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POR vs SAS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs

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POR vs SAS Dream11: NBA charges towards the Playoffs and the Regular Season has been 90% done at this point. The teams that are in the Play-in tournament contention need to pick up the steam now if they are to avoid the halt to their campaign. The reason why these teams have to now make an extra push for the Play-in tournament is that most of these teams have not garnered lengthy winning streaks, falling into the losing streaks bracket more often than not. And in this game, the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs will take on each other in a Western Conference battle.

The Trail Blazers have been struggling with too many injuries and the injury list just keeps expanding with each week. At this point, the team is fielding a third-string unit and the season has been done for the team already. Coach Chauncey Billups just can’t catch a break and has been challenged in so many ways that it has to be a turbulent affair.

On the other hand, although coach Greg Popovich has instilled some terrific habits in the San Antonio Spurs things have still been incredibly hard for this team in a tough Conference. They have struggled to get near the 50% win mark despite having a potent offensive side. So, how will they respond with the Play-in tournament nearing?

Host: Portland Trail Blazers
Visitors: San Antonio Spurs
Match Timing: 24 March, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Trail Blazers grabbed a 119:115 win against the Pistons after a strong 23 points performance Brandon highlighted the effort
The Trail Blazers injury list is like the whole roster itself at this point. The team is missing all their leading guards, their leading Center, and many other players. Wisely, Damian Lillard has been shut down for the rest of the season and I do think that is a viable move considering that not much is left to scrape for Portland at this point. First, the team shipped away Norman Powell then CJ McCollum, and the injury to Nurkic just derailed what was left of the season. Anfernee Simons who was lighting up the floor with his tremendous scoring also got sidelined while even all-around SG Josh Hart has been ruled out for this particular game. The Trail Blazers season has been a hard one for the fans for sure.

The Spurs come into this game after a thrilling 110:108 win versus the Warriors as Keldon Johnson nailed a game-winner.
Although the Spurs did win in the last game, they have squandered the opportunity to make hay and ensure that they seize the tenth position in the West. While DeJounte Murray has been an all-around threat, he has often lacked support from the other players. Jakob has been a great screen-setter and Keldon has given some decent offense, the team lacks quality defense. The offense can be hurt at times too as the team lacks any player other than DeJounte who can put up 20+ points consistently. More will be needed out of Devin Vassell so that the off-guard position can be bolstered while Lonnie Walker IV who gave some scoring punch off the bench has been sidelined for this game too.

San Antonio Spurs | Portland Trail Blazers
Games: 72 | 71
Wins: 28 | 47
Defeats: 44 | 44

Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Portland Trailblazers Team News

  • Nasir Little has been ruled OUT for the season
  • Damian Lillard is OUT for the game and has been done for the season.
  • Eric Bledsoe is OUT for the game and hasn’t played for many days.
  • Didi Louzada is OUT for the game and has been out for most of the season.
  • Joe Ingles will be OUT long-term
  • Jusuf Nurkic is OUT for the game and may return around April.
  • Josh Hart is OUT for the game
  • Anfernee Simons is OUT for the game
  • Greg Brown III is PROBABLE for the game

Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
Middle: PF: Trendon Watford | PF: Justise Winslow | C: Drew Eubanks
Guard: PG: Brandon Williams | SG: CJ Elleby

BENCH: Ben McLemore, Keon Johnson, Kris Dunn, Elijah Hughes, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III.

San Antonio Spurs Team News:

  • Lonnie Walker IV is OUT for the game
  • Romeo Langford is OUT for the game
  • Keita Bates-Diop is PROBABLE for the game
  • Doug McDermott is OUT for the game and is perhaps done for the season

Spurs Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Keldon Johnson
Middle: C: Jakob Poeltl
Guards: PG: DeJounte Murray| PG: Devin Vassell | SG: Joshua Primo

Bench: Zach Collins, Josh Richardson, Devontae Cacock, Jock Landale, Tre Jones, Joe Wisekamp.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

DeJounte Murray(SAS)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 08
One-guard Murray has led the team in points, assists, and steals while doing a great job as the defensive option. The Guard has mostly been in 19-26 points, 6-9 rebounds, 8-12 assists, and 1-4 steals range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

Brandon Williams(POR)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Steals: 03

Brandon has done well as the reserve guard and although his shooting can be a bit erratic, he has done a great job of hoarding free throws attempts. He has been in 14-23 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Keldon Johnson(SAS)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Wing Johnson has been getting it done as a scorer and rebounder while his role has expanded due to the injuries to Walker and McDermott plus the departure of White. The Forward has mostly been in 14-22 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38

Drew Eubanks(POR)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01
Eubanks has given some decent production in the middle as a scorer and rebounder. The big has mostly been in 12-17 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27

Jakob Poeltl(SAS)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 14
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01
Big Poeltl has done a great job as the screener, rebounder, shot-blocker while bringing in decent inside scoring. He has mostly been in 11-16 points, 8-14 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Justise Winslow(POR)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Big Forward Justise gives above-average defense, can notch rebounds, and also get some points. He has mostly been in 10-16 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-27

POR vs SAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Trendon Watford(POR) had 13 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Watford provides decent size and has done well in the extended role. He has mostly been in 11-17 points, 3-8 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
    • Devin Vassell(SAS) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Youg guard Devin has been having some trouble adjusting to the starting role but has still ringed in the 12-18 points range.
    • CJ Elleby(POR) had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Guard CJ has done a decent job as the rebounder and has mostly been in 6-10 points and 5-10 rebounds range.
    • Josh Richardson(SAS) had 25 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Isolation guard Josh has mostly been in 11-17 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steal range.
    • Ben McLemore(POR) had 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Shooting Guard Ben has picked up his scoring, mostly being in the 11-17 points range.
    • Kris Dunn(POR) had 3 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Guard Dunn hasn’t shot well but provides decent playmaking, mostly being in 6-11 points and 4-7 assists range.
    • Joshua Prime(SAS) had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Starting guard Primo has done decently, mostly being in 6-9 points and 3-4 rebounds range.
    • Tre Jones(SAS) had 9 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Bench guard Jones has mostly been 4-8 points and 2-4 assists range.
    • Keon Johnson(POR) had 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Atheltic Keon has mostly been in the 5-7 points range.
    • Zach Collins(SAS) had 11 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Power Forward Zach has mostly been in 5-9 points and 4-5 rebounds range.

    POR vs SAS Dream11

  • PG: D Murray(SP), B Williams
    SG: J Richardson
    SF:  K Johnson(PP), D Vassell
    PF: C Elleby
    C:    J Poeltl, T Watford

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    Wouldn’t it be a pleasure to watch DeJounte Murray showcasing his tremendous all-around skills here? In not a great news for the NBA fans in India, this game can’t be viewed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot. So the best you can watch all the games is by switching on the NBA League Pass. If you buy the annual subscription, you can get into all live games, and apart from that you also can acquire the full game replay if you are not able to catch the live stream. For learning the scores, stats, and news, visit 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.