BOS vs MIA Dream11: The NBA has now seen one of the teams in the form of the Golden State Warriors enter the Finals and there is no doubt that this squad proved its worth, finishing the Western Conference bouts without a loss at home. Who will they meet? The winner of the series between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat in the Game Six of the Conference Finals, as the Celtics remain a win away from sealing the deal.
The Celtics have extracted a three-two advantage and after the last win with a scoreline of 93:80, the Celtics have established themselves as the elitist defensive team in the league. Jaylen Brown once again topped the scoring charts with 25 points, while the Heat saw its main players once again struggling to get going from the field. Will the elite Celtics defense once again keep the Heat at bay or will the Heat make it at least a Seven Game series?
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 28 May, @ 06:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Garden
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Butler is off now, the Celtics’ defense is cruising
Jimmy Butler was dipping in 30+ points on a regular basis but in the last three games, his highest score has been 13. It is clear that him being off from the floor can be a major reason why the Heat has been limited to 82 and 80 in the last two games. It is clear that the Heat lacks the needed depth without Jimmy playing a great “hero-ball” type of game. And talking about “hero-ball”, Tyler Herro hasn’t played during the losses but even when he has played, he hasn’t been a big factor.
The Celtics have not been a great offensive team themselves, constantly being off from the field. But they always find a quarter where in the series where they are able to shut down the Heat to as low as 14 points, which is due to their incredibly disciplined defense. They have built a seven-man lineup which consists of both great individual defenders and help defenders. The Celtics offense revolves largely around Brown and Tatum, but it is the defense which has gotten it done.
Lowry and Strus shot 0/15 from the field in the last game, Butler 4/18 and except Adebayo, who made 8 of his 15 shots, and Vincent making 6/12, Heat were unable to get something going. For the Celtics, Brown has been both efficient and high-yielding for most parts. Tatum is the biggest key part of the offense. Horford has done his job whereas Derrick White despite his glaring inconsistencies, made 6/8 in the last game.
Jimmy Butler’s stocks have declined significantly while Bam Adebayo has increased his production in two of the last three games as his stocks are rising. The Heat has been facing troubles from the offensive end and there are multiple players that are out of rhythm, so perhaps relying on Heat players in the fantasy team can be tricky terrain.
For the Celtics, both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have displayed their worth and have come through time and time again. Al Horford has emerged as a solid option in the Playoffs meanwhile Derrick White has raised his stocks with immense two-way production. Marcus Smart and Grant Williams have been struggling a bit while Robert Williams gives quality minutes.
Peak Performers Predictions
Highest scorer: Jimmy Butler: 28
Highest Rebounder: Bam Adebayo: 11
Top assists: Jimmy Butler: 8
Final scoreline Prediction: Heat 106 Celtics 102
Miami Heat Team News
Heat Expected Starting Five
Two-way Star Wing: SF: Jimmy Butler
Defensive Specialist: PF: PJ Tucker
Inside Presence: C: Bam Adebayo
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Max Strus
Defensive Guard: PG: Gabe Vincent / Kyle Lowry
BENCH: Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.
Boston Celtics Team News:
Celtics Expected Starting Five
Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
Defensive Forward: PF: Grant Williams
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Daniel Theis, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.
Butler has been off his game due to an injury and he will need to come up with a big game here because the Heat is on the verge of being knocked. I expect 22+ points, 5-9 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-53
Jayson is an elite wing and he has outshot Butler for three games in a row which has translated to two straight wins. I believe he will be in 25-30 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52
Bam has been a huge factor on the offensive in two of the last three games, but he will need to be even more aggressive here. I believe he will be in 15-22 points and 8-12 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-32
Two-Guard Brown has been a big-time scorer for many games this season and he is more than an offensive player, bringing two-way prowess. I expect a 19-26 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42
Off-guard Strus has struggled in most of the games this series but he will need to put behind his 0/9 shooting night in Game 5. I believe he will be in 10-15 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
Center Al is an all-around factor who has done a great job as a defender, rebounder, playmaker, and many times as a scorer. I expect a 9-15 points, 7-11 rebounds, 2-4 assists, and 1-2 steals/blocks range
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-46
PG: D White, G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: J Brown(PP)
SF: J Tatum(SP)
PF: P Tucker, C Martin
C: A Horford, B Adebayo
PG: D White
SG: J Brown(PP)
SF: J Butler(SP)
PF: P Tucker, C Martin
C: A Horford, B Adebayo, R Williams
Heat needs to win this game and a loss ends their season, will the Celtics be able to get in the Finals here? In a brilliant piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. Meanwhile, MTV, Sports 18, and VH1 are also going to showcase this game. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.