TNM Vs ON Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Top 2 spar it out in what looks set to be an intoxicating brew concocted by two stalwarts.
The stakes couldn’t get any more colossal than they will when Taranaki Mountain Airs and Otago Nuggets step out onto the court to squabble today. This forthcoming encounter between the top 2 placed teams in National Basketball League 2020 promises to be an edge of the seat thriller, a fixture which will engage us in a cracker of an affair.
Currently sitting in top spot with the 6 wins from 9 games, Taranaki Mountain Airs have undoubtedly emerged as the team to watch out in the first half of the marquee league. With three wins on the spin, the team has not only immersed us in luscious displays of attacking basketball but more important shown grit and resillinace when needed to squirm their way to wins in closely contested affairs as well.
Otago Nuggets have meanwhile kept snapping at the heels of their competitors with the club just refusing to get off Taranaki’s back. With two straight wins, the side is just the one win away from moving level on points with Otago, a deficit it will be looking to erase when these two square off against each this Tuesday.
TNM Vs ON Dream11 Probable Winner
Up against one of the most well disciplined and responsible backlines in the league, Taranaki Mountain Airs are going to be asked to sweat it out today. A win won’t be easy for them to accumulate but one which should nonetheless nestle itself into their kitty with the side’s attack being capable of cajoling points their way in clutch situations.
Probable Playing 5
Derone, Baxter, Oscar, Dance, Brooke
Kenny, Jordan, Joshua, Hunt, Kane
National Basketball League 2019-20
Match: Taranaki Vs Otago
Date And Time: 14th June, Tuesday: 1:00pm
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Auckland
- Derone: 23.9 ppg
- Jordan: 26 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Jones: 15 rpb
- Jordan: 13 Rebounds
Canterbury Vs Taranaki: 92-97
Otago Vs Nelson: 87-79
TNM Vs ON Dream11 Point Guard
Derone Raukawa has been at the forefront of his side’s daunting attacking ambit. The Taranaki point guard has dwelled deep into his repertoire of skills in every game to not only control the centre of the court with his layups but come up with alleyoops as well, traits which saw him shoot 24 points along with the 7 assists the last time around.
TNM Vs ON Dream11 Shooting Guard
He are going to be pairing him up with Shane Temara, a player who has grown in stature with each passing scrimmage. And when it squares off against a resilient defence today, the player will be handed over the ball on ample occasions in a bid to showcase his mettle and shoot crucial treys at vital junctures.
TNM Vs ON Dream11 Small Forward
Be it offhanded shots or using his handles to leave defenders exasperated by taking him on, Mitch Dance has done it all for the league leaders this season. The second placed side meanwhile will see Jordan Ngatai become the first name to represent the club.
The small forward has been in stupendous touch this season, showing why he was a potential MVP candidate even before the league had made an onset. He sent down 24 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds for his side yesterday, a performance which ended up tilting the scales in his side’s favour.
TNM Vs ON Dream11 Power Forward
A reason for Otago Nuggets’ unwavering and ruthless defensive resilience, Josh Aitcheson has become a travesty for players to clash heads with. Not only has he guarded players to kill off layups but has blocked triples as well, attributes making him clobber teams with will.
At a measly 4 credits, the versatile Akiva McBirney-Griffin was going nowhere for us to see us repose faith in a duo from Otago. Kenneth Tuffin will meanwhile immerse us in his myriad sprawling skillset from Taranaki with the player registering a stellar 10-13 the last time around.
TNM Vs ON Dream11 Centre
Tai Wynyard has not only registered points in the paint but has also won free throws and covered with them consummate ease, an ability which saw him pile on 14 points in the last clash to make the centre the closing pick for our docket today.
24 points and 7 rebounds on Monday will see Raukawa be our star player while Jordan is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Raukawa, Temara, Jordan, Dance, Aitcheson, Tuffin, Akiva, Tai
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