BOS vs MIL Dream11: Hello my dear readers! How are y’all doing? The NBA is doing rather dandy these days and we have been blessed with some intense back-and-forth affairs already and have learned the importance of home-court advantage well. And as the series goes back to their home floor, the Boston Celtics will wish to extend their advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks in a tied series.
The Celtics put on an offensive show as they cracked open a 116:108 win versus the Bucks with Horford and Tatum each scoring 30 points. The Celts did a great job of turning the heat on in the Fourth Quarter and the Bucks almost missed a chance to take a three-one lead on their home floor. The Bucks have won at the home floor of the Celtics once, can they repeat that?
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 12 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Center
An intense series
The Bucks are surely missing Middleton in this series and in his absence, Jrue Holiday has to shoot more than he does on average. He took 22 shots in the last game and made only five of them folding under the intense Celtics perimeter defense once again this series. Giannis has gotten it done for most parts, pulling up big nights but he can’t alone will the team to the promised land. The good news for the Bucks fans is that Middleton may return soon.
Jayson’s offensive production has sealed the fate for the Celtics more often than not, as a result his rhythm affects the trail directly. Horford was a huge difference-maker, playing his best basketball in the Playoffs and took advantage of the open lanes. On the other hand, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Derrick White combined for 47 points in the last game in what was the most balanced offensive effort from the team in the series. Can they continue doing that?
Giannis is of course the hottest fantasy option overall, bringing in a lot of production in terms of points, rebounds, and assists. His knack for turning up big nights in the Playoffs makes him a favorite Fantasy option. On the other hand, Jrue Holiday despite his struggles knows how to stuff the stat sheet. Brook Lopez’s stocks have risen again while Bobby Portis’ stocks have fallen. Meanwhile, Pat Connaughton has emerged as a tremendous floater option both as a scorer and rebounder.
The Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both have interchangeably appeared as the most reliable fantasy option, and that makes matters tricky. Al Horford’s stocks have risen dramatically but Marcus Smart has been a bit erratic. Meanwhile, Derrick White has risen through the ranks and has found his groove.
Peak Performers Predictions
Highest scorer: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 34
Highest Rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15
Highest assists: Marcus Smart: 8
Final scoreline Prediction: Celtics 108 Bucks 102
Boston Celtics Team News:
Celtics Expected Starting Five
Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-around Big: PF: Al Horford
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Grant Williams, Daniel Theis, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.
Milwaukee Bucks Team News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
All-Around Superstar Athletic Forward: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Rebounding Specialist: PF: Bobby Portis
Two-way Big: C: Brook Lopez
Defensive specialist: SG: Wesley Matthews
Floor General: PG: Jrue Holiday
Bench: Serge Ibaka, Grayson Allen,, Jordan Nwora, Lindell Wigginton, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.
PF Giannis turned in 14 of his 32 shots in the last game and scooped up 16 defensive boards while doing a great job defensively. I believe he will be in 30-36 points, 13-17 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-59
Wing Tatum made 11 of his 24 shots and had one of his best offensive outings. He has done a great job as a rebounder and playmaker but needs to be more consistent offensively. I believe he will be in 24-31 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-47
Holiday made just five of his 22 shots and he has been rather off his game for most parts, also giving more than handy playmaking. I believe he will be in 20-26 points, 6-9 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40
Brown made five of his eleven shots in Game 4 and he has been a terrific defender as well as a strong all-around player. I believe he will be in 22-28 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-44
Big Brook made six of his eleven shots in the last game and he has been a strong presence in the last few games. I believe he will be in 13-19 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Center Al had a brilliant night in Game 4, clicking on 11 of his 14 shots from the field and also had a strong rebounding and defensive outing as usual. I expect a 12-20 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38
(If Robert Williams plays)
PG: D White
SG: P Connaughton
SF: W Matthews, G Williams
PF: J Tatum(PP), A Horford, G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: R Williams
PG: D White
SG: P Connaughton
SF: J Brown(PP), G Williams, W Matthews
PF: A Horford, G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: B Lopez
Tied series and you wanna watch which team takes the edge here? In not the best piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be viewed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. Meanwhile, Sports 18 and VH1 are not going to showcase it. What can you do then? Access the NBA League Pass and buy the annual subscription (599 rupees per year) which gives you access to all live games while you also can watch the full game replay if you are not able to watch the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.