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OKC vs DAL Dream11 Match Prediction

OKC vs DAL Dream11: Fresh from beating the defending champions Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder will look to maintain the momentum when they host fellow Western Conference rivals Dallas Mavericks in the NBA at  Chesapeake Energy Arena, on Wednesday morning (IST).
Thunder have seemingly recovered from the slow start and are more consistent these days. No wonder, they are in a good position on the table, sitting at 7th in the Western Conference power ranking. They are 7-3 in the last 10 games, and 11-6 in front of the home fans. Thunder have also been pretty decent against the conference teams, holding a positive return at 12-11 against the teams from the West, which is more than decent considering the profile of the teams in the West.
Dallas Mavericks also continue to surprise one and all, especially their superstar Luka Doncic who is now a genuine name in the MVP conversation. But Dallas has been forced to play without Doncic in the last couple of weeks due to injury, and his absence has affected the team’s performance. Dallas are 5-5 in the last 10 matches, losing the last game 108-95 against the Los Angeles Lakers.


Match details:

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena
Match Timing: January 01, @ 06:30 AM


Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks team news:

Oklahoma City Thunder injury news: Thunder have a lengthy injury list at the moment with no less than four first-team players spending their time in the treatment room these days. The players are – Hamidou Diallo (elbow injury), Danilo Gallinari (ankle injury), Andre Roberson (knee injury) and Dennis Schroder (ankle injury).
Dallas Mavericks Team news: As for the Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr has been ruled out of this game with a muscle injury, while Luka Doncic will be a game-time decision due to a wrist injury.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks predicted starting five:
Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, Darius Bazley, Steven Adams, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chris Paul
Dallas Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr.


Grand League tips:

  • A lot will depend on the availability of Luka Doncic who is considered a doubt for this game. If he plays, he should be the number one captain pick.
  • But if Doncic doesn’t play, there are quite a few players who can pop up with game-high numbers but on current form, you have to consider Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who arrives in this game with his joint career-best night in the last game.
  • Kristaps Porzingis is another player who is in a rich vein of form. The former New York Knicks big man is averaging more than 17 points per game and is rebounding at 9.4 per game.

Likely squad:

Oklahoma City Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Steven Adams, Darius Bazley, Hamidou Diallo, Terrance Ferguson, Mike Muscala, Nerlend Noel, Justin Patton
Dallas Mavericks: Luke Doncic, Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porziņģis, Ryan Broekhoff, Jalen Brunson, J.J. Barea, Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, Courtney Lee, Justin Jackson


OKC vs DAL Dream11 teams:

Team 1:

PG: C Paul
SG: S Gilgeous-Alexander
SF: T Hardaway, T Ferguson
PF: M Kleber, D Bazley
C: Porzingis (SP), D Powell

Team 2:

PG: C Paul
SG: S Gilgeous-Alexander (SP)
SF: T Hardaway, T Ferguson
PF: M Kleber, D Bazley
C: Porzingis, D Powell

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