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BOS vs WAS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards

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BOS vs WAS Dream11: Hey NBA lovers, how is it going for you? I hope everyone is good. The Playoffs are nearing and the intensity has picked up which makes for interesting battles day in and day out. Without further adieu, let us jump into the match-up between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards.

The Celtics have lost Robert Williams at least till the third week of April which can cause certain defensive fluctuations during the Playoffs. It doesn’t mean that the team isn’t going to be a force from here on and they have a high chance of making a deep run.

On the other hand, the Wizards have been doing well these days, winning four of their last five games, which has been a rare feat for them since mid-November. However, they are already out of the Playoffs and these recent gains are only decorative at this point.

Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Washington Wizards
Match Timing: 3 April, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: TD Garden

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Match-ups
The Wizards can wreak havoc with Kristaps Porzingis in the middle who has been on fire these days. However, Al Horford and Daniel Theis can still make it tough for the impressive Center. On the other hand, the Wizards lack consistency at the guard positions and they lack a strong two-way Point Guard at this juncture. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown form a strong pairing as the two guards and Brown has been on fire in terms of scoring the ball while Marcus has been a strong playmaker and defender as well.

One area where the Wizards will have trouble match-up to the Celtics is the wing position where Jayson Tatum can make huge inroads although his status for the match is still up in the air. The Wizards bench has done rather decently with Advija, Gafford, and Smith. On the other hand, the Celtics keep their defensive theme going with Derrick White at the guard position off the bench. Let us see how the teams shape up here!

Washington Wizards (Eliminated from Playoffs) | Boston Celtics (3rd in East)
Games: 77 | 78
Wins: 34 | 48
Defeats: 43 | 30

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Jayson Tatum is a “Game-Time Decision”.
  • Robert Williams is OUT for the game and may return during the Playoffs.

Celtics Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
Middle: PF: Al Horford | C: Daniel Theis
Guards: SG: Jaylen Brown | PG: Marcus Smart

BENCH: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.

Washington Wizards Team News

  • Kyle Kuzma is OUT for the game.
  • Vernon Carey JR. is OUT for the game.
  • Bradley Beal is going to be OUT for a long time.

Wizards Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Corey Kispert
Middle: PF: Rui Hachimura | C: Kristaps Porzingis
Guards: PG: Tomas Satoransky | SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Bench: Daniel Gafford, Raul Neto, Anthony Gill, Deni Advija, Thomas Bryant, , Ish Smith.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Kristaps Porzingis(WAS)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Center Porzingis has done a great job in terms of scoring, rebounding, and playmaking, and the Wizards have looked strong with him in the lineup. He has mostly been in 20+ points , 8+ rebounds, and 3+ assists range these days. The Center can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-50

Jayson Tatum (BOS)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Wing Tatum is having an MVP-styled season and he has gotten it done as a scorer, rebounder, and defender. The Small Forward has mostly been in 23-31 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range. He is a “Game-Time Decision”.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-55

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 32
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 07
Steals: 02

Off-guard Brown is highly important for the team to be relevant on both ends of the floor and he has been playing high-quality basketball all season long. The Guard has mostly been in 25-31 points, 5-6 assists, and 3+ rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope(WAS)
Points: 35
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Off-guard Kentavious has been playing wonderfully on the offensive in an extended role while also being a reliable defender. He has mostly been in 20-25 points range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-38

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Point Guard Smart has been a pesky defensive presence while also being a terrific playmaker and also supplying decent scoring. The Guard has mostly been in 10-12 points, 5-8 assists, 3-5 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33

Al Horford(BOS)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
Center Al has been getting it done as a defender, rebounder, and playmaker and his role will increase without Robert Williams. The Center has mostly been in 6-9 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28

Rui Hachimura(WAS)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Power Forward Rui Hachmiura missed the first half of the season but he has gotten it done as a scorer these days. He has mostly been in 11-17 points and 4-7 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26

BOS vs WAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Deni Advija(WAS) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Defensive wing Deni has lifted his scoring these days and has mostly been in 12-14 points and 7-8 rebounds range.
  • Ish Smith(WAS) had 12 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Point Guard Ish has done a decent job as a bench player, mostly being in 6-8 points and 4-7 assists range.
  • Derrick White(BOS) had 13 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. White’s numbers are down since coming to the Celtics but he is still a major rotation player off the bench. He has mostly figured in 10-15 points, 3-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
  • Daniel Theis(BOS) had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Center Daniel has seen a starting role due to the absence of Robert Williams. He has mostly been in 10-15 points, 6-8 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
  • Grant Williams(BOS) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Power Forward Grant can see an uptick in the minutes with Robert Williams out. He has mostly been in 4-7 points and 3-5 rebound range.
  • Daniel Gafford(WAS) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last contest. Gafford has done well in the backup Center role, mostly being in 6-9 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
  • Tomas Satoransky(WAS) had 2 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. Guard Tomas has mostly been in 7-10 assists and 3-4 rebounds range.
  • Corey Kispert(WAS) had 6 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Wing Kispert has done a decent job defensively, usually being in 7-11 points and 1-2 steals range.

BOS vs WAS Dream11

(If Tatum plays)
PG: D White

SG: K Caldwell-Pope
SF: J Brown, R Hachimura
PF: J Tatum(SP), K Porzingis(PP)
C:   D Theis, D Gafford

(If Tatum doesn’t play)
PG: D White
SG: M Smart, K Caldwell-Pope
SF: J Brown(PP), R Hachimura, D Advija
PF: A Horford, K Porzingis(SP)
C:    D Theis

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Isn’t it fun to watch Kristaps Porzingis wreaking havoc in the middle while the defense of the Celtics shutting everyone down? In the not the most exciting piece of news, Indian NBA online services Voot and JIO TV are not going to display this game. Meanwhile, TV outlets MTV and VH1 are also not going to show this game. Where can you watch this match? I recommend access to the NBA League Pass, where you can purchase the annual subscription and dive through all the live games while also watching the full-game replays afterward. To learn 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.