PHX vs. DAL Dream11: The 2021-22 NBA season heads into the later stages as we head into the finals, with the semifinals in both conferences in full swing. The Bucks-Celtics series is tied, as is the Grizzlies-Warriors series. The Heat have a one-zero lead and in this game, the Phoenix Suns will host the Dallas Mavericks with a one-zero lead.
The Suns won Game 1 121:114 doing a great job against the Mavericks’ elite defense, setting a wonderful tone for the rest of the campaign. Luka Doncic stood out on a 40-point night, but the Suns’ elite defense did a great job of keeping the Mavs at bay through their ability to hold big leads. Can the Mavericks defend much better in Game 2?
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match schedule: May 5 at 07:30 (+05:30 UTC)
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The Mavericks tested the Suns offense
The last series against the Jazz was a low score for the Mavericks, but now the real dance begins for them. Unlike the Jazz, the Suns have a more balanced scoring lineup that was in full flow as the team shot a brilliant 50.5% from the field and nailed 11 3-pointers at 39%, which is surely an encouraging sign for Phoenix. start the series.
The Suns also built a whopping 51:38 rebounding lead and after scoring 35, 34 in the first two quarters, they built a 13-point lead. The aforementioned scoring balance flowed a lot, with six players scoring 10+ points while four players scored at least 17 points, which did a great job of maintaining a well-rounded offensive balance. Due to their well-aligned lineup, the Suns can score from the 3-point line, the midrange and the driving lanes, led by Chris Paul’s play.
Although Doncic had a great night, scoring 45 points, they lost too many points in the first half and you can’t come back against the Suns if you give up too many points to catch. The Mavericks outscored the Suns 16:11 from 3-point range, but the Suns have great internal offense and midrange prowess. The Suns also have a much better rebounding record, and the Mavs will need to keep it at least close early on.
Fantasy Related Tips
It’s hard to see who can be trusted as a fantasy ace when it comes to the Suns, as Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton can all post big numbers, especially Paul, Booker and Ayton. Cameron Johnson raised his stock during a brilliant overnight, while Jae Crowder is also a great float option. Cameron Payne also brings decent value, but McGee, Craig and Shamet generally don’t get a lot of minutes.
There’s no question that the Mavs’ top choice is Luka Doncic, who showed his brilliance in Game 1. Jalen Brunson did a decent job, while Dorian Finney-Smith upped his playoff game. Maxi Kleber had a good Game 1, but you can’t always expect him to put up big numbers. Spencer Dinwiddie is a bit iffy and Reggie Bullock hasn’t been that consistent these days.
Top scorer: Devin Booker: 33
Leading rebounder: Deandre Ayton: 11
Top assist dealer: Chris Paul: 11
Score Prediction: Suns 115 Mavericks 110
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Live, team news and lineups
Phoenix Suns Team News
- Dario Saric remains OUT indefinitely.
Suns expected starting five
Defensive Forward: Jae Crowder
Cutting Wing & Strong Defender: Mikal Bridges
Inside Presence: C: Deandre Ayton
Lead shooting guard: SG: Devin Booker
General Floor: PG: Chris Paul
BANK: Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Javale McGee, Landry Shamet, Elfrid Payton, Ismail Wainright.
Dallas Mavericks Team News
- Tim Hardaway Jr. he is OUT for the game and MAY finish for the season.
Mavericks expected five starters
Big defensive forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Defensive End: Reggie Bullock
Inside Presence: C: Dwight Powell
Shooting guard: PG: Jalen Brunson
Leading scorer and playmaker: PG: Luka Doncic
BANK: Spencer Dinwiddie, Maxi Kleber, Josh Green, Sterling Brown, Marquesse Chriss, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.
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Luka Doncic (DAL)
Doncic made 15 of his 30 attempts in Game 1 and led the Mavericks’ effort in getting them close to victory, leading them in scoring, rebounding and assists. He thinks he will be in the range of 31-37 points, 8-13 rebounds and 6-10 assists. He can be selected as a star/pro player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy script.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 48-67
Chris Paul (PHX)
Paul made seven of his 13 shots while committing just one turnover and has done a great job as a playmaker and scorer throughout the playoffs. I think the Floor General will be at 18-25 points, 9-14 assists and 1-3 steals.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 34-47
Jalen Brunson (DAL)
Crafty Guard Brunson shot just 6/16 from the floor in the last game and will have to do a much better job here. I expect a range of 16-23 points and 4-6 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 24-38
Deandre Ayton (PHX)
Inside player Deandre shot an incredible 12/20 in Game 1 and is typically a high-percentage player for sure while having a defensive and rebounding presence. I expect a range of 18-26 points and 8-12 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 28-38
Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL)
Dorian made 5 of 10 shots in the last game and is also vital as a defender and box-out player on the rebounding side. He expects a range of 11-16 points and 5-9 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 22-34
Devin Booker (PHX)
Booker shot 7/20 in the last game, but his mere presence helps open up multiple lanes for the Suns and he’s been an excellent all-around player. I expect a range of 26-34 points and 4-7 rebounds/assists here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 40-55
PHX vs. DAL DREAM11 LINE BALANCER
- Mikal Bridges (PHX) had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 stealin the last game. SF Bridges made 4 of 9 shots from him and his main job is defensive end. He expects a range of 12-18 points and 4-7 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 20-34
- Spencer Dinwiddie (DAL) had 8 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 robberies in the last game. Spencer shot 3/8 in the last game and will have to do more at this point. I expect a range of 9-14 points and 3-6 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 16-28
- Reggie Bullock (DAL) had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 robbery in the last game. Defensive end Bullock shot just 2/7 from the ground last game and I expect a 6-11 point and 5-8 rebound range here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 12-24
- Jae Crowder (PHX) had eleven points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists1 block in the last game. Big Forward Jae shot 4/6 from the ground in the last game and had 2 offensive rebounds. I expect a range of 9-13 points and 6-9 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 17-27
- Maxi Kleber (DAL) had 19 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Kleber nailed five of his eight from three attempts in the last game. I expect him to be in a range of 8-15 points and 3-6 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 10-20
- Cameron Johnson (PHX) had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Cameron shot 6/10 in the last game and is a brilliant two-way player. I expect a range of 13-18 points and 3-6 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 20-29
- Dwight Powell (DAL) had 4 points, 1 bounce in the last game. Center Dwight has seen a drop in his minutes during the postseason. I expect a range of 2-6 points and 2-4 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 4-10
- Cameron Payne (PHX) had 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Cameron made 4 of 8 shots from him in the last game and gave quality minutes. I expect a range of 6-9 points and 2-5 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 10-22
- JaVale McGee (PHX) had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Center McGee typically plays 10-15 minutes a game. I expect a range of 4-10 points and 3-5 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 7-17
Team PHX vs. DAL Dream11
PG: L Doncic (SP)
SG: D Booker (PP)
SF: R. Bullock
PF: J Crowder, M Kleber, C Johnson
C: D Powell, D Ayton
PG: C PayneC Paul (PP), L Doncic (SP)
SG: J Brunson
SF: R. Bullock
FP: M Kleber, C Johnson
C: J. McGee