Description: SAS Vs HOU Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Must win encounter for San Antonio Spurs as the side looks to remain in pursuit of 8th seed
Although a 4-2 record since the onset of NBA 2019-20 in July should have been enough to see San Antonio Spurs in firm contention for a spot in the play in round, Phoenix Suns’ unstoppable juggernaut sees San Antonio Spurs remain in 11th place. And with time fast running out for the side, every game from now onwards emerges as a must win one for the club.
Although their girt and determination can’t be faulted inside the bubble with San Antonio Spurs registering two wins on the bounce, the club looks to have left things way too late. A 6th successive win for the Suns yesterday further brought the heat on San Antonio Spurs ahead of today’s testing outing against Houston Rockets.
In 4th placed in the Western Conference, Houston Rockets are out looking to forage third spot in their favour today. A win would place them right beside Denver Nuggets and with the Rockets propelled by two wins on the bounce, the club makes for outright favourites for the forthcoming scrimmage.
SAS Vs HOU Dream11 Probable Winner
Although the Rockets will approach this encounter cautiously with the side playing two games on the bounce, the team should still manage to do more than enough to win today. San Antonio Spurs will press hard for a win today and as they attack persistently, the defence will be exposed on ample occasions to see the Rockets layup shots with ease.
Probable Playing 5
San Antonio Spurs
Murray, Walker, White, DeMar DeRozan, Jakob
Westbrook, House, Ben, Robert, Tucker
NBA Seeding Games 2019-20
Match: San Antonio Spurs Vs Houston Rockets
Date And Time: 11th August, Tuesday: 11:30pm
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
San Antonio Spurs
- DeMar DeRozan: 23.6 ppg
- Westbrook: 31.5 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
San Antonio Spurs
- Jakob: 8.7 rpb
- Westbrook: 8.8 ppg
Pelicans Vs San Antonio Spurs: 113-122
Sacramento Kings Vs Houston Rockets: 129-112
Dream 11 Picks
Russell Westbrook is finally back for Houston Rockets after suffering an injury and he makes an immediate return into our side. With his participating confirmed for today’s encounter as he sits out the next one, the point guard makes for a must have pick in the absence of Harden.
No Harden will result in Ben McLemore once again being asked to fill in for the shooting guard. And after an imperious 20 point display the last time around, one where he worked in the backdrop to script a win for the Rockets, Ben makes for sublime value today.
Danuel House has been unplayable at times in the seeding round. The 11.4 ppg he has emote towards his ability to canter his way into the paint and send down the floating jump shots, ones which have seen him go on a rampage for the club abundantly.
If San Antonio Spurs are to have any chance of making it three wins in a row today and keeping their chances alive of making it into the ensuing round alive, the club will have to massively rely on DeMar DeRozan. The side’s top scorer with 23.6 ppg, he’s someone capable of going for the jugular and grabbing the game by the scruff of its neck.
Impressive inside the bubble with his points in the paint coming courtesy of his crossovers and handles, Rudy Gay will partner up with DeMar DeRozan for today’s impending outing.
Houston Rockets see us venture in with the pick of Robert Covington for the face off. The player’s killer instinct has seen him go from strength to strength to register 15.7 ppg and 6.7 rpb for the side with him field points coming at a high success rate.
With San Antonio Spurs persistently leaving their post vacant today, Jeff Green can end up rolling in the hay. With Tucker waning in form, Green has provided a second choice for the Rockets in this facet with his crossovers and handles.
Jakob Poetl has been a real menace for oppositions off late. The player has hassled teams who have approached him with his innate ability to guard, steal, rebound and deflect seeing him register game winning defensive showings for the club.
Back on the court after a nice rest, it was only prudent to make the wordclass Westbrook our side’s star player while Robert is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Westbrook, Ben, DeMar DeRozan, House, Gay, Robert, Jakob, Green
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