MEM vs BOS Dream11: This is the last day of the NBA Regular Season and we will move towards the Play-in tournament in a couple of days. As this is the last day, we will not see ten of these squads till next season. Anyway, in the Western Conference, the Suns finish at the top, and in the East, the Heat finishes at the highest rank. And below the Suns are the Memphis Grizzlies while Boston Celtics are not far behind from the second rank either. Both of those squads will meet here.
The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the most loaded teams in the league and their ability to win even without their key players makes them as dangerous as the Suns during the Playoffs. The team is tightly knit on both ends of the floor and is surely a contender for the title.
The Boston Celtics are also title contenders but there is no doubt that their chances can be hurt without Robert Williams in the picture. The East’s top four teams are loaded this season and this has been one of the deepest East Conference we have seen in recent memory.
Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 11 April, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum
Grizzlies defeated the Pelicans 141:113 in Morant’s return as the team stacked up a 55 points third quarter
The Grizzlies are in the hunt for the title this season and their remarkable turnaround is certainly one of the stories of the season. Grizzlies will be handful during the Playoffs because their team chemistry has been sky-high and they are one of the best running teams in the league. This is a squad that leads the league in rebounds, steals, and blocks, which is a great metric to judge their defensive prowess. Will they make it to at least the West Finals? More about them will be related when the team plays their first round match-up.
Tatum-less Celtics lost to Bucks 121:127 despite a strong triple-double by Brown and a 29 points night by Marcus Smart
The Celtics were more sturdy defensively when they had Robert Williams III who has become one of the most versatile defenders in the league. They still have a strong defensive squad but Williams III provided that edge time and time again. One positive recently has been Jaylen Brown’s form who has done a great job of picking up the slack when Jayson Tatum has been off. Marcus Smart is a wonderful perimeter defender and he will be huge during the Postseason because he can shut down the opposition’s elite offensive guards.
Memphis Grizzlies (2nd in West) | Boston Celtics (3rd in East)
Games: 81 | 81
Wins: 56 | 50
Defeats: 25 | 31
Boston Celtics Team News:
Celtics Expected Starting Five
Two-way Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-around Big: PF: Al Horford
Middle: C: Daniel Theis
Two-way Guards: SG: Jaylen Brown | PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.
Memphis Grizzlies News
Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Defensive Specialist: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr
Rebounding Specialist: C: Steven Adams
Two-way Wing: SF: Dillon Brooks
Scoring Guard: SG: Desmond Bane
Leading Ball-Handler: PG: Ja Morant
BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Yves Pons, Xavier Tillman, Ziairie Williams, Santi Aldama.
Wing Tatum has been having a solid season but can be a bit off from the field, but he does a lot more than scoring. He missed the last game and he has mostly been in 21-28 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-56
Morant returned after a long absence and as usual, he put up big number across the boards as a scorer and playmaker. He has mostly been in 25+ points, 6+ assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-53
Off-guard Jaylen has been doing a great job as an isolation scorer, rebounder, and playmaker, who has helped the Celtics’ offensive end when Tatum has been struggling. He has mostly been in 20+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-50
Smart is an exceptional perimeter defender and also brings a ton of offensive output being the assists leader of the Celtics. He has mostly been in 9-14 points, 5-9 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
Big Forward Jaren has been a contender for the Defensive Player of the Yeare and he can also put up a bunch of points and rebounds. He has mostly been in 12-18 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-4 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Defensive stalwart Brooks is also an effective offensive player and will be huge during the Postseason. He has mostly been in 21-23 points, 3-5 assists, and 3-4 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
MEM vs BOS Dream11 Team
(If Morant plays)
PG: D White, J Morant(SP), T Jones
SG: M Smart
SF: J Brown(PP)
PF: B Clarke
C: D Theis, S Adams
(If Morant doesn’t play)
PG: D White, T Jones
SG: M Smart
SF: J Brown(PP)
PF: J Tatum(SP), B Clarke
C: D Theis, S Adams
Would you like to see the strong Celtics challenge Grizzlies’ superiority at home? In not the best piece of news for Indian NBA fans, this match can’t be seen through the official streaming services. The two official Indian streaming platforms Voot and JIOTV are not going to display this game. That is why I believe that the best method to get plugged into all the NBA games is by purchasing the annual subscription to the NBA League Pass which gives you access to all the live streams and full game replays too. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.