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GSW vs LAC Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – NBA Play-offs – Game 5 | Fantasy Team News

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers, Prediction and Fantasy Team News
Golden State Warriors can win the first round NBA playoff series in front of their fans when they host Los Angeles Clippers in Game-5 at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California, United States, on Thursday morning (IST).

What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Game-5, Warriors lead 3-1
Teams: Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers
Match Day: April 25, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 08:00 AM IST
Where the game is played? Staples Center (19,596)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.


An opportunity missed and now Los Angeles Clippers find themselves on the brink of elimination. Not the sort of situation an NBA fan would call an aberration, or an unexpected result. But the opportunity was there still, for Clippers to make the mockery out of every pre-playoffs predictions.

For they won the game at the home of the NBA champions, on the sacred territory, to level the series 1-1. Then it was the simple case of emulating the performance, only if it was that simple. But the series moved to Staples Centre and you would expect Clippers to be more confident inside their own arena.

But the reigning champions were hurt and so did the thinkable, by winning the next two games in the series. Nothing unpredictable. The overfamiliarity of things.

Golden State Warriors were the outright favorites before the start of the series, in every possible manner. The NBA world would have trembled, or could still, if they don’t beat the Los Angeles clippers from here. From the 3-1 lead they have heading into the 5th game.

Warriors can’t lose from here. They just can’t. For they are too potent, experienced, and for the simple fact that Clippers don’t have a certain LeBron James, the man who condemned the Dubs to a 4-3 defeat in the 2016 NBA finals, that too when Steve Kerr’s men had a 3-1 lead.

But still, anything is possible. For there is a James Cahill and a Ronnie O’Sullivan residing inside us, waiting for the opportune moment. But the David rarely gets out of the self, the Goliath too formidable.

Clippers need every cue from every history books where the underdog won, against all the odds.

If that happens, it would eclipse even the Tiger Woods’ Masters win, or Rafael Nadal’s failure to win the 2019 French Open. This would just be a phenomenal collapse, a script for the Hollywood directors.

Regular Season Record-
Golden State Warriors: W-57, L-25
Los Angeles Clippers: W-48, L-34

Players to watch out for:

Golden State Warriors:

Stephen Curry – One of the best shooters the game has ever seen. A vital cog in Warriors’ wheel. Stephen Curry is an indispensable part of the Warriors’ roster. This is best highlighted by the fact that Curry leads the league in total plus-minus. To simplify it, the Warriors outscored their opponents by a huge 689 points when he was on the court. That’s some presence on the court.

On the scoring side, the two-time MVP is dropping a team-high 27.8 points per game this season.

Durant and Curry
Kevin Durant – The last two games showed why he is the reigning NBA finals MVP. Curry struggled in those games, but Kevin Durant stood up for the challenge, scoring a combined 71 points and won the games for Warriors. He has made five blocks in the post-season while making 7 steals as well.

Los Angeles Clippers:
Lou Williams – Only if he could have emulated the performance of his second game n this series, Clippers would have been in a far more decent position. Still, there is no denying that Lou Williams is one of the most underrated players in the NBA. But he is somebody who can win games almost single-handedly. This was quite evident in game 2 as he exploded for 36 points and 11 rebounds against Warriors. He leads both all the three charts from the bench this season.
The 32-year-old is averaging a career-high 20.3 points per game and has scored at 25.7 in the post-season.

Lou Williams
Montrezl Harrell – The 2nd highest scorer for Clippers is Montrezl Harrell. Like Lou Williams, the 25-year-old power forward features from the bench. But his impact is there to see, as he scores heavily, making contribution in all the departments. He is averaging 19.0 points in the post-season.

Golden State Warriors:

DeMarcus Cousins against Los Angeles Clippers
Injured – Warriors will be without the league’s big man DeMarcus Cousins who suffered a thigh injury in game-2 against Los Angeles Clippers. Though Andrew Bogut has so far managed to step up, Cousins’ productivity is irreplaceable. The former New Orleans Pelicans star joins Damian Jones (chest injury) on the sidelines.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

Los Angeles Clippers:
Injured – No injury concerns.
Questionable – Healthy squad.
Suspended – None.

GSW vs LAC Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green (F), Kevin Durant (F), Andrew Bogut (C), Stephen Curry (G), Klay Thompson (G)
Los Angeles Clippers: Danilo Gallinari (F), Patrick Beverley (F), Ivica Zubac / JaMychal Green (C), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (G), Landry Shamet (G)

From the bench (Probables):

Golden State Warriors: Andre Iguodala, Alfonzo McKinnie, Kevon Looney, Shaun Livingston, Quinn Cook, Jonas Jerebko, Jordan Bell, Jacob Evans
Los Angeles Clippers: Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, Garrett Temple, Wilson Chandler, Sindarius Thornwell, Jerome Robinson, Tyrone Wallace

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