PHX vs GSW Dream11: And they meet again! The two hottest teams all season long will play for the third time this season as COVID-19 continues to mock this world’s plans. Still, if Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green are good to go, you are guaranteed to see some scintillating action.
Suns have won 26 out of their 31 games and have the best record in the league. Phoenix has one of the most intimidating backcourts of Paul and Booker, with Paul being the major playmaker and Booker as the major scorer, complementing each other beautifully. The Suns look like one of the title favorites with the ways things are going.
Warriors have two stellar players in Curry and Green active right now and they have the ability to dilute opponents on both ends. Steve Kerr’s defensive system has been tight and Golden State has done a wonderful job keeping the ante up.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 26 December, @ 03:30 AM
Venue: Footprint Center
Similarities between Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors
Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors both have tremendous defensive units, both in the starting five and the bench. The Suns and Warriors are built to win more so because of defense than the offense. There are teams like Hornets and Spurs who can score on average more than these two teams but they are far behind because of the defense that the two teams have played all season long. While the Suns have two solid defensive wings in Bridges and Crowder, two fighting guards in Booker and Paul and Ayton is a terrific last-line-of-defense. The Warriors have a defensive anchor in Draymond Green who can push his teammates to be alert on defense.
Scoring-wise, Booker, and Curry are both adaptive scorers and can deploy multiple moves. With Poole and Wiggins out, the Warriors will need more out of Curry, which they have done so far. For the Suns, the guard quartet of Paul, Booker, Shamet, and Payne, presents both scoring and playmaking. Meanwhile, the three regular wings in Bridges, Crowder, and Johnson are two-way players. However, scoring-wise Deandre Ayton’s inside scoring helps in dispersing the defense. To counter such a threat, the Warriors will need Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, and Juan Toscano-Anderson to make some hay here.
Phoenix Suns | Golden State Warriors
Games: 31| 32
Wins: 26| 26
Defeats: 05| 06
Phoenix Suns Team News
Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: DeAndre Ayton
Guards: SG: Devin Booker PG: Chris Paul
BENCH: Jalen Smith, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Chasson Randle, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Landry Shamet, Cameron Payne, Ismail Wainright.
Golden State Warriors Team News
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Draymond Green SF: Otto Porter Jr.
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: PG: Gary Payton II PG: Stephen Curry
BENCH: Jonathan Kuminga, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Jeff Dowtin, Quindarry Weatherspoon, Nemanja Bjelica.
Booker is an outstanding scorer and has led the Suns in scoring for many seasons now. The Guard has constantly dropped 30 or more and can also scrap 5+ assists and rebounds continuously.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-60
Curry has been on fire all season long and has once again lit up the NBA world. The highly talented one guard has scored 30 points or more in the last four games while scrapping 4+ rebounds and 4+ assists consistently. Steph can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-70
Chris Paul (PHX)
CP-3 is one of the most high-profile playmakers to star in the NBA and he leads the league in assists this season, to no one’s surprise. The guard can score 13-18 points and dishing 10-14 assists regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-49
Dray is an essential part of the Warriors’ offensive and defensive system, who can get big on boards, assists, and steals or blocks. His range is usually 6-10 points, 5-12 rebounds, and 5-10 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Gary Payton II(GSW)
Gary has given some decent contributions to the Warriors team and his role has expanded for now with Lee and Poole out. Can he keep up a 15 points+ scoring range though?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
Ayton is a brilliant Center who has given the Suns a huge lift in terms of inside scoring, rebounding, and elite defense. The Center scores between 15-20 points, grab 10-15 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks a game on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
PG: S Curry(SP), G Payton
SG: D Booker(PP)
SF: O Porter, C Johnson, J Kuminga
PF: D Green
C: D Ayton
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