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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: As the NBA landscape hovers towards the Playoffs, we are seeing some exciting battles and some of the superstars picking up the game. We’ve had two players drop 60 points in a space of a day or so. First Towns did it against the Spurs and then Kyrie destroyed the Magic defense with his artistry. This means that the desperate dash for the Playoffs is heating up and we can see more such scintillating performances. And when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors take on the Boston Celtics, don’t be surprised if someone goes for a big-time performance.

The Warriors are looking like their old self again and the return of Draymond Green only gives them an added dimension. The Warriors are competing with the Grizzlies for the second spot in the Western Conference in a race that only keeps getting closer with each day.

On the other hand, the Boston Celtics have been one of the best teams in the league since February and they have taken it up a notch. Many critics are hailing them as the contenders for the championship and their defensive identity has helped the case for sure.

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 17 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Green makes an impact straightaway: Draymond Green played 20 minutes or so in the last game and during that window, Stephen Curry made more than half of his three-pointers when Green was on the floor and this is not a surprise because of the way he sets screen and dishes out assists. This is the impact of Draymond on nightly and that is why the Warriors were able to light up the league when he was active. Not only he does bring elite defense, his playmaking, rebounding, and screen-setting are huge for the team on a nightly basis.

And with the guard rotation of Curry, Thompson, and Poole, all capable of scoring 20 or more regularly alongside wing Wiggins and Forward Jonathan Kuminga, the scoring is beautifully knit. Other than that, Kevon Looney brings great rebounding and defense while Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica form a strong bench too. With Green’s return, the Warriors become unbelievably deeper as he bolsters the frontline, adds versatility, and the Warriors are most likely going to be more effective away from home.

Celtics defend well: The Celtics lost to the Mavericks 92:95, another typical Celtics low-scoring affair. In that game, the Celtics shot around 37% and just 24% from beyond the arc, well, considering that they went up against the tight-knit defense of the Mavericks, this is barely a surprise but yes, the Celtics also forced 17 turnovers. The Celtics have been an elite defensive squad for the most part recently and they have also ridden the hot-hand of Jayson Tatum quite a bit. So, even against elite offensive squads, they have held the fort.

The Celtics have won 17 out of 21 games since January which means that they have been one of the best teams record-wise in that period. This rise of the Celtics has surely caused ripples among various Eastern teams. The upcoming schedule for the team isn’t that easy and around 60% of the time they will face teams with 50% win records and six of those games against these teams will be away from home. Let us see how Celtics respond to this.

Boston Celtics | Golden State Warriors
Games: 69| 69
Wins: 41 | 47
Defeats: 28 | 22

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

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Gary Payton II is OUT for this game.
  • Andrew Wiggins is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Andre Iguodala is OUT for the game.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Andrew Wiggins / SF: Jonathan Kuminga
Middle: C: Kevon Looney / PF: Draymond Green
Guards: PG: Jordan Poole | SG: Klay Thompson | PG: Stephen Curry

BENCH: Moses Moody, Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Jonathan Kuminga, Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Bjelica.

Boston Celtics News:

  • Aaron Nesmith is OUT for the game.

Celtics Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
Middle: PF: Al Horford | C: Robert Williams III
Guards: SG: Jaylen Brown | PG: Marcus Smart

BENCH: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando, Daniel Smith.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 04
Wing Tatum has been a terrific presence as a scorer, rebounder, playmaker, and defender for the Celtics. He has mostly been in 26-33 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range. The SF can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-56

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 47
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Steals: 01

Stephen Curry has been doing a great job as the scorer, playmaker, and rebounder, and with Draymond back, his scoring can see a further uptick. He is mostly in 26-35 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-66

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Two-way guard Jaylen has done an exceptional job for the Celtics and although his scoring is a bit down these days, he does a lot of other things for the team. Jaylen has mostly been in 15-22 points, 4-5 rebounds, and 4-5 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-39

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Jordan has been inserted back into the starting lineup after an impressive run and is a high-quality isolation scorer. The Guard has mostly been in 20-23 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-38

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Guard Smart has been able to insert influence on both ends of the floor and his presence helps the Celtics be a pesky defensive unit. He has mostly been in 14-18 points, 5-9 assists, and 1 or more steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Shooting Guard Klay has been ramping it up scoring-wise and his shooting has been a bit up-and-down but his impact is surely there. The Guard has mostly been in 17-24 points range while grabbing 3-6 rebounds a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

GSW vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Draymond Green(GSW) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive big Forward Draymond is an all-around player, he has mostly been in 6-11 points, 7-12 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range these days.
    • Al Horford(BOS) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Center Al brings all-around chops to the table for the Warriors. He has mostly been in 8-13 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
    • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Forward Jonathan has been impressive as a rookie, mostly been in 12-16 points and 6-11 rebounds range, how will Green’s return impact his minutes in long run?
    • Robert Williams(BOS) had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Defensive Player of the Year candidate Robert has mostly been in 10-12 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 2-5 blocks range.
    • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Looney’s having an impressive season in the middle, he has mostly been in 4-7 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
    • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Back-up Center Nemanja has mostly been in 5-7 points and 4-5 rebounds range.
    • Derrick White(BOS) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Derrick’s numbers are down with the Celtics due to the deep guard rotation, usually figuring in 5-11 points, 3-4 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
    • Grant Williams(BOS) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Back-up big Grant has usually been in 7-11 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 7 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Forward Otto has mostly been in 7-10 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    • Payton Pritchard(BOS) had 8 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Payton has mostly been in 4-8 points range.

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    Wouldn’t it be fun to watch Draymond Green carving out space for Curry and the load Warriors or Tatum splashing some tough shots while Williams swatting some? And if you are an NBA fan in India, this game can’t be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot. So the best you can catch it by just switching on the NBA League Pass. If you buy the annual subscription, you can get close to all live games, and apart from that you also can get the full game replay if you are not able to watch the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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