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CLE vs BOS Dream11 Prediction NBA Projections, Daily Fantasy Basketball Team, Top Picks and Tips for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics

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CLE vs BOS Dream11: Two teams who have been fighting it out for decades and have a storied legacy. In this game, the Boston Celtics will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in an inter-conference match-up. Cleveland has exceeded the expectations through their gritty play while the Celtics are still figuring out how to work out their rotations.

With a backcourt of Smart, Schroeder, and Brown, the team has a lot of versatility. Isolation All-Star Jayson Tatum has been struggled to shoot a bit but he is still in incredible touch. The frontline of Williams and Horford present both size and scoring abilities. Meanwhile, there is a considerable lack of depth in nearly all positions except the guard one. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers field a lot of players who chip in with big games regularly. Garland provides playmaking, Sexton is a shoot-first guard, Allen and Mobley combine for a sturdy frontline while the team has Ricky Rubio coming off the bench. What identity will the Cavs build?

Host: Cleveland Cavaliers
Visitors: Boston Celtics

Match Timing: 14 November, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Cleveland’s pincer defense
Cleveland figures in the bottom ten in the leagues in terms of PPG, scoring 104.5 PPG but shooting a prolific 46.3% from the field but just 31% from three. How have Cavaliers been competitive? They allow third-least points at 102.2 PPG and hold teams to 32.5% from beyond the arc. Cavs also limit opponents’ possessions, scampering 10.2 SPG.

Celtics defensive lapses
Celtics score 109.5 PPG which is among the top-12 in the league although shooting a tad below 44%. Although their 37% from three is an encouraging sign. What has troubled them? They have struggled on the defensive end, giving 108+ PPG which is way more than the Cavs. Can the Celtics put their struggles behind?

Cleveland Cavaliers | Boston Celtics
Games: 13| 12
Wins: 08| 06
Defeats: 05 | 06

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers Team News

  • Lauri Markannen is OUT for the game.
  • Lamar Stevens is OUT for the game.
  • Dylan Winder is OUT for the game.
  • Kevin Love is QUESTIONABLE for the fixture.

Cavaliers Expected Starting Five
PF: Evan Mobley      SF: Lauri Markkanen      C: Jarrett Allen
SG: Collin Sexton     PG: Ricky Rubio

BENCH: Darius Garland, Ed Davis, Tacko Fall, Kevin Love, RJ Nembhard Jr., Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Kevin Pangos, Lamar Stevens, LACzel Valentine, Dean Wade, Dylan Windler.

Boston Celtics News:

  • Jaylen Brown is OUT and will miss around 10 days.
  • Brodric Thomas is OUT for the game.

Celtics Expected Starting Five
C: Robert Williams III     PF: Al Horford      SF: Jayson Tatum
SG: Jaylen Brown            PG: Dennis Schroeder

BENCH: Payton Pritchard, Bruno Fernando, Sam Hauser, Juancho Hernangomez, Brodric Thomas, Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith, Enes Kanter, Grant Williams.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Darius Garland (CLE )
Points: 21
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 07
Steals: 02
Garland is becoming one of the most exciting guards in the league. He has shown both playmaking and scoring abilities for the budding Cavs. He has averaged 19.2 PPG, 6.8 APG in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-42

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 27
Rebounds:11
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Jayson is one of the best isolation players in the league and despite struggling shooting-wise, he is key to the Celtics’ success. The Forward is averaging 23.5 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 3.6 APG for the season so far and has grabbed three points-rebounds double-doubles in a row. . He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasyscenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 41-55

Evan Mobley (CLE )
Points: 16
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Blocks: 03
Steals: 02
Evan has emerged as a superb young player in his rookie year and has shown that ability to become a double-double threat. He has averaged 20.2 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.67 BPG in the last three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-45

Robert Williams III (BOS)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Steals: 02

Blocks: 01
What makes Robert Williams fascinating is his ability to defend while also being a points-rebounds double-double threat. He is averaging 14.7 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.3 BPG for the last three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Jarrett Allen (CLE )
Points: 11
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Allen has been a force on the points and rebounds, using his opportunity well with the Cavaliers. He is averaging 16.4 PPG, 13.2 RPG for the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39

Dennis Schroeder(BOS)
Points: 38
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Dennis is having a great time this month, shooting well from the floor and finding his game with the new-look Celtics. He is averaging 26.0 PPG in the last three games and will come into this game after 16/27 field goals.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 30-44

Notes

  • Marcus Smart(BOS) had 19 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game.
  • Ricky Rubio(CLE) (BOS) had 15 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 5 steals in the last game.
  • Al Horford(BOS) had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game.
  • Cedi Osman(CLE) had 17 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.

CLE vs BOS Dream11 Team

PG: D Schroeder, C Sexton
SG: M Smart, D Garland
SF: C Osman
PF: J Tatum(SP), E Mobley(PP)
C:   R Williams

Shubham Singh

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