HOU Vs OKC Dream 11 Prediction: Rockets take a comfortable lead in the playoffs with an emphatic win.
Where day 2 of the playoffs saw some unprecedented results with both the 8th seeded sides winning, Houston Rockets ensured they were not on the end of such a predicament.
The team’s showdown against Oklahoma City Thunder unfolded exactly as many had envisaged with side managing to ease its way to a 1-0 lead without any jitters.
Thumping Oklahoma 123-108 without the services of Westbrook, Rockets showed that they mean business this season. The side was largely unperturbed across the four quarters as it held the reigns of the fixture with the team’s ability to convert from the field serving a massive boost in the arm to the team’s attacking aspirations.
It’s a performance the club will be looking to emulate as it looks to embark on a second straight win in the playoffs. However, despite their pulsating win the last time around, the Rockets will be well aware of Oklahoma’s threat and the repertoire of players the side is blessed with.
They might have been found wanting in the attacking facet the last time around but that will do little to dissuade Oklahoma City Thunder today. This is a side bestowed with well endowed attacking names, players capable of setting up triples from the corners and deep.
We envision Oklahoma to address the elephant in the room and flare up their conversion rate today. The side will pose a much sterner test to the Rockets as compared to the fore skirmish but ultimately fall short courtesy of a leaky defence.
Probable Playing 5
Harden, Danuel, Eric, Robert, Tucker
Paul, Shai, Terrance, Danilo, Adams
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Rockets Vs Oklahoma Game 2
Date And Time: 20th August, Thursday: 1:00am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
- Harden: 39.3 ppg
- Paul: 20.6 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Tucker: 6.8 rpg
- Adams: 8.9 rpg
Rockets Vs Oklahoma: 123-108
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With a double-double the last time around, Chris Paul spared no expense to spruce Oklahoma City Thunder’s attacking docket. He was in imperious touch as he looked to down Harden with whom he’s engaged in a spat at the moment.
James Harden ended up coming out of top of the two in their rift the last time around. Akin to Paul, he was spurred by the tiff between the two as well as he made the most of his forte in dropping points from the midrange region to come up with a game winning display for the club.
We are going to be pairing him up with Ben McLemore for the impending scrimmage. Getting an extended outing for Houston Rockets come the playoffs, he made full use of his minutes on the court as his ability to backstep and layup the offhanded shots saw him send down a string of points.
With no Westbrook available for the Rockets currently, Danuel House Jr. was asked to fill in the void left by Westbrook. And the small forward was more than willing to take over the onus of delivering an incisive performance as he utilised his crossovers and handles to leave Oklahoma’s defence in a quandary.
Slotting in next to him from the Rockets is Eric Gordon. His versatile skill set saw him not only deliver the spin and slams but come up with dimes as well for the club.
Darius Bazley has been an entirely new player inside the bubble for Oklahoma. The power forward got just a little over 20 minutes in game 1 but those minutes were enough for him to forage the reverse scoops and alleyoops for himself as he came up with yet another flawless delivery of filed points.
Oklahoma might have been putdown the last time around but the club did manage to make things jittery for the Rockets on a slew of occasions. And it was due to Steven Adam’s double-double with the player utilising his ability to lunge onto the rebounds and deflections to covert the second chance points.
With over 20 points the last time around, the talismanic Jeff Green will be inducted into our framework from Houston Rockets.
His game winning double-double made it prudent to opt for Harden as our star player while Paul is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Paul, Harden, ben, Danuel, Eric, Bazley, Adams, Green
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