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| On Apr 20, 2022 1:27 PM IST

BOS vs BKN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets


BOS vs BKN Dream11: In the Eastern Conference, we have been blessed with a deep ranking system and all the top four teams remain in contention for the title. The Heat has won their first two games, the 76ers have done the same while the Bucks clinched their first game too. As expected, the Celtics and the Nets had an intense exchange and it took a game-winner from Tatum to decide matters.

The Celtics defeated the Nets 115:114 in the last game but this means that the Nets are not far away from the Celtics’ standards. Not having Robert Williams III can hurt the Celtics a bit but their defense is still airtight. The Nets will need more out of Kevin Durant whereas I believe their rotations are still a bit here and there this deep into the season. There are a ton of adjustments both teams will have to make but having an early home-court advantage surely benefits the Celtics. So, how will this scenario pan out?

Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: 21 April, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Garden

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Another classic in making?

The Celtics won the rebounding battle, clinching 43 compared to the Nets’ only 29 boards. This is one of the major reasons why the Nets despite shooting a handsome 53% from the floor while clicking on 40%+ from the three-point line. The Nets also saw struggles from Kevin Durant as he shot below 40% and committed six turnovers, something that surely created a difference. However, Kyrie Irving was turned on and scored a game-high 39 points, draining six out of the ten triple attempts.

On the other hand, as expected, Tatum came firing off the gates. If Tatum didn’t make a buzzer-beating lay-up, the Irving effect would have been the headline so yes the Celtics had to earn this one considering they were down by three points with 39 seconds to go. The Celtics actually struggled in the last quarter as they only scored 19 points and gave away a nine-point lead that was there to begin the fourth quarter.

Apart from Tatum’s 31 points, Smart, Horford, and Brown had at least 20 points and Horford also grabbed an important rebound with around 12 seconds to go. The rise in Horford’s production is a welcoming sign for the Celts, especially considering they are missing Robert Williams III. Talking about the Nets, Nic Claxton had a solid night as he scrapped a ton of points, rebounds, and blocks. Goran Dragic made a solid case for more minutes as he dropped 14 points off the bench. Seth Curry’s offense has disappeared but he is earning minutes due to his fight on the defense.

Fantasy lineup related tips

This is a tricky fantast scenario. It is tricky to choose from Durant, Irving, Tatum, and Brown. For the Nets, Irving has rather been a safer bet, especially as a scorer as Durant has had some so-so games. For the Celtics, Brown can be a strong option but it is tough to overlook Jayson Tatum more often than not. Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Nic Claxton, and Al Horford are terrific floater options and Claxton has been a reliable option as someone who is not in the upper brackets. Goran Dragic has made the case to be chosen over Seth Curry in the last game while Andre Drummond’s stocks may have suffered a bit.

Performance Predictions

Top Scorer: Jayson Tatum: 35
Top Rebounder: Al Horford: 13
Highest assists: Marcus Smart: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Celtics 116 Nets 110

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Robert Williams is OUT for the game and may return during the Playoffs.

Celtics Expected Starting Five

Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-around Big: PF: Al Horford
Inside Presence: C: Daniel Theis
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart

BENCH: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.

Brooklyn Nets Team News

  • Ben Simmons is OUT for the game and he has not played this season yet.
  • Joe Harris is OUT for the season.

Nets Expected Starting Five
High-scoring all-around wing: SF: Kevin Durant
Versatile All-Position Player: F: Bruce Brown
Rebounding specialist: C: Andre Drummond
Shooting Guards: SG: Seth Curry
Main ball-handler: PG: Kyrie Irving

MAJOR BENCH ROTATIONS(In Order): Goran Dragic, Patty Mills, Nic Claxton, Kessler Edwards, Cam Thomas, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jayson Tatum (BOS)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 08
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Tatum made the last-second layup to lift the Celtics and shot 9/18 from the floor, while also sinking ten free throws and also supplying strong defense as usual. He can be in 28-36 points, 5-8 rebounds, 4-6 assists, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-56

Kevin Durant(BKN)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Small Forward Kevin shot just 9/24 in the last game and also missed a three with 15 seconds to go. However, he is someone who knows how to recover from a poor shooting night. I believe in 27-34 points, 5-7 rebounds/assists range. Kevin is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-50

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 04
Blocks: 02
Two-guard Brown can rise up for a historic scoring night anytime soon. Apart from being a strong scorer, Brown is one of the best perimeter defenders and can help out on the rebounding end. I believe he can be in a 26-33 points, 4-7 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-4 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-51

Kyrie Irving(BKN)
Points: 39
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 06
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01
Irving shot 12/20 from the floor in the last game and almost carried the Nets to a big win through his high-scoring ways. Irving has rather outscored Diurant these days but I see the Celtics closing on him here. I believe he will be in 21-26 points and 5-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-60

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Defensive Player of the Year Marcus got cooked up by Irving in the last game and I see him coming with a much better effort here. He did have a solid all-around game and I expect more of the games. Here, I think he will be in 16-22 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 6-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-41

Bruce Brown(BKN)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
SF Brown is a solid defender, who has been playing multiple positions despite being a 6 feet 4 inches player, he had some solid offensive outings lately but in the last game, he had a silent offensive night. I expect a 8-13 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-28


  • Al Horford(BOS) had 20 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Center Horford extracted a big rebound to give the Celtics a crack at the game-winning shot and he surely was a huge difference-maker on the rebounding end. I expect a 13-18 points, 9-15 rebounds, and 1-3 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
  • Andre Drummond(BKN) had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Drummond can see a reduction in his minutes again and I see a 6-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-20
  • Derrick White(BOS) had 7 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Guard White is a terrific defender and can do a lot of other things. I expect a 6-12 points, 3-5 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Daniel Theis (BOS) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Theis has been getting it done as the starting Center. I expect a 5-8 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Nic Claxton(BKN) had 13 points, 8 rebound, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Center Claxton has earned more minutes through his athletic play. I expect a 10-15 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
  • Grant Williams (BOS) had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Forward Williams is a terrific backup player and I expect a 5-9 points and 2-4 rebounds range from him.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-14
  • Seth Curry(BKN) had 9 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Curry has been a bit off from the offensive end but I still expect a 7-12 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-17
  • Goran Dragic(BKN) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Dragic made a case of several minutes in the last game and I expect a 9-13 points and 3-5 assists range.?
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-20

BOS vs BKN Dream11 Lineup

PG: G Dragic
SG: M Smart
SF: G Williams, J Brown(PP)
PF: B Brown, J Tatum(SP), A Horford
C:   N Claxton
(most recommended)

PG: G Dragic, D White
SG: M Smart
SF: K Durant(PP)
PF: B Brown, J Tatum(SP)
C:    D Theis, N Claxton

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

So much star power that it is lighting up the floor! Don’t you wanna catch Durant, Tatum, Brown, and Irving going at it?? In the most encouraging piece of news for Indian NBA viewers, this match is not available on the Indian-based streaming services Voot, JIO TV, Sports 18, and VH1. So the best way to catch the action is to purchase the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass and catch the live-action and also full game replay. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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