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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: Hello NBA fans! How has been the month for you so far! Surely, we are seeing a lot of mixed results, and once again the injury bug as always has bitten many teams. With the Play-in tournament just three weeks away, oh boy, are we going to see some desperate dashes to finish the season. This is a great opportunity for those on the fringes to still crack open a Play-in tournament slot but in the East, it has become rather impossible for the 11-15 ranked teams to push for the Play-in contention. However, for the two teams here in the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors, there are bigger concerns.

The 76ers revamped their roster after the Ben Simmons fallout and who did they bring? James Harden. Someone who has given the Point Guard position an unthinkable boost, and alongside Embiid he forms a strong one-two punch that will be a force down the line. So, can the 76ers fend off the deep East during the Playoffs?

On other hand, the Toronto Raptors have hyped up the fanbase with their wonderful play but shockingly, they remain a so-so squad at home despite their overarching success away from home. As we go towards the Playoffs, the Raptors still have a chance of seizing the sixth spot, can they do it and avoid the Play-in tournament?

Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: 21 March, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The 76ers toppled a tough Dallas squad in the last game, winning 111:101 behind Embiid’s 32 points and Harden’s 12 assists night

The 76ers are in the second spot right now but the Bucks are just below them and this is a tight race all the way from the second to fifth seed at the moment. The Celtics are also not far away from the 76ers and are playing a fantastic brand of basketball but the Bulls have rather fallen off lately. So, yes, the defending champions Bucks are the closest to the 76ers, and this fight between Celtics, 76ers, and Bucks can go down the wire.

The team is loaded with talent and when you pair up two MVP-level players in Embiid and Harden, it is a match made in heaven as Harden can go on dominating the ball while Embiid can play significantly off the ball. With these consistent 20+ points scorers and all-around threats, Maxey and Harris play the supporting role as the two-way players whereas Thybulle and Green slate in as defensive presences. Georges Niang has done a great job as a perimeter shooter off the bench but the bench overall doesn’t bring in much production. There is indeed a lack of depth for the 76ers.

The Raptors continued their sub-par play at home and lost 123:128 to the struggling Lakers despite a 31 points performance by rookie Scottie Barnes

The loss to the Lakers must hurt the Raptors because it set them a little back in terms of catching up to the Cavs, a team that has now won two in a row. Despite that, they can still catch up to the sixth spot and the sixth spot is crucial because it means you straight away go to the Playoffs first Round instead of having to go through the Play-in tournament. One huge concern has been the team’s lack of success at home, where they are just 1 game above the 50% win mark, while away from home, they have won seven games above the 50% win mark.

One huge positive recently has been the elevated scoring of Scottie Barnes who is developing into a terrific all-around wing. Pascal Siakam as the second Forward also brings all-around chops and when you have two versatile Forwards, it surely makes from a strong frontline. The guard tandem of Gary Trent and Fred Van Vleet is one of the best hustling and defensive backcourts in the league whereas they can also score in bunches more often than not. Precious Achiuwa has brought a lot of energy and production off the bench and that has been a great signing this offseason. But even then, the team needs OG Anunoby who provides more balance to the squad.

Toronto Raptors (7th spot- East) | Philadelphia 76ers (2nd spot- East)
Games: 70 | 69
Wins: 39 | 43
Defeats: 31 | 26

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

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • Joel Embiid is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

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.

Toronto Raptors Team News

  • OG Anunoby is OUT for the game and perhaps will return around first week of April.
  • Malachi Flynn is OUT for the game and for another week.

Raptors Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Scottie Barnes
Middle: PF: Pascal Siakam | C: Khem Birch
Guards: SG: Fred VanVleet | PG: Gary Trent Jr

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

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Scottie Barnes(TOR)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 17
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Wing Scottie has raised his game as a rookie and has been constantly improving his scoring and has surely bolstered his claim for the Rookie of the Year award. The scintillating young Forward has mostly been in 15+ points, 6-9 rebounds, 5-6 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-48

Joel Embiid(PHI)
Points: 32
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 04
Steals: 05
Blocks: 01
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

Pascal Siakam(TOR)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Athletic Power Forward Siakam has been another solid all-around player who helps the team big-time on both ends of the floor. The Forward has mostly been in 20+ points, 6-11 rebounds, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 steal range. He is usually the favorite for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 12
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Point Guard Harden has been doing his thing as the primary ballhandler, playmaker, and also as high-yielding scorer. He has mostly been in 20-26 points, 9+ assists, and 7-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-60

Fred Van Vleet(TOR)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 07
Steals: 04
Guard Fred has gotten it done more often than not and after grappling with injuries, which hurt his rhythm, he may get back in his old rhythm. For the season, he has mostly been in 19-25 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-39

Tobias Harris(PHI)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Big Forward Tobias has been able to be a huge difference-maker with his ability to score, rebound, and also play decent defense. The Forward has mostly been in 14-19 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

PHI vs TOR DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Gary Trent Jr.(TOR) had 23 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Gary is one of the best pressure defenders and can also supply big-time scoring although he is not that consistent. The Guard has been in varied ranges, mostly in 10s but also going as far as 30s o beyond.
  • Tyrese Maxey(PHI) had 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds 1 steal in the last game. Maxey’s scoring has been a bit up-and-down but has largely been in 14-19 points range.
  • Precious Achiuwa(TOR) had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Precious has gotten it done as the reserve big, usually figuring in the 10-15 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
  • Matisse Thybulle(PHI) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Matisse is not a high-scorer but can get 5-10 every now and then while notching 1/2 steals/blocks a game regularly.
  • Chris Boucher(TOR) had 6 points, 5 rebounds in the last game. Boucher’s numbers are way down compared to last season, mostly been in 5-8 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
  • Georges Niang(PHI) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Stretch-four Niang has mostly been in 8-12 points range these days.
  • Danny Green(PHI) had 3 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Defensive guard Danny has mostly been in 3-6 points range.
  • Deandre Jordan(PHI) had 8 points, 7 rebounds in the last game. Can start if Embiid misses the game. He has mostly been in 4-8 points and 4-7 rebounds range.

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t it be fun to watch James Harden taking on a tough defensive unit of the Raptors! However, if not the most encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. Then how can you catch this amazing battle? Just get the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), where you can get access 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.