FKB Vs TNM Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Battle for top spot set to take the league over today when second placed Taranaki take to the middle today
Today’s imminent encounter between Franklin Bulls and Taranaki Mountain Airs is a battle for top spot in the National Basketball League. A win for Taranaki today would not only see them ease their way into the revered spot but also lay down a real statement of intent for the glistening trophy.
In second place at the moment, it’s this Taranaki juggernaut which makes an advent into the tie seeing the scales tilted in its favour. The made a thunderous return to winning ways with a well versed 102-95 win yesterday, a resilt which not only snapped their losing spree in the competition btu also remeinded everyone of their staunch calibre.
Back at their imperious ebst, the side are going to make for an extremely daunting oppsotion for 5th placed Franklin Bulls. With two defeats on the bounce, the wheels are voming off the club’s season with the side hanging onto the thinnest of thread at the moment to maintain its relevance for a spot in the ensuing playoofs.
Despite Franklin tottering their way towards a sinking ship, the side managed to steady it the last time around. The side managed to push third placed Jets all the way in their foregone 98-94 defeat, a performance which saw them show gallantry and pluck, attributes the side has scoured for all season long.
They’ll serve an extremely stern test to Taranaki on the day but unfortunately see their dwindling defence let them down on the day.
Probable Playing 5
Jackson, Samuel, Isaac, Bartlett, Dominique
Brooke, Tai, Derone, Kenneth, Marcel
National Basketball League 2019-20
Match: Manawatu Jets Vs Taranaki
Date And Time: 23rd July, Thursday: 11:00am
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Auckland
- Dominique: 21 Points
- Marcel: 23 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Dominique: 11 Rebounds
- Marcel: 8 Rebounds
Manawatu Vs Franklin: 98-94
Taranaki Vs Nelson: 102-95
FKB Vs TNM Dream11 Picks
He was there in our Dream 11 team yesterday and Derone Raukawa is going to feature in our framework once again. The Taranaki Mountain Airs point guard is running the show for his side at the moment with the player responsible for his side’s win yesterday courtesy of his scrumptious 15-11 double-double..
Franklin Bulls will on the other hand see us venture in for the pick of Jackson Stubbins with the player pulling off the 6 points and 6 points for the side in the foregone affair.
Wednesday saw Shane Temara show why he’s such an imperious player when it comes to delivering points from the midrange region. The shooting guard registered a mammoth 20 point and 8 rebound display for his side, a performance which grew in stature owing to the manner in which he was able to elevate himself in the culminating stages.
13 points in the same affair see Mitch Dance accompany Temara for the impending scrimmage. The player has an innate ability when it comes to piling on the field points, a skill set which will see him be handed over the ball on ample situations as his try look to breach a stringent defence.
Marcel Jones have been handed over the brunt of scoring for the side and guiding them to wins in every affair and the player has been more than glad to take the onus of guiding his side to wins. The indomitable player came up with yet another flawless and dependable show yesterday with the player sending down 23 points inside the paint for the side.
Franklin on the other hand see us indulge in the services of the electric Sam Timmins who registered the 6 rebounds in his bygone outing, numbers which alluded towards the tenacity he has when in comes towards acting as the side’s mainstay in defence.
Joel Vaiangina will be his partner for the encounter while the other slot of the docket see us immerse in the services of Tai Wynyard. A robust player, the centre is capable of accruing up the rebounds, steals and blocks, traits which make him a must have pick for the forthcoming affair.
His 23 points from yesterday see Jones be our star player while Derone is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Derone, Stubbins, Temara, Dance, Jones, Timmins, Tai, Joel
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