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MIA vs BOS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics

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MIA vs BOS Dream11: The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and we have seen its full grasp as the Conference Finals have not rooted themselves. In the West, the Golden State Warriors won their first game against the Dallas Mavericks in emphatic fashion and are now three games away from an NBA Finals trip. On the other hand, the Miami Heat will host the Boston Celtics after extracting a one-nil lead.

The Heat has been riding the hot hand of Jimmy Butler to get thus far and in the first game of the Eastern Finals, they beat the Celtics 118:107 as Jimmy bucketed 41 points. The Celtics usually don’t give up these many points but the Heat has now thrown a curveball. Can the Celtics get back to their ways? Remember, they lost their first game against the Bucks in the previous round.

Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 20 May, @ 06:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FTX Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Butler’s hot streak, Celtics have the tools to bounce back.

A Game 1 Loss away from home in the deep Playoffs scenario is not the end of the world for sure. The Celtics also learned that it is Jimmy Butler who will most likely keep them at bay, so yes, they have to do a lot of homework when it comes to stopping. They certainly have the defensive players who can keep it tight both inside and outside, so let us see how they respond to Jimmy in Game 2.

The Heat blocked 12 shots in the last game, Bam had 4, Vincent and Butler had 3 each while Oladipo and Dedmon had one each. On the other end, the biggest positive was Tyler Herro, who dropped 18 points, and even if Butler racked up 41 points, it was overall a balanced effort. Vicent and Strus who were originally the backup guards are starters now and combined for 28 points.

The Celtics saw Tatum going for another big night, scrapping 29 points while Brown had 24. Not having Smart surely hurt their defensive and offensive balance as Derrick White at Point only accounted for 3 points but Payton Pritchard made up for it by dropping 18 off the bench. The other problem was not having Al Horford but Robert Williams has done a great job again and looks healthier. So yes, if Horford and Smart would have played, the defense would have been much better.

Fantasy-related tips

Jimmy Butler showed once again why he is the hottest pick when it comes to the Heat and he not only hoisted a bunch of points, but had blocks, rebounds, and assists at a high clip. Vincent and Strus both have raised their stocks meanwhile Tyler Herro reclaimed his scoring prowess. Oladipo is a sort of “hit-and-miss” option whereas Tucker can be a decent floating option.

As expected, Jayson Tatum was the major option and he continues to do much more than just score. Jaylen Brown is another strong option whereas not having Horford again, will hurt the team again. It means that Robert Williams’ value becomes higher and if Marcus Smart returns, he deserves a spot too more often than not. Grant Williams is not that high-yielding but he can bring some bonus prediction every now and then.

Peak Performers Predictions

Highest scorer: Jimmy Butler: 38
Highest Rebounder: Robert Williams: 11
Highest assists: Jimmy Butler: 7
Final scoreline Prediction: Heat 107    Celtics 103

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Miami Heat Team News

  • Kyle Lowry is OUT for the game.

Heat Expected Starting Five
Two-way Star Wing: SF: Jimmy Butler
Defensive Specialist: PF: PJ Tucker
Inside Presence: C: Bam Adebayo
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Max Strus
Defensive Guard: PG: Gabe Vincent

BENCH: Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Marcus Smart is PROBABLE for the game.
  • Al Horford is DOUBTFUL.

Celtics Expected Starting Five

Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
Defensive Forward: PF: Grant Williams
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart

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

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 41
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 05
Steals: 04
Blocks: 03
Butler nailed 12 of his 19 shots while banking on 17 of the free-throws, doing all of the damage from inside the three-point line. He has scored 30+ points continuously and I believe he will be in 32-38 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 06
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01

Wing Jayson has been on fire throughout the Playoffs and nailed 10 of his 21 shots while being an all-around factor. I believe he will be in 26-31 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Blocks: 04

Even though Bam’s scoring is down, he is an elite defender and is exerting most of his energy on the defensvie side. I believe he will be in 11-17 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Jaylen nailed half of his eight attempts from three and he has been an incredible two-way presence. I believe he will be in 21-27 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Max Strus(MIA)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Off-Guard Strus shot three of his eight threes in the last game and he has been a consistent option as a deep shooter. I believe he will be in 12-18 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Smart missed the last game but he is a huge two-way presence when he plays and he is PROBABLE here. I believe he will be in 12-17 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-42

MIA vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Tyler Herro(MIA) had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Herro made seven of his 15 shots and he may have gotten his groove back. I believe he will be in 16-23 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
    • Robert Williams (BOS) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Robert showed he is in full flow in the last game. I believe he will be in 9-14 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-33
    • Grant Williams(BOS) had 7 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Grant shot 2 of five in the last game but plays tightly. I believe he will be in 6-11 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-27
    • PJ Tucker(MIA) had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive premier PJ can help out on the rebounding end and can supply occasional scoring. I believe he will be in 5-9 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22
    • Victor Oladipo (MIA) had 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Oladipo made just 2 of his nine shots but he can do a lot more other than scoring. I believe he will be in 6-11 points range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-19
    • DeWayne Dedmon(MIA) had 6 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. DeWayne usually gets around 10 minutes and I expect a 4-8 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-12
    • Derrick White(BOS) had 3 points, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. White is in the midst of a couple of tough shooting nights. I expect a 5-9 points and 3-5 assists range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-22
    • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 17 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 blocks in the last game. Stopper Vincent had a dream night in Game 1, clicking on five of his ten shots and being a huge factor overall. I expect a 8-13 points range here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
    • Payton Pritchard(BOS) had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Pritchard made four of his eleven threes but he may not see many mintus if Smart returns.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
    • Daniel Theis(BOS) had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Daniel can get some minutes especially if Horford is out. I believe he will be in 4-8 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16

MIA vs BOS Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PG: D White, G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: M Smart, M Strus
SF: J Butler(SP), G Williams
PF: J Tatum(PP)
C:    R Williams

(Alternate)
PG: D White
SG: M Smart, M Strus, T Herro
SF: J Brown(PP), J Butler(SP)
PF: P Tucker
C:     R Williams

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Can the Celtics tie the matters after getting outshot massively in Game 1? In a great piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming services for viewers in India. On the other hand, Sports 18 and VH1 are also going to show this game. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit 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.