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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 top-ranked teams are making a ton of noise and are showing why they finish at the top of their Conferences. This is the taste of the Playoffs where the Regular Season’s peak performers take flight and showcase how they were able to pin major wins during the 82-game season.  The Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors will meet for the second game after the 76ers downed the Raptors comfortably.

In Game 1, Tyrese Maxey dropped 38 points and the 76ers beat the Raptors 131-111 in a sensational win, taking the home-court advantage with full flow. Now, the Raptors have to make adjustments and after establishing a defensive-centric identity, this must-have hit the morale of the team. The Raptors still have adequate time and will they respond here?

Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: 19 April, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Part II: The Raptors need a big response

The 76ers gave up 34-38 points in each of the first three quarters, something the team was able to avoid for most of the season. The Raptors built a solid defense relying on their all-around lineup that contains sprightly and athletic players but they didn’t see the Maxey storm coming. This game marked a great outing for the 76ers considering it was not two aces in Embiid and Harden who got it done but the young un in Maxey while the fourth-option on offense in Tobias Harris buried 26 points too. This would have gutted the Raptors squad, which limited the two main players to around 33% shooting.

The other terrific aspect of the 76ers win was that they committed just three turnovers and although the Raptors themselves committed just eight turnovers, they couldn’t limit the 76ers chances, thus giving them more than desirable cracks at the basket. The 76ers also shot a brilliant 50% from the three-point line, something which will usually result in a win when you attempt 32 of them.

The Raptors weren’t exactly terrible on the offensive end, they shot 49% from the floor and connected on 40% of their three-point attempts. The major issue was Gary Trent Jr’s off-night as he shot just 2 out of 11, something that has been rather a recurring issue. Siakam and Anunoby each scored 20 or more points while Barnes and Van Vleet scored in the 15-18 points bracket. Overall, the Raptors will need a strong defensive effort in Game 2 at all costs.

Fantasy related tips

Despite his flailing shooting outings, Harden remains a high-yielding Fantasy option, considering he brings elite playmaking and strong rebounding along with around 20 points. On the other hand, Maxey’s stocks surely have risen after his scintillating performance in Game 1. Tobias Harris also showed a lot of value in the first game but in the end, Joel Embiid will remain the most-valued player for the 76ers alongside Harden.

For the Raptors, there are a ton of versatile players but perhaps Pascal Siakam is an obvious choice as the ace player of the Raps. Rookie Scottie Barnes also brings a versatile statline while Van Vleet and Anunoby can also fill the statline but Gary Trent has been way too inconsistent this season. Chris Boucher didn’t receive many minutes in the last game but Precious Achiuwa can end up receiving decent minutes again. Not having Scottie Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. can completely decimate the Raptors here.

Performance Predictions
Top Scorer: Pascal Siakam: 28
Top Rebounder: Joel Embiid: 14
Highest assists maker: James Harden: 10
Scoreline Prediction:  Philadelphia 76ers 115   Toronto Raptors 106

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

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • Charlie Brown Jr is OUT for the game.
  • Paul Millsap is “Game-Time Decision”.

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

  • Scottie Barnes is DOUBTFUL here.
  • Gary Trent Jr. is DOUBTFUL here

Raptors Expected Starting Five
Inside Presence: C: Precious Achiuwa
Leading Scoring and Rebounding Forward: PF: Pascal Siakam
Defensive specialist: G/F: OG Anunoby
Major Ball-Handling Guard: SG: Fred VanVleet
Playmaking Guard: G: Malachi Flynn

BENCH: Chris Boucher,  Svi Mykhailiuk, Delano Banton, Isaac Bonga, Justin Champagnie, Yuta Watanabe.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

*Game 1 stats
Pascal Siakam(TOR)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Power Forward Pascal has led the Raptors in scoring and showed terrific offense in the last game, shooting 9/18 from the floor and committing 0 turnovers. I expect a 23-29 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50

Joel Embiid(PHI)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01

Middle player Embiid is a terrific scorer, rebounder, and defender, and he has done a great job, playing like an MVP player. However, he shot just 5/15 from the floor in the last game. He has been in 26-34 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.  He is usually the favorite for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-70

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 14
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Harden has made the 76ers  a better unit considering his elite playmaking, ability to draw fouls, and also be an effective rebounder. I see Harden in a 20-26 points, 10-14 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range,
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

Fred Van Vleet(TOR)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 06
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Guard Fred has been a huge piece as the scorer and playmaker, and he will need to step it further here to contain Maxey and Harden. He shot 7/12 from the floor in the last game. He can be in 22-26 points and 5-7 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36

Tyrese Maxey(PHI)
Points: 38
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02

Maxey popped off for a huge night in the last game and has put the Raptors on notice. He shot a brilliant 14/21 from the floor and drained five triples. I expect a 16-22 points range here though.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

PHI vs TOR DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • OG Anunoby(TOR) had 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. The two-way player shot a brilliant 67% from the floor.  He can be in 15-22 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
    • Tobias Harris(PHI) had 26 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Forward Tobias did a great job in the last game, shooting 9/14 from the floor. I believe he will be in 17-25 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
    • Chris Boucher(TOR) had 7 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. The defensive specialist didn’t see many minutes because he was in foul trouble. I expect a 7-12 points, 7-9 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32
    • Gary Trent Jr. (TOR) had 9 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Gary had an awful shooting night in the last game, shooting 2/11 from the floor. I expect a 13-18 points range here at least.
    • Danny Green(PHI)  had 3 point, 2 rebounds in the last game. His offense may have dwindled but Green continues to be an effective defender. I expect a 3-6 points, 2-4 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-20
    • Precious Achiuwa(TOR) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game, Achiuwa has been a huge difference-maker off the bench and he can be in 7-12 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
    • Georges Niang(PHI) had 8 points, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Georges has done well as a floor-stretcher and can be in 5-9 points range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 3-10
    • Matisse Thybulle(PHI) had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. He can be in 2-5 points and 3-4 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-12

PHI vs TOR Dream11 Lineup

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

(Alternate)
PG: F VanVleet, T Maxey, M Flynn
SG: J Harden(SP), D Green
SF: C Boucher
PF: P Siakam(PP)
C:    P Achiuwa

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

It is a big game for the Raptors and if they tie the series, they will go ahead with the home-court advantage, will Embiid and co. stop them here? In the most intriguing piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming platforms for viewers in India. However, what to do if you wanna catch the two other battles? Go to the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), to get close to all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. To know 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.