OKC Vs HOU Dream 11 Prediction: Watershed moment for Oklahoma as they manage to stave off Houston in game three.
Heading into game 3 with a 2-0 deficit staring them in the face, Oklahoma City thunder were aware that things needed to change and change fast for them. With time running out for the club in the series, the side finally managed to punch above its weight as it showed the stomach of a fight to half the deficit it encounters.
Hitting back hard in the foregone scrimmage, Oklahoma came back in the playoffs with a 119-107 win to their name. It only saw them cut down on the 2-0 trail but also saw them keep themselves alive in the playoffs with the side getting much-needed breathing space with the result.
While the club still finds a staunch challenge up in front of it as it looks to keep its rejuvenation going in the series, the result is bound to have given jitters to the Rockets.
Aware that this isn’t a canter in the park anymore for them, the Rockets will be cautious in their approach today with a more tentative approach adopted by the side in game 4.
Although the Rockets saw their march towards the ensuing stage come to a screeching halt the last time around, we envisage them reverting to winning ways today. This won’t be a straightforward win for them with Oklahoma serving a daunting test but the Rockets ability to exploit the paint and shoot treys should see them win this.
Probable Playing 5
Paul, Shai, Terrance, Danilo, Adams
Harden, Danuel, Eric, Robert, Tucker
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Oklahoma Vs Rockets Game 4
Date And Time: 25th August, Tuesday: 1:00am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
- Dennis: 29 Points
- Harden: 38 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Adams: 13 Rebounds
- Danuel: 10 Rebounds
Oklahoma Vs Rockets: 119-107
Dream 11 Picks
Chris Paul has been the fulcrum of Oklahoma City Thunder’s attack all season and we was at his ruthless best once again. With 26 points and 6 rebounds in the foregone skirmish, the player delivered yet another quiessential performance to spur his side towards its opening win.
Cheaply priced at 6.5 credits and with 26 minutes on the court the last time around, his 4 points and 4 rebounds on the day see Austin Rivers become a viable pick for the impending outing.
His team might have been putdown the last time around but James Harden was not dissuaded by the lopsided displays from his counterparts. He was at his efficient best, shooting with precision to come up with a high conversion rate in the field points to deliver 38 points on the day.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s ability to open the zone and shoot from the deep has seen him take centrestage in attack for the side. He ended up playing almost the entire fixture the last time around to shoot 23 points and register 7 rebounds in game 3.
His ability to come up with points in the paint with his reverse scoops and spin and slams saw Eric Gordon pull off a staggering 18 points in the bygone scrimmage. The performance was an imperious one, a performance which saw his endeavours keep the Rockets in the game till the fourth quarter.
His side might have faltered defensively but Danuel House kept waging a lone battle for the team. With 10 boards on the day, the small forward utilised his gallantry to curb Oklahoma in their attacking soirees.
Darius Bazley has been completely reinvented inside the bubble. In the moment of his career, he ended up pulling off 6 rebounds in just 14 minutes on the court, a performance which alluded towards his expansive defensive acumen.
Jeff Green went straight for the jugular the last time around. An extremely tough nut to crack inside the paint, his ability to come up with backsteps, crossovers and handles saw him register 22 points in game 3.
With a staggering 38 point game in game 3, Harden will be our star player whilst Shai is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Paul, Rivers, Harden, Shai, House, Gordon, Bazley, Green
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