Description: LAC Vs DEN Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Denver Nuggets obliterated by LA Clippers in game 1 of the semi-finals
Given the extremely short turnaround time in the bubble, Denver Nuggets knew they faced a daunting and stiff challenge before they even took to the court for the conference semi-finals. A side consisting of tiring legs ended up as feared in the series opener of the scrimmage with LA Clippers.
After giving everything they had got in their tank to down Utah Jazz 4-3 in the playoffs, Denver Nuggets were bound to struggle against the Clippers. And the gruelling schedule had a telling effect on their performance in game 1 with Denver offering extremely little in way of fight and character to be putdown 120-97 on the day.
Schooled by a way superior side, Denver find themselves back on the court for their second game of the series in the space of as many days. The side knows it needs to find the inner strength to overhaul its abysmal showing from the bygone skirmish if it is to stay alive in the semi-finals.
LAC Vs DEN Dream11 Probable Winner
While they became the talk of the town after an incredible recovery in the playoffs to script a remarkable return after being 3-1 down against Utah Jazz, Denver know they can’t afford to find themselves in the same position against the Clippers. This is an entirely different proposition, a ruthless Clippers side which goes straight for the kill.
And while we do fathom Denver pulling off an improved showing today, the side just doesn’t have enough in its repertoire to win this one. This well rested and well functioning Clippers side is a mean unit, a juggernaut which will go onto register a 2-0 lead today.
Probable Playing 5
Kawhi, Ivica, Paul, Landry, Jackson
Grant, Paul, Nikola, Jamal, Michael
NBA Conference Semi-Finals 2019-20
Match: Clippers Vs Denver Game 2
Date And Time: 6th September, Sunday: 6:30am
Venue: Advent Health Arena, Orlando
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Kawhi: 29 Points
- Nikola: 15 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Zubac: 7 Rebounds
- Paul: 9 Rebounds
Clippers Vs Denver: 120-97
Dream 11 Picks
Monte Morris has been a reliable name for Denver Nuggets this season. Only used largely as a substitute, he’s more than justified his gradually increasing minutes on the court with him pulling off 12 points and 4 boards for the side the last time around.
Torrey Craig endured a horrendous time on the court in the bygone encounter but that did little to limit his numbers. With Denver looking for options to compensate for the gruelling slate, Craig is set to get over 20 minutes today as well owing to his ability to shoot the jump shots.
Kawhi Leonard ensured he made most of Denver’s waning defence in game 1. Opening the zone up for himself, he top scored for the side with 29 points to give them a series opening win.
After enduring a horrid start to the playoffs, one which saw Paul George be berated for his lack of clutch showings, the Clippers man ahs been quick to unlock his true potential. Back at his best now with 19 points, 4 assists and 7 rebounds the last time around, he makes for a must have pick today.
Partnering up with him is Landry Shamet. He’s yet to settle into his groove but he’s impressed on more occasions than not with his conversion rate from the deep seeing him find a place in our side.
Partnering up with the two is Monte Morris. He delivered one of his best performances of the season in game to justify his side’s faith in him as his ability to pull off floating jump points saw him deliver a behemoth 18 point display.
Dependable as ever when it comes to winning the battle of the boards, Ivica Zubac’s 7 boards in game 1 see him retain his place in our setup. Elsewhere, the fulcrum of both attack and defence, Nikola Jokic from Denver Nuggets will be brining down the curtains on our framework for the outing.
His gargantuan 29 point showing in game 1 sees Leonard be our star player while Jokic is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Morris, Kawhi, Craig, Paul, Shamet, Monte, Jokic, Zubac
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