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MIA vs CLE Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers


MIA vs CLE Dream11: NBA continues to put up terrific games day in and day out and we as viewers, writers, and readers always have a lot to talk about. There are 30 teams, each team plays in 82 games and we see a bunch of offensive and defensive systems throughout the season. And in the context, we can’t also forget that in addition to the 82 games, there are also the Playoffs where the intensity only picks up further. So, yes, as we get closer to the Postseason, let us jump into the game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Miami has been at the top of the Conference throughout the season. The Heat has done a great job of taking care of business both at home and on the road. Their defense looks solid and despite a loss to the league’s best Suns in the last game, their depth has been incredible even when Jimmy Butler has been out.

On the other hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been struggling a bit recently and the injury to Jarrett Allen has surely hurt the team balance big-time. So, the burden on Mobley, Garland, Markkanen, Osman, and Love has especially increased to fight it out on both ends of the floor. Can the team continuing securing the sixth spot?

Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Cleveland Cavaliers

Match Timing: 10 March, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: FTX Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Heat: Can they make it all the way?
The duo of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo is one of the best complimentary ones in the league. Jimmy has been a terrific presence with his ability to score from multiple areas, dishing assists, playing smart defense, and also pulling down some boards. Meanwhile, Adebayo is an incredibly physical player whose athleticism and flexibility allow him to get in the low post and wreak havoc on the offensive end, pull down big-time boards, and also play motivating defense game in and game out. These two have formed a superb one-two punch over the years, and what mixture do you need around them.

A fighting guard in Kyle Lowry, who has been doing an incredible job as a hustler, defender, playmaker, and can score at a decent chip. And add PJ Tucker into the mix, another physical defender, rebounder, and someone who brings terrific defensive balance. On the other hand, Tyler Herro has brought a ton of offense off the bench and has also contributed to the increase in win percentage this season. Duncan Robinson provides great defense and provides perimeter shooting as well. Meanwhile, a bench of Strus, Vincent, Dedmon, Caleb, Oladipo, and Yurtseven has risen up when needed. Can this bench depth enable them to make a deep postseason run?

Cavaliers: They have the chance to make further in-roads
Surely, the recent window has been rather unkind to the Cavaliers, a team that will now be without Jarrett Allen, and that surely means more burden will be shifted upon rookie Mobley to man the middle. Without Jarrett, the defense can be a little bit weakened as he is able to swat shots and change the direction of the opposition’s players. Mobley is a great defender too and in fact, has already been counted among one of the best in the league but yes, he will need to push harder because Allen also brought high-quality rebounding and inside scoring. But yes, we can’t overlook what Darius Garland has achieved this season.

Garland has certainly been among elite guards and his ability to find open teammates and go for big scoring nights makes him the candidate for the Most Improved Player award. He makes the Cavs offensive system works and with a stretch-four like Lauri Markkanen, the team can expand its horizon on the offensive system. Meanwhile, Isaac Okoro brings defensive chops while Wade and Stevens can fill in well. Kevin Love has done wonderfully well in his role as a big-Forward shooter and rebounder. On the other hand, Cedi Osman is the type of player who can go on hot shooting nights and make a lot of difference. Rondo can also provide some quality minutes and despite missing Allen, the team has a lot of promise moving forward.

Miami Heat | Cleveland Cavaliers

Games: 67 | 65
Wins: 44 | 38
Defeats: 23 | 27

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Miami Heat Team News

  • Markieff Morris is OUT For the game
  • Caleb Martin is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Jimmy Butler is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Heat Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Jimmy Butler | PF: PJ Tucker
Middle: C: Bam Adebayo
Guards: SG: Duncan Robinson | PG: Kyle Lowry

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Team News

  • Collin Sexton is OUT for the game and is like to miss the rest of the season.
  • Caris LeVert is OUT for the game.
  • Jarrett Allen is OUT for long term.

