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December 25, 2018
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POR vs UTA Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi

POR vs UTA Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers

MATCH DETAILS:
Match Timing: December 23, 2018, @ 03:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Capacity- 18,300

POR vs UTA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Utah Jazz will be looking to get back to winning when they host an in-form Portland Trail Blazers team in the NBA at Vivint Smart Home Arena, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday morning (IST).

Utah Jazz:
Perhaps fatigue got the better of Utah Jazz in the last match which they lost by a single point against Oklahoma City Thunder. This was their 2nd assignment in the back-to-back games in less than 24 hours, and also considering the travel, Utah may not have the legs to last.

Jazz were almost at full strength in the match but lacked intensity and the precision during the possession. And it was that kind of night when the opponent’s best player was playing at his full potential. Paul George is enjoying the best start to the new season and he was once again the difference for his team. The former Indiana Pacers star dropped an insane and game-high 43 points and 14 rebounds in the game where everybody else seemed to struggle.

For Jazz, the only positive in the 106-107 loss was the performance of the first five who all ended up scoring in the double digits. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both scored 20 points each, while Derrick Favors had 16 points in the match.

Utah’s record this season still remains negative at 16-18 at the moment. Also, they have the negative home and away results as well, and now sit outside the playoff positions.

Portland Trail Blazers:

In a wildly entertaining game, Portland Trail Blazers got the better of Dallas Mavericks in the overtime, winning the match 121-118 at home.

With just 0.6 seconds to go, Portland were almost home in the match. But Dallas’ rookie sensation Luka Doncic produced the moment of his fledgeling career when he jumped and buried a three-pointer from the corner. As soon as the ball left his hand, the buzzer blew, making it the last attempt from the visitors.

But Portland managed to recover in the overtime and won the match 121-118 to hand Mavericks’ sixth straight loss. The Blazers rose to fifth in the table with 19-14 record while Dallas are still reeling outside the playoff positions and sit at 12th in the Western Conference.

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 33 points while C.J. McCollum added 22 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic continued to rack up the double-double as he scored 10 points and 12 rebounds to record his 16th doiuble-doiuble of the season.

Regular Season Record-
Utah Jazz: W-16, L-18
Portland Trail Blazers: W-19, L-14

Players to watch out for:
Utah Jazz:
Donovan Mitchell – He is just 22 but is leading the charge for his team this season. The 2017 1st round pick is averaging 20.2 points per game this season.
Rudy Gobert – More of a seasoned player now for Utah Jazz. The 26-year-old is averaging 14.6 points per game and is also racking up 12.3 rebounds per game this season. He can be a complete package.

Portland Trail Blazers:
Damian Lillard – Portland’s torchbearer, and the biggest threat for any team when playing against Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard is racking up MVP calibre points, 27.1 points per game. Not many players can boast about that sort of numbers. In the last match, he was too potent as he dropped 33 points against Dallas Mavericks.
CJ McCollum – He is like Lillard’s Splash Brother in Portland who plays the role of second fiddle to the perfection. The 27-year-old is averaging 21.3 points per game this season, making him only the second Blazers’ player to average in the 20s this season.

POR vs UTA Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Utah Jazz:
Injured – Utah Jazz are at full strength for this match. No player has been listed as out as of yet.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None

Portland Trail Blazers:
Injured – Only Anfernee Simons has been ruled out for Blazers. The 19-year-old is suffering from an illness.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.

POR vs UTA Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • Utah Jazz: Joe Ingles (F), Derrick Favors (F), Rudy Gobert (C), Donovan Mitchell (G), Ricky Rubio (G)
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu (F), Maurice Harkless (F), Jusuf Nurkic (C), Damian Lillard (G), C. J. McCollum (G)

From the bench:

  • Utah Jazz: Kae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Dante Exum, Royce O’Neale
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner, Meyers Leonard, Seth Curry, Zach Collins, Nik Stauskas

POR vs UTA Dream11 Fantasy Team:

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Utah Jazz are sliding down the table and can’t even maintain a good streak at home. They face a Portland side who can destroy any team on their day. But this is is the 2nds game between these two teams in four days. Jazz won that match away and we bakc them to win this as well.

NOTE: THIS POR vs UTA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

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Anurag tyagi

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