OKC Vs HOU Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Rockets school Oklahoma in game 5 to take a clear advantage in the playoffs
While the series between Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets still hangs finely in the balance, the Rockets have titled the scales in their favour for the first time in the playoffs. Its not only down to their win in game 5 but the emphatic manner in which they routed Oklahoma which sees them emerge as overwhelming favourites to progress from the series.
In what was the finest performance from the Rockets in the series, the 114-80 win in the bygone scrimmage saw them dominate Oklahoma in all departments of the game. From defending their rim to coming up with field points at an efficient conversion rate, Houston were immaculate in their game, one which alluded to the gulf in quality between the two sides.
Buoyed by that win, the Rockets are set to come hot out of the blocks and seal the series today. The side sits on the cusp of making It into the semi-finals with the 3-2 lead the team carrying into today’s scrimmage set to be furthered.
Oklahoma might have been toyed with in game 5 but we just can’t dismiss them as sitting ducks. This is a side endowed with some outstanding names, players who are more than well versed at helping the side emerge out of rough waters.
And these bunch of players are bound to rise to the occasion today to make things jittery for Houston. However, Houston’s defence is what works in their favour, one which will hand them the all important fourth win in the series.
Probable Playing 5
Paul, Shai, Terrance, Danilo, Adams
Harden, Danuel, Eric, Robert, Tucker
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Oklahoma Vs Rockets Game 6
Date And Time: 1st September, Tuesday: 7:00am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
- Dennis: 19 Points
- James: 31 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Bazley: 12 Rebounds
- Green: 10 Points
Rockets Vs Oklahoma: 114-80
OKC Vs HOU Dream11 Picks
At a time when no one could shoot and convert in game 5 for Oklahoma City Thunder, Dennis Schroder decided to up the ante. Top scoring for the club with 19 points on the day, he emerged as the only source of solace to muster up a reasonably respectable figure for his side.
In what was his worst performance of the season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was caught in a quandary in game 5. Entrapped in the Rockets’ defensive setup, his failure had a direct impact on his side’s play.
However, he’s come up with double-doubles at will prior to that abject display to see us repose faith in him for the upcoming contest. James Harden will meanwhile be lining up in our docket from the Rockets after he top scored on the day for the club with a 31 point showing.
Partnering up with Harden to guide his side to a win in game 5 was Eric Gordon. The small forward pulled off a well versed 20 point performance, one which saw him go for the jugular as he pulled off points in the paint for the side.
He failed to covert at his regular rate in the same game but Danuel House was responsible for 8 boards on the days, ones which see him constitute the duo we have opted for from the Rockets.
Robert Covington came up with one of his most complete performances the last time around for Houston. He pulled off 22 points with his spin and slams and reverse scoops, accompanying them with 7 attacking rebounds to make him a must have pick for the day.
Darius Bazley left no stone unturned to curb the Rockets from winning the last time around. His double-double was made up of 12 rebounds, a performance where his pluck saw him persistently occult shots sent down his way.
His innate ability of latching onto the second chance points and winning the battle of the boards saw Jeff Green pull off 10 rebounds in game 5 to see him wrap up our set of picks for this one.
31 points in the foregone skirmish see Harden be our star player while Shai is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Dennis, Harden, Shai, House, Eric, Robert, Darius, Green
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