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POR vs DAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks


POR vs DAL Dream11: With COVID-19 in fullrage, teams are seeing numerous absentees and life has not been easy for the players in an already demanding season. And in this game, COVID-19 hit teams Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks meet.

Both teams have some of their key players out of the lineup, for Dallas, regulars Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway, Reggie Bullock, and Maxi Kleber. Portland is missing CJ McCollum due to an injury while Robert Covington has been placed in the COVID-19 protocols which reduce the Trail Blazers’ strength who will hope that Nasir Little returns in this game to give sense to the Forward position. Which depleted team will make the mark?

Host: Portland Trail Blazers
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks

Match Timing: 28 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Mavericks: They have battled
Dallas has fought hard in absence of Luka and even though the team has no wins to show for it, the effort has been commendable. Mavericks pushed the loaded Jazz to the limit while they have continuously defied elite teams. Jalen Brunson has been aggressive on offense while Porzingis has made key buckets to keep his squad alive. Now the team will need more out of the ten-day deal players to eke out a win or two without Luka.

Trail Blazers: Lillard gets back in rhythm, team still misfiring
Lillard has scored 30 or more in three straight games, meaning that Dame Time is back! But he can’t do it alone and needs more out of the bench. Anfernee Simons’ play has been the biggest reason why the Trail Blazers have lost recently, he has shot poorly from the floor and the overall team scoring balance has been massively hit. Still, with Lillard, Powell, and Nurkic, Portland should get a few wins here and there.

Portland Trail Blazers | Dallas Mavericks

Games: 32| 32
Wins: 13| 15
Defeats: 19| 17

Portland Trail Blazers vs NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Portland Trailblazers Team News

  • CJ McCollum is OUT for the game and can be out indefinitely due to a serious lung issue.
  • Cody Zeller is OUT for the game
  • Robert Covington, Keljin Belvins, Dennis Smith Jr.,  Trendon Watford, Ben McLemore, Jusuf Nurkic are in COVID-19 protocols.
  • Damian Lillard is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Larry Nance Jr. SF: Norman Powell SF: Nasir Little
Middle: C: Greg Brown III
Guards: PG: Damian Lillard(Questionable)

BENCH: Anfernee Simons, Tony Snell, CJ Elleby, Brandon Williams, Jarron Cumberland, Cameron McGriff.

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Luka Doncic is OUT for this game
  • Trey Burke is OUT for this game
  • Tim Hardaway is OUT for this game
  • Reggie Bullock is OUT for this game
  • Josh Green is OUT for this game
  • Maxi Kleber is OUT for this game
  • Kristaps Porzingis is QUESTIONABLE for this game
  • Willie Cauley-Stein is OUT for this game

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Sterling Brown PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson SG: Frank Ntilikina

BENCH: Moses Brown, Boban Marjanovic, Marquisse Chriss, Theo Pinson, Brandon Knight, George King.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Kristaps Porzingis(DAL)
Points: 34
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02
Steals: 02

After getting a lot of flak for his play last season, the big Forward Kristaps has stepped up his game in absence of Luka Doncic. Luka can return soon and if Kristaps lodge 20-28 points when he comes back, the Dallas Mavericks will field a more formidable style of offense. The big can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Tyrese Haliburton (POR )
Points: 24
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 10
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Haliburton has picked up his scoring from the 11-15 to 17-24 range in the month of December. The highly talented young guard has lodged 8+ assists multiple times this season too and he is in the form of his life.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-50

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 09
Steals: 01

Jalen Brunson has held the fort as a playmaker and scorer without Luka. The guard has given around 6-9 assists a game regularly this season while scoring 16-26 points a game as well on a regular knick.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40

DeAaron Fox(POR)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Fox had scored 28-31 points a game before entering the COVID-19 protocols so he is still getting his conditioning back. Still, I believe he will get at least in the 18-24 points range sooner than later.

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 05
Blocks: 01
Dorian has done an exceptional job as the big Forward and I think he is more of a wing player than a Power Forward for his varied tools. Dorian has scored 10-19 points, grabbed 6-10 rebounds, and has dished 3-6 assists a game in the best stretch of his season this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Harrison Barnes(POR)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Wing Barnes has been a dependable scorer but he is not scoring 20 or more as much as he was earlier in the season. Still, the Forward can lodge 17-19 points a game on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33


  • Buddy Hield(POR ) had 22 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. A high-volume shooter who can constantly score in the 16-22 range.
  • Marvin Bagley III(POR ) had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. The big has lodged 9-13 points and 7-11 rebounds throughout the season.
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 22 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. He has picked up his scoring with Doncic and Hardaway out. Mostly has scored in the 6-9 points range this season but has scored 12 or more in three of the last five games.
    • Brandon Knight(DAL) had 18 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in the last game. The veteran guard has done an amazing job as the replacement player, scoring 10+ in two games straight.
    • Richuan Holmes(POR ) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. An eye injury has taken the steam out of an otherwise productive season for Holmes? When will he get back in the 14-22 points and 8-13 rebounds range?
    • Damian Jones(POR ) had 9 points, 14 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. The above scoring or rebounding range is nowhere near norm for the big.
    • Josh Green(DAL) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Green is receiving playing time due to multiple absentees, he usually doesn’t figure in the range above.
    • Chimezie Metu(POR ) had 5 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Metu can score in 5-9 range while rebound in the 4-8 range regularly.
    • Terance Davis(POR ) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. He has carved out a more than decent role with the team, scores in the 9-13 range.

POR vs DAL Dream11 Team

(If Lillard doesn’t play)
PG: F Ntilikina
SG: J Brunson(SP)
SF: D Finney-Smith, N Powell, N Little
PF: L Nancer-Jr, K Porzingis(PP)
C:    D Powell

(If Lillard plays)
PG: D Lillard(PP)
SG: J Brunson(SP)
SF: D Finney-Smith, N Powell, N Little
PF: L Nancer-Jr, K Porzingis
C:    D Powell

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Unfortunately, MTV and VH1 will not telecast this game, and Voot and Jio TV will also not stream it, but there is still an option left to witness the high-octane NBA action. Go to the official website of the NBA or download the NBA app and buy the NBA League Pass. An Annual Subscription is a great option since it allows you to watch all games live and you can also get the full game replay. You can also follow the score on 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.