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BOS vs GSW Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors

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BOS vs GSW Dream11: The NBA season has been in its final stages and we have been amidst another riveting season. Just two games remain and we will see a new champion being crowned soon. In the Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics will host the Golden State Warriors. The series is tied and a lot is at stake.

In Game 2, the Golden State Warriors showed their home-floor prowess and won 107:88 as Stephen Curry pinched 29 points. The Celtics have shown certain vulnerabilities on their home floor but matters are tied as of now so they can still get their rhythm on their home floor. Can the Warriors make matters more difficult for the Celts here?

Home: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 9 June, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Garden

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Celts are not stable at home but time is on their side

This is a crucial game and with the series still fresh, no team has established its superiority yet. Sure, the Warriors won by a big margin last time, but the Celts have played a couple of seven-game series in a row. This means that they are used to adversity and know how to make adjustments. But the Warriors have shown them different looks and then there is the same old matter of containing Stephen Curry.

Curry has had two strong games in a row and well, this has to be an alarming sign for the Celts. Double-teaming him is lethal too as he has scorers like Thompson, Poole, and Wiggins around him, which makes the job tough when guarding the Warriors. Looney has been a strong inside scorer as well and this combination surely serves the team well.

If we talk about the Celtics, one thing has been peculiar. Their two major scorers have been off from the field in alternate games. In Game 1, Jayson Tatum shot 3/17 but then did a much better job in Game 2, whereas Jaylen Brown shot just 5/17 in Game 2. In the last game, Smart, Horford, and Williams III weren’t much of a factor but I believe they will do much better here. It will be interesting to see how the Celts guard Curry this time around.

Peak Performance Predictions

Highest rebounder: Al Horford: 12
Highest scorer: Jayson Tatum: 33
Top assists-deliverer: Stephen Curry: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 104      Celtics 97

Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Robert Williams is a Game-Time Decision.

Celtics Expected Starting Five

Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-Around Defender: C: Al Horford
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart

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

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for this game and is done for the season.
  • Andre Iguodala is QUESTIONABLE for this match.
  • Gary Payton II is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Otto Porter Jr. is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive Anchor and All-Around Forward: PF: Draymond Green
Rebounding Specialist: C: Kevon Looney
Major Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson

BENCH: Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Moses Moody.

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Robert Williams is a Game-Time Decision.

Celtics Expected Starting Five

Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-Around Defender: C: Al Horford
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart

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

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

*Stats from last game for both teams*
Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03

Steals: 01
Wing Tatum has been an incredible presence throughout the Playoffs, not only as a scorer but as a rebounder, defender, and playmaker. I expect him to be in 26-31 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-52

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 04
Steals: 03

PG Curry nailed five of his 12 triples in the last game and continues to be a huge factor on the offensive end. I believe he will be in 25+ points, 4-7 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Brown can be an effective all-around player and he is one of the main components of the Celtics success. I believe he will be in 16-21 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range. 
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Two-Guard Klay just got in 4 out of his 19 shots in the last game and he has been a huge factor on both ends of the floor. I believe he will be in 15-21 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
One-Guard Smart has continued to be an elite defender, a viable playmaker, and also a dependable scorer. I believe he will be in 11-16 points, 5-8 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Wing Andrew made just 4 of his 12 shots but he is capable of dealing much more damage usually. I expect a 15-21 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36

BOS vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Al Horford(BOS) had 2 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Center Horford has developed into a strong defender and rebounder while continuing to be a regular scorer. I believe he will be in 7-12 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 2-3 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-39
  • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 17 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds,  in the last game. Jordan can be a huge factor on the offensive end for most parts. I believe he will be in 12-17 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38
  • Derrick White(BOS) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Guard Derrick is an incredible defender off the bench who has also picked up his game offensively. I believe he will be in 9-15 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
  • Draymond Green(GSW) had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, block in the last game. Defensive anchor Green is an all-around threat for most parts. I believe he will be in 7-12 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
  • Robert Williams(BOS) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Center Williams has been instrumental defensively but has seen a decrease in his minutes due to an injury. I believe he will be in 7-12 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Grant Williams(BOS) had 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Williams has been a decent presence off the bench. I expect him to be in 4-8 points and 2-4 rebounds range..
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-15
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Center Kevon is a huge factor on the rebounding end and has been impressive during the Postseason. I believe he will be in 6-10 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-33
  • Payton Pritchard(BOS) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Pritchard shot 2/7 in the last game and I believe he will be in 3-6 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-11
  • Gary Payton II(GSW) had 7 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Gary is an incredible defender who stuffs the stat sheet, as an all-around threat. I believe he will be in 8-12 points, 4-7 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Otto is a strong defender who can also be serviceable on the defensive end. I believe he will be in 4-8 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23

GSW vs BOS Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PGL S Curry(SP), G Payton, D White
SG: J Poole
SF: J Tatum(PP)
PF: D Green
C:   K Looney, R Williams
(If Porter doesn’t play, switch him for P Pritchard)

(Alternate)
PG: S Curry(PP), G Payton, D White
SG: K Thompson
SF: J Tatum(SP)
PF: G Williams
C:    K Looney, A Horford

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The series is tied at one-each and we are into the fun part of the series, who will get the edge here? In a beautiful piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming services Voot and JIO TV will also show this game whereas TV channels Vh1, Sports 18, and MTV are also going to display this tussle. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.