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BOS vs MIA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat

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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.

Fantasy-related tips

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

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Miami Heat Team News

  • Kyle Lowry, PJ Tucker, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler are QUESTIONABLE for the game.

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:

  • Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III are QUESTIONABLE.
  • Jayson Tatum is PROBABLE.
  • Sam Hauser is OUT for the game.

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.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
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

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 04
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

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 06
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01
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

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 40
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
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

Max Strus(MIA)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01
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

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 07
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

MIA vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Kyle Lowry(MIA) had 11 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 4 steals in the last game. Guard Kyle is an incredible defender, scorer, and a terrific ball-handler. I believe he will be in 12-18 points, 5-7 assists, and 1-4 steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
    • Al Horford(BOS) had 20 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks in the last game. Al has been nothing short of amazing as a rebounder and also a scorer and defender at times. I expect a 12-17 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-39
    • Tyler Herro(MIA) had 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Guard Herro shot just 4/15 in the last game and has struggled in away games. I expect a 11-17 points range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
    • Grant Williams(BOS) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Power Forward Williams has been a big factor off the bench and he can give quality scoring, defense, and rebounding. I believe he will be in 8-14 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-21
    • PJ Tucker(MIA) had 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. PJ is a phenomenal defender and chipped in with three of his six three-point attempts. I believe he will be in 7-13 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
    • Victor Oladipo (MIA) had 5 points, 1 assist, 4 steals in the last game. Victor gave beautiful defense in the last game and he has been incredible in all ways. I believe he will be in 6-11 points and 1-4 steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
    • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Gabe is a terrific defender and gives a great cover when Lowry is absent. I expect a 4-8 points, 2-4 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-12
    • Derrick White(BOS) had 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. White is an elite defender but his scoring has been completely off these days. I expect a 5-9 points, 2-5 assists, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
    • Caleb Martin(MIA) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. SF Caleb is an incredible defender while also chipping in with a few points. I believe he will be in 5-9 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
    • Robert Williams(BOS) missed the last game but I believe he will be available here. I expect a 8-12 points nad 6-12 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-24

BOS vs MIA Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
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

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

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.

Shubham Singh

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