Fantasy NBA
| On Jan 28, 2022 6:37 PM IST

MIA vs LAC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Miami Heat vs LA Clippers

Share

MIA vs LAC Dream11: NBA midseason window has been challenging for some teams while others have figured out their combinations, chemistry, and have picked up the game. Then there are some teams who keep on winning, not caring what window is going on. Then if you take into account that the trade deadline is a mere couple of weeks away, there is a lingering sense of different management engaging in intense exchanges.

Anyway, let us talk about the game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers. Heat has been having a terrific season, so much so that they have climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. The team depth and the team chemistry both have enabled the Heat to achieve the current breakthroughs.

On the other hand, they play the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have been just hanging on to the 50% win mark but their play has been inspirational considering they have been playing without two of their top scorers. The makeshift unit has done well and has been making a lot of noise, really, forget their record, this team is special in its own right.

Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: LA Clippers

Match Timing: 29 January, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: FTX Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Heat: The top of the table run
Miami has been the deepest team in the Eastern Conference this season. Compared to last season, not only do they have a stronger bench but the way Erik Spoelstra has managed his rotations has been admirable. Heat has been conducting the current run with Butler and Adebayo right now, but we have to go back to early January and December to study the team’s growth. The squad won around 60% of the games even without Adebayo and Butler. Lowry who has been absent for some time has had a huge impact on the team too.

The Heat team has found so many scorers this season that they keep on ticking if one or two players are struggling majorly. Before the offensive side, the Heat has some terrific defenders in Robinson, who can seal the perimeter, Adebayo, Tucker, and Butler, form one of the best defensive frontcourts with all of them capable of defending all sides of the floor. Butler and Adebayo are two all-around threats, Robinson has been pinning his jumpers, right now in the midseason form. Herro can start for most teams in the league and brings a microwave type of scoring off the bench. Strus has done his job well shooting-wise. Vincent has slated beautifully in the starting role with Lowry out and overall, the Heat keeps finding production from a different cast of characters.

Clippers: I respect this squad a lot
Most NBA fans measure a team’s success in whether they win a championship, which means that 29 teams who have not won the championship during a window can’t be successful. (I don’t have a survey, just online observations here) I disagree with this take, you need a lot to go right in such a long season to acquire a championship and for me, that is not the measure alone for me, even though I acknowledge that it is the biggest achievement at the end the day. Anyway, after I have set the premise, let me say something… This Clippers team deserves a ton of credit.

Just this month, they have won after being down by 25 and 35. That is a huge achievement especially for a team that is running thin all season long. Surely, the experience of the squad keeps helping them as having three of your top options sidelined due to injury can often mean that you will lose most of the games. The fact that this team has hung on to a 50% win record is really admirable. It is not just Reggie Jackson, Nicolas Batum, or Ivica Zubac. Coffey, Mann, Bledsoe, Kennard, and Boston Jr. have all done when awarded minutes. Really, in the NBA, you never know even if the 12-th man in the roster can cook up a huge night! There is a reason why any player makes it to the NBA after all.

LA Clippers | Miami Heat

Games: 50| 48
Wins: 25| 31
Defeats: 25| 17

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Miami Team News

  • Kyle Lowry, Markieff Morris, Chris Silva, KZ Okpala are OUT For the game
  • Victor Oladipo is OUT and has not featured in any game so far.
  • Jimmy Butler is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Heat Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Jimmy Butler(QUESTIONABLE) | PF: PJ Tucker
Middle: C: Bam Adebayo
Guards: SG: Duncan Robinson | PG: Gabe Vincent

Miami Heat Bench: Max Strus, Tyler Herro, Omer Yurtseven, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.

