SAS VS HOU NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction – Fantasy Team News
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets
NBA Regular Season
SAS VS HOU MATCH PREVIEW:
San Antonio Spurs (44-32) host Houston Rockets (62-14) in NBA action on Monday morning (IST) at AT&T Center, in San Antonio.
Spurs moved from sixth to fourth in the Western Conference after winning seven of their last 10 games. They are just three wins away from Portland Trail Blazers who are 3rd in the table, and mathematically, could finish the regular season at a respectable 3rd position if they win all their remaining seven games, which is a possibility, and Blazers lose at least three of their remaining six games.
But if we look below in the table, Los Angeles Clippers are 9th with 41 wins, so Spurs are still not home and dry as far as finishing in the top-8 is concerned.
Houston Rockets, on the other hand, look like Champions-elect on current form. They have won the most games (62), and have lost the fewest games (14) in the NBA regular season so far. The defending Champions, Golden State Warriors, are 2nd behind them, and can't stop Rockets from winning the conference.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 30, 01:00 AM IST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio
Form of the Team-
San Antonio Spurs–
San Antonio Spurs have shown only in bits and pieces this season and the continued absence of their talismanic Kawhi Leonard is a big factor why Spurs are averaging just 102.5 points this season. Quite remarkably, only Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings are averaging lesser than Popovich's team.
Spurs are coming into this match after losing their last two games against Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.
But their defense is faring better and is allowing just 99.4 points against them. They are shooting at 45.8 percent while the opposition are managing 45.2 shots against them from beyond the arc.
In Kawhi's absence, LaMarcus Aldridge has stood up to the challenge of leading the charge for Spurs, and is averaging 23.1 points this season.
If there is one team that is showing no signs of complacency, despite tearing the NBA apart this season, that team has to be Houston Rockets.
They have won a massive 28 games out of the last 29 they played. While heading into this match, Rockets won their last eleven games. Their only loss in that imperious run came against another surprise package, Toronto Raptors. Other than that, Rockets have bullied every other team including Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
As a team, Rockets have lost just six homes games this season, and another eight on the road. They are also averaging 113.5 points per game, putting them at 2nd in that regard. While they are shipping out rebounds and assists at 43.5 and 21.7 per game respectively.
James Harden is Rockets' and NBA's best player this season. The 28-year-old point-guard is averaging 30.7 points and 8.7 assists per game this season. A sure-shot for MVP award!
Last 10 Results-
San Antonio Spurs – L W W W W W W L L W
Houston Rockets – W W W W W W W W W W
San Antonio Spurs – Win – 44, Loss – 32
Houston Rockets – Win – 62, Loss – 14
Top Performer –
For San Antonio Spurs-
|Points Per Game||LaMarcus Aldridge||23.1|
|Rebounds per Game||LaMarcus Aldridge||8.3|
|Assists Per Game||Tony Parker||3.8|
For Houston Rockets:
|Points Per Game||James Harden||30.7|
|Rebounds per Game||Clint Capela||10.9|
|Assists Per Game||James Harden||8.8|
SAS VS HOU TEAM NEWS:
San Antonio Spurs:
Kawhi Leonard's continuous absence remains a big puzzle despite doctors clearing him fit enough to play. Now, the 26-year-old Small-Forward has moved to New York for more rehabilitation work. So he is definitely out of this match.
While their record scorer this season LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a knee injury in the game against Washington Wizards. Now he is fit and healthy and raring to go.
Don't leave him out of your Dream11 team.
Danny Green (Forward), Kyle Anderson (Forward), LaMarcus Aldridge (Center), Patty Mills (Guard), Dejounte Murray (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Bryan Forbes, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne, Brandon Paul, Manu Ginobili, Davis Bertans, Brandon Paul,
Houston Rockets have no notable injury concerns. However, Chris Paul may miss this game due to his persistent hip injury. He is a doubt and his inclusion depends on game-time decisions.
Eric Gordon is a game-time decision. We will be making more updates about his inclusion at around 10:00 PM IST.
P.J. Tucker (Forward), Trevor Ariza (Forward), Clint Capela (Center), James Harden (Guard), Gerald Green (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Mbah a Moute, Joe Johnson, Ryan Anderson, Tarik Black, R. J. Hunter, Zhou Qi
San Antonio Spurs – LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay
Houston Rockets – James Harden, Chris Paul
SAS VS HOU FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Gregg Popovich is a master tactician. He is regarded as one of the best ever head-coaches in the world. So expect some tactical nuances when James Harden and company visit his team's home. But Houston Rockets have shown this season that they are not afraid of any team, and Spurs may find it hard to stop MVP-elect Harden who seems to be in a completely different league of his own.
Rockets to win the match.
NOTE: THIS SAS VS HOU 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.