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PHI vs TOR Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors

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PHI vs TOR Dream11: The NBA First Round has seen more tight battles than expected and the top-two ranked teams in the West are tied two-each with the bottom-ranked ones. In the East, the Celtics have taken a three-nil lead, the Heat has taken a three-one lead, meanwhile, the Bucks have taken a three-one lead. And in other lopsided series so far, the Philadelphia 76ers will look to close out the Toronto Raptors.

In Game 4, the Toronto Raptors finally garnered a win to at least make this a five-game series after they had dropped the ball in the first three games. They gained a 110:102 win as Pascal Siakam scored 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Can the Raptors beat the odds again and make this an interesting series, and do remember that no team has ever been able to win a series being down by nil-three.

Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: 26 April, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

76ers can take care of business here

The Raptors did a great job in the last game, outscoring the 76ers in three of the four quarters, which hadn’t been the case earlier. The biggest difference was the offensive rebounds, as the 76ers clamped down 13 compared to just 6 by the Raptors. The Raptors shot poorly from the three-point line as they made just 23.5% of their 34 attempts. Contrastingly, the 76ers clicked on 13 threes on a 40%+ three-point.

The Raptors were able to win largely due to Siakam, who dipped in 34 points, earning 15 trips to the free-throw line in a series that has seen a lot of whistles. James Harden has been struggling again and had another poor shooting night, an issue that can hold back if the 76ers make it to the next round against a defensively elite Miami Heat. However, as of now, the 76ers are primed to make it to the next round.

Fantasy related tips

The 76ers’ major option has been Joel Embiid, who has smiled two 30+ points nights already. On the other hand, even if James Harden may not be efficient but his fantasy value remains high due to his top-notch playmaking and rebounding. Tobias Harris has been one of the more reliable fantasy options as he keeps on grabbing a ton of rebounds.

For the Raptors, Pascal Siakam remains the most consistent fantasy option and his all-around abilities surely make him one of the favorites. Fred Van Vleet’s stocks have been way down, however, OG Anunoby has had three 20+ points night despite an off-night in Game 4. Gary Trent Jr. has had a couple of strong gams but he has the tendency to be a bit off.

Performance Predictions
Top Scorer: Pascal Siakam: 31
Top Rebounder: Joel Embiid: 11
Highest assists maker: James Harden: 10
Scoreline Prediction:  Philadelphia 76ers 113   Toronto Raptors 108

Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • Charles Bassey is OUT for the game.

Sixers Expected Starting Five
Veteran Big Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Superstar Scorer and Rebounder: C: Joel Embiid
Dynamic Guards: PG: Tyrese Maxey
Leading playmaker: SG: James Harden
Defensive specialist: G: Matisse Thybulle

BENCH: Georges Niang, Danny Green, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, Shame Milton, DeAndre Jordan, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey.

Toronto Raptors Team News

  • Fred Van Vleet is QUESTIONABLE here.

Raptors Expected Starting Five
Leading Scoring and Rebounding Forward: PF: Pascal Siakam
All-around Wing: SF: Scottie Barnes
Defensive specialist: G/F: OG Anunoby
Major Ball-Handling Guard: SG: Fred VanVleet
Pressure Defender and Iso Threat: PG: Gary Trent Jr.

BENCH: Chris Boucher,  Precious Achiuwa, Khem Birch, Svi Mykhailiuk, Delano Banton, Isaac Bonga, Malachi Flynn, Justin Champagnie, Yuta Watanabe.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

*Game 4 stats
Pascal Siakam(TOR)
Points: 34
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Big Forward Siakam continues to be a huge factor and he shot 10/19 in the last game and made 13 free-throws while being a strong rebounder. He can be in 23-29 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-54

Joel Embiid(PHI)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 03

Seems like his hand injury affected Embiid in the last game as he shot 7/16 and after a couple of 30+ points nights, he was held below 25. I believe he will be in 25-31 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range. He is a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-65

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 09
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01

Leading Guard Harden has not shot well this season and made just two of his eight three point attempts while again relying heavily upon free-throws. I expect a 20-25 points, 9-14 assists, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-60

Fred Van Vleet(TOR)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03

Fred’s injury has hampered his production and that is why he has been listed as “Questionable” for this game. The major ball-handler can be in 9-15 points and 5-8 assists range here if he plays.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Tyrese Maxey(PHI)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Steals: 01

Guard Maxey shot just 4/12 from the floor in the last game and has cooled down a bit after a 38-point Game 1, through he remains an all-around factor. I expect a 17-23 points, 4-7 assists, and 5-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-43

PHI vs TOR DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • OG Anunoby(TOR) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Two-way Guard OG had an off-night, making just 3 of 13 attempts, but he has been a factor on the offensive end. I expect him to be in 17-23 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-36
    • Tobias Harris(PHI) had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Power Forward Harris has been an incredible rebounder and has been a huge factor overall. I see him in the 13-19 points and 9-14 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-43
    • Scottie Barnes(TOR) had 6 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. All-around wing Scottie returned after an injury and had an off-shooting night with a 1/6 night but I expect a solid output in Game 5. I believe he will be in 11-15 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
    • Chris Boucher(TOR) had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Off-the-bench Boucher has done a great job as  a defender but hasn’t received many minutes. I expect a 6-12 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-26
    • Gary Trent Jr. (TOR) had 24 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Perimeter threat Gary has been a huge defensive and offensive factor. He can be in 13-18 points range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-37
    • Danny Green(PHI)  had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Danny is a defensive dynamic and he has been a decent factor offensively too. I expect a 5-11 points range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-18
    • Precious Achiuwa(TOR) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game, Center Precious has done a decent job on the rebounding end and while defending Embiid. I expect a 5-9 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
    • Georges Niang(PHI) had 9 points, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Niang is knocking down his outside shots and I expect a 6-12 points range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-15
    • Thaddeus Young(TOR) had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Young got 30 minutes in the last which he usually doesn’t get. I expect him to be in 7-10 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-20

PHI vs TOR Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PG: T Maxey
SG: G Trent, J Harden(SP)
SF: C Boucher
PF: T Harris, T Young, P Siakam(PP)
C:   P Achiuwa

(Alternate)
PG:  T Maxey
SG: D Green
SF: C Boucher
PF: T Young, T Harris, P Siakam(SP)
C:    P Achiuwa, J Embiid(PP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The Embiid and Harden duo just needs to win this to qualify ahead, will they be able to notch one here? In not the most exciting piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be watched on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming platforms for viewers in India. So, what can you do? Go to the NBA League Pass and buy the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), to get access to all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, 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.