Los Angeles Clippers Team News:

  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT and his timetable to return is unclear.
  • Paul George is OUT and will return in February most probably.
  • Marcus Morris has been listed as OUT.
  • Jason Preston is OUT and will remain out long-term.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Forward: PF: Nicolas Batum
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Amir Coffey | SG: Terance Mann| PG: Reggie Jackson

BENCH: Eric Bledsoe, Luke Kennard, Justise Winslow, Isaiah Hartenstein, Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Moses Wright, Keon Johnson, Brandon Boston Jr.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Reggie Jackson (LAC)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Reggie has been a dynamic scorer for the Clippers and despite scoring below 10 points in the last two games, the guard has been productive for most of the season. A 16-19 points range is the usual norm but yes, he has scored 26 or more in two of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-36

Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 05
Steals: 02

The wing has been doing well ever since his return from injury and his all-around abilities help out his team a lot. Butler has been in the 19-25 points, 6-10 rebounds, 5-8 assists, and 1-2 steals range during most contests. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Amir Coffey(LAC)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Amir is an off-guard who has shown some great results as the starter. The guard can be off during some nights, being in the 1-10, 11-20, 21-30 range. I expect a 13-19 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-31

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 06

Rebounds: 08
Assists: 11
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Adebayo is one of the most enticing Centers in the league and his impact can’t be measured in stats alone(so is with many players actually). The Center has scored 14 or more in four of the last five games, grabbing 6+ rebounds and 4 or more assists, 1+ steal/block a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-49

Ivica Zubac(LAC)
Points: 08

Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Ivica has been a stable option in the middle for the Clippers and even though he is not among elite Centers, he is more than a decent rebounder and decent inside scorer. The big has usually figured in the 7-10 points and 7-10 rebounds a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29

Tyler Herro(MIA)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 04
Tyler has done a terrific job as a bench player at the guard position and is a contender for the Sixth-Player-of-the-Year award. The Guard has usually scored in the 20-26 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-38

MIA vs LAC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Terance Mann(LAC) had 14 points, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Mann has scored 14 or more in two games straight, and well, the Clippers fans wish he is in the 12-18 points range.
    • Duncan Robinson(MIA) had 25 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. After a slow start to the season, Duncan has figured it out. The Guard has scored 19 or more three games straight.
    • Luke Kennard(LAC) had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. The sharpshooting off-guard has scored 14 or more in three games straight while grabbing 5 or more boards in three straight games.
    • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 8 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Gabe has usually figured in the 11-14 points and has dished 5-9 assists a game.
    • Eric Bledsoe(LAC) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. The guard has been coming off the bench these days. A 7-8 points range and 4-6 assists a game range has been his usual production.
    • PJ Tucker(MIA) had 20 points, 1 rebound in the last game. PJ has usually scored in the 6-13 range but can get in the 15+ points range every sixth game or so.
    • Nicolas Batum had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Nicolas has been up-and-down in terms of scoring. A 6-9 points and 4-8 rebounds range seems to be the norm.
    • Justise Winslow(LAC) had 7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. The Power Forward has scored in the 4-7 points and has clasped 5-8 rebounds a game recently.
    • Isaiah Hartenstein(LAC) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Don’t know what to expect from the backup Center.
    • Max Strus(MIA) had 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. The Guard can have big scoring nights but I expect an 8-15 points range here.

     

  • MIA vs LAC Dream11 TeamPG: R Jackson
    SG: L Kennard, D Robinson, T Herro(PP)
    SF: T Mann
    PF: N Batum
    C:    I Zubac, B Adebayo(SP)

    If you like our Dream11 Prediction Tips, please share this article with your friends, who are also interested in playing Dream11 Fantasy Leagues. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Telegram, and YouTube for the best Dream11 Fantasy Tips.

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    This game is not going to be showcased by the TV channels MTV and VH1 in India. Streaming services such as JIO TV or Voot will not be showcasing this game. So, what option is there? Well just plug into the NBA League, get the annual subscription and get access to the live streams of all games. You can also catch the full-game replay if you happen to miss the live stream. For getting the scores, stats, and news, go to 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.