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MIL vs BOS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics

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MIL vs BOS Dream11: The NBA Regular Season will finish in a few days and still, there is unclarity over some of the rankings. In the East, the Heat is most likely going to finish at the top with 52 wins and has regained the rhythm after a sub-par play. And the second to fourth rank race between the Bucks, Celtics, and the 76ers have been in full heat but at this point, the Bucks and Celtics looked locked in for at least a top-three finish but the 76ers are not far enough. In this interesting match-up, the Milwaukee Bucks will host the Boston Celtics.

The Bucks are the defending champions but their road to the championship this time around looks much tougher, especially with the emergence of the Heat and Celtics, which can pose a ton of challenges. However, with Giannis in their back pocket, they will fancy themselves for at least a Finals run.

On the other hand, the Celtics are the most elite defensive team in the league and their ball movement has been much stronger than in the first half of the season. The team isn’t losing anymore even when Tatum has been off, and it means that the scoring balance is much better.

These two teams can end up meeting in the Second Round in the Playoffs at this point so this can be an East Semis preview barring an upset in the first round to either team or an increase in ranking for the 76ers. Also, will the Celtics rest their key players considering they played last night versus the Bulls? Let us see!

Host: Milwaukee Bucks
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 8 April, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: Fiserv Forum

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Bucks steamrolled the Bulls 127:106 as Center Brook Lopez put on a show with 28 points.

The Bucks have one of the best if not the best frontline in the league. Giannis can chip away big-time points, grab boards, dish assists, play elite defense and opens up the lanes for other players. However, the team couldn’t have won a championship without Jrue Holiday who was acquired last season. The Guard brings a calm presence as the primary ball-handler and his ability to navigate both ends is huge for the Bucks’ cause. And when you put him in a team with a frontline of Giannis, Khris, Lopez, and Portis, things are going to be sunshine.

If we talk about the frontline again, Khris is a big-game player and he shoots up to another level during the Playoffs. Brook Lopez in tandem with Jrue Holiday, provides terrific help defense and that is a terrific defensive duo. On the other hand, the off-guard position has Matthews, Connaughton, and Allen with Allen being more consistent offensively while all three of them capable defenders too. The Bucks are primed for a deep playoff run and they have an extraordinary depth to offer.

The Celtics shut down the Bulls in the last game and won 117:94 as Jaylen Brown collected 25 points.

Jaylen Brown’s health issues complicated matters in the first half of the season for the Celtics. And his availability has played a huge role in the Celtics’ immense turnaround. Earlier when Tatum was hitting cold spells, the Celtics didn’t stand a chance despite playing hard-nosed defense but ever since Brown has been in the picture, he has been taking charge of the offensive end and the team’s ball movement has also improved significantly. But make no mistake, the form of Tatum will still be huge during the Postseason.

The Celtics are the best defensive unit in the league right now, of course having a defender and hustler like Marcus Smart helps, who is cementing himself as one of the best perimeter defenders to play in the league. Al Horford’s presence has helped overcome the absence of Robert Williams III as Al’s willingness to play defense from multiple areas at his size helps during closeouts and also inside defense. Brown and Tatum are incredible defenders too, while Daniel Theis has the experience of playing with these guys. Derrick White has given defensive depth and also offensive production while Grant Williams and Payton Pritchard round off a solid and imposing rotation.

Boston Celtics (2nd in East) | Milwaukee Bucks (3rd in East)
Games: 80 | 79
Wins: 50 | 49
Defeats: 30 | 30

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks Team News:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is PROBABLE for the game.
  • DeAndre Bembry is OUT for the game and is done for the season.

Bucks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Khris Middleton
Middle: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo | C: Brook Lopez
Guards: SG: Wesley Matthews| PG: Jrue Holiday

Bench: Serge Ibaka, Bobby Portis, Jordan Nwora, Grayson Allen, Lindell Wigginton, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.

