CHI vs MIL Dream11: Hello, NBA fans! How has it been going for y’all? This has been another fun ride and we will be heading towards the Playoffs soon which will, of course, make for intense viewing. In this game, the Milwaukee Bucks will visit the Chicago Bulls, two teams that can potentially end up meeting in the Playoffs.
The Bulls have been suffering in the second half of the season and their win percentage has declined significantly. At this point, the team needs Lonzo Ball soon or they can stare at a first-round exit in the Playoffs. On the other hand, the Bucks have not been as stellar as expected but they are well on their way to title defense. The Bucks are going to be a handful with Giannis in the mix and let us see how they respond to the much deeper Eastern Conference.
Host: Chicago Bulls
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 6 April, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: United Center
The Bulls will come into this game after losing to the Heat 127:109 despite a 33 points night by Zach LaVine.
The Bulls have not been getting the job done and they have struggled massively on the defensive end. The defensive inconsistencies of LaVine and DeRozan have hurt the team and so is the case of Nikola Vucevic who has been up and down defensively. Patrick Williams has been a significant part of the defensive end and will be needed to stem the flow of the opposition. The absence of Lonzo has also hurt both ends.
Another theme for the team has been that the team has needed DeRozan to go off 30+ points since the second half of the season to scrap wins. To be honest, the Bulls’ offense has been off too and both Alex Caruso and Coby White are not shooting well from the floor while the frontline lacks depth. This is why Point Guard Lonzo will be needed to fill up the cavities in the guard position. Can the Bulls first ensure that they have a top-six finish at least?
The Bucks were overwhelmed by Luka Doncic in the fourth quarter and lost to the Mavericks 112:118 despite Giannis’ 28 points night.
The Bucks have had some tough defeats on their home floor this season but you’d think that they will have better game plans for the Playoffs. This time around the East looks more threatening with the rise of the 76ers, Heat, and Celtics, all teams that have showcased enormous promise on both ends of the floor. The Bucks will surely channelize their best basketball during the Postseason but this time the road looks trickier.
However, with Giannis’ play on both ends of the floor, the Bucks will be going for a strong effort during most nights. Khris Middleton has shown that during the Playoffs, he can come up with big nights. On the other hand, Jrue Holiday has had another solid season and he can be a huge factor on both ends of the floor. A lot may come down to how Connaughton, Portis, Lopez, Matthews, and Allen perform during the Postseason.
Milwaukee Bucks (3rd in East) | Chicago Bulls (5th in East)
Games: 78 | 78
Wins: 48 | 45
Defeats: 30 | 33
Chicago Bulls News:
Bulls Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: DeMar DeRozan
Middle: C: Nikola Vucevic
Guards: PG: Alex Caruso | SG: Zach LaVine| PG: Ayu Dosunmu
BENCH: Troy Brown Jr, JaVonte Green Tyler Cook, Patrick Williams, Coby White, Tristan Thompson, Alfonzo McKinnie, Matt Thomas, Malcolm Hill, Marko Samonovic.
Milwaukee Bucks Team News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Khris Middleton
Middle: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo | C: Brook Lopez
Guards: SG: Grayson Allen | PG: Jrue Holiday
Bench: Serge Ibaka, Bobby Portis, Jordan Nwora, Wesley Matthews, Lindell Wigginton, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.
Power Forward Giannis continues to have an MVP level season and he is one of the most elite scorers, rebounders, and defenders. He has mostly been in 25+ points, 10+ rebounds, 4+ assists, and 1+ steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-70
DeMar has been having a blast when it comes to the scoring end and his production has aligned with his team’s win tally. He has mostly been in 26-33 points and 3-5 rebounds range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-60
Point Guard Jrue has been running the ball for the Bucks and his numbers are even better than the last season. The electric guard has mostly been in 18-24 points and 5-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39
Big Nikola Vucevic has done a great job as a scorer, rebounder, and his defensive intensity will determine the team’s fate. He has mostly been in 16-22 points and 9-14 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38
Although he can be a bit erratic shooting-wise, Khris plays a vital role as an all-around wing who has had some big games during Playoffs. He is mostly in 17-24 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36
Off-guard Zach has upped his game recently and has had some strong shooting games, utilizing his isolation skills in full flurry. He has mostly been in 21-27 points and 4-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
(If Giannis plays)
PG: A Dosunmu
SG: P Connaughton, C White
SF: D DeRozan(PP)
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: B Lopez, N Vucevic, P Williams
(If Giannis doesn’t play)
PG: J Holiday(PP), A Dosunmu
SG: P Connaughton
SF: K Middleton, D DeRozan(SP)
PF: J Green
C: N Vucevic, P Williams
Don’t you wanna watch Giannis going at it on the offensive end or DeRozan heating up quickly? In an encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this matched can be viewed on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. But there are 11 other games, where can you catch them? Head to the NBA League Pass and buy 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 know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.