Boston Celtics host Milwaukee Bucks in Game-3, hoping to level the series at TD Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday morning (IST).
What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Eastern Conference semifinals, Game-4, Bucks lead 2-1
Teams: Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks
Match Day: May 07, 2019, @ 04:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? TD Garden (19,580)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
BOS vs MIL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the paint and made his presence felt at the foul line. Milwaukee Bucks’ biggest star and the MVP candidate dropped a game-high 32 points, and just about missed to log his first triple-double in playoffs with 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 and took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“He’s constantly putting pressure on the basket and making reads and decisions,” Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game. “He’s just such a force, and he can get through cracks. He’s going to finish or get to the free throw line a lot if he keeps playing like this.”
Giannis was way too smart for the opponents. He didn’t take a three-pointer until late in the fourth quarter. Instead, he was drawing fouls from the Celtics, earning 22 free throws, 16 of which was converted by him.
For the Celtics, many questions arose after Game-3. If the first two games were evenly balanced, the last match was mostly one-sided. The biggest problem for the Greens is the bench, which looked bereft of confidence and went scoreless until a Gordon Hayward 3-pointer bucked the trend late in the second quarter.
The next game will be played at TD Garden. Celtics must find a way to alleviate the “Giannis-Impact”. If they lose, it will be difficult for Kyrie Irving and Co to script a comeback from a 1-3 deficit.
Regular Season Record-
Boston Celtics: W-49, L-33
Milwaukee Bucks: W-60, L-22
Players to watch out for:
Kyrie Irving – He led the fight for Celtics with a team-high 29 points. He made drives which could have been called fouls, but not, it was not the case. He holds the key for Celtics, for he can unlock any defence from his dribbling and precision both from outside the perimeter and inside the paint.
Al Horford – Was unable to cope with the Antetokounmpo’s drive from the perimeter to the rim. But that’s more down to Giannis’ capability and hunger than Horford’s incapacity. For he is one of the best players in this position. The 32-year-old is a good offensive player and is averaging the 2nd best numbers for Celtics in the playoffs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Giannis was at his domineering best in Game-3 and smart as well. He drew many fouls and earned free throws as a result.
Antetokounmpo was just too good for the Celtics. He made runs after runs from perimeter to the rim, with Holford and Co. unable to stop him. Bucks MVP candidate made 8 of 13 shots from the field, with every shot basket coming at the rim.
He also converted 16 of his 22 free throws.
Khris Middleton – Scored 20 points, and had four assists and 5 rebounds in Game-3. After his three-pointers show in Game-2, he managed just two in the last match but was effective inside the paint.
BOS vs MIL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – None.
Questionable – What could be a pivotal piece of news for Boston Celtics is that Marcus Smart has admitted that he is getting really close and is hopeful to play in Game-4.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Malcolm Brogdon was upgraded to questionable before Game-2, but his situation didn’t improve and he is expected to miss Game-3 as well.
Other injury concerns for Bucks are Donte DiVincenzo (Heel injury) and Pau Gasol (Ankle Injury).
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Boston Celtics can’t afford to lose this match. They are at home and we back them to come good in this match.
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