The NBA Finals series move to the home of the Champions as Golden State Warriors prepare for Game-3 against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.
If the Raptors’ Game-1 win was all about how this franchise has played this season, showing the resurgence which hasn’t been seen in the history of this team, then the Game-2 was exemplary, in every sense, of Warriors’ tenacity and what Stephen Curry termed after the match as “Warriors DNA”.
The defending champions were pushed to the corners in the first game, a kind of uncanny situation, as the Dubs never lost a Game-1 in the finals in the last five years. A response was needed to kill every lingering doubt about what this team can do in the absence of Kevin Durant. The world got it, and you can bet that Steve Kerr needed all the help from all of his players.
Match Timing: June 6, 2019, @ 06:30 AM IST
Venue – Oracle Arena, Oakland
GSW vs TOR DREAM11 Team News:
Golden State Warriors:
The injuries are mounting up for Warriors and they could be without three key first-team players for the pivotal Game-3.
The first and the foremost, Kevin Durant. The two-time reigning NBA MVP will sit out yet another game with a calf injury he suffered in Game-5 of the Western Conference semi-finals series against Houston Rockets.
According to reports, Durant has “almost” regained his full fitness, but is yet to be cleared for full practice.
Another big news coming up is that Klay Thompson could miss this match as well. And that’s a huge blow. The 28-year-old Guard left the court in the last game with only seven minutes remaining in the match.
Though, Thompson commented on his situations that he doesn’t see himself missing out on Game-3.
Kevon Looney is definitely out of this game after suffering a first costal cartilage fracture in the last match.
No fresh injury concerns, with the usual suspect OG Anunoby remaining on the sideline at the moment.
GSW vs TOR Dream11 Playing Team:
GSW vs TOR Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
Stephen Curry: At a time when Warriors were buried somewhere under the unchartered territories after Kevin Durant’s injury, for the reason that Curry was struggling and the so-called NBA pundits couldn’t see the deflated Warriors going past James Harden’s Rockets.
If he needed a slight push, he got as Durant’s absence saw the real Curry emerging from his own shadow. Since then, he has been playing like a legitimate finals MVP candidate. With the Dubs playing at home, a big performance is more than expected from him.
Klay Thompson: Doubtful, but we assume that he plays here. The master of the perimeter and the king of the Game-6 is as dominating as his Splash brother Stephen Curry.
Kawhi Leonard: Perhaps the most impact player in this NBA finals series this season. The 2nd favourite to qualify from the Eastern Conference against Milwaukee Bucks, it was Kawhi Leonard’s two way mastery which brought the NBA finals series for the first time to the North.
Pascal Siakam: Even the best players need help to win games, and Kawhi has one good player in Pascal Siakam. The Game-1 win was mostly down to him as he dropped team-high points.