defense give the 76ers a lot of impetus. The Center has mostly been in 20+ points, 8+ rebounds, 1+ block/steal range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-52

Kyrie Irving(BKN)
Points: 50
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Although Kyrie has missed around 70% of the games this season when he has played, he has come up with a range of moves to dominate defenses as usual. The Guard has mostly be in 28+ points, 4-5 rebounds, and 5-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-56

Tyrese Maxey(PHI)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Guard Tyrese has done a great job this season and he is having a breakout season, picking up his scoring big-time. Maxey has been in the 16-25 points range mostly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36

Seth Curry(BKN)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Curry had a strong start with the Nets but he has struggled quite a bit recently and may need more time to adjust playing alongside ball-dominant Irving. The Guard has mostly been in the 8-11 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22

PHI vs BKN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Tobias Harris(PHI) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Forward Tobias has done well this season but his production is down since Harden has been back. Harris has mostly been in 12-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Matisse Thybulle(PHI) had 12 points, 1 rebound in the last game. The defensive guard has scored 8 or more in three of the last five games but is susceptible to scoreless nights.
  • Andre Drummond(BKN) had 20 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Center Andre has done well and he has been 6-8 points and 6-12 rebounds range.
  • Georges Niang(PHI) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last contest. Niang has shot around 40% from deep this season and can make crucial shots, scoring 9 or more in three straight games.
  • Goran Dragic(BKN)had 5 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last contest. Veteran Guard Goran has been mostly been in 5-10 points and can dish around 5 assists on a regular basis.
  • Patty Mills(BKN) had 12 points, 1 assist in the last game. Sharpshooter Patty has been highly inefficient at times but can perform better off the bench. He has scored 8 or more in three of the four games.
  • James Johnson(BKN) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. The above stats sum up where the Forward has been figuring lately.
  • Patty Mills(BKN) had 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Patty’s shooting woes have continued and at this point, he will need some big lift.

PHI vs BKN Dream11 Team

PG: T Maxey
SG: K Irving
SF: K Durant(PP), J Johnson, B Brown
PF: G Niang
C:   J Embiid(SP), A Drummond

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Want to watch this game with an awesome storyline as James Harden takes on his former team and Seth Curry alongside Drummond also visiting the floor which they called their home? Well, unfortunately, the Indian NBA streaming services JIO and Voot are not going to stream this game, which is a real shame. What can do then? Well, simply dive into the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription. This form of subscription gives you access to all the live games while also providing you access to full game replays. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

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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.