UTA VS HOU DREAM11 NBA Basketball Prediction, Game-5, 9th May – Fantasy Team News
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
NBA Post Season
Conference Semi-Finals, Rockets lead the series 3-1
UTA VS HOU DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Exactly a year ago, Houston Rockets faced San Antonio Spurs in the semifinal of Western Conference, and despite winning the first game, they lost the series 4-2. That was not a shocking result and Spurs were expected to beat them even though James Harden was playing like a champ.
Now fast forward a year, Houston Rockets are no longer the same team, and James Harden is playing like a man on a personal mission. They swept aside Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1 in the last round and now are on the cusp of making it into the final of the Western conference provided they beat Utah Jazz in this game.
Rockets played the first two games at home and lost the 2nd game108-116, giving Utah a significant advantage ahead of the next two games. But Houston won the next two game on the road with Harden scoring 49 points in those two matches. Now Houston are at home in this game and we are expecting them to wrap up this series in fron of their own fans.
Rockets still need to work in one department ahead of their possible Western Conference semifinal showdown against Golden State Warriors. It’s their shooting from beyond the arc which should be a cause for concern for their head coach Mike D’Antoni. In the game-4, Rockets shot only 10-of-38 from 3, (at 26.3 percent), and it was Chris Paul’s efficiency which was a bright spark for Rockets. The 33-year-old Point Guard shot 12-of-23 shooting in Houston’s 100-87 Game 4 win to take a 3-1 series lead.
When: Tomorrow, May 9, 05:30 AM IST
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Regular Season Record-
Houston Rockets – Win – 65, Loss – 17
Utah Jazz – Win – 48, Loss – 34
Top Performer (Post Season) –
For Houston Rockets:
|Points Per Game||James Harden||29.7|
|Rebounds per Game||Clint Capela||13.0|
|Assists Per Game||James Harden||7.8|
For Utah Jazz-
|Points Per Game||Donovan Mitchell||24.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Rudy Gobert||10.9|
|Assists Per Game||Ricky Rubio||7.0|
UTA VS HOU DREAM11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Game Time Decision
Houston Rockets are at full strength in this match. Big name players like James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon all are fit and healthy. They all will start in this game.
However there are some injury issues as RJ Hunter, Zhou Qi and C Onuaku are all doubtful for the visitors in this match. But they are all fringe players and shouldn’t affect their strategy and approach in this game.
Ricky Rubio was upgraded to doubtful ahead of the 4th game, but he didn’t play in that game. He is still suffering from a muscle injury and is not expected to feature in this game. So don’t include him in your UTA vs HOU Dream11 NBA Fantasy team.
Thabo Sefolosha is another player who will miss this match for Utah Jazz, while Tony Bradley is a game-time decision.
UTA VS HOU Dream11 Playing Team: Probable
| Utah Jazz
| Houston Rockets
| Donovan Mitchell (G)
| Chris Paul (G)
| Joe Ingles (G)
| James Harden (G)
| Ricky Rubio / Royce O’Neale (F)
| Trevor Ariza (F)
| Derrick Favors (F)
| PJ Tucker (F)
|Rudy Gobert (C)||Clint Capela (C)|
From the Bench: – UTA vs HOU Dream11
Houston Rockets – Eric Gordon, Luc Mbah a Moute, Ryan Anderson, Nene, Tarik Black, Gerald Green
Utah Jazz – Ricky Rubio / Royce O’Neale, Jae Crowder, Alec Burks, Dante Exum, Raulzinho Neto, Jonas Jerebko
UTA vs HOU Dream11 Key Players:
Houston Rockets – James Harden, Chris Paul
Utah Jazz – Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles
UTA VS HOU DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
After beating Houston Rockets in the 2nd game and in their own backyard, Utah Jazz had the momentum to stun James Harden and company.
But Houston Rockets are a different beast this season and it showed in the next two games as they won two on the road and now have the series in their grasp.
We are backing them to do just that and wrap up the series in the 5th game at Toyota Center.
NOTE: THIS UTA VS HOU 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.