The Western Conference of the NBA will see Golden State Warriors face off against Portland Trail Blazers in the finals on Thursday.
Golden State Warriors are the defending champions and are showcasing why they are the favourites to win it all over again. They have been incredible ever since Kevin Durant got injured, and will be looking to do what they know best; shoot threes. The splash brothers in Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are firing on all cylinders, and the only way to stop them will be to outscore them, and that is a highly unlikely thing to happen in the modern NBA.
Meanwhile, Portland Trail Blazers are playing the conference finals after 19 years and they have got the pressure of the entire city on them to perform aptly. They were outshone tremendously in the first game, and they will be looking to correct these defensive mistakes here. The franchise too possesses a fantastic backcourt in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, and they will be looking to go head to head with the Splash brothers here to see who truly is more superior in the art of shooting.
Match Timing: May 17, 2019, @ 06:30 AM IST
Venue – Oracle Arena, Oakland
GSW vs POR DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Steve Kerr will be missing Kevin Durant, Damian Jones and DeMarcus Cousins. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team will be without Jusuf Nurkic. The starting five will not see a change with the likes Rodney Hood and Seth Curry making appearances from the bench.
GSW vs POR Dream11 Playing Team:
GSW vs POR Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
Stephen Curry is looking to regain the status of being one of the best players in the world, and in the last two games, he has accomplished that very feat. He is averaging 25.2 points per game along with 5.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in the post-season.
Klay Thompson has come alive lately as he is hitting his shots with ease and proving why he is one of the best shooters to have ever lived. He is averaging 18.8 points per game along with 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in the post-season.
Damian Lillard is the superstar of the franchise and he will be looking to have a better outing than what he faced in the last game. He is averaging 27.7 points per game along with 4.7 rebounds and 6 assists in the playoffs.
CJ McCollum has been arguably the most important player for the team ever since the regular season has gotten over, and he can turn things around easily with his shooting ability. He is averaging 24.9 points per game along with 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in the playoffs.
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GSW vs POR Dream11 Team:
In this team, we have gone for a 4:4 ratio. This is going to be a closer game than the last one. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala are unmissable from Golden State Warriors, and they have to be taken in the team regardless of their credit points.
You have a choice to choose between Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, but due to lack of credit points, we have gone for CJ, who has been in better form than his teammate lately. Their two centres are also taken, as they possess offensive abilities to fetch us points in E Canter and Z Collins from the Trail Blazers.
Steph’s brother Seth and Jonas Jerebko are taken as fillers.
The obvious choice to take Steph Curry as the Star Player is being done, as the man hit 8 three-pointers in the last game, and is unlikely to have a bad game here.
But, if you like the chances of Portland here, you can take this team and make CJ McCollum your star player as well, as he is expected to bring fire into this second game.
In this team, we have to take in Damian Lillard and he replaced CJ McCollum. To accommodate him, we have also taken R Hood from the Trail Blazers whereas Kevon Looney replaces Enes Kanter.
This makes this side a 5:3 ratio in favour of Golden State Warriors.
Steph Curry will still remain to be the Star Player, but you can go with K Thompson as well to spice things up.
GSW vs POR Dream11 Predictions:
Golden State Warriors were unbelievable in the first game, and we don’t see them slowing down at all, and take a 2-0 lead in this series.