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BOS vs MIL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks

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BOS vs MIL Dream11: Hi NBA Fans! The Second Round of the Playoffs brings us closer to the title series. And after 30 teams entered the Regular Season we saw ten of these exit at the beginning of the Play-in tournament. Then there were 16 teams and as of now, only eight teams have remained. And two of those teams will clash in the East Semis as the Boston Celtics will welcome the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics defeated the Nets four-nil in the First Round as they shut down Durant and Irving, while the balanced scoring of the Celtics also saw them through in difficult phases. They will now have to contend against Giannis. On the other hand, the Bucks made short work of the Bulls after losing Game 2 and closed out the series four-one. Giannis continued to raid the opposition’s paint while Grayson Allen had some strong shooting nights to see the team through.

Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 1 May, @ 10:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Center

Giannis will have to fend off multiple bodies

The Celtics are amazing at playing switch defense and the main reason for that every player in their main five can play elite defense while being highly physical and hustling it out. The Celtics have both size and athleticism to counter Giannis but he knows how to get it done even against great length. The presence of Giannis will draw double/triple teams which will open up shooting lanes for players like Jrue Holiday, Pat Connaughton, Grayson Allen, and Wes Matthews.

The Celtics will also have to contend against the size of Lopez and the rebounding threat of Portis, two strong inside players who can be a factor on both ends. Not having Middleton can hurt the balance a bit for the Bucks though. Al Horford has done well against physical players and if Robert Williams III is in full flow, he will be vital in keeping Portis off the boards. It will be interesting how coach Udoka approaches his rotation with Theis and Williams probably coming off the bench.

The guard rotation of Brown and Smart adds a great flavor alongside high-volume shooter Tatum. Brown can get isolation points too while Smart can also be an effective scorer. The Celtics will be highly reliant upon the trio of Tatum, Brown, and Smart on both ends. This series has the feeling of being a bit on the low-scoring side considering how Giannis is the two-way factor alongside defensive threats like Holiday, Lopez, and Matthews while the Celtics were the best defensive unit after All-Star Break.

Fantasy-related tips

Giannis remains the most dependable fantasy option especially as an ace while Portis has emerged as a great option too due to his high-yielding rebounding. Grayson Allen raised his stocks in the last series but I doubt that the Celtics will allow him to score a lot of points. On the other hand, the Celtics have Jayson Tatum who is perhaps the most dependable fantasy pick while Brown and Smart bring a lot of value. On the other hand, Al Horford can be an all-around option while off the bench, Grant Williams looks more dependable than Derrick White these days.

Peak Performers Predictions
Highest scorer: Jayson Tatum: 33
Highest Rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15
Highest assists: Marcus Smart: 10
Final scoreline Prediction: Celtics 107 Bucks 100

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • No injuries to report

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:

  • Khris Middleton is OUT for the game.
  • George Hill is OUT for the game.

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.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo(MIL)
Points: 33
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Big Forward Giannis continues to be a penetrative presence and he has been doing a great job as an inside finisher as well as an elite rebounder and finisher. I believe he will be in 24-29 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-59

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Wing Tatum can be a bit erratic from the field but when he gets it going, the Celts look like an elite offense. I believe he will be in 25-33 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-47

Jrue Holiday(MIL)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 09
Holiday continues to be a terrific ball-handler and he will be facing a lot of resistance from Celtics’ Smart here. I believe he will be in 17-24 points and 7-11 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Off-guard Brown has been a great stabilizer on both ends of the floor and he has been helping out Tatum as the second major isolation scorer. I expect a 20-27 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-44

Bobby Portis(MIL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 17
Assists: 01
Center Portis has done a great job as the board sealer and he can also supply more than decent offense. I believe he will be in 12-16 points and 9-13 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 11
Defensive Player of the Year Smart was in full flow last series, shutting down Kyrie and he is sure to give Holiday a lot of pressure. I expect a 12-20 points, 6-9 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38

BOS vs MIL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Brook Lopez(MIL) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Lopez is an amazing help defender and he got it done against the Bulls. I expect a 10-15 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
    • Al Horford (BOS) had 13 point, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Horford provides amazing help defense and fits well in the current Celtics scheme. I expect a 9-14 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-25
    • Robert Williams III(BOS) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Center Robert missed the first three games of the Playoffs due to injury but returned and grabbed four offensive rebounds. I expect the defensive threat to be in 8-14 points, 9-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
    • Grayson Allen(MIL) had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Allen was on fire against the Bulls and the Bucks will hope he continues that way. I expect a 8-14 points range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
    • Pat Connaughton (MIL) had 20 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Connaughton continues to be a huge factor off the bench. I expect a 8-14 points range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-14
    • Grant Williams(BOS) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks in the last game. Forward Williams continue to provide quality minutes off the bench. I expect a 6-11 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
    • Wesley Matthews(MIL) had 8 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals in the last game. Guard Matthews continues to be a defensive specialist and has been an overall factor. I believe he will be in 5-9 point range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-25
    • Derrick White(BOS) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Although his offense has been so-so, Derrick has provided great defense and rebounding. I expect a 7-11 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
    • Daniel Theis(BOS) had 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Center Theis has filled in well for Robert Williams but can see a reduction in his minutes. I expect a 4-8 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20

BOS vs MIL Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PG: D White
SG: M Smart, P Connaughton
SF: W Matthews, G Williams
PF: J Tatum(PP), G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C:    D Theis

(Alternate)
PG: D White
SG: G Allen
SF: W Matthews, G Williams
PF: J Tatum(PP), G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C:   B Portis, B Lopez

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Do you wanna watch Giannis take on Tatum here? In a great piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. On the other hand, Sports 18 and VH1 will also show it. Where can you catch the one other game? 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 know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.