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PHX vs NOP Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans

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PHX vs NOP Dream11: Hello, NBA fans, how is it going? The West has been pumping out some terrific Playoffs battles and there are a bunch of tied series at our disposal. So, as the Playoffs heat up and we get closer to the title, we will once see a more riveting dash. The team that finished with the best record in Phoenix Suns that will host the New Orleans Pelicans and series that has gotten trickier for them.

The Pelicans made a short work of the Susn in the last game, beating them 118:103 as Ingram had another 30 points night and took over the game once again. The Suns are tied two-each and without Devin Booker, they have seen a multitude of problems on the offensive end. Will the team with the high reputation take care of business against the Pelicans.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 27 April, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Suns need more

The Suns showbelow 30% shooting from the three-point line in the last game and got outrebounded 48:39. Overall, they did shoot a remarkable 50% but they lost the game on the Free-Throw line as the Pelicans shot 42 of them and made 32 while Suns shot just 10 out of 15 attempts. The Suns started strong but a 23: 35 third quarter quashed their chances.

On the other hand, the Pelicans nabbed 19 offensive rebounds as Jonas Valanciunas recovered after some so-so outings. Herbert Jones posed problems for Mikal Bridges, who was held below 10 points mark while Chris Paul was also held below 5 points. The Pelicans defense has been impressive since the second half of the season.

The Suns have had no answer for Ingram who keeps on marching ahead and taking the game away from them. Ayton has been solid for them but the lack of production from Bridges can hurt them in the absence of Devin Booker. Cameron Johnson also hasn’t been in full groove but coming back at home is bound to bolster their confidence.

Fantasy-related tips

Suns have received terrific production from Paul despite an off-night and he remains the hot-favorite as a fantasy option. A couple of strong offensive nights also has raised the stocks of Deandre Ayton over Mikal Bridges. Cameron and Jae can still act as strong fantasy options while JaVale McGee has had strong impact in limited minutes.

When it comes to the Pels, Brandon Ingram has been the hottest player and he has dominated the offensive end while giving all-around production. CJ McCollum continues to lead them in assists while Herbert Jones has raised his stocks. Jonas Valanciunas has been a strong option too and has had two brilliant outings so far. Off-the-bench, Larry Nance has been a strong option too while Jaxson Hayes’ stocks have fallen a bit.

Performances Predictions
Top Scorer: Brandon Ingram: 31
Top Rebounder: Jonas Valanciunas: 14
Highest assists deliverer: Chris Paul: 14
Scoreline Prediction: Suns 115     Pelicans 110

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric remains OUT for an indefinite period.
  • Devin Booker is OUT for the game.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: Jae Crowder
Slashing wing and strong Defender: Mikal Bridges
Inside Presence: C: Deandre Ayton
Two-way Wing: SF: Cameron Johnson
Floor General: PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Javale McGee, Landry Shamet, Ismail Wainright.

New Orleans Pelicans News

  • Zion Williamson is OUT for the game and perhaps will not return this season.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. remains OUT for the season.

Pelicans Expected Starting Five

Athletic Forward: PF: Jaxson Hayes
Defensive Forward: F: Herbert Jones
Rebounding Specialist: C: Jonas Valanciunas
All-around Wing: SF: Brandon Ingram
Scoring and Playmaking Guard: G: CJ McCollum

BENCH: Devonte Graham, Gary Clarke, Naji Marshall, Jose Alvarado, Willy Hernangomez, Trey Murphy III, Garrett Temple.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

CJ McCollum(NOP)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Apart from providing brilliant playmaking, McCollum has been a strong rebounder while also being a reliable scoring option. I believe he will be in 20-26 points, 5-7 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-55

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 11
Steals: 02

Paul had an off-night in Game 2 as he shot just 2/8 from the floor but he continues to drop dimes at an elite rate. I believe he will be in 14-21 points and 10-15 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-48

Brandon Ingram(NOP)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05

All-around wing Brandon continues to drop points like an elite scorer and his overall production has been highly impressive. I believe he will be in 28-35 points, 4-7 assists, and 5-7 rebounds range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-48

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01

Deandre has had a couple of 20+ points nights and he has lifted his game in the absence of Booker while giving great rebounding and defense. I expect a 18-25 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40

Jonas Valanciunas(NOP)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 04

Center Jonas recovered from a 1/5 shooting night and dipped 9/15 shots while nailing seven of his eleven free-throws. He also had 5 offensive rebounds and I expect a 14-19 points and 12-15 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

Mikal Bridges(PHX)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 05
Blocks: 01
Wing Bridges hasn’t risen up for one of his special offensive nights but provides great defense to complement Suns’ schemes. I expect him to be in 15-22 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

PHX vs NOP DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Cameron shot just 4/12 in the last game and he will be crucial for the Suns here. I expect a 12-19 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Larry Nance Jr(NOP) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Nance Jr. has given quality production especially on the rebounding end. I expect a 6-10 points and 6-10 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
  • Herbert Jones(NOP) had 13 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Defensive presence Herbert has been impressive in the Postseason. I expect a 9-14 points, 2-4 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had only 11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Crowder shot 3/7 in the last game but he is primarily a defensive threat. I expect a 7-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Jose Alvarado(NOP) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Alvarado has been an energy bunny and the Pelicans fans love him. I expect a 4-8 points and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-18
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 8 points, 1 assist in the last game. Payne shot 3/10 in the last game. I believe he will be in 5-9 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-16
  • Jaxson Hayes(NOP) had 2 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Athletic Jaxson has not made a big dent losing his minutes to Trey Murphy and Larry Nance. He can be in 2-5 points and 2-4 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-11
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. McGee once again made a bunch of shots in limited minutes. I expect a 8-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-17
  • Trey Murphy(NOP) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Murphy is mostly a defensvie player and I expect a 2-5 points and 2-4 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10
  • Devonte Graham(NOP) had 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. PG Devonte has lost a ton of minutes but has done a decent job in the last couple of games. I expect a 6-9 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16

PHX vs NOP Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: J Alvarado, C Paul(PP)
SG: C McCollum
SF: B Ingram(SP), H Jones
PF: L Nance Jr, J Crowder
C:   J McGee

(Alternate)
PG: J Alvarado
SG: C McCollum
SF:  B Ingram(SP), H Jones, M Bridges
PF:   L Nance Jr, Crowder
C:     D Ayton(PP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Would you wanna watch Ingram, McCollum, Paul, and Ayton go at it again in this intriguing series that is tied?. In a brilliant piece of news for the Indian NBA fans, this game can be seen on TV outlets MTV and Sports 18. Meanwhile, streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot are going to display this game for viewers in India. But there are two other games so the best option to access it is by getting a hold of the NBA League Pass. If you buy the annual subscription, you can view all live games and you can also access the full game replay if you can’t catch the live-action. 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.