In a game played in the Western Conference of the NBA, Denver Nuggets host Portland Trail Blazers in the fifth game of the Semi-Finals series on Tuesday.
Denver Nuggets are playing like the second seed side they are in the Western Conference and have proven that they can hang with anyone. The team has been in incredible form and showed the heart of a lion to win the last game. The series is tied up to 2-2, and have done their bit to make sure they get the home court advantage. The upcoming games are crucial for the franchise, and if they are able to win the next one, it will position them strongly to make their way into the Finals.
Meanwhile, Portland Trail Blazers have their backs against the wall. After an amazing third game of the series where the two teams went into overtime, the franchise looked a shadow of their former selves in the last one. Even so, they were unable to stop Nikola Jokic and it proved to be a costly mistake, as he dominated the entire floor. He needs to be nullified, and the sad thing is that this side has not got the goods to get that done. All they can manage is to try and outscore their opponents, and all of this seems a bit too far-fetched given how difficult it is to find the range against The Nuggets.
Match Timing: May 8, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
Venue – Pepsi Center, Denver
DEN vs POR DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Michael Malone will be missing Michael Porter Jr. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team will be missing Jusuf Nurkic. The starting five will not see a change with the likes Will Barton and Mason Plumlee making appearances from the bench.
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Nikola Jokic has been unbelievably strong since the regular season has ended and it is clear that he has risen to the occasion to take up more responsibility. He is averaging 24.5 points per game along with 12.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists in the post-season.
Jamal Murray has been playing like a superstar in this series, and the way he has been fearless in hitting the tough shots speaks volumes about his character. He is averaging 21.7 points per game along with 3.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in the post-season.
Damian Lillard is the best player of this franchise and he has been nullified to a certain extent, but he has shown time and again he has an amazing range in terms of shooting. He is averaging 30.4 points per game along with 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists in the playoffs.
CJ McCollum has been the perfect number two for the team this season and has taken up more responsibility in terms of being a leader in clutch situations. He is averaging 25.3 points per game along with 5.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the playoffs.
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DEN vs POR Dream11 Predictions:
Denver Nuggets are going to be winning this game as they have the home advantage, and take a 3-2 lead in this series.