Description: TOR Vs MEM Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Memphis show unprecedented guile and fight to keep their place in the playoffs intact
On a four game losing spree and the only team in the Western Conference to register a win in the seeding round, things looked extremely grim and bleak for Memphis Grizzlies when they took on Oklahoma City Thunder the last time around. This was a disgruntled and despaired unit, a team’s whose dreary performance had left the club’s boisterous supporters despondent.
In the midst of this embargo, only an incredible effort of fight and character was going to see Memphis claw their way out of the pickle they found themselves in. With a string of heavily loaded fixtures awaiting them, the contest against Oklahoma was a must win one as the side clutched at straws to maintain its 8th seed.
And surprisingly, the club for once managed to up the ante and show their mettle when it mattered most. The team not only broke free of its soup with a win in its last appearance but routed Oklahoma in a much needed comprehensive 121-92 win on the day.
TOR Vs MEM Dream11 Probable Winner
With Portland losing and Memphis winning, Memphis managed to keep their place in the top 8 of the conference, a result which could end up being a defining moment in their season. And it was the ideal result for the club ahead of their upcoming last three fixtures with a bevy of stalwarts awaiting them.
Their gruelling fixtures begin today with LA Clippers meeting them this Sunday. And after seeing their juggernaut being snapped after losing their first game in four with a 122-100 defeat to Boston, this Raptors side out for redemption today is set to hand out a routing to Memphis.
Probable Playing 5
Fred, Kyle, Pascal, Ibaka, Anunoby
Ja, Brooks, Kyle, Jaren, Jonas
NBA Scrimmage 2019-20
Match: Raptors Vs Memphis
Date And Time: 9th August, Sunday: 11:30pm
Venue: Athletic Center, Orlando
- Pascal: 22 ppg
- Ja: 22.6 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Pascal: 7.1 rpg
- Jonas: 12 rpg
Raptors Vs Boston: 100-122
Memphis Vs Oklahoma: 121-92
Dream 11 Picks
The point guard docket for today’s imminent showdown sees us do something we’ve never opted for before. We have decided to opt for four names in this ambit to make this the most highly indulged in facet across the course of the season.
It was a narrative which needed little persuasion though. With a string of wordclass names lining up the slot from either side, it was only prudent of us to opt for players whose meticulous performances have been the guiding light of their side’s seasons.
We’ll begin our set of picks with our duo from the Raptors. And beginning things will be the imperious Kyle Lowry with the player’s 17.9 ppg, 7.6 apg and 5 rpb making him a must have pick for the imminent outing.
He’s partnered by Fred VanVleet who has the 14.4 ppg with the two forming the foundation of the Raptors’ consummate success this season. Memphis Grizzlies will see the influential Ja Morant grace the land of our side with the player top scoring for the side this term with a behemoth 22.6 pp and 7.6 apg.
De’Anthony Melton was entrusted with a pivotal role by his side against Oklahoma and the player was more than willing to rise to his side’s clarion call. With 4 points, 4 assists and 7 rebounds in that display, the player showed why his versatile skill set makes him much a crucial name for the club.
Dillon Brooks emerged as the game winner for Memphis the last time around. The side needed sometime to take the scoring mantle for the club and Brooks was more than willing to help the side in its cause with his 22 field points coming at a high success rate.
OG Anunoby saw his minutes be restricted the last time around as the Raptors decided to give the small forward some rest. He’s all set to be back for today’s outing and with 10.3 ppg this term, the player’s spin and slams will be a part of our team today.
His being a substitute hardly deters us from making Anthony Toliver our shooting guard for the contest. Despite frugal minutes, he still managed to rope in 8 points and 5 rebounds for himself the last time around as he stamped his authority inside the paint on the day.
8.9 ppg and 6.4 rpg speak about the kind of skill set Marc Gasol is laden with as a centre. The Raptors’ player has been quiessential to his side pulling off quick break points and leaving the opposition in a tizzy when it comes to turning over possession to see him close out our set of picks for today.
The 11 points he managed to rifle through the last time around see Kyle be our star player while Morant is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Fred, Lowry, Morant, Melton, Brooks, Anunoby, Tolliver, Gasol
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.