CLE VS BOS DREAM11 NBA Basketball Prediction Game 3, 20th May – Fantasy Team News
Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Post Season
Eastern Conference Finals, Game – 3, Celtics lead the series 2-0
CLE VS BOS DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Cleveland Cavaliers host Boston Celtics in the crunch game-3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday. The Cavs are down 0-2 in the series after Greens outplayed them in the first two games and now face an insurmountable looking task of winning at least 4 of the next 6 games to qualify for the NBA finals for the 3rd straight season.
Celtics won the 1st game of the series 108-83 and this was only the 2nd such instance that LeBron James lost an NBA playoff match by 25 or more points. He also had a rare bad outing, scoring just 15 points in that game which was well short of 34 points- his average in the playoffs this season.
While in the 2nd game, things did improve a little bit as Cavs won the 1st two quarters and were ahead by 7 points at the interval. But a 2nd half meltdown saw Cavaliers scupper their lead and advantage and the Greens blew them away once again as they outscored James and company by 20 points in that period, eventually winning the match by 107-94. But James had a monster of a game as he racked up another triple-double, scoring 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
But not everything is doom and gloom for the Cavs because the next two games will be played at Quicken Loans Arena, Cavaliers’ home where they have played excellent this postseason. They are on a five-game winning streak at home, losing just once in the playoffs this season – in the first game of round 1 against Indiana Pacers.
At home and in the last 5 games, the Cavaliers are outscoring their opponents by at least 10 points, shooting fairly better than on the road – .488 from the field, .371 from beyond the arc and .806 from the foul line. Also, they haven’t allowed the visiting team triple-digit score in four of the last six home games. So expect a better outing from the Cavaliers’ players in this game.
When: Tomorrow, May 20, 06:00 AM IST
Where: Quicken Loans Arena
Regular Season Record-
Boston Celtics – Win – 55, Loss – 27
Cleveland Cavaliers – Win – 52, Loss – 30
Top Performer (Post Season) –
For Cleveland Cavaliers-
|Points Per Game||LeBron James||33.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Kevin Love||10.3|
|Assists Per Game||LeBron James||9.2|
For Boston Celtics:
|Points Per Game||Jayson Tatum||18.1|
|Rebounds per Game||Al Horford||8.4|
|Assists Per Game||Terry Rozier||5.6|
CLE VS BOS DREAM11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Game Time Decision
Cavaliers are on the ropes and need all the big name players to get themselves out of this big hole. But the good news is that they have all the big name players available for selection and no player is injured or suspended for this game.
Boston Celtics have played quite an amazing Basketball in the first two games. If they manage to keep their high standards in the rest of the series, we may see this series wrapped up in the 4th game. It’s quite unbelievable to think that the Greens manage to go this far despite their best player Kyrie Irving missing the entire playoff series through injury.
The former Cleveland Cavaliers point-guard is still out injured as he is nursing his knee injury. Meanwhile, Gordon Hayward, Shane Larkin and Daniel Theis are out injured as well.
CLE VS BOS Dream11 Playing Team: Probable
| Cleveland Cavaliers |
| Boston Celtics |
| Kyle Korver (G) |
| Terry Rozier (G) |
| George Hill (G) |
| Marcus Smart (G) |
| LeBron James (F) |
| Jaylen Brown (F) |
| J.R. Smith (F) |
| Jayson Tatum (F) |
|Kevin Love (C)||Al Horford (C)|
From the Bench: – CLE vs BOS Dream11
Boston Celtics – Aron Baynes, Semi Marcus Morris, Semi Ojeleye, Greg Monroe, Shane Larkin
Cleveland Cavaliers – Cedi Osman, Jordan Clarkson, Jeff Green, Tristan Thompson, Jose Calderon, Larry Nance Jr.
CLE vs BOS Dream11 Key Players:
Boston Celtics – Al Horford, Jaylon Brown
Cleveland Cavaliers – Lebron James, Kevin Love
CLE VS BOS DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
After falling behind 0-2 in the series, Cleveland Cavaliers have no choice but to win this game, and quite thankfully, they have a pretty good home record in the playoffs this season. We are backing them to win this game on their own perch and cut the deficit to 2-1 in this series.
NOTE: THIS CLE VS BOS 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.