Description: BKN Vs WAS Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Every game a must win one for Washington Wizards as the club looks to squirm its way into the ensuing round
When Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards go locking heads in NBA 2019-20, today’s square off could end up playing the deciding role for either side’s aspirations. With these two sides sitting in 8th and 9th place respectively, the day’s opening clash looks set to be the defining moment in either team’s ambition of making it into the playoffs.
Currently in 8th, the 6 wins ahead of Washington Wizards, a win for the Nets could all but place them on the brink of direct qualification into the playoffs. The newly conceptualised format for the restart stipulates the 8th placed side making it into the upcoming round if they hold a winning rate higher than four wins of the 9th placed team, a figure the Nets will move closer to achieving with a triumph.
However, after the 128-118 defeat to Orlando Magic on opening day of the resumption, Brooklyn Nets are tottering their way in the Eastern Conference currently. The side completely fell flat on its face infront of a depleted Orlando unit, a performance which doesn’t bode well for them ahead of the impending sojourn.
In the midst of this predicament, Washington Wizards is the ideal side Brooklyn Nets would have wanted to come across. The Wizards make for a flabbergasting team, a side the Nets should manage to see past without any jitters to take a massive stride towards the playoffs.
Probable Playing 5
Chris, Caris, Harris, Thomas, Allen
Napier, Troy, Bonga, Rui, Thomas
NBA Scrimmage 2019-20
Match: Brooklyn Nets Vs Washington Wizards
Date And Time: 2nd August, Sunday: 11:30pm
Venue: Athletic Center, Orlando
- Caris: 24.6 ppg
- Rui: 14.5 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Allen: 12 rpg
- Thomas: 7.4 rpg
Brooklyn Nets Vs Orlando Magic: 118-128
Washington Wizards Vs Phoenix Suns: 112-125
BKN Vs WAS Dream11 Picks
They might have been defeated 125-115 by Phoenix Suns the last time around but that did little to deter Shabazz Napier from making a name for himself. The Washington Wizards’ player didn’t only wade his way through rough waters with ease but ran the show for his side with a glistening 10-13-10 triple-double on the day.
Brooklyn Nets will be represented by Tyler Johnson with the point guard making the most of the escalated minutes he was accorded in the bubble with 11 points and 4 assists.
17 points and 7 assists from Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert showed why he’s taken over the scoring mantle for his side this season. The player not only lined up triples for himself with a conversion rate but came up with crucial layovers and layups as well to accord his counterparts assists right underneath the post.
He finds company in Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot who reposed the faith his side instilled in him by the club with an enigmatic 24 point showing that saw him open the zone for himself and shoot with ease from the midrange region.
Joe Harris will be joining the two, a player who is going to capitalise on the paper thin quality of the defence infront of him to utilise his handles and layup offhanded shots for the side.
Wizards’ meanwhile will see us opt for the pick of the guile filled and myriad Isaac Bonga with the small forward being more than capable of sending down points inside the paint for the club.
Washington Wizards’ top scorer in the league, Rui Hachimura showed why he’s taken over centrestage in the club’s attacking facet. Any chance the club has of transpiring a win on the day will lie on this tranquil ability to shoot the reverse scoops, one which saw him string together 14 points for himself the last time around.
14 points and the 5 rebounds to go with them the last time he stepped out onto the court against Orlando will see Jarret Allen become the culminating name to be cajoled into our ambit.
Nets’ top scorer with an alluring 24.6 ppg, Caris will be our star player while Rui is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Napier, Johnson, Caris, Timothe, Harris, Bonga, Rui, Allen
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