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GSW vs BOS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics

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GSW vs BOS Dream11: It is finally here! The Final Round of the NBA season will decide who gets to lift the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. We have seen 28 teams now exit from the scene after the festivities begin in October and reached the Playoffs round a couple of months ago. But there is a lot more action to go and another NBA season will come to a close soon. In the first game of the exhilarating NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors will host the Boston Celtics.

The Warriors have not required Game 7 to close their deals. They won the first round in five games, the second round in six games whereas in the Conference Finals, they thrashed the Mavericks with a series line of four-one. They are yet to be beaten on their home floor during the postseason. On the other hand, the grind has been trickier for the Celtics. They did beat the Nets in four games, but the second round required seven games to stave off the Bucks. Then in the last round, they were challenged by the Heat as the series went to seven games but the Celtics successfully close the deal. Can the Celtics beat break the Warriors’ home-win streak?

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Boston Celtics

Match Timing: 3 June, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Fortress Chase for Warriors, Celtics have breached many fortresses

The Warriors have won nine straight games on their home floor and most of these wins have been rather one-sided. This tendency to win regularly at home gives the Warriors a distinct advantage, especially in a series where they have the home-court advantage and the first two games will be played on their home floor. But yes, this road can be tougher against the Celtics.

Why so? The Celtics have won most of their Playoffs games away from home, boasting of a 70%+ win percentage. This is the reason why they have made it thus far. They are amazing at eliminating the home-court advantage. This is why this series is interesting, on one hand, we have a team that is yet to lose at home, on the other hand, a team rather loves playing away from home; juicy!

Match-ups

These two teams are loaded with scoring options. While the Warriors have Curry, Thompson, and Poole, all capable shooters and scorers, the Celtics guard trio of Smart, Brown, and White doesn’t pale in comparison and has been the most elite defensive guard trio in the Postseason. It will be vital for the Warriors to shut down Jayson Tatum, who usually leads the Celtics’ effort. Andrew Wiggins will once again be the “X-Factor” and if he can keep his points court even 6-7 points close to Tatum, the Warriors can eke out a significant advantage. The Frontline battle between Looney, Green, Horford, and Williams is a must-watch.

Peak Performance Predictions

Highest rebounder: Al Horford: 12
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 35
Top assists-deliverer: Stephen Curry: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 111 Celtics 104

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for this game and is done for the season.
  • Andre Iguodala is QUESTIONABLE for this match.
  • Gary Payton II is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Otto Porter Jr. is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive Anchor and All-Around Forward: PF: Draymond Green
Rebounding Specialist: C: Kevon Looney
Major Scorer: PG: Stephen Curry
Off-the-ball Perimeter threat: SG: Klay Thompson

BENCH: Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Chris Chiozza, Moses Moody.

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Robert Williams is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Celtics Expected Starting Five

Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-Around Defender: C: Al Horford
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart

BENCH: Daniel Theis, Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

*Stats from last game for both teams*
Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 06

Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Jayson is usually the leader of the Celtics’ offensive attack and he also brings elite rebounding, playmaking, and defense. I expect him to be in 22-28 points, 7-11 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-2 steals range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-52

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 09
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01

Despite shooting just 5/17 in the last game, Stephen’s presence alone will magnetize a bunch of Celtics defenders, which can itself deal a huge damage. I expect the all-around guard to be in 25+ points, 6-9 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Jaylen was exceptional in the last series and there is no way the Celts would have made it this far without the two-way off-guard. I expect 20-27 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 32
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Two-Guard Klay knocked down eight of his 16 attempts from long-range, once again unlocking his best game in a late series scenario. I expect him to be in 18-24 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Just a gentle reminder that Marcus Smart is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year who brings brilliant playmaking and handy scoring to the floor. I expect a 11-16 points, 4-7 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Wing Wiggins couldn’t make a single three out of seven attempts in last match but his high-level defense, rebounding, and threatening scoring has been a huge part of Warriors’ effort. I expect a 16-22 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

GSW vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Al Horford(BOS) had 5 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Horford is an all-around Center but it is his rebounding and defense which have helped the Celitcs the most. I expect a 10-14 rebounds, 6-9 points, 3-6 assists, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
  • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal in the last game. In the last three series, Poole has exploded with a big scoring night to begin the proceedings. I expect a 18-25 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38
  • Derrick White(BOS) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Derrick is an elite defender who can be a decent offensive factor every now and then. I expect a 9-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Draymond Green(GSW) had 17 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Draymond is a renowned elite defender but he can do much more as well. I expect a 7-12 points, 5-9 rebounds, 4-8 assists, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-39
  • Robert Williams(BOS) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Williams’ production is down because he is dealing with a serious injury. I expect a 8-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-25
  • Grant Williams(BOS) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Williams has been a huge factor off the bench on both ends and forms a deep Frontline alongside Horford and Robert. I expect a 7-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 10 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. Kevon has been a huge menace on the rebounding end. I expect a 8-12 points, 8-13 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-32

GSW vs BOS Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PG: S Curry(SP), D White
SG: J Poole
SF: J Tatum(PP)
PF: D Green, G Williams
C:   K Looney, R Williams

(Alternate)
PG: S Curry(SP), D White
SG:  J Brown(PP)
SF: A Wiggins
PF: G Williams
C:    A Horford, K Looney, R Williams

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Mavericks will need to pull off some magic to win this series and this is a must-win game for them, will they be able to pull through? In a great piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV will also show this game while TV channels Vh1, Sports 18, and MTV are also going to showcase this tussle. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.