Fantasy NBA Basketball Playoffs Game 7 Preview

Well this is it. The ultimate and last game of the 2015-2016 in the best possible win or go home scenario any NBA fans could imagine. This Fantasy NBA Basketball Playoffs Game 7 Preview is brought you by FanPicks where you can participate in the only available Fantasy Cross Sports contests. Will the Cavs go for a 3rd win in a row in the tough Oracle arena this Sunday or it
The suspense and intensity nearing this matchup couldn’t get any higher. Will the Golden State Warriors find a way to end the Cavaliers momentum and scare of being the first team in NBA Finals history to bust a 3-1 advantage? Or will the Cavaliers be able to make an historic comeback and shut down many critics by winning its first ever title?

The pressure is immense for both teams but a defeat, despite having an exceptional record breaking season for the Golden State Warriors will be a dagger in their heart.

On another note, this is the closest Cleveland fans have come to a championship in 52 years. The city championship drought in all sports can come to an end of the Cavaliers keep the same momentum they’ve had the past 2 games.

The Warriors however have been on the brink of winning a back to back championship for 2 games in a row and the pressure in not becoming the team who blew a 3-1 lead in NBA Finals after exceeding expectations all year long.

This will be none other than a classic matchup between the 2 NBA super stardoms, Lebron James and Stephen Curry. The past 2 games have been very different from the previous 3, with shots not falling for the defending champs at the same rate as the regular season and most of the postseason.

All Warriors have expressed the extreme disappointment they’d feel if they were unable to as champs, so look for them to come out focus and flying today.

Despite Curry putting 30 pts in Game 6, James poured in 41 pts for the 2nd straight contest. This ecstatic performance made Lebron joined the elite group of Jerry West, Michael Jordan, Rick Barry and Shaquille O’Neal as the only players ever to score 40 more points in consecutive games.

However, for the Cavs, the real threat comes not only from the Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson, but dominance from Draymond Green and the bench at times makes it an heavier task to overcome.

The Warriors definitely know all about overcoming a 3-1 deficit after defeating miraculously the Thunder in the Western Finals in 7 games. The composure and output from everyone on the team is critical at this point.
The bench has to perform the same way they did all throughout the season as well as early playoff games to stop the Cavaliers at this rate. With Draymond Green missing game 5 and Andrew Bogut out on a season adversity, Steve Kerr’s squad will have to play like champions to retain their crown and put an end to the Cavaliers’ tenacy and hunger for a win.

 

Look for this game to be a tight game but with the Warriors taking advantage of their depth and home court advantage to finish off a spectacular year.

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NBA Finals Game 6

The NBA Finals resumes Thursday night with Game 6. The Cleveland Cavaliers will fight to stay alive and try to push the Golden State Warriors to an ultimate Game 7. The Cavs staved off elimination Monday winning 112-97 in Golden State. This was the Warriors first home loss during the playoffs and third this entire season. As the momentum shifted in Cleveland’s favor? Don’t say that to the Warriors who looks to repeat the exact same scenario as last year, winning the championship in 6 games at Quickens Loan Arena. The table is set for the NBA fantasy basketball draft tonight, time to play FanPick’s Cross-Sports Grand-Jam (click to play) and select your winning lineup!

Top Draft Picks

Player Pos Team Last Game FP Last 2 Games FP Avg Last 4 Games FP Avg Last 10 Games FP Avg
LeBron James F CLE 58.5 47.2 42.5 39
Kyrie Irving G CLE 41.5 37.5 30.2 28.2
Stephen Curry G GSW 31 29.2 26.3 29.4
Klay Thompson G GSW 30.5 21.8 20.4 22.7
Andre Iguodala F CLE 28.5 20.3 19.7 17.1
Draymond Green F GSW 25 25.8 26.8 24.8
Tristan Thompson C CLE 21.5 20.5 18.7 15.3
Harrison Barnes F GSW 12 19.5 16.4 13.9
Shaun Livingston G GSW 11.5 11 13.5 10.3
JR Smith G CLE 10.5 15 11.9 13.3
Richard Jefferson F CLE 8.5 11.3 10.5 9.6
Iman Shumpert G CLE 6.5 5.3 4.4 5
Festus Ezeli C GSW 5.5 1.8 3.5 5
Kevin Love F CLE 5.5 8.8 16.8 19.1
Marreese Speights C GSW 5 3.2 2.4 5
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NBA Fantasy Basketball Draft Notables

  • Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will miss the rest of the finals due to a left knee injury he suffered during last game. He will not need surgery though.
  • Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green will be back for Game 6 after serving a one game suspension for his below-the-belt hit on LeBron James.
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Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs

The record breaking Golden State Warriors will travel to San Antonio with a unique opportunity to make history as they face in their arch rivals, San Antonio Spurs in a monumental matchup on Sunday. This NBA Fantasy basketball prediction is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

 

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Even though the Warriors have an incredible record…well, potentially on pace to become the best record ever by any NBA Basketball in history, it’s unfortunate to say that they’re regressing and that this may be the worst timing possible for it. Despite having one 4 of their last 6 games, two of those wins were in overtime against teams that hugely lack competition. They’re having a lot of trouble to end games and the 4th quarter slides are becoming more frequent, win or lose. With that being said, Golden State still took care of San Antonio earlier this week in a 112-101 win. But the real trouble is traveling to San Antonio as they’ve lost so far an amazing 33 straight regular season games in Texas against the Spurs. Mostly, the Spurs just haven’t loss this season at all at home. This is potentially an NBA playoffs game 7 type of energy that they will need to beat the Spurs. The Warriors are a rare underdog heading into the biggest obstacle on their 73 win record path.

 

San Antonio heads into this game losing 2 games in a row as there’s not much for them to play for anymore this regular season. The Spurs are sitting comfortably in the 2nd spot of the Western Conference and just can’t move up or down at this point. However, one thing does matter and the fact they can become the first team in NBA history to maintain a perfect record for the entire season. One thing does matter though, as the Spurs can become the first team in NBA history to maintain a perfect home record for the entire season. This would be quite an accomplishment and this franchise just does not stop succeeding for almost 2 decades. The Spurs are a favorite in this game which should be quite interesting.

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Warriors versus Lakers

 

The Golden State Warriors (32-2) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (8-27) at the Staples Center on Tuesday evening. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com

Fantasy Basketball The Warriors are still winning games at will, but aren’t playing as dominantly as they once were. They have now had four-straight close games, despite losing just one of them. In that stretch the defense has been terrible, as they have allowed an average of nearly 110 points per game in that span. Steph Curry has been in and out of the lineup, but he was able to start in the last game in a win over the Charlotte Hornets. This looks like a good game for them to get back to their blowout form that they had prior to this “slide”, as they should have no problem dropping 120-plus against this porous defense.

 

The Lakers are arguably one of the worst teams in the NBA, but they come into this game on a three-game winning streak. That’s a borderline miracle for this club and all good things must come to an end. This has all the workings of a huge blowout, as they host the best offense in the NBA. The one silver lining is that this 26th ranked defense has given up only 80 points per game over their last two games and they’ll need to show up like that again here. The Lakers offense ranks 28th as well and it would be hard to imagine them staying in this game unless they exceed their 97-point per game average. The Warriors come into this game as a projected 15-point favorite, which is one of the largest spreads for a road team all season.

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Hornets versus Warriors

The Charlotte Hornets (17-16) will have the unfortunate task of playing the Golden State Warriors (31-2) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on Monday. We urge you to grab a free trial of the winning projections with our RotoPicker tool, that populates the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups into Fanpicks.com

Fantasy BasketballThe Charlotte Hornets need a nice victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.2 points and five assists while Jeremy Lin is averaging 11.9 points and 3.2 assists. Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Marvin Williams is dishing 1.3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost four straight road games. Nicolas Batum and Spencer Hawes are questionable.

The Golden State Warriors look to keep rolling on their insane 31-2 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 20.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while Draymond Green is averaging 15.1 points and 7.4 assists. Andre Iguodala is dishing 3.6 assists and Andrew Bogut is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a regular season home game since January 27th. Festus Ezeli, Harrison Barnes and Stephen Curry are questionable.

The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings.

 

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