Boston Celtics Team News:

  • Robert Williams is OUT for the game and may return during the Playoffs.
  • Juwan Morgan, Nik Stauskas are OUT

Celtics Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
Middle: PF: Al Horford | C: Daniel Theis
Guards: SG: Jaylen Brown | PG: Marcus Smart

BENCH: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jayson Tatum(BOS)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 08
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Tatum’s scoring load has been eased so even if he is not clicking efficiently, Jaylen Brown has been getting it done. He has mostly been in 20+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 3+ assists range these days. Will the management rest him in a back-to-back situation?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-55

Giannis Antetokounmpo(MIL)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 07
Antetokounmpo is grappling with an injury but the Power Forward remains one of the best players who can finish inside, clinch a bunch of rebounds, and can also dish sweet passes while playing elite defense. He has mostly been in 25+ points, 10+ rebounds, 3+ assists, and 1-2 blocks/steals range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-67

Jaylen Brown(BOS)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01

Brown has mostly remained injury-free in the second half of the season and there is no doubt that it has played a huge role in the team’s winning run. The Guard has mostly been in 24+ points, 4+ rebounds, and 3+ assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

Jrue Holiday(MIL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 13
Blocks: 01
Point Guard Jrue fits well in the Bucks’ system and he has kept the cohesion on offense while bringing more than decent defense. He has mostly been in 16-24 points, 6-9 assists, and 1+ steal range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-50

Al Horford(BOS)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Center Al has lifted his game since Robert Williams III has been absent and he has a lot to offer as a veteran big. He has mostly been in 10-17 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38

Khris Middleton(MIL)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 03
Those who followed the Bucks last season in the Playoffs know that Middleton has some highly strong games that can change the outcome. Usually, he is in 17-24 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

MIL vs BOS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Marcus Smart(BOS) had 9 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Marcus is an elite defender who has shut down numerous guards while leading the Celts in total assists. He has mostly been in 7-12 points, 5-9 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
  • Brook Lopez(MIL) had 28 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Center Lopez is a highly influential help defender who can also drop a bunch of buckets, giving additional depth to an already imposing frontline. He has mostly been in 10-17 points, 3-7 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
  • Derrick White(BOS) had 10 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. White’s numbers are down with the Celtics but he is also a great influence on both ends of the floor. He has usually been in 10-14 points range these days.
  • Grant Williams (BOS) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Big Forward Grant has been able to exert decent influence off the bench, mostly being in 4-7 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
  • Bobby Portis (MIL) had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Portis started for most of this season when Brook was sidelined and his shift to a bench role signifies the team has much-needed depth. The Center has mostly been in 10-14 points and 7-9 rebounds range these days.
  • Grayson Allen(MIL) had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Allen has been slated to a bench role and the off-guard position is bolstered as a result. The Guard has mostly been in 11-14 points range.
  • Payton Pritchard (BOS) had 9 points, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Pritchard brings crucial perimeter shooting off the bench, mostly being in 6-11 points range.
  • Wesley Matthews (MIL) had 11 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Veteran perimeter defender Wesley has found his way into the starting role, and is shooting much better than earlier. He has mostly scored around 5 points
  • Pat Connaughton(MIL) had 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. A long term injury has taken the fizz out of Pat but he may play a crucial role during the Postseason.
  • Daniel Theis(BOS) had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Theis has seen starting minutes with Robert Williams’ absence, mostly figuring in 9-12 points and 4-8 rebounds range.

MIL vs BOS Dream11 Lineup

PG: J Holiday
SG: P Connaughton, G Allen
SF: J Brown(PP), G Williams
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C:   D Theis, B Lopez

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Two teams that can end up meeting in the second round of the Playoffs, isn’t that a fun prospect! So this can be a preview for that, but In not the most inspiring piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming services for viewers in India. Then what is the way to catch this one? Well, the best way is the NBA League Pass, where you can purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year) that gives you access to all live games while you also can catch the full game replay if you happen to miss the live stream. To know 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.