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MIA vs PHI Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers

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MIA vs PHI Dream11: The Second Round of the Playoffs is dawning upon us and it is clear that the injury bug is in full flow again, considering how some teams are now hit with multiple hurt players. This is the worst time to get an injury considering the title race is not far away. The stakes are high and both the teams that will meet here in the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers have their own problems when it comes to injury.

The Miami Heat injury list is rather too long as their offensive aces Herro and Butler both are questionable for the game, and so are Strus, Martin, Tucker, and Morris while Lowry has been ruled out. Miami closed out Hawks four-one but the 76ers look more stacked. On the other hand, the Philly 76ers are going to play without their ace Joel Embiid and without him, the team will have to rely upon their secondary options, however, the Heat’s own injury problems can provide the Sixers some relief, a team that beat the Raptors four-two in the last round.

Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: 3 May, @ 05:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FTX Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Too many injuries

If Butler ends up missing the game for the Heat, the team is in huge trouble. The Guard duo of Harden and Maxey will be tough to halt and on the offensive end, the Sixers look more loaded than Heat if Buttler misses out, meanwhile, things will be even in the worse terrain if Tyler Herro is unable to participate in the game too. Although Oladipo scored 23 in Game Five versus the Hawks, will he and Adebayo be enough the counter the 76ers?

The 76ers have Tyrese Maxey and James Harden in the backcourt, which gives them terrific balance. Maxey is an incredible scorer while Harden provides amazing playmaking and he can be a viable scorer as well. Tobias Harris was amazing in the last series, especially on the rebounding end but it will be interesting to see how he responds scoring-wise. Georges Niang can be an important part of the setup and will Jordan start for the 76ers?

Performance Predictions
Top Scorer: Tyrese Maxey: 25
Top Rebounder: Bam Adebayo: 12
Highest assists maker: James Harden: 10
Scoreline Prediction: Miami Heat 105 76ers 103

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Miami Heat Team News

  • Markieff Morris, Tyler Herro, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Caleb Martin, and PJ Tucker, are Game-Time Decisions.
  • 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, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • Charles Bassey is OUT for the game.
  • Joel Embiid is OUT for the game and the next one too.

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.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

*Last game stats*
Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 36
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 04
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01
Wing Butler has an all-around presence but missed the last game of the Hawks series. He is QUESTIONABLE for this game as well. If he plays, I expect a 22-28 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 15
Despite constant shooting troubles, James had a solid series versus the Raptors, especially as a playmaker. I believe he will be in 19-26 points, 10-15 assists, and 6-9 rebounds range. He is usually the favorite for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55

Tobias Harris(PHI)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Tobias harnessed 10 or more rebounds in four of the last six games and his role as a rebounder and a scorer will be huge in absence of Embiid. I expect a 18-25 points and 8-12 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-44

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Center Bam found his groove at the end of the last series and if Embiid misses the first two games, he will be in for huge plays on both ends. I expect a 18-26 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-46

Tyrese Maxey(PHI)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 08

Guard Maxey has been able to leave significant imprints throughout the season. He averaged 21.3 PPG in the last series and I believe he will be in 17-24 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38

Tyler Herro(MIA)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Guard Herro continues to be an effective isolation option but shot just 12.3% from three in the last game. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 4-6 assists range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37

MIA vs PHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Max Strus(MIA) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Strus has been shining in the starting role as a knockdown shooter and has done well in his extended role. I expect a 10-16 points range here. He is QUESTIONABLE.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-30
  • Victor Oladipo(MIA) had 23 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals in the last game. Guard Oladipo hasn’t played many minutes but if both Butler and Lowry miss out, he will be in starting role. I expect a 16-22 points range if he does receive 25+ minutes.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-33
  • Danny Green(PHI) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive specialist Green had a great series against Raptors, scoring 10 or more in half of the games. I expect a 5-9 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Gabe has been doing a great job as a defender and has seen extended action. I expect a 8-12 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-21
  • PJ Tucker(MIA) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Tucker is mainly a defensive presence but can have strong offensive games every now and then. I believe he will be in 5-11 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-20
  • Georges Niang(PHI) had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Niang can be used in the small-ball scheme alongside Harris in this game. I expect a 6-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Caleb Martin(MIA) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Caleb is mostly a defender and I believe he will be in 5-9 points range here. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-14

MIA vs PHI Dream11 Lineup

(If Butler plays)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi, T Maxey
SG: J Harden(PP), D Green
SF: J Butler(SP)
PF: G Niang
C:   D Jordan, B Adebayo

(If Butler doesn’t play but Herro does)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi, T Maxey
SG: J Harden(SP), T Herro
SF: D Robinson
PF: G Niang
C:   D Jordan, B Adebayo(PP)

(If both don’t play)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi, T Maxey
SG: J Harden(SP), D Green
SF: D Robinson
PF: T Harris, G Niang
C:   B Adebayo(PP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna watch James Harden cooking up some terrific shooting or Bam Adebayo going for big rebounds? In not the most encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be viewed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. What can you do then? Access the NBA League Pass and purchase 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 learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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