BOS vs TOR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: January 17, 2019, @ 06:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – TD Garden
BOS vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The injury-plagued Boston Celtics will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host a formidable Toronto Raptors in an NBA match at TD Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning (IST).
The Greens are coming into their match after losing their lats two games. Those two negative results have come against not-so-big teams, a 105-103 loss against Orlando Magic and 109-102 loss against Brooklyn Nets.
Regular Season Record-
Boston Celtics: W-25, L-18
Toronto Raptors: W-33, L-12
Players to watch out for:
Jayson Tatum – Still a kid but the Missouri born star has to be a man in this game in the absence of Kyrie Irving. And he pulled a great effort after dropping a joint team-high 34 points against Brooklyn Nets in the last match. The 20-year-old has done a decent job so far, averaging the 2nd most points for the Greens until now. He is dropping 16.2 points per game on 15.6 shooting.
Marcus Morris – Endured a very poor outing against the Nets last time around. He struggled to make an impact and could score just 8 points in the match. However, the 29-year-old remains an indispensable part for Greens as he has had a good season so far and the last game could just be a minor blip. The Philadelphia born power forward is dropping 15.6 points per game, and 18.9 in the last 10 matches.
Kawhi Leonard – He was at his best against Washington Wizards. The former San Antonio Spurs star racked up a team-high 41 points and added another 11 rebounds to his efforts to steer his team to the fifth straight win. The 2014 NBA finals MVP has seen his career hampered by too many injuries setbacks. But this season, his fitness is the key why he has been so consistent in dropping high numbers. The 27-year-old is going for 27.5 points per game on 27.3 shooting.
Kyle Lowry – He may be fourth in the list of points per game for Raptors, but the 32-year-old warhorse contributes significantly in almost all the departments. He is averaging 14.0 points per game and is adding 9.6 assists per game this season, the highest for Raptors in this regard.
Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam are two other vital cogs in Toronto Raptors’ wheel. Both the players are averaging 15.9 and 15.2 points per game respectively.
BOS vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – No setback can be horrible enough than the one taking Kyrie Irving away from the starting lineup. Kyrie Irving suffered a muscle injury in the 105-103 loss to Orlando Magic. The former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has been ruled out from this game as well.
While the Greens continue to be without Aron Baynes due to a hand injury, while Marcus Smart is suffering from an illness and is expected not to play this game.
In addition, Jabari Bird is expected to miss the game as well due to some personal reasons.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Eastern Conference leaders will be without Jonas Valanciunas in this game. The 26-year-old Lithuanian hasn’t featured since suffering a finger injury on December 12 against Golden State Warriors.
Questionable – Meanwhile, C. J. Miles and Fred VanVleet are the latest setbacks. The duo missed the last game with hip injuries and are likely to be assessed ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
BOS vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Probables):
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
The hot seat in the Eastern Conference has always been Boston Celtics’ right, or at least they should be right up there with the very best considering their immense and proud history. Though this is not the finals, still the game is an opportunity to show that Celtics are serious to take the Conference crown back this season.
But Greens are shorthanded with too many big game players set to miss the clash. Raptors are too formidable even for the healthiest of teams and that’s why we predict a straightforward win for Kawhi Leonard and Co.
NOTE: THIS BOS vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.