BRK vs BOS Dream11: The NBA Playoffs continue to lay out incredible battles and with each day, we head towards closer to the title and the end of a riveting season. In this game, the Eastern Conference teams Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics will clash against each other. The Nets are down 0-3 and will need to win four games in a row to go ahead.
The Celtics once again pinned down the stagnant Nets and won Game 3 109:103 as Jayson Tatum dropped 39 points. This was the third straight game where the Celtics played some amazing basketball late in the fourth and eked out a big win. The Nets have played like they did in the second half of the season and the season looks over for them.
Host: Brooklyn Nets
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 26 April, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Barclays Center
Durant and Kyrie disappear
While Durant didn’t shoot as poorly in Game 3 as he did in Games 1 & 2, he only attempted 11 field goals, had 2 trips to the Free-Throw Line and committed five turnovers, another problem he has had all series long. Things were off for Kyrie for a second game in a row, he made none of his threes and was unable to leave a deep imprint. Thanks to Brown, the Nets were able to reach a respectable 50% Field Goal but their 18 turnovers were the major reason for the loss.
The Celtics had seven more Field Goal attempts than the Nets and that has to be the story of the game. As stated above, it was the turnover disparity that played the decisive role in the end as Celtics shot way worse from three-point line than the Nets(only 30.8%) but pulled through despite that, it indicates how much they have relied on their defense.
The Celtics built a nine-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, which is a decent one but not a decisive one for sure. However, they did have a handsome lead of 12 with just a couple of minutes to go, so, yeah the six points margin overall is deceptive because Seth Curry made a three for the Nets with a few seconds remaining. Overall just like the rest of the games, the Nets ended up playing catch-up and failed once again.
Fantasy lineup related tips
Jayson Tatum has been the hottest fantasy pick so far and has been the most high-yielding scorer by some distance. Not only has he been able to pin down rebounds and hand over assists, but he has also been able to rack up a ton of steals. The other major performer has been Jaylen Brown while Smart, Horford, Theis, and Williams have been reliable complementary players.
For the Nets, Bruce Brown has been the best performer in the overall scheme, dropping points, assists, and rebounds. Nic Claxton has been a strong performer while Drummond’s stocks have fallen the deeper the Playoffs have gone. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant still bring a lot of fantasy value but have been underperforming
Top Scorer: Jaylen Brown: 31
Top Rebounder: Al Horford: 10
Highest assists: Marcus Smart: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Celtics 112 Nets 108
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: Daniel Theis
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.
Brooklyn Nets Team News
Nets Expected Starting Five
High-scoring all-around wing: SF: Kevin Durant
Versatile All-Position Player: F: Bruce Brown
Rebounding specialist: C: Andre Drummond
Shooting Guards: SG: Seth Curry
Main ball-handler: PG: Kyrie Irving
MAJOR BENCH ROTATIONS(In Order): Goran Dragic, Patty Mills, Nic Claxton, Kessler Edwards, Cam Thomas, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin.
Jayson Tatum (BOS)
Tatum continues to light Nets on fire and has once again proven that he is one of the best players in the league, scrapping two 30+ points nights already in the series. I expect a 28-35 points, and 5-7 assist/rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-56
This has to be the worst Playoffs series of Kevin’s career since he has hit his prime and both low field goal percentage and turnovers have been a problem. I see him in a 22-28 points, 6-8 rebounds/assists range here. Kevin is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-50
Two-guard Brown continues to provide a balanced effort on both ends of the floor and he will be a huge factor if the Celtics are to make a deep Playoffs run. I expect a 24-32 points and 4-6 rebounds/assists range here..
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-51
Point Guard Irving has had two horrible games in a row and he has shot poorly which has derailed the Nets’ offense after he had 30+ in the first game. I expect a 17-24 points and 6-9 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-48
Smart won the Defensive Player of the Year Award and he can do much more than just play defense, also a factor as a playmaker and decent scorer. I expect a 13-19 points, 5-9 assists, and 1-3 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
Surprisingly, Bruce has led the Nets in scoring during the last two games, against what is usually expected, and he has having a breakout Playoffs. I expect a 14-18 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-42
PG: P Pritchard
SG: P Mills
SF: K Durant(PP), G Williams, J Brown
PF: B Brown, J Tatum(SP)
C: N Claxton
PG: K Irving(PP)
SG: M Smart
SF: G Williams
PF: B Brown, A Horford, J Tatum(SP)
C: N Claxton
Do you wanna watch Jayson Tatum wreak havoc against the demotivated Nets? In a wonderful piece of news for Indian NBA viewers, this game is available on the Indian-based streaming services Voot, JIO TV, Sports 18, and VH1. Therefore the best way to catch the action is to buy the annual subscription to the NBA League Pass and watch the live-action and also full game replay. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the NBA.