PHI vs DAL Dream11: NBA has been heading towards the Playoffs and with each day, we are getting a clearer picture of what teams will make it to the top-six or will sneak into the Play-in tournament. This is a crucial period for teams that are lagging behind in the race because the window to book the ticket is dwindling with each day. So, now, keeping that in mind, let us jump into the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks.
The 76ers have been throwing gauntlets on the offensive end courtesy of the inclusion of Harden. With Embiid and Harden’s duo both the perimeter and inside scoring have been bolstered while the team now has a stable playmaker.
On the other hand, the Mavericks are also in the title contention race. They have played some brilliant brand of basketball on the defensive end whereas coach Jason Kidd has done a marvelous job with just one superstar in the mix and all other players largely being role players.
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: 19 March, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena
The 76ers come into this game after beating the Cavaliers 118:114 behind a strong 35 points performance from Joel Embiid
The 76ers have been playing it close these days but with the quality scoring of Embiid, it is easier to generate points late in the game. Harden has done a brilliant job as the primary ballhandler and his ability to lay down crisp passes and hit difficult shots while going to the free-throw line, helps in accumulating quality offense. Harris and Maxey are superb complementary offensive players who have been doing well alongside Harden. Matisse Thybulle and Danny Green are not high-yielding offensive players but can provide a quality defense. The bench lacks depth and that is one area where the 76ers have been struggling this season. So, how will the team respond from here on?
The Mavericks come into this game after a thrilling 113:111 win versus the Nets as Spencer Dinwiddie hit the buzzer-beating game-winner after Luka Doncic had piled up 37 points
The Mavs are becoming just better with each day. They have two huge specialties in my opinion: i)They are a terrific defensive team and know when to press the matters ii) They know to finish close games with high-yielding player Doncic as a dependable late-game scorer. Apart from having superstar Doncic, who can drop 30+ points, the two other Point Guards in Brunson and Dinwiddie can figure around 20 points and ease the load of the Guard. The frontline of Dorian-Finney Smith, Maxi Kleber, and Dwight Powell can play elite defense while also complementing Doncic well as occasional scorers. A championship run can’t be ruled out when it comes to the Mavs.
Dallas Mavericks | Philadelphia 76ers
Games: 69 | 68
Wins: 43 | 42
Defeats: 26 | 26
Philadelphia 76ers Team News
Sixers Expected Starting Five
Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Middle: C: Joel Embiid (QUESTIONABLE)
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.
Dallas Mavericks Team News
Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Big Forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson | PG: Spencer Dinwiddie | PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Josh Green, Sterling Brown, Maxi Kleber, Davis Bertans, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.
Superstar guard Luka continues to have an MVP-styled season and he has willed the Mavs to multiple victories through his top-notch scoring, playmaking, and rebounding. He has mostly been in 30-37 points, 6-9 assists, 8-10 rebounds range. He is usually the favorite for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-75
Big Joel has been doing a great job as a scorer, rebounder, playmaker, and also plays elite defense in the middle. He has mostly been in 25-33 points, 8-14 rebounds, 3-6 assists, and 1+ blocks/steals range. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-70
Guard Spencer has turned around his season after being acquired by the Mavs and he has improved both quantity and efficiency-wise on offense. The Guard has mostly been in 16-22 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34
Point Guard Harden has been doing his thing as the primary ballhandler, playmaker, and
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-54
Jalen Brunson is another Point Guard in the Mavericks setup and he has done a wonderful job as the scorer. The lefty crafty guard has mostly been in the 14-18 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-30
Maxey has been a massive presence at the one-guard position whose scoring makes the 76ers a formidable offensive unit. Tyrese has mostly been in the 17-21 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-36
(If Embiid plays)
PG: T Maxey, L Doncic(SP), S Dinwiddie
SG: D Green
SF: M Thybulle
PF: G Niang
C: J Embiid(PP), D Powell
(If Embiid doesn’t play)
PG: T Maxey, L Doncic(SP), J Green
SG: J Harden(PP)
SF: M Thybulle
PF: G Niang, T Harris
C: D Powell
How about James Harden and Luka Doncic battling it out at the guard position! Isn’t that a fun match-up! However, I have a piece of terrible news for India-based viewers, this game can’t be viewed on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. So how can you catch this amazing battle? Just plug into the NBA League Pass and buy the annual subscription, where you can get access to all live games while you also can get the full game replay if happen to miss the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.