Mavericks vs Celtics Fantasy NBA: The Dallas Mavericks will enter the game after beating the Memphis Grizzlies by double digits behind a 29 points performance by Tim Hardaway Jr. On the other hand, the Boston Celtics will hit the floor after losing an OT game against the New Orleans Pelicans despite a 32 points performance by Jayson Tatum. More information about the DAL vs BOS Dream11 fixture will be related here.
Mavericks’ season: The Mavericks still holds a losing record and that is a surprise as they have one of the premium players in Luka Doncic, however, injuries have derailed their campaign and it is only a month that they are fielding a full-strength squad. Dallas will need to right their ship soon in an extremely competitive Western Conference.
Celtics’ season: The Celtics have looked a bit off-color and have let teams sneak games away despite being in a strong position. The Celtics are still figuring out their pieces and the injury to Marcus Smart has made their perimeter defense significantly lax. Kemba Walker is still finding his form but the Celtics need to improve their NBA Standings as it doesn’t reflect the squad they have on paper.
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 24 February, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Arena
Streaming: WATCH Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Dallas Mavericks| Boston Celtics
Games: 29 | 30
Wins: 14| 15
Defeats: 15 | 15
Dallas Mavericks team News:
Status Out: So far no one has been ruled out for the Dallas Mavericks
Status Questionable: Kristaps Porzingis is questionable for the game.
Dallas Mavericks active roster: Tim Hardaway, Dwight Powell, Luka Doncic, Maxi Kleber, Willie Cauley-Stein, Tyrell Terry, Wes Iwundu, Boban Marjanovic, James Johnson, Jalen Brunson, Josh Green, Tyler Bey, Nate Hinton.
Boston Celtics team News:
Status Out: Marcus Smart and Romeo Langford continue to be out and won’t return anytime soon
Status Questionable: Nothing more to report on the injury front so far.
Boston Celtics active roster: Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jevonte Green, Tristan Thompson, Payton Pritchard, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards, Tacko Fall, Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis, Jeff Teague, Grant Williams.
The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics have both found it hard to build consistency, partly because of injuries and mostly because they lack the edge required of an elite squad to overcome opponents regularly. The Mavericks rely way too much upon Luka Doncic and the rest of the squad has not gained cohesion. This game will test the mettle of both teams as they both have struggled to start the season.
Projected Fantasy Points: 48
Luka has had an MVP-like campaign and he has tried his best to take his squad to the top. Luka has done an incredible job in terms of scoring, playmaking, and rebounding, posting impressive numbers. He is coming off 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block in the win against the Grizzlies. Luka is an excellent choice as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Projected Fantasy Points: 46
Tatum has had an all-star season and has put up elite performances while scoring the ball. He has given the Celtics a lot of ammo but the Celtics have not yet found their groove. Tatum posted 32 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in the loss against the Pelicans.
Projected Fantasy Points: 43
Jaylen has also mounted an All-Star campaign and has become one of the effective scorers in the league. He has still to become a winning player but the seeds have been sown. He is coming off 25 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds performance in the loss to the Pelicans.
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Projected Fantasy Points: 28
Tim has been shuffled around the lineup a lot but even then he has given great production at the Guard position for the Mavericks. He will love more stability in his role but did produce a great night off the bench, top-scoring in the game against the Grizzlies with 29 points and 4 rebounds.
Kemba Walker: Kemba is averaging 17.0 PPG, 4.1 APG, 3.6 RPG, and 1.2 SPG. Kemba is still recovering from his injury and has struggled shooting but he might be on his way to gather his full strength. He struggled to shoot in the loss against the Pelicans, collecting 14 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 2 blocks, and 1 steal. Projected Fantasy Points: 26
Josh Richardson: Richardson is averaging 12.5 PPG and 2.9 RPG. Josh is the starting SG for the Mavericks and provides them decent contributions on both ends of the floor. He is coming off 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals performance in the win against the Grizzlies. Projected Fantasy Points: 25
Jalen Brunson: The back-up guard is averaging 11.7 PPG, 3.6 APG, and 3.2 RPG. Brunson has been an effective scorer for the Mavericks this season off the bench. Jalen contributed 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in the win against Memphis. Projected Fantasy Points: 27
Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 9.1 PPG and 4.8 RPG for the Mavericks. Projected Fantasy Points: 19
Tristan Thompson is averaging 7.6 PPG and 8.2 RPG for the Celtics. Projected Fantasy Points: 20
Daniel Theis is averaging 9.4 PPG and 5.3 RPG for the Celtics. Projected Fantasy Points: 19
PG: Kemba Walker, Luka Doncic(SP)
SG: Aaron Nesmith, Jalen Brunson
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
PF: Robert Williams, Jayson Tatum(PP)
C: Tristan Thompson