MIL vs DAL Dream11: The red-hot Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to keep their excellent run of form going when they host Dallas Mavericks in the matchup between two in-form teams of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference at Fiserv Forum, on Tuesday morning.
That said, the Bucks are the odds-on favourite to win this game. Of course, their own form is the big factor, and so is their home form which is 13-1 coming into this game, and other is Luka Doncic's absence. The reigning rookie of the year suffered a horrific ankle injury in the last game and had to leave the court after just two minutes. The Mavericks ended up losing the match 118-122 but more painful was the news that Doncic is set to be out for multiple weeks.
As mentioned, the Bucks are hot at this moment. They arrive in this game with the best run in the league i.e. 18 wins. The Bucks got the better of Cleveland Cavaliers 125-108 in the last match. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. is leading the Eastern Conference with an enviable 24-3 record, while the Mavericks are better than expectations, and sit 3rd in the Western Conference heading into this game.
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks will host Western Conference team Dallas Mavericks in the NBA at Fiserv Forum. The match will start at 06:30 AM, December 17, Tuesday morning (IST).
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Key players and fantasy picks:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: One of the front runners for the NBA MVP this season. The Greek Freak is the soul of the team, the trailblazer. He can win the game on his own.
Points Per Game: 31.0
Rebounds Per Game: 12.8
Assists Per Game: 5.3
Steals Per Game: 1.3
Blocks Per Game: 1.2
Kristaps Porzingis: With Doncic out, Porzingis will be the biggest threat for the Bucks in this game. And the former New York Knicks superstar is more than capable of doing it.
Points Per Game: 16.8
Rebounds Per Game: 8.9
Assists Per Game: 1.5
Steals Per Game: 0.5
Blocks Per Game: 2.0
Keep an eye on Tim Hardaway Jr. He can be the best value for money player for Dream11 players in this match.
Khris Middleton: He has not been at the level consistently we know he can be. Still, he has been consistent enough to be the 2nd best player for the Bucks.
Points Per Game: 18.6
Rebounds Per Game: 5.4
Assists Per Game: 3.5
Steals Per Game: 0.9
Blocks Per Game: 0.1
Brook Lopez, George Hill, Donte DiVincenzo and Ersan Ilyasova
Milwaukee Bucks team news:
Status out: Eric Bledsoe has been ruled out for about two weeks following a right fibular avulsion fracture he suffered in the second quarter against Memphis Grizzlies. Bucks will also be without Dragan Bender as he recovers from an ankle injury.
Status Questionable: None
Milwaukee Bucks squad: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Donte DiVincenzo, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, D. J. Wilson, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, George Hill, Ersan İlyasova, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Frank Mason
Dallas Mavericks team news:
Status out: None.
Status Questionable: The visitors could be without Luka Doncic. The 2019 rookie of the year suffered an ankle injury at the start of the match against Miami Heat and is out for multiple weeks.
Delon Wright has been battling with niggling issues but should be fine for the match.
Dallas Mavericks squad: Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porziņģis, Ryan Broekhoff, Jalen Brunson, J.J. Barea, Dwight Powell, Courtney Lee, Justin Jackson, Tim Hardaway Jr.
MIL vs DAL Dream11 starting five:
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
SF: Khris Middleton
C: Brook Lopez
PG: Donte DiVincenzo
SG: Wesley Matthews
PF: Kristaps Porzingis
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
C: Dwight Powell
PG: Tim Hardaway Jr.
SG: Jalen Brunson
Likely to feature from the bench:
Milwaukee Bucks: D. J. Wilson, George Hill, Pat Connaughton, Kyle Korver, Ersan İlyasova, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason III, Dragan Bender, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sterling Brown
Dallas Mavericks: Maxi Kleber, Seth Curry, J. J. Barea, Justin Jackson, Delon Wright
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