YD vs TPA Dream11: The playoffs start and Yulon Luxgen Dinos will be entertaining Taoyuan Pauian Archiland in game-1 on Tuesday (IST). How important is game-1 is clear from the fact that it’s the best of three-game series, and so the win in the first game could prove to be critical in deciding how things shape in remaining matches.
Yulon Luxgen Dinos finished the regular-season as the third-best team in the league with 16 wins and 16 defeats. But they stuttered in the end, losing the last three regular-season ending matches, last losing 73-77 at home to Taiwan Beer. But they are the best offensive team in the league this season as they scored more points per game than any other team. However, they suffered the most on the other end of the court, as they are ranked the worst defensive team in the league at the moment.
Taoyuan Pauian Archiland, meanwhile, were the second-best team in the regular season with a 17-15 return on the season. They also didn’t end the regular-season well as they lost the last four matches. But those defeats were largely down to the wholesale changes to the matchday roster, with some key players also getting rest. Their last two defeats were against the current league leaders Taiwan Beer.
Teams: Yulon Luxgen Dinos and Taoyuan Pauian Archiland
Match Timing: April 14, @ 02:30 PM
Yulon Luxgen Dinos vs Taoyuan Pauian Archiland team news:
Yulon Luxgen Dinos: The hosts should line-up with the full roster, after the head-coach gave big guns a much-needed rest in the last few games, also making wholesale changes on the roster. So the squad should be fresh and ready to take on the challenge. The likes of Sim Bhullar and Marcus Keane will be the central figure for Dinos as always.
Taoyuan Pauian Archiland: For the visitors, big-man Charles Garcia will miss the game as he is not available due to family issues. According to reports, the American flew back to his native country after the untimely death of his father. But Edvinas Seskus should return to the matchday roster after sitting out the last regular-season match due to load management.
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Yulon Luxgen Dinos vs Taoyuan Pauian Archiland starting five:
Yulon Luxgen Dinos: Lu Cheng-Ju/Po-Chen Chou, Douglas Creighton/Yi-Hui Lin, Sim Bhullar, Kai-Hsiang Hu, Marcus Keene
Taoyuan Pauian Archiland: Edvinas Seskus, Wei-Ju Chien, Chun Yen-Peng, Chen Guan-Quan, Chia-Chun Wu/Yao-Tsung Lin
Grand League tips:
Yulon Luxgen Dinos: Sim Bhullar, Guan-Quan Chen, Li-Huang Wen, Edvinas Seskus, Chia-Chun Wu, Chen Jian-En, Chi-Wei Lee, Tai-Hai Wu, Yen Tsung Shih, Chin-Yao Yao, Chun-Yen Peng, Wei-Ju Chien
Taoyuan Pauian Archiland: Edvinas Seskus, Guan-Quan Chen, Li-Huang Wen, Chia-Chun Wu, Tai-Hai Wu, Yen Tsung Shih, Chin-Yao Yao, Chun-Yen Peng, Wei-Ju Chien, Chen Jian-En, Chi-Wei Lee
YD vs TPA Dream11 teams:
PG: M Keane (SP)
SG: G Zhaonan, C Peng
SF: S yen-Tsung
PF: E Seskus
C: S Bhullar, C Guanquan, T Lee
PG: M Keane
SG: G Zhaonan
SF: Y Lin, S yen-Tsung
PF: E Seskus, W Tai-Hao
C: S Bhullar (SP), C Guanquan
With both the team losing the last few regular-season matches, the current form is not motivating for either Yulon Luxgen Dinos or Taoyuan Pauian Archiland. Also worth considering is their regular-season matchup where both split up the 8 games they played against each other. But in these kinds of games, the home support could be the key and that’s why Dinos may have the edge in game-1.