IND Vs DEN Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: East and West go at loggerheads in a gargantuan encounter.
The new year comes bearing with an action packed day in the ongoing edition of the marquee league. And today’s slated encounter between Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets plays out to that narrative with the two behemoths facing off against each other in an intoxicating brew.
In what is set to be an electric and gripping encounter, when the two conferences square off against each other for this humdinger, we are sent to be enthralled in an intriguing encounter. Currently in second spot in the Western Conference with a 23-10 record, Denver Nuggets are making an advent into the day’s encounter having been defeated by 130-104 by Houston Rockets the last time around.
It was an agonising performance by the side, an underachieving performance they’ll be looking to overhaul come today’s outing. However, they know things won’t be straightforward for them with them taking on Eastern Conference’s fifth placed Indiana Pacers, a side who defeated Philadelphia 76ers 115-97 the last time around to curtail a two game losing spree.
With Indiana Pacers pulling off an impressive win in the bygone encounter, this tie is set to be a closely contested affair. However, what will work Denver Nuggets way is their attacking might and ability to send down points at crucial junctures to see the side just about edge this fixture.
Probable Playing 5
- Victor Oladipo and Edmund Sumner will both be ruled out for Indiana Pacers for the day with their respective knee injuries.
Domantas Sabonis, T. J. Warren, Myles Turner, Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon
Paul Millsap, Torrey Craig, Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, Jamal Murray
Match: Indiana Pacers Vs Denver Nuggets
Date And Time: 3rd January, Friday- 5:30am
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Television: Sony Ten 2, Six/HD
- Domantas Sabonis, T. J. Warren, Myles Turner, Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon
- Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray
- T. J. Warren: 17.8 Points
- Nikola Jokic: 18.1 Points, 6.7 Assists
Best Ball Stealer
- Domantas Sabonis: 13.3 Rebounds
- Nikola Jokic: 9.9 Rebounds
IND Vs DEN Dream11 Point Guard
Leading his side’s scoring ranks till a couple of games back, Jamal Murray has been in resplendent touch this season for Denver Nuggets. And come today’s affair against Indiana Pacers, the point guard is going to play a pivotal role for his side given his ability to pull off turnovers and transition the ball from defence to attack.
Elsewhere, we have the one player being brought in from the opposition as well with Edmond Sumner finding a place in our opening docket.
IND Vs DEN Dream11 Shooting Guard
An encounter lined up with worldclass players meant we were also going to have to scour for cheap picks. And in Malik Beasley we found just the player who priced at a mere 5.5 credits makes for sublime value given his crucial scrimmages on the court for his side.
IND Vs DEN Dream11 Small Forward
The most heavily indulged in facet by us, we have gone in with a trio of selections over here. It begins with T.J. Warren from Indiana Pacers with the small forward registering 17.8 points per game to lead the scoring ranks of his side, a player who was always going to be a must have one for us.
Doug McDermott will be his partner for the day while from Denver Nuggets we have decided to divulge in the services of the myriad Will Barton. The player has opened up his zone to send down treys with ease, something we see him pulling off come today as well.
IND Vs DEN Dream11 Power Forward
Registering the 13.3 rpg, Domantas Sabonis has been the mainstay of his side’s defensive sojourns. He’s spearheaded the side’s defensive gameplan, pulling off deflections, rebounds and blocks, a name who has seen his flamboyant acumen for the game imbed in place some stellar showings.
IND Vs DEN Dream11 Centre
He’s undoubtedly the fulcrum of the Denver Nuggets’ side this season, a player who was always going to be a regulation pick for us on the day. With 18.1 ppg, 6.7 apg and the 9.9 rpg to go with them, Nikola Jokic is a player whose numbers bear testament to the emphatic brand of basketball he’s instilled for his side.
It’s these showings which see us make Doncic our star player for the day.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.