BOS vs MIL Dream11: Hello NBA fans! How is it going? The NBA Second Round is well underway and we have seen a great number of battles already. The battle lines are drawn and as the race for the title heats up, we are going to see only the intensity rising up. And in this game, for the second bout between the two, the Boston Celtics will host the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Celtics beat the Bucks 101:89 in the last game as Giannis Antetokounmpo notched a triple-double. The last loss must hurt Celtics’ confidence as they were completely overwhelmed on the defensive end. The Celtics will once again have to contend against the all-around threat of Giannis Antetokounmpo. How will they respond here?
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 4 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TD Center
The Celtics shot just 33% from the field in the last game and the reigning champions showed why they won the title last game. Smart, Brown, Tatum, and Horford are all shot below 40%. The Celtics attempted 50 of their 84 shots from the three-point line and although they shot 36% from there, there were way too many attempts from beyond the arc.
The other area where the Celtics fluffed their chances was the turnovers and they committed 18 of them compared to 13 of them. The Bucks extracted a 54:48 rebounding edge. Thanks to committing fewer turnovers, the Bucks were able to get six more attempts from the field. The Bucks have really elevated their defense in the Playoffs.
The Celtics did have this tendency to force things during the Regular Season and it haunts them big-time in Game 1. The Celtics will need to be more aggressive in Game 2 and not relegate themselves to three-point shooting. The Celtics would be ruing the fact that they shut down Giannis in Game 1 and were still unable to come on top.
Antetokounmpo continues to be the major fantasy option and remains a firm favorite as the ace. Holiday is the second favorite option in terms of fantasy value while Booby Portis is a strong option. Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton remain great filler options.
The Celtics’ Tatum remains the hot-favorite as the fantasy option and he showed in Game 1 too. Jaylen Brown can be a strong option too while Marcus Smart can be a viable option too. Robert Williams’ rebounding and shot-blocking have been huge too.
Peak Performers Predictions
Highest scorer: Jayson Tatum: 35
Highest Rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 14
Highest assists: Marcus Smart: 8
Final scoreline Prediction: Celtics 104 Bucks 97
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.
Power Forward Antetokounmpo has been a huge factor in terms of inside scoring, rebounding, and playmaking while his defense was incredible too. I believe he will be in 22-30 points, 8-14 rebounds, and 5-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-59
Small Forward Tatum shot 4/9 from the three-point line in the last game but overall, he shot 33% from the floor. I believe he will be in 25+ points, 6-9 rebounds/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 shot 8/20 in the last game and only turned it over twice and he has been a terrific presence at the one-guard option. I believe he will be in 19-26 points, 4-8 assists, and 5-9 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40
Two-guard Brown shot 4/13 in the last game but the bigger problem was that he turned it over seven times. I believe he will be in 20-26 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-44
Center Bobby shot 6/12 in the last game and overall had a solid impact on both ends of the floor. I expect him to be in 12-17 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Point Guard Smart is the Defensive Player of the Year but he had a tough offensive night, shooting just 3/11 from the floor. I expect a 12-18 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38
PG: D White
SG: M Smart, P Connaughton
SF: W Matthews, G Williams
PF: J Tatum(PP), G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: R Williams
PG: J Holiday(PP)
SG: M Smart, P Connaughton
SF: W Matthews
PF: A Horford, J Tatum(SP)
C: B Portis, R Williams
Don’t you wanna watch the Celtics looking to tie the series versus the Bucks? In a wonderful piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming services for viewers in India. Meanwhile, Sports 18 and VH1 will also not show it. Where can you catch the one other game? Go to the NBA League Pass and purchase 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.