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PHI vs CHA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets

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PHI vs CHA Dream11: The NBA landscape is shifting towards the Playoffs and it will be fun to watch various squads tussle it out in the postseason. This is also a period where various teams will have to make a strong run to finish the season that will help in solidifying their rankings or sneak into the Play-in tournament. The Eastern Conference race to the top is still wide open deep into the season, and almost all the top-ranking slots remain up for grabs. And the Philadelphia 76ers will like to solidify their claim as they will host the Charlotte Hornets.

The Philadelphia 76ers have lost three in a row and the last loss against the Pistons has to be the most underwhelming one recently. This is a cause of concern right before the Playoffs as the 76ers are losing their claim to finish in the top three with such performances. The lack of depth is becoming a headache now.

On the other hand, the Hornets have been playing some more than decent brand of basketball recently and have shot up for the contention to clinch the eighth spot and even threaten the Cavs for the seventh spot. The Hornets will need a strong push to close out the season and if they end up in the seventh or ninth rank, it will be a huge bonus.

Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Charlotte Hornets
Match Timing: 2 April, @ 10:00 PM
Venue: Wells Fargo Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Pistons defeated the 76ers 102:94 in the last game despite Embiid’s 37 points night. Harden shot below 30% from the floor in the game.

Joel Embiid has continued to raise 30+ points and 10+ rebounds but that has not been enough for the 76ers lately. One of the major issues for the team has been the lack of bench depth and the 76ers’ depth has been a question mark since the beginning of the season. It has to be one of the worst if not the worst bench in the league. This lack of depth was felt in the last game too as the team couldn’t even reach 100 points.

Harden’s performance will be huge too because he dominates the ball a lot and that means that if he is off the mark, it will impact the overall scoring balance. Maxey and Harris have been doing a decent job but their touches have reduced a bit. It will be huge for these two to pull through during the current window so the team enters the postseason with better team chemistry. Can the 76ers close out the season with a winning streak?

The Hornets defeated the Knicks 125:114 as Miles Bridges piled up 31 points and LaMelo Ball shipped 15 assists.

The Hornets have been back on track after a catastrophic February and a slow start to March. One of the major reasons for their recovery has been their much-improved defense and that surely is a promising sign. LaMelo Ball has recovered his efficiency and has been doing a more than a decent job as the playmaker. Miles Bridges’ growth has been also important for the squad during the current stretch and considering their offensive talent, the Hornets should have been playing like this last month too.

The return of Gordon Hayward will give the team someone who can do a great job of moving the ball around while giving a decent chunk of scoring and rebounding. Terry Rozier has been an isolation threat and he has elevated his game during the Postseason. On the other hand, PJ Washington has been an important component as a scorer and rebounder. However, the team will need more from Kelly Oubre Jr., whose game has fallen a lot.

Charlotte Hornets (9th in East) | Philadelphia 76ers (4th in East)
Games: 77 | 76
Wins: 40 | 46
Defeats: 37 | 30

Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • No injuries to report.

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.
Charlotte Hornets Team News

  • Gordon Hayward is PROBABLE for the game.

Hornets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF/PF: Gordon Hayward | SF: Miles Bridges
Middle: C: Mason Plumlee
Guards: SG: Terry Rozier | PG: LaMelo Ball

BENCH: Kelly Oubre Jr., PJ Washington, Montrezl Harrell, Jalen McDaniels, Cody Martin, JT Thor, Kai Jones, James Bouknight, Scottie Lewis, Arnoldas Kubolka.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

LaMelo Ball(CHA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 15
Steals: 03

Guard LaMelo has been the primary playmaker while being a well-known versatile scoring threat in the league. He has mostly been in 20-22 points, 7-9 assists, 5-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range. He can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario. 
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-52

Joel Embiid(PHI)
Points: 37
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Joel is among the frontrunners for the MVP award and keeps solidifying his claim with each night through his riveting scoring, rebounding, and defensive performances. Embiid has mostly been in 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-66

Miles Bridges(CHA)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Wing Bridges has been having a breakout season offensively and he has pulled through many games to bolster the offensive production. He has mostly been in 25-27 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-45

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 07
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Guard James has been a bit off on the offensive end but his value remains high as the leading ball-handler and playmaker of the team. He has mostly been in 18-26 points, 7-12 assists, and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-42

Terry Rozier(CHA)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Guard Terry has done a great job as the isolation scorer and he can be a decent playmaker as well but his offensive production is a bit down recently. Rozier has mostly been in 14-18 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 3-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38

Tobias Harris(PHI)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Power Forward Tobias will play a huge role as the scorer and rebounder along with the defensive prowess. He has mostly been in 14-20 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

PHI vs CHA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • PJ Washington(CHA) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Big Forward PJ has mostly been in 10-11 points, 5-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
  • Tyrese Maxey(PHI) had 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Tyrese’s offense is down a bit and he can be a difference-maker during the postseason. He has mostly been in the 13-18 points range these days.
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.(CHA) had 21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Guard Kelly has done a great job as the isolation scorer but his production is down in the second half of the season. He is usually in 6-12 points range which is half of what it was earlier.
  • Cody Martin(CHA) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game. Wing Cody is a dependable defender, who has usually been in 4-8 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-3 assists range.
  • Montrezl Harrell(CHA) had 8 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Harrell’s numbers are down these days, usually figuring in 5-9 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
  • Matisse Thybulle(PHI) had 4 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Perimeter defensive threat Matisse has mostly been in 2-4 points, 1-4 steals/blocks range.
  • Deandre Jordan(PHI) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Center Jordan has mostly been in 2-4 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
  • Georges Niang(PHI) had 3 points, 1 steal in the last game. Sharpshooter Niang’s production is way down these days.
  • Mason Plumlee(CHA) had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Center Plumlee has usually been in 5-7 points and 4-9 rebounds range.
  • Shake Milton(PHI) had 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Milton has mostly been in the 3-6 points and 3-4 assists range these days.

PHI vs CHA Dream11 Lineup

PG: T Maxey, L Ball(PP)
SG: T Rozier
SF: C Martin, M Thybulle
PF: P Washington

C:    J Embiid(SP) , M Plumlee

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna watch LaMelo Ball and James Harden battling it out at the Point Guard spot? In a piece of devastating news for Indian NBA fans, you can’t watch this game on the streaming services JIO TV and Voot, two official streaming platforms for NBA games in India. Then how can you catch this tussle? I suggest buying the annual subscription (599 rupees per year) in the NBA League Pass and you can both watch live games and also go through the full game replays. To know the scores, news, stats, and other NBA stuff, go to 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.