MIL vs CHI Dream11: The NBA Playoffs are heading into the Second Round and we have seen the Heat and the Celtics qualify already. The West remains wide open but the top-ranked teams are back in the mix with some wins lately. The Bucks hold a three-one lead versus the Bulls. In this game, the Milwaukee Bucks will host the Chicago Bulls.
The Bucks once again shut down the Bulls as they won 119:95 on the back of a 32 points performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bulls had another terrible shooting night from beyond the arc and despite three players scoring 20 or more, they were unable to pull through again and are looking at a first-round exit.
ECFR Game 5
Host: Milwaukee Bucks
Visitors: Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: 21 April, @ 07:00 AM
Venue: Fiserv Forum
Bulls are shooting poorly
Bulls have been shooting horribly throughout the series. They shot below 40% yet again and made just 9 of their 36 attempts from the three-point line. The theme for the Bulls is straightforward, they need hero ball from DeRozan, requiring him to score 30+ to even stand a chance to win a game. LaVine has been playing well but the rest of the offense has been rather wayward.
Matters were just reverse for the Bucks, shooting over 50% from the floor and clicking on an impressive 17 threes at a percentage of 51.5%. The rebounding battle belonged to the Bucks as well as they scrapped 51:44 advantage in that department. Grayson Allen has been ringing it for a couple of games and that has destroyed any chance of winning for the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the hot-favorite for the ace in the Fantasy Scenarios and he has been once again stuffing the statsheet. Jrue Holiday remains another strong contender in the Fantasy lineups. Meanwhile, Grayson Allen has raised his stocks through some brilliant shooting performances lately. Bobby Portis has risen up strong and he can be a strong pick-up as well.
Zach LaVine hs emerged as a more reliable option than DeMar DeRozan lately mostly because he has been dishing more assists than him. Nikola Vucevic has once again off the track scoring-wise while Patrick Williams has been up-and-down but has carved out a big role. The bench of the Bulls look thinned down and there are not many options to choose from to be frank.
Top Scorer: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 36
Highest Rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 16
Top Assists Deliverer: Jrue Holiday: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Bucks 115 Bulls 108
Milwaukee Bucks Team News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
Athletic Ace: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Rebounding Specialist: C: Bobby Portis
Help Defender: C: Brook Lopez
Defensive specialist: SG: Wesley Matthews
Floor General: PG : Jrue Holiday
Bench: Serge Ibaka, Jordan Nwora, Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.
Chicago Bulls News:
Bulls Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: PF: Patrick Williams
Rebounding Specialist: C: Nikola Vucevic
High-scoring ISO wing: SF: DeMar DeRozan
ISO Guard: G: Coby White
Defensive Specialist: PG: Ayu Dosunmu
BENCH: Troy Brown Jr, Tyler Cook, Patrick Williams, Tristan Thompson, Alfonzo McKinnie, Matt Thomas, Malcolm Hill, Marko Samonovic.
Athletic Forward Giannis is a terrific presence and he continues to be an all-around threat. I expect a 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, 4+ assists, and 1+ steals/blocks range. He can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in theDream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-67
DeRozan shot just 8/20 in the last game but he has been unable to get going like Game 2 and that has hurt the Bulls. I see him being in 20-26 points and 4-6 assists/rebounds effort.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-48
Holiday shot 5/8 from the three-point line and he has been getting it done as a playmaker while being a strong defender. I believe he will be in 18-25 points and 6-9 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
LaVine shot 8/18 in the last game and he has been doing a great job as a playmaker although unable to get going. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-45
Center Portis continues to be a huge factor as a scorer and rebounder, and he has done well starting instead of Middleton. I believe he will be in 11-16 points and 8-12 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
Vucevic has been the leading rebounder for the Bulls but his scoring has been a bit up-and-down which has caused fluctuations. I believe he will be in 13-19 points and 9-13 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
PG: A Dosunmu
SG: P Connaughton, G Allen
SF: D DeRozan(PP)
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP), P Williams
C: B Portis, B lopez
PG: A Dosunmu, J Holiday(PP)
SG: G Allen, C White
SF: W Matthews
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: N Vucevic, B Portis
Antetokounmpo taking on DeRozan, what a fun prospect isn’t it? However, in not the best news for Indian NBA fans, you can’t catch this game on the streaming services JIO TV and Voot, two designated streaming platforms for NBA games in India. What can you do then? I recommend buying the annual subscription(599 rupees per year) in the NBA League Pass and you can both catch live games and also go through the full game replays. To learn the scores, news, stats, and other NBA stuff, visit the official website of the NBA.