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CLE vs MIL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks

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CLE vs MIL Dream11: The last day of the NBA Regular Season is here and how quickly this season has chipped off! But it doesn’t mean that the action will stop, in fact, it will only become more intense. And in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat will finish at the top and even on the last day of the Regular Season, we have a lot of rankings opened up from the second to fourth position. And in this game, the defending champions take on the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Bucks have become even more imposing since getting back Brook Lopez and their bench with Allen, Connaughton, and Portis looks much stronger. With Giannis, Middleton, and Holiday as the main players, the Bucks can deploy an eight-player rotation in the Postseason.

On the other hand, the Cavaliers have only gotten worse with each week lately. Their defense is not even a shadow of what it was earlier and losing Jarrett Allen has made them a Play-in squad after they had been in a comfortable top-six ranking earlier.

Host: Cleveland Cavaliers
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 11 April, @ 01:00 AM
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Bucks are STILL the team to beat

Even though the Heat is at the top of the East, there is something about the Bucks that make me feel that they are the favorites to make it out of the East. Their frontline is highly imposing with Giannis wreaking havoc as the rim-rattler. Antetokounmpo will only be more difficult to stop during the Playoffs and the perimeter shooting and all-around scoring skills of Khris who puts up great numbers will again make it only more difficult. The Center rotation of Lopez and Portis can’t be overlooked either.

And when you take into account Jrue Holiday as the Point Guard, again, the team has two-way prowess and although the defense has been a tad weaker compared to last season, do remember Brook Lopez missed most of the season and is an important component in the starting lineup. Wesley Matthews, Pat Connaughton, and Grayson Allen all are sturdy two-way players, and if they knock down their open shots, watch out for the Bucks. The Bucks may end up meeting the Celtics or Sixers in the Second Round, which is a fun prospect indeed.

The Cavaliers are losing their grip over the season

From being an elite defensive team to a struggling defense, the Cavaliers have fallen off ever since losing Jarrett Allen to an injury. Despite the Bulls playing as worse as the Cavs, the former has at least attached the sixth position to their name. The offense has been a question mark since the beginning of the season and even bringing in Caris LeVert has not changed that, who has taken quite a bit to adjust to the Cavs offense. Evan Mobley is still a rookie so he has not been able to fill the offensive and defensive void in absence of Allen.

The rebounding is also not the same since Allen has gone and earlier the team’s trademark was their length with two Centers, two Forwards, and a Point Guard in Garland. Garland has been doing a brilliant job as the primary scorer and playmaker, but he doesn’t have enough help around him. The Cavaliers will match up against the Nets in the Play-in tournament and they could not have drawn a worse match-up considering they will have to tackle Irving and Durant. However, if they lose once, they will have another chance against the winner of the game between the Hawks and Hornets, but can they even win one game in the Play-in tournament.

Cleveland Cavaliers (8th in East) | Milwaukee Bucks (2nd in East)
Games: 81 | 81
Wins: 43 | 51
Defeats: 38 | 30

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers Team News

  • Collin Sexton is OUT for the game and is done for the season.
  • Jarrett Allen is OUT for the long term.
  • Dean Wade is OUT for the match

Cavaliers Expected Starting Five

Stretch-Four: PF: Lauri Markkanen
Middle: C: Evan Mobley
Defensive Wing: SF: Isaac Okoro
Guards: SG: Caris LeVert | PG: Darius Garland

BENCH: Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, Dylan Windler, Rajon Rondo, LaMar Stevens ,Ed Davis, Moses Brown, RJ Nembhard Jr. Kevin Pangos, Brandon Goodwin.

Milwaukee Bucks Team News:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis, Khris Middleton are “Game-Time Decisions”.
  • Grayson Allen, Brook Lopez are OUT for the game for rest purposes.

