Description: TOR Vs BKN Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Full strength Nets look to pose a stern and tedious test to the Raptors today.
The seeding round in the Eastern Conference ended up with the Raptors’ emergence as one of the firm contenders for this edition’s title. Finishing the bygone round with the best record in the conference as the club rake up seven wins in 8 games, the Raptors showed that they are here for the long haul.
From winning last season’s glistening trophy to being touted by many as a side which would stage this time around, the Raptors have shown why they were so deserving of the trophy last season. Despite a four month break in play as Coronavirus ravaged USA and brought it to its legs, the Raptors returned a well functioning contingent inside the bubble.
Their rampant foray into the seeding round saw them nail 2nd spot in the conference and setup a showdown with Brooklyn Nets in the upcoming playoffs. It’s a favourable face off for the Raptors, ones where many are touting them to go through as 4-0 winners.
TOR Vs BKN Dream11 Probable Winner
It can be extremely easy to dismiss the Nets given the identity of the opposition they are up against however we won’t be indulging in that narrative. The bubble was a show of incredible strength and resillinace from the Nets, one which saw them end up with a sparkling 5-3 record despite missing out on a string of regular starters.
This is a side brimming with confidence, perseverance and fortitude, a team capable of making life a travesty for any team. And they’ll push the Raptors hard today as well but unfortunately fall short owing to their leaky defence.
Probable Playing 5
Fred, Kyle, Pascal, Ibaka, Anunoby
Temple, Caris, Joe, Rodions, Allen
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Raptors Vs Nets
Date And Time: 18th August, Tuesday: 1:30am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
- Pascal: 22.4 ppg
- Caris: 23.4 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Pascal: 7.7 rpg
- Alen: 12.7 rpg
Raptors Vs Denver: 119-107
Nets Vs Portland: 133-134
Dream 11 Picks
The point guard partnership of Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet veered the Raptors into second spot inside the bubble. While Lowry was consistent and flawless as ever as he came up with the triples and dimes, Fred was a man out on a mission.
He completely reinvented his game to become the focal point of the side’s attack. With a bevy of triples from the deep, all coming in at a high conversion rate, he becomes a must have pick for us today. The most heavily indulged docket of our Dream 11 side sees the Nets feature as well with Tyler Johnson’s ability to deliver triples from the corners seeing him represent us.
Everything is going to rest on Caris LeVert for the Nets today. The imperious player has touched the roof this season for the side with his bygone 37 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds alluding to his staunch stature in the league.
With no Irving and a bevy of regular players fraught with injuries, Garrett Temple was asked to take over the leadership mantle for the Nets. And the small forward was more than willing to do so as he dropped a ravishing 15-10 double-double for himself the last time around.
He’s yet to settle into his groove but Rodions Kurucs is someone who just can’t be missed out on despite his hit and miss nature. At just 8.5 credits, he offers fine value with the power forward capable of registering a slew of boards for us today.
Raptors see us move in with Chris Boucher with the player’s tenacity seeing him pull off 9 points and 9 rebounds in his final seeding round appearance.
The Raptors have needed a steady hand stabilising their ship defensively and Marc Gasol has been more than willing to be that hand. He’s provided wind in the side’s sails with the player guarding and screening the opposition with consummate ease.
The nonchalant ease with which Caris has roped in points and rebounds see him be our star player while Lowry is our pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Fred, Lowry, Johnson, Caris, Temple, Boucher, Rodions, Gasol
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