BOS vs MIL Dream11: COVID-19, injuries, team chemistry, management issues are some of the few issues that play a huge role in making or breaking a roster in the current NBA environment. In this game, the Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks in a classic Eastern Conference match-up. Celtics have been struggling this season, they have lost three in a row and are a game under the 50% win mark, meanwhile, the Bucks are steadily heading towards grabbing twice more wins than losses.
Celtics have not been wholly impressive since last season and there are some glaring issues with the current system. The team has no identity and many players have misfired throughout the season. Jaylen Brown has been absent too and it seems Boston has some issues in terms of team chemistry as well.
Bucks are just the reverse of the Celtics, they are the defending champions and it is their team connection that has enabled them to make deep runs and acquire a stellar record. Milwaukee has built a solid foundation for a dynasty and even in the complicated Eastern Conference scenario, the Bucks have shown they can take down the titans like the Nets.
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 14 December, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: TD Garden
Celtics: No spark in the squad
Yes, it is true Jaylen Brown would have helped the cause but it is not his absence that has brought ruptures in the Celtics set-up. I feel the team has some internal issues because when you look at the roster, you can clearly see the potential for more wins. With Horford, Tatum, Smart, and Robert, you have four excellent defenders and yet teams have scored a ton of points against them recently. The offense is an issue too because the Celtics resort to the isolation ball style quite a bit. The Celtics team will have to now vest their hopes in Jaylen Brown to turn around an otherwise lukewarm season.
Bucks: How do you stop them?
I keep saying it and I will say it again, the Bucks are deep. See when your backup Center(Portis) is fetching you 15+ points and 10+ rebounds on a regular note, you are deep. When you miss your starting shooting guard and the alternate guard(Grayson)can bank in 8-14 points constantly, you are deep. When apart from these reserves, an SG/SF(Connaughton) loops in 10-16 points consistently, you are deep. And when you piece together this talent with three 20+ points scorers and three 5+ assists distributors, of course, the offense will roll big-time. And since most of these players are elite defenders, you can see how Bucks have the recipe to make a deep run.
Milwaukee Bucks| Boston Celtics
Games: 28| 27
Wins: 17| 13
Boston Celtics News:
Celtics Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
Middle: C: Robert Williams III PF: Al Horford
Guards: SG: Jaylen Brown PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Marcus Smart, Payton Pritchard, Sam Hauser, Juancho Hernangomez, Brodric Thomas, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith, Enes Freedom, Grant Williams.
Milwaukee Bucks News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo SF: Khris Middleton
Middle: C: Bobby Portis
Guards: SG: Grayson Allen PG: Jrue Holiday
BENCH: Rodney Hood, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Jordan Nwora, Semi Ojeleye, Justin Robinson, DeMarcus Cousins, Pat Connaughton.
Giannis has continued his MVP-like season in full flair and continues to torch his opponents. The above stat line you see is a routine for the imposing Forward with scoreline usually figuring in the 23-28 points range. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-79
Jayson hasn’t been as efficient as you’d have expected and that has hurt the team in clutch moments. Anyway, the Forward can still lodge around 24-32 points on a regular basis while grabbing 7-12 rebounds regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55
Dennis initially came off the bench for the Celtics but Jaylen Brown’s absence has given him a starting spot. The Guard scores in 15-19 points range but can also explode for 25 points or more in at least one out of five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-30
Khris is one of the reasons why the Bucks have been doing well over the years, with him, you get both offensive and defensive smarts. The Forward has scored 20 or more in seven straight games now.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-39
Bobby Portis (MIL)
Portis has been on fire for the Bucks team and has the second most double-doubles behind Giannis. The Forward has complemented the already imposing frontline well and has scored in the 17-21 points and clinched 9-14 rebounds a game regularly
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-44
Smart had a horrific 1 out of 13 shooting night against the Suns and was a non-factor offensively. Smart has scored in the 15-17 points range but goes for single-digit scoring-nights every now and then. Still, he has got his hands on 2 or more steals in three straight games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-29
PG: D Schroeder
SG: M Smart, P Connaughton
SF: G Williams
PF: J Tatum(PP), G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: B Portis, E Kanter
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