TOR vs GSW Dream11: With COVID-19 extending its grip once again, the NBA world has been hit badly as well and has disrupted the rhythm set in November. In this game, the Golden State Warriors visit the Toronto Raptors in a West-East tussle. The Warriors have won 24 games and have lost only five. On the other hand, the Raptors are two games under the 50% win mark.
The Warriors continue to win whether they play at home or away. They are the most intimidating team in the league along with the Suns and can shut the shop for many teams. There is a question here if Steve Kerr will rest Curry, Wiggins, and Green but with the way the COVID-19 pandemic has hit, the reserves are running thin.
Raptors are an inconsistent team with a lot of promise. They have a solid core with Siakam, Anunoby, Trent Jr., and VanVleet, but the lack of bench depth has hurt them all season long. Still, Toronto has made sure that the squad doesn’t fall back too behind and shows more than decent fights on most nights.
Host: Toronto Raptors
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 19 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: ScotiaBank Arena
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Raptors: Lacking depth
Raptors have felt the loss of Anunoby deeply because it has culled the team depth further. Toronto has not been a deep team all season long and there is an underlying issue of starters playing 35+ minutes a game on a regular. Van Vleet, Barnes, Siakam, and Trent Jr. can dip in around 20 or so regularly but outside of them, the offense can falter big time. Toronto needs Anunoby back to achieve team balance but he may be gone for a long time. Can Yuta Watanabe spark something special off the bench?
Warriors: They can put on a clinic
What can I write about the Warriors that hasn’t been written… They are just too strong, too deep, and sometimes their performance level is out of a description box. Well, see, when you miss your superstar(Klay Thompson), high-producing Center(James Wiseman), and then recently your top-notch scorer(Jordan Poole), you can get fazed. This Warriors team doesn’t care about what injuries, COVID-19, or any other circumstances forced around them, they keep on the fight, they play hard on both ends and with Curry at the helm, oppositions run for cover but to no avail!
Golden State Warriors | Toronto Raptors
Games: 29| 28
Wins: 24| 13
Defeats: 05| 15
Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Toronto Raptors Team News
- OG Anunoby is OUT. He returned to practice but his NBA return looks some time away
- Precious Achiuwa is OUT for the game.
- Khem Birch is DOUBTFUL for the game.
- Goran Dragic is OUT for the game and is gone for an indefinite period
Raptors Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Scottie Barnes PF: Pascal Siakam PF: Chris Boucher
Guards: SG: Fred VanVleet PG: Gary Trent Jr.
BENCH: Delano Banton, Isaac Bonga, Justin Champagnie, Malachi Flynn, David Johnson, Svi Mykhailiuk, Yuta Watanabe.
Golden State Warriors Team News
- Klay Thompson is OUT. He is aiming for a return in a week or so.
- James Wiseman is OUT but he has returned to practice with the Warriors’ G-League affiliate
- Jordan Poole is and he is in the COVID-19 protocols.
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Draymond Green, SF: Andrew Wiggins
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Gary Payton II, PG: Stephen Curry
BENCH: Jonathan Kuminga, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Curry has been on fire all season long and his presence alone attracts two to three defenders near him even if he is misfiring. Curry has scored in the 23-30 points range in most of the games this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46
Gary Trent Jr.(TOR)
The 22-year old was acquired by the Raptors in the Norman Powell trade and the youngster has been accelerating his scoring exploits. The guard has scored 24 or more in three of the last four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-42
Fred Van Vleet(TOR)
Fred has hit huge strides as an offensive player and he has also become a versatile player in many regards. The guard hovers in the 15-19 points range but can have a big night with 25+ points every four-five games or so. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-44
Draymond is an all-around threat, he is a superb rebounder, playmaker, defender, and can make a huge difference at the big Forward position. He hovers in the 5-10 rebounds and 4-8 assists.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Siakam is an exceptionally talented big Forward whose dribbling skills are extraordinary for his size and position. The Forward has scored 23 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-46
Wiggins is a tremendous two-way player who has helped build the current Warriors record. He usually scores in the 14-19 points range but can also scrap around 25+ nights every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-42
TOR vs GSW Dream11 Lineup Balancers
- Scottie Barnes(TOR) bagged 23 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists in the last match.
- Chris Boucher(TOR) scooped up 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game.
- Yuta Watanabe(TOR) scooped up 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks in the last game.
- Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game.
- Kevon Looney(GSW) had 6 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game.
- Andre Iguodala(GSW) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in the last game.
TOR vs GSW Dream11 Team
PG: F VanVleet(PP)
SG: G Trent
SF: A Wiggins, S Barnes
PF: D Green, P Siakam(SP), C Boucher
C: K Looney
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Where to watch NBA Live Score?
Do you want to see how Steph Curry is shooting the ball, how Pascal Siakam is working around the dribble, and how Draymond Green is hustling and muscling on the floor? Unfortunately, that won’t be possible through a TV Channel as Sony Six and Sony Live has given up their rights. But don’t worry, get access to NBA League Pass and tune into some high-quality basketball. To catch the score, visit the official website of the NBA.