MIL vs BOS Dream11: The NBA Playoffs are here and we have seen some terrific battles already as almost all series look like they are going to be deep. In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers pulled themselves back and denied Heat three wins in a row. Then, the other two teams in Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics are tied one-each.
The Celtics did a great job in the last game-winning 109:86 as Jaylen Brown posted 30 points. The Bucks had a horrendous three-point shooting night and the Celtics built a strong first-half lead which became unassailable by the end of the game. The first two games have been one-sided, but will Game Three be any different?
Host: Milwaukee Bucks
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 8 May, @ 01:00 AM
Venue: Fiserv Forum
The first two games were almost identical in terms of the points range on either side of the aisle and how one team built a strong lead early on. In the first game, the Bucks took a 12-point first-half lead and went on to register a win. In the second game, the Celtics built a 25-point first-half lead and then went on to win.
The Bucks were way off from the three-point line, shooting below 20% and they were thoroughly shut down from there. Antetokounmpo had a more than decent night but the Celtics defense has been surely testy against him. On the other hand, Brown and Tatum received tremendous support from Grant Williams off the bench but Derrick White was off the mark. How will Game 3 pan out?
Peak Performances Prediction
Highest scorer: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 32
Top Rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 14
Top assists deliverer: Marcus Smart: 9
Scoreline: Celtics 109 Bucks 106
Boston Celtics Team News:
Celtics Expected Starting Five
Two-way High-Scoring Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum
All-around Big: PF: Al Horford
Inside Presence: C: Robert Williams
Two-way High-scoring Guard: SG: Jaylen Brown
Defensive specialist and Playmaker: PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Grant Williams, Daniel Theis, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Sam Hauser, Bruno Fernando.
Milwaukee Bucks Team News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
All-Around Superstar Athletic Forward: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Rebounding Specialist: PF: Bobby Portis
Two-way Big: C: Brook Lopez
Defensive specialist: SG: Wesley Matthews
Floor General: PG: Jrue Holiday
Bench: Serge Ibaka, Grayson Allen, Jordan Nwora, Lindell Wigginton, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.
Jayson shot 10/20 from the field and clicked on half of his ten attempts from the three-point line, having another strong defensive game as usual. I expect a 25-32 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-60
Antetokounmpo shot 11/27 in the last game and he has been rather more efficient most times in his Playoffs career. I expect a 29-35 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 51-65
Jaylen shot six of his ten triples in the last game and he led all scorers in the last game while being a crucial all-around presence. I expect a 24-29 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-59
Guard Holiday shot one of six from the three-point line in the last game and has been rather erratic from the perimeter. He is a terrific playmaker, and I expect a 18-24 points, 6-9 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
Horford shot just one of five from the three-point line but he did a great job on the rebounding end while being a menace on the defensive end. I expect a 9-14 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
Portis shot 5/7 from the floor in the last game and he has been a strong presence in the middle for the team. I expect a 11-18 points and 7-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-31
PG: J Holiday
SG: P Connaughton
SF: J Brown(PP), G Williams
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: B Portis, R Williams
PG: D White
SG: P Connaughton
SF: W Matthews, G Williams
PF: A Horford, J Tatum(PP), G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: R Williams
With a tied series and two hungry teams looking to extend an advantage, who will come out on top? However, in not the most inspiring piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be witnessed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming services for viewers in India. How can you watch this? 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. You can also pay for just this game and forget about the annual subscription. To learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.