Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics
NBA Post Season
Eastern Conference Finals, Game – 6, Boston Celtics lead the series 3-2
CLE VS BOS DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Boston Celtics beat Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 in Game-5 to push LeBron James and Company on the brink of exit from Eastern Conference finals.
The Game-6 will be played at Quicken Loans Arena in the wee hours of Saturday (IST), and the Celtics have the opportunity to advance to the finals of NBA. But the Greens have to beat Cavaliers at their home, a feat no team has managed to achieve this postseason.
“We’re looking to play our hearts out Friday and shock the world that doesn’t think we can win on the road,” guard Terry Rozier said.
The game was reminiscent of the last match but this time it was Cavaliers who found it hard to cope with the Celtics' intensity. The home team won the first quarter by 13 points and took 11 points lead into the half-time. The Cavs fought hard and brought the deficit to within 7 points in the 4th quarter but quick burst from Al Horford and Jayson Tatum allowed Celtics to keep their stronghold over the match.
With the win the 17-times NBA Champions improved their home streak to 10-0 this postseason and Horford was quick to acknowledge this fact at the end of the match – “I just think that at home, one of the big things — I truly believe — is our fans,” Horford said. “I feel like our guys feed off of them and it really just drives us as a group . . . Here, I just think that our guys just feel comfortable and good. It’s a credit to the atmosphere that’s here. It’s just a lot of fun to play in right now.”
Celtics' superstar in making, Jayson Tatum topped the scoring chart for them as he scored 24 points, 4 assists and 7 rebounds in the match, while Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the match. The home team's bench also stood up for the occasion as both Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart dropped 13 points each in the match, making it five players who touched the double-digit mark in the match.
While for Cavaliers, it was once again LeBron James who at times looked like fighting a lone battle. The four-time NBA MVP scored a match-high 26 points while adding another 5 assists and 10 rebounds in the match.
When: Saturday, May 26, 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 Boston Celtics:
|Points Per Game||Jayson Tatum||18.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Al Horford||8.5|
|Assists Per Game||Terry Rozier||5.8|
For Cleveland Cavaliers-
|Points Per Game||LeBron James||33.2|
|Rebounds per Game||Kevin Love||10.4|
|Assists Per Game||LeBron James||8.8|
CLE VS BOS DREAM11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Game Time Decision
Cavaliers don't have any issues here. All the big names players are fit and healthy.
Kyrie Irving is out due to a knee surgery. he has had surgery in April and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Another big name player, Gordon Hayward, won't be playing in this match, he is out too whilst Daniel Theis not fit enough to play. Shane Larkin has been upgraded to questionable ahead of this match.
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:
For the first time this season, LeBron James looked tired. There is no surprise in that. He is 33-year-old and the games are coming thick and fast. He has also played all the 82 games in the regular season, and should his team make it into the 7th game, it will be his 100th game of the season, tied for most games played by him in any season.
And looking at the performance of his teammates this season, it looks like only a LeBron show could save the Eastern Conference Championship for the Cavaliers.
Since a home team has won all their matches by big margins this season, a Cavaliers win is our prediction in this match.
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.