What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: 2nd Game, Bucks lead the series 1-0
Teams: Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons
Match Day: April 18, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 05:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Fiserv Forum (17,500)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
DET vs MIL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in the series when they host Detroit Pistons in the 2nd match of the first round playoff series at Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday morning (IST).
After so many hiccups in the first game involving some big and the favorite teams, there was no shock here as Milwaukee Bucks routed Detroit Pistons in game-1 of the first round series.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a double-double, scoring a game-high 24 points and adding 17 rebounds to his efforts in just 23 minutes of play as Bucks won 121-86 at Fiserv Forum.
Six more players touched the double-digit mark for Bucks with George Hill ending with the 2nd best efforts off the bench with his 16 points display.
Moreover, Bucks led by as many as 43 points in the match, and their 35 points margin victory was the 3rd largest in the franchise history.
Detroit Pistons certainly missed their best player in game-1 as Blake Griffin had to sit out the match with a left knee injury. But what’s worse is that the injury may keep him out from the rest of the first round, leaving Pistons with a hard task of overturning their fortunes.
Andre Drummond, who leads the NBA regular season in defensive rebounds, was ejected in the third quarter for a foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo. He finished the match with 12 points and as many rebounds.
Regular Season Record-
Milwaukee Bucks: W-60, L-22
Detroit Pistons: W-41, L-41
Players to watch out for:
Giannis Antetokounmpo –The Greek-freak is a candidate for the MVP award this season. He can win it, even when James Harden is playing like a player from another planet. But so is Antetokounmpo. The 24-year-old has racked up 27.7 points per game in the regular season, hitting those points at 57.8 percent. He has made 92 steals and 110 blocks this season, which makes him a unique two-way player.
Khris Middleton – The 2018-19 season gave a career-best return for him and he is showing no signs of slowing down. In the last 10 matches, the 27-year-old has racked up points at 22 per game, making 1.3 steals per game. Against Detroit Pistons, he ava=erages 19.7 points per game.
Andre Drummond –Whether Detroit Pistons get something out of this series will depend a great degree on Andre Drummond and his defensive performance. For sure he can do as he leads the defensive rebounds charts having gone 15.6 rebounds per game in the regular season. The 25-year-old Center is a pretty good Center as well, scoring 17.3 points per game.
Reggie Jackson – With Blake Griffin possibly missing out the rest of the first round series, Pistons have to bring their A game against the league’s one of the best teams. Reggis Jackson has both the experience and the talent to fill the big boots. The 28-year-old has averaged 15.4 points per game in the regular season.
DET vs MIL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Milwaukee Bucks had a rather easy outing in the last match, despite the fact that they were without some key players. The situation remains the same as Malcolm Brogdon (hee injury), Pau Gasol (ankle injury), Tony Snell (ankle injury) and Donte DiVincenzo (heel injury) all missing out through their respective injury.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – This will be a big blow to Detroit Piston and their dreams as, according to reports, Blake Griffin is expected to miss the entire first round playoff series against Bucks. He is suffering from a left knee injury.
While Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk will be missing the match as well through a finger injury.
Questionable – Jeff Teague, meanwhile, continues to be on the sideline on a day-to-day basis. He is questionable and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Suspended – None.
DET vs MIL Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
DET vs MIL Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Bucks routed Pistons in the first game. They were almost perfect, both defensively and in the offensive department as well. For sure, Pistons were shorthanded in the absence of their best offensive player Blake Griffin. But the fact that he is expected to miss the match, makes the task harder for Pistons in this series.
A win for the Bucks is our call.
NOTE: THIS DET vs MIL 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.