Cavaliers Expected Starting Five

Stretch-Four: PF: Lauri Markkanen | PF: Dean Wade
Defensive Wing: SF: Isaac Okoro
Middle: C: Evan Mobley
Guards: PG: Darius Garland
BENCH: Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, LaMar Stevens, Dylan Windler, Ed Davis, RJ Nembhard Jr. Kevin Pangos, Brandon Goodwin.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Adebayo has become one of the Centers and his influence is more than about the stats he produces due to his high tenacity. Bam has been in 17-24 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range. The Center can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-50

Darius Garland(CLE)
Points: 41
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 13
Steals: 02
Point Guard Darius has continuously shown that he is one of the elitest guards in the league and has been a highly brilliant playmaker and shooter. He has mostly been in 26-33 points and 10-13 assists range, and with Allen out, he will have to produce more and more.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-55

Jimmy Butler(MIA) missed the last game and he plays a huge role in smooth offensive production. The wing has mostly been in the 16-24 points, 4+ rebounds, and 3-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-45

Tyler Herro(MIA)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

Guard Tyler is a candidate for both Most Improved Player and the Sixth-Player-of-the-Year award due to his high-quality offensive production. Herro has been in the 20-27 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Evan Mobley(CLE)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 03
Steals: 05
Blocks: 01
Rookie Mobley’s role expands in the wake of an injury to Jarrett Allen and he has been a terrific rebounder, defender, and finisher. The Center has mostly been in 15-22 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

Lauri Markkanen(CLE)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Big Forward Lauri has been doing his job as the stretch-four and again, with Allen out, his scoring becomes more important than ever. The Forward has been in 11+ points and 5-7 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

Kyle Lowry(MIA)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 10
One-guard Lowry has done a brilliant job and has added to the Heat’s win count big-time with his incredible playmaking, defensive, and scoring abilities. The veteran guard has mostly been in 11-19 points and 5-10 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36


  • Kevin Love(CLE) had 9 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Love’s production has fallen a bit lately but he plays an important role off the bench. Kevin has mostly been in 11-15 points and 5-10 rebounds range.
  • PJ Tucker(MIA) had 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Defensive big Forward has also been a great influence. He has mostly been in 7-11 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
  • Cedi Osman(CLE) had 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. 0 points in the last game but the off-the-bench wing has usually been in the 9-17 points range.
  • Isaac Okoro(CLE) had 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Defensive wing Okoro has mostly been in 4-6 points range.
  • Torrey Craig(CLE) had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. The above production has been usually the limit for the Forward.
  • Duncan Robinson(MIA) had 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Off-guard Duncan has done as a perimeter threat but can have off nights too regularly. Still, the defensive guard has mostly been in 6-13 points range.
  • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Gabe has done well in his role as a backup player and has mostly been in the 7-11 points range.
  • Victor Oladipo(MIA) had 4 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. It will take a couple of games more to see what Victor’s role will be going ahead.
  • Dean Wade(CLE) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Dean can earn minutes in absence of Allen and can be in 7-11 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • DeWayne Dedmon(MIA) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Reserve Center DeWayne has mostly been in 2-6 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • LaMar Stevens(CLE) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Steven has mostly been in 5-9 points range.
  • Rajon Rondo(CLE) had 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Rajon missed some time with injury. I think a 5-9 points and 3-7 assists range can be expected.

MIA vs CLE Dream11 Team

(If Butler plays)
PG: K Lowry
SG: D Garland(SP)
SF: J Butler(PP)
PF: P Tucker, E Mobley
C:   B Adebayo, D Wade

(If Butler doesn’t play)
PG: K Lowry, L Stevens
SG: D Robinson, T Herro, D Garland(SP)
SF: L Markkane
PF: E Mobley
C:    B Adebayo(PP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t you love watching Mobley and Adebayo fighting it out in the middle or Darius Garland pumping up some tough three-point shots? Well, unfortunately, this game is not available on the two official streaming platforms in the form of Voot and JIO TV. So, what can you do to watch this game? Well, just switch on to the NBA League Pass. If you buy the annual subscription, you need not worrying about the Indian platforms to showcase select games and can catch up on the available gams. To know the scores, news, and stats, 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.