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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: The NBA season is going to end soon and we are well into the championship window which means that soon we are going to see which teams wins the Finals trophy. In the Finals, the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics are engaging with each other to decide who comes out on the top. As we move towards Game 2, the series is still wide open and a lot is at stake.

In Game 1, the Boston Celtics stunned the Golden State Warriors completing a come-from-behind win and notching a 120:108 victory. Al Horford racked up six triples in his Finals debut to stun the hosts. On the other hand, Jaylen Brown put up 24 points, including a 10-points last quarter outburst to bury the Warriors. Stephen Curry’s 34 points night wasn’t good enough for the Warriors as their defense crumbled late in the game. Can the Warriors’ defense regroup and eke one out here?

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Boston Celtics

Match Timing: 6 June, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Warriors look to avoid a nil-two deficit

The Warriors have their nine-game winning streak broken in the last game and it is a shame that they folded despite limiting Jayson Tatum to a horrid 3/17 shooting night. This is not an encouraging precedent considering that the Celtics turned up with a much more balanced scoring effort and also got it done on the defensive end in the fourth quarter. Up by 12, the Warriors were outscored 40:16 in the Final Quarter.

Stephen Curry racked up 20+ points in the first half but Jordan Poole had a horrible shooting night off the bench. On the other hand, things weren’t easy for Draymond Green either, who could only manage 2/12 shooting night and took rather more shots than in his comfort zone. Thompson had a decent shooting night whereas Andrew Wiggins continued to be a big factor on both ends of the floor.

For the Celtics, three players scored at least 20 points, namely Horford, Brown, and White whereas Smart had 18 points, which is a remarkable effort to overcome a 12-point off-night by Jayson Tatum. But Tatum got it done as a playmaker, and had 13 assists which surely aided the Celtics effort. The Celtics continued to showcase their prowess away from home, and have now won close to 80% in the road scenarios.

Match-ups

As expected, Curry was a problematic presence to deal with for the Celts and he will continue to pose a threat. The Celtics did a great job of taking the ball away from Curry’s hand in the second half. Tatum struggled but the multi-dimensional attack of the Celtics got 33 assists in the first game which sets a remarkable precedent. Apparently, the Celtics showed more scoring depth and the bench match-up between White and Poole was throuughouly dictated by White. The Warriors need more from both Poole and Thompson in this game.

Peak Performance Predictions

Highest rebounder: Draymond Green: 11
Highest scorer: Stephen Curry: 32
Top assists-deliverer: Stephen Curry: 7
Scoreline Prediction: Warriors 108  Celtics 101

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 OUT for this match.
  • Gary Payton II is OUT 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 a Game-Time Decision.

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: 12
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 13

Steals: 01
Although he shot below 20% in Game 1, Tatum had a huge impact as a playmaker and defender which makes him a more well-versed player than he was earlier in the season. I expect him to be in 21-28 points, 6-9 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: 34
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 03

Guard Curry marked in seven of his 14 attempts from three and he has been an incredible perimeter shooter throughout the season, well, nothing surprising. I believe he will be in 27+ points, 4-7 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Brown continues to prove his multi-dimensional prowess and made 10 of his 23 shots while being a nuisance on the defensive end as well. I expect a 17-22 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Off-Guard Klay made three triples in the last game and he is an incredible shooter. But he can go up for big nights every now and then, here, I believe he will be in 20-26 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
A decent rest before the series means that Smart is struggling less with his injury and a 7/11 shooting night proves that for the Defensive threat. I expect  12-16 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5  rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01

Wiggins continues to be an exhilarating defensive presence and shut down Tatum while clicking on 8 of his 15 shots. I believe he will be in 17-24 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

GSW vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Al Horford(BOS) had 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Al stole the show in Game 1, nailing 9/12 shots and also giving incredible resistance on the other end. I expect a 8-13 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
  • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assist in the last game. Poole had a terrible night, shooting 2/7 from the floor but he can do much more damage. I expect a 13-18 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38
  • Derrick White(BOS) had 21 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. White has proven time and time again that he is more than a defender and had a huge 5/8 three-point shooting outing. I expect a 9-14 points range here though.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Draymond Green(GSW) had 4 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Forward Green is an elite defender, strong rebounder, and a viable playmaker but shot just 2/12 in the last game. I expect a 4-9 points, 7-11 rebounds, 4-6 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-39
  • Robert Williams(BOS) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Robert inflicts a lot of damage on the defensive end and despite being hurt, he has continued to be riveting. I expect a 6-10 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-25
  • Grant Williams(BOS) had 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Grant wasn’t much of a factor in Game 1 but provides serviceable defense. I expect a 4-8 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 4 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks in the last game. Looney is an incredible rebounder but may need to step up his offense and defense further. I expect  5-9 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-32
  • Payton Pritchard(BOS) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Payton cracked 2 of three triples and can be a decent bench player. I expect  4-8 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Otto is an effective rebounder who can also do a decent job on the offensive end. I expect a 8-12 points and 4-6 rebounds range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-32

GSW vs BOS Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PG: S Curry(SP), D White
SG: K Thompson
SF: J Tatum(PP), O Porter
PF: D Green
C:   K Looney, R Williams
(If Porter doesn’t play, switch him for P Pritchard)

(Alternate)
PG: M Smart, S Curry(SP), D White
SG:  J Brown(PP), P Pritchard
SF: A Wiggins
PF: D Green
C:    K Looney

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The Warriors will need to win this game or they will look down on a nil-two deficit, can Thompson unlock one of his special games? In a brilliant piece of news for Indian NBA fans, the two official streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV will also show this game whereas TV channels Vh1, Sports 18, and MTV are also going to showcase this tussle. To know 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.