PHX vs SAS Dream11: With the injury and COVID-19 cases count in full flow, lineup predictions will only become trickier. The nature of the NBA is wayward already, for example, one of the teams who will play here in San Antonio Spurs has beaten the Phoenix Suns. Both teams have contrasting records, San Antonio has only won eight and lost 13 games so far. The Warriors have 19 wins and the loss against Spurs was their fourth.
Phoenix Suns are missing Devin Booker and that is why the offensive production, especially in the first half has been up-and-down at times. With Devin Booker gone, the team has gone without a dependable isolation scorer and someone who was racking up 30 points or so. The Suns are deep but they’ll need to work out a fresh scheme of offensive plays for the current unit.
San Antonio Spurs beat the Warriors at their own game during the last win. San Antonio is the first team with a losing record to beat the Warriors. San Antonio could have had a better record earlier if they learn to hold the leads, after being big against Golden State, the team let them come close till the end of the game. The Greg Popovich-led team presents a potent offensive game, they have a consistent passing system.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: San Antonio Spurs
Match Timing: 7 December, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Foot Print Center
Spurs: Passing is the strong suit
With Murray as the main playmaker, White as a reliable passer, and with Jakob Poeltl also being a strong passer inside, the Spurs love to move the ball around. How much? They are constantly in the 28-32 assists range, which is above the league average and just second to the Warriors. San Antonio gets about 18-25 points from Murray, 20-25 from White these days, 10-14 from Poelt, and Keldon Johnson and Doug McDermott can combine for as much as 30. With Lonnie Walker IV coming off the bench, there is always a possibility of 15-25 points. Hence, all these players build a beautiful symphony of passing that unsettles the opponents, as shown by this team’s win against Golden State.
Suns: What is life without Booker?
One big challenge I have noticed without Booker is that the Phoenix Suns players like Bridges and the other starter are stifled by the defense. Booker keeps the defense busy more than anything and with him, the Suns can get out of the dry spots, since he is a consistent 25-35 points scorer. It isn’t like that Bridges, Paul, Ayton, Payne, Johnson, Crowder, and Shamet, the offense isn’t terrible at all. I feel this unit with Ayton who has hit a blue patch in his career can eke out 110-120 points!
Phoenix Suns | San Antonio Spurs
Games: 23| 21
Wins: 19| 08
Defeats: 04| 13
Phoenix Suns Team News
Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: DeAndre Ayton
Guards: SG: Landry Shamet PG: Chris Paul
BENCH MAIN ROTATIONS:, JaVale McGee, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne
San Antonio Spurs Team News:
Spurs Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Keldon Johnson SF: Doug McDermott
Middle- C: Jakob Poeltl
Guards: SG: Derrick White PG: DeJounte Murray
BENCH MAIN ROTATIONS: Tre Jones, Lonnie Walker IV, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Thaddeus Young.
DeJounte Murray (SAS)
Murry is a crucial player for the Spurs who keeps the offensive engine rolling with his crisp passes and a highly improved offensive game since last season. You can expect a bonanza from him, a 20-25 points range, 8-12 rebounds range, and a 8-12 assists range in most games on a routine basis. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-57
CP3 is a leader of this team especially with Booker out. He manages the on-court off-the-ball rotations and does a superb job of handing over assists. He is in the 10-18 points, 8-13 assists range, 3-5 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range during most games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55
Derrick White is a superb scorer and has given a huge lift to this Spurs team. He can also pass the ball well and forms an effective backcourt with Murray. You can expect an 18-25 points range, 3-8 assists range each game for the in-form White.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-50
Ayton has become an elite inside finisher and he is the second-highest scorer and the leading rebounder for this team. You can expect 18-26 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-3 block shots from the dependable big on a game-by-game basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-48
Keldon has improved his rebounding this season and he has built a solid foundation for a lengthy career. You can expect 13-20 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 3-4 assists each game from young Keldon.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-37
Mikal Bridges attempted just four shots in the last game. However, that is not in his usual range. Mikal is usually scoring between 11-17 points, grabbing 5-6 rebounds, and has even clinched more than 4 steals more than once this season. He is a superb defensive player.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-32
PHX vs SAS Dream11 Lineup Balancers
PG: D Murray(SP)
SG: D White, L Shamet
SF: D McDermott
PF: J Crowder, K Johnson
C: J Poeltl. D Ayton(PP)
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