Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for GSW vs TOR as TSR helps you with Dream 11 for NBA Finals Game 4
Game 5 was one for the ages and will be remembered for the Kevin Durant Achilles tear, but had so many moments that make it an instant classic. The Warriors lead the whole game but Kawhi Leonard decided he wanted to win this in 5 games and went on a personal 10-0 run to give the Raptors a 6 point lead with 3 minutes to go and the Warriors dynasty looked like it was on the verge of the end as the Warriors, who had looked shell shocked since the Durant injury, looked down and ready to fold and go home and get some rest finally.
But then Nick Nurse lost his mind and while the Raptors were absolutely crushing the Warriors, Nurse called an unnecessary time out that broke the flow of the game and the Warriors went on a 9-0 run behind 2 threes from Klay and one from Steph.
That left the Raptors trailing by 3 with 57 seconds left and nothing the Warriors tried to do to lose did could stop the win. (Boogie had an illegal screen and a goal tend, Draymond Green had a back court violation. lol)
We now move to game 6 in Oakland, in what will be a crazy loud arena with this being the last game ever in Oakland as the Warriors move to San Francisco next season. The Raptors need to handle their business in game 6, because a straight shootout in game 7 is too risky irrespective of who’s home the game is in.
Just ask the 2015-16 Warriors and the fans who attended the game 7 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors need another big game from the Splash Brothers and another big game from DeMarcus Cousins, on whom the series and the Championship might rest. If game 2 and game 5 Cousins shows up, the Warriors aren’t going to be extremely hamstrung with no scorers outside of Klay and Steph, if any other Boogie shows up its going to be curtains.
Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Dream11 Prediction
Steph Curry and his legacy is on the line. Bring it big time for 2 games, get a Finals MVP and the legacy is sealed and the doubters, who question his lack of Finals MVP, will be shut down forever. Bring in another lose game like he did in game 4 after a big game 3 and become the person that people think was carried to wins in the past 2 years by Kevin Durant.
Curry has the power to win the Warriors this game and this series. It will take it all from him and he generally hasn’t had the conditioning to be a regular strong performer in back to back to back tough games in the Playoffs, but this has been his best statistical Finals of the 5 and he is averaging 32.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game. The last game at Oakland can not have a better story than their favorite son giving them another shot at title in game 7 in Toronto.
Fred VanVleet is the Steph stopper in this series and a gash under his eye and a broken tooth did not keep him from game 5 and although he had his worst game of the series, it still yielded a healthy 15 points. If Steph doesn’t have a great game, VanVleet will be taking the credit and the points to go with it.
Kyle Lowry found a way to get his points without having to heat up from distance (which isn’t his strong suit) as Warriors were forced to put in DeMarcus Cousins for his offensive output. Getting a switch on Cousins at the top and forcing him inside got Lowry easy points in the entire second half. Lowry had 2 big games in game 3 and 5, and his output is crucial for the Raptors. With Danny Green and Pascal Siakam disappearing in the last few games, Lowry is the best D11 scorer outside of Kawhi for the Raptors.
Klay Thompson since his return from the hamstring injury has had 2 big games that have gone completely under the radar. Klay was especially big with the 2 3-pointers that effectively ended the parade that Raptors were just about ready to throw and saved Warriors’ season. Klay has a habit of showing up for big games and there has never been a bigger game in the Oracle arena. With the backs against the wall, if there is one man that can single handedly heat up and bury the Raptors, its Klay Thompson.
Kawhi Leonard (STAR PLAYER) is on the cusp. He was on the cusp in game 5. Single handedly overturning a 4 point deficit to a 6 point lead with just 3 minutes to go. Leonard is averaging 56 D11 points per game. He is dominating every Warrior on both ends and is as clear a Finals MVP as we have ever seen.
Chris Boucher is filler pick for Power Forward spot where neither Draymond nor Pascal Siakam is giving anything close to good returns on his price.
Serge Ibaka has scored 119.5 points since game 1 of the finals ended. That is an average of 30 points per contest at just 9.5 Credit price. No Warrior has been able to stop Ibaka on either end of the floor as he has dominated the boards on both ends and is blocking shots left right and center. Outside of Kawhi and Lowry, Ibaka is the biggest headache the Warriors have at this point and unfortunately with the amount of threats the Raptors have across the floor has lead to a scenario where they cant focus enough on Ibaka to stop him either.
Andrew Bogut is somehow going to be at the start and end of this Warriors historic run. Cousins can not keep up the intensity for long periods and Kevon Looney just keeps getting worse and worse with his fractured collar and rib. Bogut will get a lot of those minutes unless Looney once again rises from the dead to play, in which case you can switch vanVleet for Danny Green and switch Bogut for Looney if you wish.