Bucks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Khris Middleton (Game-Time Decision)
Middle: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Game-Time Decision) | C: Bobby Portis (Game-Time Decision)
Guards: SG: Wesley Matthews| PG: Jrue Holiday

Bench: Serge Ibaka, Bobby Portis, Jordan Nwora, Lindell Wigginton, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Darius Garland (CLE)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 03
Steals: 02

Although the Cavs are going nowhere at this point, Guard Darius has continued to be a high-yielding scorer and playmaker.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-46

Giannis Antetokounmpo(MIL)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 08
Steals: 02
Forward Giannis has been a huge influence as a scorer, rebounder, and defender, and surely will be hungry for another deep playoff run. He has mostly been in 26+ points, 10+ rebounds, 4+ assists, and 1+ blocks/steals range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-65

Evan Mobley(CLE)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Blocks: 02

Center Mobley has been a huge difference-maker and has a strong case for the Rookie of the Year Award. He has mostly been in 11-17 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30

Jrue Holiday(MIL)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 09
Guard Holiday has had an even stronger season compared to the last one and is a brilliant playmaker and scorer. He has mostly been in 17-24 points and 6-10 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33

Lauri Markkanen(CLE)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Lauri has been getting it done as a stretch-four and has had another strong scoring season. He has mostly been in 16-17 points and 4-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27

Khris Middleton(MIL)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Teams will have to be wary of Middleton during the Postseason because this is when he unlocks his best offensive games of the season. The Forward can be in 25+ points, 4-6 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range from time to time in the Playoffs. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-44

CLE vs MIL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Caris LeVert(CLE) had 16 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. After initially struggling to set in the Cavs system, the guard is finally coming through. He has mostly been in 16-19 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
  • Bobby Portis(MIL) had 8 points, 15 rebounds in the last game. Center Portis has been amidst another strong season and provides incredible depth to an already loaded frontline. I expect a 9-14 points and 8-12 rebounds range during the Playoffs.
  • Kevin Love(CLE) had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Power Forward Kevin has been a great scorer and rebounder off the bench but his numbers are a bit down in the second half of the season. He has mostly been in 10-17 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
  • Cedi Osman (CLE) had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Wing Cedi’s numbers are also down in the second half of the season, usually being in 9-11 points range.
  • Wesley Matthews (MIL) had 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Defensive threat Wesley has been starting these days and has mostly been in 5-11 points range.
  • Pat Connaughton(MIL) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Off-guard Pat will play a huge role during the Postseason and can be in 8-14 points range.
  • Isaac Okoro (CLE) had 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Wing Isaac has primarily been a defensive threat, mostly being in 3-6 points range.
  • Wesley Matthews (MIL) had 11 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Veteran perimeter defender Wesley has found his way into the starting role, and is shooting much better than earlier. He has mostly scored around 5 points
  • Pat Connaughton(MIL) had 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. A long term injury has taken the fizz out of Pat but he may play a crucial role during the Postseason.
  • Daniel Theis(CLE) had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Theis has seen starting minutes with Robert Williams’ absence, mostly figuring in 9-12 points and 4-8 rebounds range.

CLE vs MIL Dream11 Lineup

(If Middleton, Giannis, and Portis don’t play)
PG: J Holiday(PP), C LeVert
SG: P Connaughton, D Garland(SP)
SF: W Matthews
PF: E Mobley, L Markkanen
C:    K Love

(If Giannis, Middleton, and Portis play)
PG:  C LeVert
SG: P Connaughton, D Garland(PP), I Okoro
SF: W Matthews, C Osman
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C:    B Portis

(If Giannis and Portis don’t play)
PG: J Holiday(PP), C LeVert
SG: P Connaughton, D Garland(SP)
SF: K Middleton, W Matthews
PF: L Markkanen
C:    K Love

(If Giannis doesn’t play)
PG: J Holiday(PP), C LeVert
SG: P Connaughton, D Garland(SP)
SF: W Matthews
PF: E Mobley,
C:    B Portis, K Love

(If Giannis doesn’t play)
PG: J Holiday(PP), C LeVert
SG: P Connaughton, D Garland(SP)
SF: W Matthews
PF: E Mobley
C:    B Portis, K Love

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The last game for both teams in the Regular Season will serve as a preview for the Postseason. However, in not the most inspiring piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be viewed on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. How can you get this game then? Well, the best method is the NBA League Pass, where you can buy the annual subscription (599 rupees per year) that gives you access to all live games while you also can catch the full game replay if you happen to miss the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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