Houston Rockets host Oklahoma City Thunder in a match between the two Western Conference giants with both the team looking to build on their first wins in the last game.
Rockets started the season with a home defeat against Milwaukee Bucks as Mike D’Antoni’s men went down 111-117 against Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center.
The result turned for the better in the last match as Houston recorded their first win of the season after beating New Orleans Pelicans 126-123 at Toyota Center. Russell Westbrook scored a triple-double with 28 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds, while James Harden had a team-high 29 points.
Rockets will again play their next game at home, and the D’Antoni will look to win this match as his team hits the road for the next four games.
Oklahoma City Thunder also put behind their season-opener loss with a comprehensive 120-92 win over Golden State Warriors. Five points scored in the double-digits fro Thunder, with Dennis Schroder dropping a team-high 22 points from the bench, while all the players barring Justin Payton had the points for OKC.
Match Timing: October 29, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
Venue – Toyota Center
HOU vs OKC Dream11 Team News:
Houston Rockets continue to be without Gerald Green who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a fractured left foot. The 33-year-old is expected to go under the knife in coming days. Michael Frazier (ankle) and Nene (ankle) also remain out for the hosts.
Rockets expected squad for this match:
James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela, Thabo Sefolosha, Tyson Chandler, Gary Clark, Isaiah Hartenstein, Danuel House Jr., Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, Chris Clemons
For Oklahoma City Thunder, Andre Roberson will miss the match due to an ankle injury. He missed the entire 2018-19 season due to the injury and didn’t feature in Thunder’s preseason either.
OKC squad for this match:
Terance Fergison, Hamodou Diallo, Dennis Schroder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chris Paul, Steven Adams, Danilo Gallinari, Darius Bazley, Deonte Burton, Mike Muscala, Abdel Nader, Nerlend Noel, Justin Patton
HOU vs OKC Dream11 Starting 5:
Rockets: P.J. Tucker, Danuel House, Clint Capela, James Harden, Russell Westbrook
Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chris Paul
Fantasy Picks from this match:
James Harden: Last season’s top-scorer with more than 35 points per game.
Russell Westbrook: The king of triple-double. He is a complete package.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Clippers may rue to let him leave if he continues to rack up impressive numbers.
Dennis Schroder: A bit inconsistent, but a match-winner on his day.
Chris Paul: At 35, his peak years may be behind him, but you know, “Class is Permanent”.
Danilo Gallinari: Never fails to leave the court without making an impact. Decent numbers if he has an average game.
HOU vs OKC Dream11 Teams:
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