MIA vs PHI Dream11: Hello NBA fans! How have you been doing? We are heading into the title race closer with each day and we have had our fair share of intense Playoffs battles so far. The affairs between the Bucks and Celtics and the Grizzlies and the Warriors are tied at one-each now. However, the Miami Heat will enter with a one-nil lead against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semis.
The 76ers missed Joel Embiid in the opening game of the series as the Heat beat the visitors 106:92 on the back of a terrific 25 points performance by Tyler Herro. The Heat did a great job of playing defense and after the 76ers built a one-point lead in the First Half, the Heat’s response in the Second Half was nothing short of incredible.
Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: 5 May, @ 05:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FTX Arena
76ers crumbled without Embiid
Not only did the 76ers miss their premier Center Embiid in terms of scoring, their rebounding was also highly compromised in the last battle. They shot a horrid 17.6% from the three-point line while getting outrebounded 47:37 by the Heat. The Heat did a great job of sealing the perimeter and the 76ers had to go through what the Hawks did in the First Round, a complete denial of perimeter opportunities.
Heat continued to struggle themselves from the field, shooting a below-par 25% from the three-point line but they did capitalize on 17 of their 18 free throws. They also did a great job of getting 92 field goal attempts, 13 more than the 76ers. Tyler Herro led the effort through his incredible scoring and if he continues in a similar vein, the Heat is going to be highly tough to deal with here. The 76ers looked lost in the second half and got outscored 56:41. The same can repeat if Harden continues to struggle.
Top Scorer: Tyler Herro: 28
Top Rebounder: Bam Adebayo: 11
Highest assists maker: Jimmy Butler: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Heat 110 76ers 103
Miami Heat Team News
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, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.
Philadelphia 76ers Team News
Sixers Expected Starting Five
Veteran Big Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Rebounding Specialist: C: DeAndre Jordan
Dynamic Guards: PG: Tyrese Maxey
Leading playmaker: SG: James Harden
Defensive specialist: SF: Danny Green
BENCH: Georges Niang, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, Shame Milton, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey.
*Last game stats*
Jimmy shot a mere 5/16 from the field in the last game but had a strong rebounding and defensive outing as usual. I expect him to be in 22-28 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range here. He is a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50
Harden made just 2 of his 7 attempts from three in the last game which has now become a persistent issue while his 5 turnovers also didn’t help the matters. I expect a 18-25 points, 7-11 assists, and 5-9 rebounds range here though.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55
Harris had a solid shooting game, making 11 of his 18 attempts while his rebounding will also be huge without Embiid. I expect him to be in 21-26 points and 7-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-44
Adebayo did a great job, making eight of his ten attempts while also nailing all of his eight free throws and leading everyone in rebounding. I expect a 20-26 points, 10-14 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-2 blocks/steals range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-46
Maxey made just one of his attempts from three in the last game but he did a decent job of making five of his nine attempts from inside the three-point line. I expect a 17-24 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38
Herro nailed nine of his 17 attempts in the last game while making four triples, leading all players in assists. I believe he will be in 22-28 points and 4-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi, T Maxey
SG: T Herro
SF: J Butler(SP)
PF: C Martin, G Niang, T Harris
C: B Adebayo(PP)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: T Herro, D Green, J Harden(SP)
SF: V Oladipo
PF: C Martin, T Harris
C: B Adebayo(PP)
Down by nil-one, the 76ers seek a desperate push as the Heat look to extend their advantage, who will come on top? In a poor piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. What is the option? Go to the NBA League Pass and buy the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), to have a peek at all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. To know the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.