BOS vs MIA Dream11: The NBA Playoffs are reaching their concluding stages and we have seen some incredible battles throughout the Postseason. In the West, the Golden State Warriors have extracted a three-nil advantage over the Dallas Mavericks and are most likely going to reach the NBA Finals. On the other hand, in the East, the Boston Celtics will host the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals.
The Heat took the Celtics by surprise in Game 3 as they opened up a 26-points lead and then did a great job of finishing the game, winning 109:103. Bam Adebayo had a 31 points night out of nowhere and the team overcame an injury scare to Jimmy Butler, who was sidelined for the second half of the game. The Celtics played poorly, turning it over 24 times, can they improve it this time around or will the Heat extract a three-one advantage or will the Celtics tie the matters here?
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 24 May, @ 06:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Garden
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
The Celtics need to be better at home, has the Heat found their groove?
The Celtics have lost three out of their five games while playing at the Garden and this has become a rather concern at this point. The trouble is that the team looks a bit vulnerable inside in terms of defense when they are playing without Robert Williams, someone I doubt who would have allowed Bam to go for a 30+ point night. The other concern has been that the Celts go off the mark as a team once Jayson Tatum is not in rhythm.
The Heat has not received much from Tyler Herro, who was someone dialing it in from deep in the Regular Season. Tucker and Lowry are terrific defenders while Strus keeps on nailing the long-ball. The last win was the best for the Heat thus far because the team got it done without Butler and if Adeabyo drains 20+ then it is a bonus considering he brings both offense and defense at an elite clip.
The Celtics received tremendous contributions from Jaylen Brown, who erupted for 40 points whereas Al Horford had 20+ points and 10+ rebounds night to help the matters for the Celtics. Meanwhile Smart and White form strong defensive guard rotation whereas Grant Williams will be huge off the bench again. The Celts need Robert Williams in this game.
Jimmy Butler finally cooled down in the last game but it took an injury to slow him down. Bam Adebayo continues to be an incredible scorer and rebounder while also giving the blocks and steals. Victor Oladipo can be a decent contributor but Tyler Herro’s stocks have rather dwindled at this point. Tucker is a gamble considering he can drop 5 in one night and then 15 points on the other night.
The Celtics have seen most of the damage done from Jayson Tatum but he was off in the last game. Jaylen Brown has been another dependable option whereas Al Horford can be a reliable fantasy option. Marcus Smart has raised his stocks whereas Grant Williams can be looked at too. However, apart from them, Derrick White hasn’t been that high-yielding.
Peak Performers Predictions
Highest scorer: Jayson Tatum: 31
Highest Rebounder: Al Horford: 11
Top assists: Marcus Smart: 8
Final scoreline Prediction: Celtics 103 Heat 100
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.
Small Forward Jimmy played just 20 minutes in the last game but he is expected to play here considering he didn’t suffer a major injury. I expect a 22-26 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario. He is QUESTIONABLE.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-46
Wing Jayson has been mostly a huge factor offensively but he had a terrible 3/14 shooting night and turned it over six times. I expect him to recover from the awful night and he will be in 25+ points, 6-9 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-56
Middle player Adebayo had a huge night, with 15/22 shooting in the last match after being less aggressive in the prior games. I believe he will be in 13-19 points, 8-12 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-37
Two-Guard Jaylen nailed 14 of his 20 shots and made nine of his twelve free-throws, being an active presence on both ends. I believe the electric guard will be in 21-27 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-49
Off-guard Strus clicked on four of his seven three-point attempts and he has done a great job at the two-guard. I believe he will be in 11-17 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
One-Guard Smart made six of his 11 shots and he is an incredible playmaker while being the Defensive Player of the Year. I believe he will be in 13-19 points, 5-8 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-46
PG: K Lowry
SG: M Strus
SF: J Tatum(SP), J Butler(PP)
PF: P Tucker, G Williams, C Martin
C: A Horford
(Team 1-If Robert Williams play)
PG: K Lowry
SG: J Brown(SP), M Strus
SF: V Oladipo, J Butler(PP)
PF: G Williams
C: A Horford, R Williams
(Team 2-If Robert Williams doesn’t play)
PG: K Lowry, G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: J brown
SF: V Oladipo, J Brown(PP)
PF: P Tucker, G Williams
C: A Horford
The Celtics are down 1-2 in the series and it will be interesting to see how the Heat will respond here and perhaps take a three-one lead? In a brilliant piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming services for viewers in India. On the other hand, Sports 18, MTV, and VH1 are also going to showcase this game. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.