POR VS HOU Dream 11 Team Prediction, NBA Regular Season: POR vs HOU Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up: After a tough 2019-20 season, Trailblazers had a disappointing performance in their opening fixture against the Jazz, where they were blown out by 20 points. On the other hand, the Rockets are yet to play a game after their opening game postponed due to the Covid scare that continues to plague the world. Rockets are going through turmoil, as their ace, James Harden looks for a trade, and now is in a bind after violating COVID-19 protocols. These two teams enter the season with instability, and in the case of the Rockets, James Harden’s presence can be more troubling than relieving. Amidst this setting, the performance of Rockets will be under the lens, while Trailblazers will look for their first win of the season and dissipate the clouds that hang over them. Despite all the troubles, this game features scoring machines in Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and James Harden. Rockets continue to miss their players like John Wall, Eric Gordon, DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Jones, and Ben Mclemore are in quarantine.
POR vs HOU Dream 11 Basketball Match Season match-up
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POR vs HOU Dream11 Match Prediction Match Basics:
Host: Portland Trailblazers
Vistors: Houston Rockets
Match Timing: 27 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center
Portland Trailblazers vs Houston Rockets, NBA News:
Portland Trailblazers team News:
Status out: Zach Collins: The big man is out for the game against the Houston Rockets
Nasir Little: Little will miss the game against the Rockets
Status Questionable: No further issues for the Trailblazers
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr., Jusuf Nurkic, Rodney Hood, Harry Giles III, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, Gary Trent Jr., CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins.
Houston Rockets team News:
Status out: John Wall: The exciting Point Guard will miss the game because of COVID measures.
DeMarcus Cousins: Big Cuz will miss the fixture against Portland because of COVID protocols.
Eric Gordon: The veteran Shooting Guard can’t play in the game because of COVID measures.
Ben Mclemore: Ben is ruled out of the game after testing positive for Coronavirus
Kenyon Martin Jr.: The rookie forward won’t be able to participate in the game because he was tested positive for Coronavirus.
Mason Jones– The two-way guard is ruled out of the games against Portland because of COVID protocols
Status Questionable: The deficient Rockets have had enough injuries on their plate and will go to Moda Center with just 1 player over the threshold.
Houston Rockets active roster: James Harden, Sterling Brown, Bruno Caboclo, Chris Clemons, Danuel House Jr., David Nwaba, Jae’Sean Tate, P.J. Tucker, Brodric Thomas, Christian Wood.
POR vs. HOU Match Prediction
Since Houston are only with two starting-caliber players and is extremely short-handed, the edge naturally goes to the Trailblazers who have the duo of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard. While Rockets are unsure about the future of James Harden, and it will also affect their mentality, James himself will play with pride on the sleeve after being surrounded by a myriad of controversies. This game can turn on to a blowout in which Trailblazers can steamroll over the diminished Rockets, but Harden has the capability of taking over games so he can turn this around single-handedly.
Portland Trailblazers vs Houston Rockets, Fantasy NBA Key Players:
Damian Lillard: Lillard has improved his game every season in the League and his three-point range seemed to have increased too. However, his opening game against the Utah Jazz wasn’t the usual Damian Lillard type of game. He shot only 33% from the field for his 9 points, dished out 7 assists, grabbing 4 rebounds, and having 1 steal and block. You can count on Damian to go way beyond these scoring numbers and improve his performance. Damian can easily the Super-Player pick for the Dream11 fantasy basketball match-up.
James Harden: James Harden wants out of Rockets, but a basketball game is a basketball game for a player of his stature so his performance may still be the usual Harden type of performance. During the 2019-20 season, he led the league in scoring with 34.3 PPG, and grabbed 6.6 RPG, while dishing 7.5 APG. These numbers tell all you need to know about the brilliance of the Beard.
CJ McCollum: CJ is an automatic scorer, he can rack up points in a variety of ways, and this can be understood by his 20+ PPG across 4 seasons now. Against the last encounter with Jazz, he posted 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block. These numbers make him an enticing Draft pick.
Jusuf Nurkic: Big Nurk is a typical throwback big man, who does the dirty work for the Blazers and scores with typical post moves and Pick and Rolls. In the matchup against the Utah Jazz, he garnered 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, while also getting his hands on 1 steal. Nurkic will surely improve his numbers as the season progresses.
Enes Kanter: Enes loves to score and crash boards, he is one of the most threatening reserves in the League. He lodged 14 points and 8 rebounds in the game against the Utah Jazz.
Carmelo Anthony: Carmelo’s humility has made him accept the bench role and now he seems to have embraced it too. He finished the last game against Utah Jazz with 15 points and 4 rebounds.
Christian Wood: Wood is a serviceable big man and in absence of various players from the Rockets, he will get considerable time on the floor. He will look to get a double-double this game and assist the flailing Rockets.
Note- Gary Trent Jr. scored 11 points in the game against the Utah Jazz.
The extremely athletic Forward Derrick Jones Jr. posted 9 points and 4 rebounds in the game against Utah.