PHX VS CLE NBA Regular Season Dream11 Basketball Prediction Fantasy Team News
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns
NBA Regular Season
PHX VS CLE MATCH PREVIEW:
Cleveland Cavaliers host Phoenix Suns in NBA action on Saturday (IST) at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.
Cavaliers are 3rd in the Eastern Conference, while Suns are sitting 14th in Western Conference and have won the joint fewest games (19, along with Memphis Grizzlies) in NBA in 2017-18.
The hosts, in this match, can't aim higher than their current ranking, which is 3rd heading into this match, on the table. As the gap between them and the Toronto Raptors (1st and 53-19), and Boston Celtics (2nd and 48-23) is 11 and 6 games respectively. With only 10 more rounds of fixtures to be played, they may not overtake both the aforementioned teams.
However, teams such as Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat, all could still finish above them. So Cavaliers can't just take things for granted at this stage of the season.
For visitors, Phoenix Suns, things can't go any wrong than their poor 14th position in Western Conference. But having said that, they can still finish above Sacramento Kings, who are 12th in the table. To achieve that target, Suns just need to win matches. And that look improbable-
When: Tomorrow, March 24, 05:00 AM IST
Where: Quicken Loans Arena,
Form of the Team-
Cleveland Cavaliers were 5th at one point in the season. But things have changed for better in the past few weeks. They have won four of their last five games which includes an unbelievable 132-129 win over conference leaders Toronto Raptors. If Cavaliers beat Suns in this match, it will be their 4th straight win.
As a team, Cavaliers are the 5th best team in NBA this season. They are racking up points at an average of 110.8.
LeBron James' team is also 3rd on the list of three-pointers. Till now, they have successfully converted 858 shots from beyond the arc, behind only Houston Rockets (1107), and Brooklyn Nets (890).
While their percentage of 47.8 makes them the 5th best in NBA in terms of field goal percentage.
The visitors, on the other hand, have lost a mammoth 19 of their last 20 games in NBA. Also, they will be entering the Quicken Loans Arena on a nine-game losing streak which looks to be stretched to 10 considering Cavaliers are playing rather well in the last few games.
So Suns are in for a different evening once again.
But despite their low standards and a patchy form this season, Devin Booker has emerged as a superstar in 2017-18. The 21-year-old Shooting Guard is averaging 24.9 points, making him the 9th best Basketball player in NBA this season.
Cleveland Cavaliers – Win – 42, Loss – 29
Phoenix Suns – Win – 19, Loss – 53
Top Performer –
For Cleveland Cavaliers-
|Points Per Game||LeBron James||27.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Kevin Love||9.4|
|Assists Per Game||LeBron James||9.1|
For Phoenix Suns:
|Points Per Game||Devin Booker||24.9|
|Rebounds per Game||Tyson Chandler||9.1|
|Assists Per Game||Devin Booker||4.7|
PHX VS CLE TEAM NEWS:
Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to be without Kyle Korver (personal reasons), and Okaro White (Foot Injury). While Rodney Hood, Cedi Osman, Tristan Thompson, and Larry Nance all are amongst the doubts for this game. So make your Fantasy Dream11 team wisely.
LeBron James (Forward), Jeff Green (Forward), Kevin Love (Center), George Hill (Guard), Jose Calderon (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
Devin Booker (Hand Injury), and Brandon Knight (Knee Injury) are definitely out. While Tyson Chandler, Alan Williams, and T.J Warren are amongst doubts.
Dragon Bender (Forward), Josh Jackson (Forward), Alex Len (Center), Troy Daniels (Guard), Elfrid Payton (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James, Jeff Green, Kevin Love
Phoenix Suns – Josh Jackson, Troy Daniels
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Cleveland Cavaliers are at home and found their mojo back in the last few games. Lebron James looks like a candidate for MVP this season, so Phoenix Suns could very well be finding themselves at the wrong end of the result in this match.
Cavaliers to win the match-
PHX VS CLE FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS PHX VS CLE 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.