Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for GSW vs TOR as TSR helps you with Dream 11 for NBA Finals Game 2
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors
Golden State Warriors were taken down in game 1 by the Toronto Raptors, not lead by Kawhi, which has not happened once in these playoffs. While Kawhi had a rare off-game, while still scoring 23 points but on 35% shooting, the rest of the Raptors stepped up majorly.
Pascal Siakam led the way with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and was ably supported by Marc Gasol, who not only didn’t get run off the court by Warriors small ball line-ups, but played a stellar role in containing Steph Curry when the Warrior tried to get switches with high ball screens. Gasol finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist, getting limited minutes in the 2nd half due to foul trouble.
For the Warriors it was a rough night on offense outside of Curry. Klay Thompson had 21 points, but the Warriors needed more from him as long as KD stays out and KD has been ruled out of game 2. Thompson couldn’t find the shots he usually does as the Raptors played good defense, showing a commitment to chasing the Warriors guards as they ran from one screen to another attempting to get free.
Thompson, unlike Curry, is a poor ball handler and isn’t trusted to be the facilitator, so he doesn’t get many possessions bringing the ball up and has to rely on getting open to get his shots, which didn’t happen often against the Raptors. Draymond Green after claiming to be the GOAT defender, had a poor defensive night by his standards as Pascal Siakam, who he was primarily defending, had a big night.
GSW vs TOR Dream11 Prediction
Game 2 will be different from Game 1, irrespective of who wins. Kawhi having 2 back to back poor nights is unlikely. And Draymond Green is nothing if not competitive and will have taken Siakam’s big game 1 as a personal slight and will step up his defense majorly on Siakam. Thompson can have major bursts that can make dropping him look silly, but he hasn’t had one of those in a long time and Raptors defense was too good to have been a fluke, so Thompson is replaced by Siakam in our team.
Curry stays on as the Warriors best player on offense and having managed to score 34 points despite all of Toronto’s stifling defense. He is also the safest bet for Star Player after Kawhi’s quiet game 1. Fred VanVleet continued his great run of form and contributed with 15 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound, but his primary contribution was the defense he played on Steph Curry which was exceptional.
OG Anunoby is going to make a return in Game 2 and is a major weapon off the bench for the Raptors and he averages 7 points and 3 rebounds for the season and is capable of much more. Kevon Looney also as been a big part of the Warriors success this post season, but had a quiet game in game 1. We are trusting him to pick up the pace in game 2.
Jacob Evans is the final pick as a credit filler for the team, who is unlikely to play any minutes unless something goes horribly wrong for one of the teams.