CHI vs MIL Dream11: Hello NBA lovers! The NBA Playoffs First Round has already given some top-ranked teams hiccups and this is what makes the whole ride so much fun. In the East, the Heat is up two-one against the Hawks, the Celtics are up three-nil versus the Nets, and the 76ers are up three-one. On the other hand, the Milwaukee Bucks have a two-one lead versus the Chicago Bull and they will look to extend it here.
The Bucks recovered from a Game 2 110:114 loss and came up with a 111:81 effort, winning without Khris Middleton. Grayson Allen was the surprise leading scorer for them as he poured in five triples for his 22 points. On the other hand, the Bulls shot horribly from the three-point line as the Bucks built a strong lead early.
Host: Chicago Bulls
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 24 April, @ 10:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: United Center
Bulls need DeRozan to fire
The shooting form of DeRozan has determined the course the Bulls take. The Bulls were struggling in the last game and just attempted nine Field Goals and five Free Throws. None of the Bulls’ players reached the 20 points mark and the team shot just 26% from the three-point line and overall shot below 40% from the field, the second time in the third game.
The Bucks had one of their more balanced scoring efforts. Four players were between 16-22 as Allen led the way. Bulls had 13 turnovers while the Bucks just had 9 but the biggest difference-maker was the rebounding end. The Bucks heated up for 55 rebounds while the Bulls captured 43 rebounds, thus the Bucks had 91 attempts from the field while the Bulls had 84 attempts.
For the Bulls, the highest-scoring quarter was just 24 and the team had no chance since the beginning of the game. Bucks’ move to start Portis due to the absence of Middleton and he hauled in 16 rebounds which was a huge factor. The Bucks bench also massively outscored the Bulls one and it can be a factor again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo remains the hottest option in the fantasy scenario when it comes to the Bucks. For the Bulls, DeMar DeRozan is still the favorite as a major Fantasy option but he can be a bit wayward at times, and not end up attempting shots. On the other hand, Nikola Vucevic appears to be the most consistent fantasy option for his rebounding and scoring. Bobby Portis produced a strong performance in the last game and in the absence of Middleton, he is a reliable option. Patrick Williams has been up-and-down on the offensive end and Coby White is not producing at the rate he was expected to.
Peak Performers Predictions
Highest scorer: DeMar DeRozan: 33
Highest Rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15
Highest assists: Jrue Holiday: 10
Final scoreline Prediction: Bulls 115 Bucks 109
Chicago Bulls News:
Bulls Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: PF: Patrick Williams
High-Scoring Star Wing: SF: DeMar DeRozan
Rebounding Specialist & Inside Presence: C: Nikola Vucevic
Defensive Specialist PG: Alex Caruso
Isolation Guard Scorer: SG: Zach LaVine
BENCH: JaVonte Green, Ayu Dosunmu, Coby White, Tristan Thompson, Alfonzo McKinnie, Troy Brown Jr.
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 Giannis has been a stat-accumulator throughout his prime and he has been able to carry the Bucks on both ends of the floor. I expect a 26-32 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 5-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 56-78
Wing DeMar is a terrific scorer and his production determines the win/loss composition of the Bulls. He will look to have another strong scoring night and I expect a 26-33 points and 4-6 assists/rebounds range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-56
Guard Holiday has been not scoring a ton of points and has posted the similar statline as above for the last few games. I believe he will be in 17-23 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39
Middle player Vucevic has been a huge factor on the rebounding end while his scoring has been vital for the Bulls too. I expect a 18-25 points and 8-14 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Big Lopez provides tremendous help defense and he has also done a decent job as the scorer and rebounder for the lengthy Bucks. I expect a 13-18 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
Off-guard Zach has been quieter than DeRozan all-season long but he remains an iso threat and popped in two out of his four attempts from the three-point line in the last game. I expect a 20-26 points and 4-6 rebounds/assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
PG: J Holiday
SG: P Connaughton, G Allen, C White
SF: D DeRozan(PP)
PF: P Williams, G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: B Portis
PG: A Caruso
SG: Z LaVine, P Connaughton, G Allen
SF: W Matthews
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: B Lopez, N Vucevic(PP)
Don’t you wanna see DeRozan go at it against the athletic Giannis Antetokounmpo? In not the most encouraging 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 this battle? Go to the NBA League Pass and buy the annual subscription (599 rupees per year) which provides 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.