BOS vs MIA Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
Match Timing: January 11, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – AmericanAirlines Arena
BOS vs MIA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Miami Heat will be aiming to snap their two-game losing run when they host Boston Celtics in an NBA match at AmericanAirlines Arena, in Miami, on Friday morning (IST).
Despite a small section of the crowd chanting “Nikola”, the 23-year-old didn’t go down easy on the AmericanAirlines Arena as he dropped triple-double in the match steered his team Denver Nuggets to a 103-99 win over Miami Heat.
Torrey Craig was hugely influential as well as he ended up with a double-double, scoring 11 points and a match-high 16 rebounds, while Paul Millsap (12 points, 9 rebounds), Jamal Murray (18 points, 6 assists) and Trey Lyles (15 points) contributed significantly.
Miami made a terrible start, scoring just 18 points in the first quarter. But the Nuggets weren’t outstanding as well and could score 24 points. The Heat stepped up their efforts and won the 2nd quarter 34-25 to take lead by 3 points going into the break. The visitors won the 3rd quarter 27-24 to tie the score at 76 points each.
In the fourth quarter, both the teams made some mistakes and never got out of sight of each other. Bam Adebayo then hooked in a shot inside the paint to bring Heat level at 99-99 with less than 25 seconds to go in the match.
Nikola Jokic wriggled past in the paint and buried a jumper, while Murray converted his two free throws to hand Miami their 2nd consecutive loss. Heat are 6th in the Eastern Conference table.
The Greens are now starting to put together a decent run as the most successful NBA franchise aim to get its season back on track. Last time around, they defeated Brooklyn Nets 116-95 for a routine win and extended their winning run to three games.
There was more good news for Boston Celtics as Kyrie Irving was finally deemed fit to start the match. The 2016 NBA champion had a decent outing as he dropped 17 points, 6 assists and 2 rebounds in the match. He has missed the last two games with an eye injury he suffered against San Antonio Spurs.
Celtics no doubt were the better team throughout the match but their task was made easier by Nets’ inferiority and sloppiness on the court as they committed a huge 11 turnovers in the first quarter alone, and ended up with a season-high 25 points in the match.
Other than Irving, seven other Boston’s players touched the double-digit mark, and interestingly no player could score in the 20s for Greens. Jayson Tatum (16 points), Marcus Morris (12 points), Al Horford (12 points), Marcus Smart (12 points), Gordon Hayward (12 points), Terry Rozier (10 points) and Daniel Theis (10 points) all had a good game.
With the win, the Greens remained 5th in the table.
Regular Season Record-
Miami Heat: W-19, L-20
Boston Celtics: W-24, L-15
Players to watch out for:
Josh Richardson – The best player for Miami Heat this season is Josh Richardson. The 25-year-old small-guard is dropping 16.8 points per game this season. He holds the key for Miami in any match.
Dwyane Wade – He has already announced this season to be his last. And the 36-year-old is one of the most consistent players for Heat. The two-time NBA champions is dropping 13.9 points per game.
Kyrie Irving – The former Cleveland Cavaliers point-guard is racking up the most points for the Greens this season which is an expected contribution from him. The 26-year-old makes the Celtics a different animal with his presence and remains a vital cog in Celtics’ wheel. This seaosn his numbers are 22.9 points per game.
Jayson Tatum – The young stalwart is destined for great things in the future, something envisaged by LeBron James himself when he went toe-to-toe against Tatum in last season’s Eastern Conference finals. Still just 20, his average of 16.1 points per game doesn’t do justice to his importance and contribution to the team.
Gordon Hayward – Have to mention him. He missed the last season’s playoff finals for his team. He normally features from the bench but can change the game on his own. He should be in your NBA fantasy team.
BOS vs MIA Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Goran Dragic is the only player ruled out with an injury for the Heat. The 32year-old Slovenian is suffering from a knee injury.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Boston Celtics are still without some key players ahead of this match. Aron Baynes (hand injury) ann Jabari Bird (personal reasons) both will be missing the action due to their respective reasons.
Questionable – None at the moment. Kyrie Irving has recovered from his groin injury, while Robert Williams is back fit as well.
Suspended – None.
BOS vs MIA Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
The Greens have too much firepower for the inconsistent Miami Heat. A win for the Boston Celtics is our call.
NOTE: THIS BOS vs MIA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.