MEM vs. GSW Dream11: I’m sure we’re going to see even closer battles from now on, as the intensity of the game and the will to win will only increase exponentially. We saw a couple of games where the visiting teams won and then a couple of games where the home teams captured the wins. In the first game, the visiting Golden State Warriors outscored the Memphis Grizzlies winning 117:116 in a thrilling affair.
The first game between the Grizzlies went down the ropes and the last two minutes were very intense as the Warriors continued to attack offensive rebounds and also played brilliant defense. Klay made the final shot of the game, making a 3-pointer that put the Warriors ahead, but then also committed a turnover and missed two free throws, however, he redeemed himself again by denying Ja Morant a chance to win the game when he closed in the lineup to finish the game.
Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match schedule: May 4 at 07:00 (+05:30 UTC)
Venue of events: FedEx Forum
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The only thing the Grizzlies couldn’t get right at the end of Game 1 was take advantage of the Warriors’ lack of size in terms. They kept giving Gary Payton II inside lanes and not just that the Warriors’ smaller lineup kept outscoring the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies’ shot selection wasn’t that great either, and much of the action seemed forced.
The Grizzlies shot much better from 3-point range than they did against the Timberwolves, going 16-of-40 from 3-point range. However, the Warriors did a great job shutting down the Grizzlies from inside the perimeter. The rebounding battle was close for the most part, but the Warriors were more aggressive in that regard late as the Grizzlies let loose a bit.
The Warriors also did a great job shooting the ball, shooting about 48%, but they made two fewer 3-pointers than the Grizzlies. There’s no question that it was Jordan Poole’s play when Curry and Thompson disappeared that kept the Warriors afloat. I think the Grizzlies need to be more careful about letting the Warriors lineup loosen up again.
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Leading rebounder: Draymond Green: 12
Top scorer: Ja Morant: 33
Top assist dealer: Ja Morant: 11
Score Prediction: Grizzlies 112 Warriors 107
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Memphis Grizzlies News
- Killian Tille is OUT for the game.
- Santi Aldama is OUT for the game.
- Steven Adams It’s out.
- ziarie williams is QUESTIONABLE.
- Desmond Bane is QUESTIONABLE.
The Grizzlies are expected to be the starting five
Defensive Specialist: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr.
Two-Way Wing: SF: Dillon Brooks
Inside Presence: C: Xavier Tillman
Shooting guard: SG: Desmond Bane
Top scorer and attacking midfielder: PG: Ja Morant
BANK: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Yves Pons, Jarrett Culver, Tyler Terry.
Golden State Warriors Team News
- James Wisemann he is OUT for this game and is done for the season.
- Andre Iguodala is OUT for this match.
The starting five of the Warriors were expected
Two-Way Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive anchor and complete forward: PF: Draymond Green
Highest Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-Ball Perimeter Threat: SG: Klay Thompson
Hustle Multi-Position Player: G: Gary Payton II
BANK: PG: Jordan Poole, Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Moses Moody,
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Ja was very aggressive in the last game, making 14 of 31 shots from the field and was the most effective option late in the game with overall impact. He thinks he’ll be in the range of 28-35 points, 8-11 rebounds/assists. He can be chosen as a Star Player / Pro in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy script.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 40-59
Stephen Curry (GSW)
Steph missed some shots late in the game, but still went 5-for-12 from 3-point range in the final game and will be a big factor again. I expect a range of 22-28 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 32-44
Jaren Jackson Jr. (MEM)
Jackson had his best playoff game in the final game, hitting six of his nine 3-pointers and grabbing six offensive rebounds. He thinks he will be at 16-22 points, 7-11 rebounds and 1-3 block range.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 25-44
Desmond Bane (MEM)
Bane shot just 1/5 of 3 in the last game and will have to do a lot more here to help the Grizzlies hold their own against the Warriors. I expect a range of 18-24 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 22-30
Jordan Poole (GSW)
Poole was impressive in the last game, shooting 12/20 in the last game, hitting five 3-pointers and being the most impactful offensive play for his team. I expect a range of 17-24 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 25-33
Dramond Green (GSW)
Green was ejected in the last game, but his teammates saved the day with a highly effective small-ball lineup. He will need to present more than 17 minutes and I expect him to be at 6-11 points, 4-7 rebounds, 5-8 assists and 1-3 steals/blocks.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 23-38
MEM vs. GSW DREAM11 LINE BALANCER
- Klay Thompson (GSW) had 15 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Off guard, Thompson made just three of his 10-for-3 attempts, but he did make some big plays. I expect a range of 14-22 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 24-36
- Dillon Brooks (MEM) had 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 robbery in the last game. Wing Dillon has been very inconsistent, shooting just 3/13 from the ground. I expect a range of 13-18 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 25-34
- Andrew Wiggins (GSW) had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Wiggins was very active in the last game, throwing away some late rebounds and keeping the Grizzlies on their toes. I expect the wing to be in the range of 14-19 points and 4-8 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 18-29
- Brandon Clarke (MEM) had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks in the last game. Brandon shot 4/6 in the last game and had a strong game, grabbing three offensive boards. I think he will be in the range of 11-16 points and 8-12 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 30-42
- De’Anthony Melton (MEM) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 robberies in the last game. Melton didn’t get any minutes against the Wolves, but he had a good night shooting 5/8 in the last game. I expect a range of 8-12 points and 3-6 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 16-25
- Gary Payton II (GSW) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in Last game Payton hit some big late shots and his activities on both ends helped the Warriors a lot. I expect a range of 6-10 points and 4-6 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 6-18
- Kyle Anderson (MEM) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Anderson isn’t much of an offensive threat, but he can help on defense and rebounding. I expect a range of 2-6 points and 3-5 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 7-17
- Xavier Tillman (MEM) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 robbery in the last game. Xavier has about 15 minutes and I expect a range of 2-4 points and 2-4 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 5-14
- Otto Porter Jr. (GSW) had 2 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 robberies in the last game. Forward Porter Jr. is a strong rebounder and he brought his A game in Game 1. I think he will be at 2-6 points, 4-8 rebounds and 1-2 steals.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 9-19
- Tyus Jones (MEM) had 2 points, 3 assists, 1 robbery in the last game. Jones lost minutes to Melton in the last game, what will be his role here? I expect a range of 3-6 points and 2-4 assists here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 5-10
- Kevin Looney (GSW) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 robbery in the last game. Big Looney did a decent job in the last game and I expect a range of 4-10 points and 4-7 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 6-16
- Jonathan Kuminga (GSW) had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 robbery in the last game. Forward Kuminga did a solid job in the last game, and I expect a range of 2-6 points and 3-6 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 6-16
- John Konchar (MEM) had 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Konchar is usually a defensive and rebounding presence. I expect a 3-6 rebound range here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 5-10
MEM vs. GSW Dream11
PG: Curry S (PP)G Payton, J Morant (SP)
SG: D Melton, J Poole
FAQ: K Looney
PG: J Morant (SP)
SG: D. Melton, J Poole (PP)D Bane
SF: D Brooks, A Wiggins
FAQ: K Looney