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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 has been in full flow and we have seen intriguing battles throughout the Playoffs. The Western Conference didn’t see a Conference Finals sweep as the Dallas Mavericks were able to force a Game 5 at least after being down nil-three against the Golden State Warriors. Now let us turn to the East, where the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics as the matters are tied and it has become a best-of-three scenario.

The Celtics completely shut down the Heat in Game 4, winning 102:82 as Jayson Tatum scooped up 31 points. The Celtics boosted up with the return of Robert Williams and despite missing their key guard Marcus Smart, they were able to fend off the Heat. Butler has come through in tough scenarios throughout the Playoffs but will he able to pull another magic off his scoring hat to get a lead?

Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 26 May, @ 06:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FTX Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Difficult series for both teams

The series has been physical right off the bat and forget what the scoring line has looked like, the series has been a heated one and there can be a game where we witness some ejections even, will this be one? Will the embers of the competitive spirit spark too far and cause more ruptures between the two squads that are not giving away anything and in all the four games, the winner has displayed dominant defense.

The problem with the Heat is that without Jimmy Butler going off for a big night, the team has been unable to get through. Kyle Lowry has been completely off his game whereas Bam Adebayo hasn’t been a big factor when Robert Williams starts the game. On the other hand, Victor Oladipo, who nailed 23 points in the last game and has been a huge defensive presence, can provide a huge promise to the team.

The Celtics weren’t particularly exceptional in their offensive execution and shot below 25% from the three-point line and that has been a recurring issue in the series. It will be interesting to see what version of the Celtics we will see in the most important phase of the series. Remember the Celtics made a comeback after being down two-three in the last series. Let us see if the Celtics can finish the business in two games against a vulnerable Heat.

Fantasy-related tips

Jimmy Butler has been a rather non-factor in the last two games after being the hottest fantasy option, but I believe he will bounce back here and it is difficult to overlook him while choosing fantasy lineups. Apart from him, the other options have been also inconsistent but Victor Oladipo has kept on raising his stocks. Adebayo hasn’t been a big scorer whereas Lowry has been a non-factor. Strus can be hit and miss but I believe he will be up for something great here.

Jayson Tatum usually hits the right notes while Al Horford’s all-around production also makes him a hot pick. Jaylen Brown is a high-yielding performer too whereas Robert Williams can’t be overlooked when he is playing. If Marcus Smart is here, then it is tough to overlook him as well. But yes, Tatum, Horford, and Williams can be among the must-have options here.

Peak Performers Predictions

Highest scorer: Jimmy Butler: 34
Highest Rebounder: Bam Adebayo: 11
Highest assists: Marcus Smart: 8
Final scoreline Prediction: Heat 108    Celtics 103

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

Miami Heat Team News

  • PJ Tucker, Gabe Vincent, Tyler Herro are QUESTIONABLE.

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: Kyle Lowry

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

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Marcus Smart, Al Horford are 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

Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Jimmy made just 3 of his 14 shots and he has been a bit off in the last couple of games due to injury but he has been an incredible scorer overall. I believe he will be in 25+ points, 5-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-56

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02

SF Tatum is an incredible scorer but his overall game is equally impressive and when he is on the song, the Celtics usually end up winning. Tatum can be in 24-32 points, 5-8 rebounds/assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Center Bam attempted just five shots in the last game and he has rather spent most of his energy on the defensive and rebounding end. I believe he will be in 12-18 points and 7-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Brown made only five of his 20 shots but his overall impact is brilliant on the Celtics team. I believe the off-guard will be in 20-25 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Victor Oladipo(MIA)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
Guard OIadipo has been an incredible bench player, both as a defender and in the last game as an offensive player. He may get even more minutes here and can be in 13-19 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25

Marcus Smart(BOS)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 07
Marcus is an elite defender who is the leading playmaker and he can also chip in with decent scoring. I believe he will be in 10-15 points, 5-8 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35

MIA vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Max Strus(MIA) had nothing but turnovers to add to the statsheet in the last game. But I believe Strus will bounce back here and be in 10-15 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
    • Al Horford (BOS) had 5 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks in the last game. Center Al has been an incredible defender, rebounder, and he is an all-around face. I believe he will be in 8-14 points, 9-13 rebounds, 3-4 assists, and 1-4 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40
    • Grant Williams(BOS) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Forward Williams has been a strong bench player and he can be in 6-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-27
    • Kyle Lowry(MIA) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks in the last game. Guard Kyle shot just 1/6 in the last game and he has been struggling from the field. I believe he will be in 7-12 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-30
    • PJ Tucker (MIA) had 3 rebounds, 2 assists,  2 steals in the last game. Tucker is a wonderful defense but his offense is inconsistent. I believe Tucker can be in 7-13 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
    • Caleb Martin(MIA) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Wing Caleb is an effective defender and when the game is close, he plays around 10-15 minutes. I expect a 6-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
    • Derrick White(BOS) had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Guard Derrick has supplied brilliant defense and I expect a 8-12 points, 3-5 assists, 2-4 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
    • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 6 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive threat Vincent shot just 2/10 in the last game. I believe he will be in 9-14 points and 4-7 assists range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
    • Payton Pritchard(BOS) had 14 points, 3 assists,  2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Payton clicked on three triples in the last game but will he get enough minutes here.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-17
    • Robert Williams III(BOS) had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Center Robert is a strong defender, rebounder, and can dip in inside buckets. I expect a 8-13 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-31
    • Duncan Robinson(MIA) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Off-guard Duncan shot four of his eight threes in the last game. I believe he will be in 5-9 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
    • DeWayne Dedmon(MIA) had 7 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Dedmon doesn’t play many minutes, I expect a 4-6 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
      Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16

MIA vs BOS Dream11 Lineup

(Recommended)
PG: D White
SG: M Strus
SF: J Butler(SP), J Tatum(PP)
PF: C Martin
C:    A Horford, B Adebayo, R Williams

(Alternate)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: J Brown(PP), M Strus
SF: J  Tatum(SP)
PF: C Martin
C:     A Horford, B Adebayo, R Williams

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Tied series with two-each and who will break through here? In a brilliant piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can be viewed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming services for viewers in India. Meanwhile, Sports 18 and VH1 are also going to display this game. To learn 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.