HOU Vs OKC Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Edge of the seat thriller to engross us today as Oklahoma tie the series with a closely fought win in game 4
Oklahoma City Thunder are just refusing to go away in the playoffs. Trailing Houston Rockets, the side restored parity in the series with a hard earned 119-117 win game 4 of the series to draw level at 2-2 in the playoffs.
The result was one which finely balances the series between the two. Both the sides have shown their expertise on ample occasions to see us be in for an humdinger of an affair when the two step out in game 5 with this clash being widely touted as the one to watch out amongst the three ties slated for the day.
Four Houston Rockets, the biggest qualm remains on how to curb Oklahoma City Thunder from scoring. With Shai and Chris Paul moving in tandem to lay up points from the deep with a high conversion rate, the Rockets have a real task on their hands in the forthcoming showdown with the team’s inability to guard its rim proving to be a source of headache.
We are set to be regaled in yet another edge of the seat thriller when these two go at loggerheads today. All across the series, extremely little has separated the two and the barest of margins will come into place today as well to determine the winner.
Given the way Oklahoma have torched their way back in the series, we envision them building on the momentum they have instilled in their ranks. The side’s ability to come up with jump points and triples should power them to the closest of wins in game 5.
Probable Playing 5
Harden, Danuel, Eric, Robert, Tucker
Paul, Shai, Terrance, Danilo, Adams
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Rockets Vs Oklahoma Game 5
Date And Time: 27th August, Thursday: 4:00am
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
- Harden: 32 Points
- Dennis: 30 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Shai: 12 Rebounds
- Adams: 8.9 rpg
Oklahoma Vs Rockets: 119-117
HOU Vs OKC Dream11 Picks
Dennis Schroder ended up toying with the Rockets defence in the bygone encounter. His handles and crossovers left the opposition in quandary as he exploited the corners and midrange region to pull off a crucial 30 points in the day.
While Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s form is well documented this season given the manner in which he’s won games for his side, his showings in the playoffs have been ones to write home about. Upping the ante when most needed, he’s shown he’s crunch player with the shooting guard registering a 18-12 double-double for the side the last time around.
James Harden will become the first player to grace our side from Houston Rockets. Despite getting little assistance from his counters, he managed to push the Rockets to within two points of a win on the day as he did it all from pulling off 32 points, registering 15 dimes and accruing 8 boards.
23 points in the same fixture see Eric Gordon come in next to him. With Oklahoma guarding their paint well, Houston will be required to deliver from the deep, something which will see Eric be handed over the ball on a bevy of crucial junctures.
Danuel House has been a crucial component of Houston’s inside the bubble. One of the most consistent names across the last month for the club, his ability to come up with the free throws, second chance points and field points saw him earn 21 points in the foregone tie.
Given the way Oklahoma are shooting from the deep, the Rockets need to massively readjust their gameplan. The side’s focus today will be on how to curb the three pointers shot their way, a discourse which will see Robert Covington being heavily deployed given his ability to guard the post.
Oklahoma elsewhere see us opt for Darius Bazley. His limited shooting arounds have hardly affected us from seeing us opt for his services with the power forward pulling off both points in the paint and rebounds.
10 points and 5 rebounds for Jeff Green the last time around went along nicely with his illustrious displays off late. The centre has been rejuvenated inside the bubble, someone whose sprawling skill set has seen him rise in stature for the Rockets.
His ravishing double-double the last time allured us towards Harden as our day’s star player while Shai is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Denis, Harden, Shai, House, Gordon, Robert, Bazley, Green
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