May 9, 2019
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DEN vs POR DREAM11 | NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals 2019| Preview, Fantasy Team News

By Kartikey Sharma

DEN vs POR Dream11 Predictions
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA 2019 Playoffs Match Preview

Overview:

The Western Conference of the NBA will see a sixth game being played between Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers in the Semi-Finals on Friday.

Denver Nuggets were touted to be ousted in the first round of the playoffs even though they were the second seed in the NBA. The team has been in incredible form, and have levelled up exponentially since the regular season got over. The franchise has been winning games with ease, and if anyone has got a character to fight on till nothing’s left, it is this side. With stars such as Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, the team has got some serious players, who have been giving it their all for the winning cause.

Meanwhile, Portland Trail Blazers have got themselves some work cut out for themselves as they are trailing this series by a 3-2 scoreline. The franchise needs to deliver big time in this game in their own backyard in order to back on the same terms. The team has looked a bit off sometimes, and do lack the firepower and motivation they possessed in the first round. Damian Lillard needs to raise his hand and take some responsibility, as he too has been a bit slow. He needs to make more shots for himself and his teammates if they have any hopes of doing anything at all here.

MATCH DETAILS:                                           

Match Timing: May 10, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
Venue – Moda Center, Portland
Capacity- 19,980

DEN vs POR DREAM11 Team News:

Denver Nuggets –

Head Coach Michael Malone will be missing Michael Porter Jr. The starting five will not see a change as well.

Portland Trail Blazers –

The team will be without Jusuf Nurkic. The starting five will not see a change with the likes Rodney Hood and Zach Collins making appearances from the bench.

DEN vs POR Dream11 Playing Team:

DEN-

  • Forward –Paul Millsap, Torrey Craig
  • Center – Nikola Jokic
  • Guard – Gary Harris, Jamal Murray

POR-

  • Forward – Al-Farouq Aminu, Maurice Harkless
  • Center – Enes Kanter
  • Guard – Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum

DEN vs POR Dream11 Fantasy Picks:

Denver Nuggets –

Nikola Jokic has been thoroughly dominant in this series and has proven to be one of the most unstoppable forces in the game. He is averaging 24.5 points per game along with 13.1 rebounds and 9 assists in the post-season.

Jamal Murray is proving to be an amazing clutch player and has been hitting his shots with ease and a lot of hustle to showcase his ability. He is averaging 21.4 points per game along with 3.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists in the post-season.

Portland Trail Blazers –

Damian Lillard made his name as one of the best shooters in the first round but has been a bit lacklustre after being nullified in this series. He is averaging 29.6 points per game along with 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists in the playoffs.

CJ McCollum has been the best number two player for any team in the NBA so far, and he will be looking to showcase he can be a leader of this franchise as well. He is averaging 24 points per game along with 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the playoffs.

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DEN vs POR Dream11 Team:

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DEN vs POR Dream11 Predictions:

Denver Nuggets are going to be winning this game and seal off this series to advance into the Finals for the West.

Kartikey Sharma

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