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SAC vs DAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks

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SAC vs DAL Dream11: COVID-19 keeps on trampling the sporting schedule and now NBA is almost seeing a game getting postponed each day. Now, with cases getting stacked at an alarming rate, the very season is in question and despite ten-day deals and relaxed quarantine rules, there is so much insecurity regarding the season at this point.

Anyway, in this game, the Sacramento Kings will take on Dallas Mavericks. The Kings beat the Mavericks during the last game on a Chimezie Metu buzzer-beating jumper. The Kings got their full-strength squad back in the last game but their offense still looked off-color. The Mavericks are missing Luka Doncic but he will return sooner than later, will it happen during this game?

What type of game will see here? Will it be another 90s affair as both teams struggle to find their offensive rhythm? It feels as if the Mavericks can still fight it out even with Doncic out, Porzingis and Brunson have battled all month long after all. Can the Mavericks pip Kings after almost doing it in the previous game?

Host: Sacramento Kings
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks

Match Timing: 1 January, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Golden 1 Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Kings: Sturdy backcourt
Sacramento has been playing inconsistent basketball all season long and with their experience and personnel, they should have done way better. Fox, Haliburton, Hield, and Mitchell form one of the deepest guard rotations but they have not had strong performances in tandem as of yet. Richuan Holmes is grappling with an eye issue, Harrison Barnes’s scoring has been down while Meanwhile, Marvin Bagley III, Chimezie Metu, and Damian Jones have been decent in the frontcourt roles but things have not been in place for Sacramento. The Kings still have the chance to put together a more than decent season.

Mavericks: They have fought…
Dallas has been one of the most motivating units which have seen multiple players raise their games time and time again against the wave of injuries and COVID-19 induced absences. Now, I believe Doncic will be back soon and once he comes back, he will inherit a squad that has fallen short but has kept itself in till late in the game. Mavericks have Brunson playing like an elite point guard, Dorian Finney-Smith at Forward has been having quite a season, meanwhile, ten day-deal players have also been more than decent for the squad.

Sacramento Kings | Dallas Mavericks

Games: 36| 34
Wins: 15| 16
Defeats: 21| 18

Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Sacramento Kings Team News

  • Neemias Queta is in the COVID-19 protocols. The picture can change overnight.

Sacramento Kings Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Marvin Bagley III SF: Harrison Barnes
Middle: C: Richuan Holmes
Guards: PG: DeAaron Fox PG: Tyrese Haliburton

BENCH: Damian Jones, Maurice Harkless, Alex Len, Chimezie Metu, Louis King, Terance Davis, Jahmius Ramsey, Emmanuel Terry, Robert Woodward III.

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Luka Doncic, Isaiah Thomas, Brandon Knight, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway, Maxi Kleber, JaQuori McLaughlin, Willie Cauley-Stein are in COVID-19 protocols.

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

BENCH: Moses Brown, Marquise Chriss, Theo Pinson, George King, Sterling Brown, Josh Green, Carlik Jones.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Kristaps Porzingis(DAL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01

Kristaps has been a superb scorer for the Mavericks this season and he has answered his critics well this season. Now, can Kristaps carry the team further in absence of Luka Doncic? The big can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-52

Tyrese Haliburton (SAC )
Points: 12
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 10
Tyrese has been the major playmaker for the Kings during this month, and he has also scored in bunches when some of the main players have been out. Haliburton can dip in 7-10 assists and score 10+ points on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Steals: 01

Brunson has proven his worth in the starting role and his enormous contributor both as a scorer and playmaker can’t be overlooked. He has scored in the 19-25 points range and has given 6-9 assists a game consistently
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-47

DeAaron Fox(SAC)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 03
Steals: 01

DeAaron has been in fine touch this season but yes, coming back from the COVID-19 protocols has been tricky considering his recent performances. However, after shooting below 40% in the games just after the return, he lodged a 50%+ shooting percentage in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-36

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Finney-Smith has been a wonderful player at the big Forward position for the Dallas squad and he has scored in double-figures for the past six-seven games. Dorian has scored in the 10-17 points range and has grabbed 5-9 rebounds a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Harrison Barnes(SAC)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Harrison has continued to be a factor at the wing with his superb scoring. Barnes’ scoring is down compared to early in the season and he usually figures in the 14-19 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33

SAC vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Richuan Holmes(SAC ) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. RIchuan’s scoring range has come down ever since he has had his eye injury. Seems like a 6-11 points range and 6-9 rebounds range may become a norm.
  • Marvin Bagley III(SAC ) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Marvin has compiled 9-13 points and 6-9 rebounds a game these days.
  • Damian Jones(SAC ) had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Jones has grabbed six rebounds twice in a row.
    • Frank Ntilikina(DAL) had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Frank hasn’t been a high scorer and before multiple players being absent, he was playing way lesser minutes.
    • Chimezie Metu(SAC ) had 11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Chimezie has scored in the 7-11 points and has grabbed 6-9 rebounds a game this season more often than not.
    • Davion Mitchell(SAC ) had 14 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Mitchell has returned after missing games due to COVID-19. He was scoring in 7-10 points range before that.
    • Buddy Hield(SAC) compiled 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. He has been scoring in the 16-22 points range before.
    • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Powell has had some big scoring games this month scoring as much as 22 but usually deals in the 6-8 range.
    • Josh Green(DAL) had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. The young guard has scored 4-9 points a game recently.
    • Sterling Brown(DAL) had 8 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. He has played inconsistent minutes recently.

SAC vs DAL Dream11 Team

PG: F Ntilikina, D Fox
SG: B Hield, J Brunson, T Haliburton(PP)
SF: D Finney-Smith
PF: K Porzingis(SP)
C:   R Holmes

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Since this game is not being telecast on TV channels like VH1, MTV, and streaming services like Voot and Jio TV for Indian viewers. So, one way to acquire this game is through the NBA League Pass. If you buy the annual subscription through NBA League Pass then you can have access to all games, that can be watched live, and also the replay is also available. To get the official score, go to the NBA’s official website.

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.

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