UTA vs MEM Dream11: What a fun period it is going to be for the NBA fans once the Playoffs arrive! NBA has been rolling out the Regular Season continuously for five-plus months but the Regular Season’s flow will be curbed in less than a week. But the intensity will only increase from there.
In this game the Western Conference teams, Utah Jazz, and Memphis Grizzlies will clash. The Jazz has been struggling to compile a winning streak and is playing some of their worst basketball, reminiscent of the January window. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies don’t care about any team in the league, currently on the seven-game winning streak, getting it done on both ends of the floor.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 6 April, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
The Jazz has lost 80% of the games recently and Utah has been losing the way. At this point, the team can fall out of the Playoffs and end up in the Play-in tournament. Utah hasn’t been shooting well and the defense also falls apart in key moments. One other headache has been that the team’s been blowing 20 points+ lead, something not good for the confidence of the squad moving into the Postseason.
Mitchell has carried the load while Bogdanovic has been getting it done as a scorer but he will need to step it up further. Rudy Gobert continues to be one of the best rebounders in the league while Conley and Clarkson continue to form a strong Point Guard rotation. It is stunning how many games the Jazz has lost recently and how much the team has misfired from the floor. Can they at least secure the sixth position?
The Grizzlies took care of business against the Suns 114:122 in their last game despite the team playing short-handed to the core
The Grizzlies rested Bane, Jackson, Adams, and Jones in the last game and they still defeated the league’s best Suns! That sums up the season for the Grizzlies. They have won seven in a row without their ace scorer and playmaker Morant. The special run of the team was triggered in December when they won 80%+ games and it is scary how great this team has become with its young players, a dynasty in making!
Bane has held the fort as an isolation scorer and Jones has been a stellar playmaker. Adams and Jackson form a strong frontline while wing Brooks has been having another brilliant season. The bench of the Grizzlies is perhaps deeper than any other team with Melton as a superb scorer at guard, Clarke as a tremendous slasher, Anderson as an all-around player and once Morant returns, the team will look even more loaded. The Grizzlies are a scary team!
Memphis Grizzlies(3rd in West) | Utah Jazz (6th in West)
Games: 78 | 78
Wins: 55 | 46
Defeats: 23 | 32
Utah Jazz Team News
Jazz Expected Starting Five
Scoring Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: PG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall, Elijah Hughes, Danuel House Jr., Nickeill Alexander-Walker, Jared Butler.
Memphis Grizzlies News
Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Dillon Brooks / Kyle Anderson
Frontline: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr | C: Steven Adams
Guards: SG: Desmond Bane | PG: Tyus Jones
BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, John Konchar, Kyle Anderson, Xavier Tillman, Santi Aldama, Jarrett Culver.
*stats from Grizzlies’ game versus Spurs, Utah’s stats from the game versus the Warriors*
Off-guard Mitchell has been amidst another inspirational NBA season and he will be needed to finish on a high. He has mostly been in the 25+ points and 3+ assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-50
Desmond has held the Point Guard position well in absence of Morant and he has already become an elite three-point shooter. He has mostly been in 20-23 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34
Center Gobert has been one of the best rebounders and he is also the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. The paint player has mostly been in 14-19 points, 12+ rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-40
Jaren Jackson Jr.(MEM)
Big Forward Jaren has been in running for the Defensive Player of the Year and has been an influential rebounder and scorer too. The PF has mostly been in 13-16 points, 5-6 rebounds, and 1-4 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
Point Guard Mike’s numbers are down but he has had a couple of strong offensive games and will be huge for the team’s cause. He has mostly been in 14-19 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-32
Center Steven has been one of the best offensive rebounders and also an influential defender for the Grizzlies. The Center has mostly been in 6-8 points, 9-11 rebounds, 2-5 assists, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35
PG: T Jones, D Mitchell(SP)
SG: M Conley
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: J Hernangomez
C: S Adams, R Gobert(PP), J Jackson
Don’t you wanna see the sprightly Grizzlies counter the threat of Donovan Mitchell and co.? If you are an NBA viewer in India, this game can’t be viewed on the TV outlets MTV and VH1. On the other hand, streaming services Voot and JIO TV are not going to showcase the game. Anyway, these services at most show one game per day, and if you want to watch multiple games at the same time, buy the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass. To learn the scores, news, and stats, you can visit the official website of the NBA.