Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks will be taking on Philadelphia 76ers in a regular season NBA match at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, on Friday morning (IST).
Match Timing: April 05, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
MIL vs PHI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Philadelphia 76ers are on course for their second consecutive 50-plus season. But unlike last year, they won’t be in the post-season to rack up numbers. Unlike last year, they are not brittle, no more flattering to deceive the opponents. And unlike last year, the Sixers now boast a roster which can rival the mighty Golden State Warriors for the “Super Team” tag.
Joel Embiid’ magnificent rise, the inclusion of both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris to the roster, young maverick Ben Simmons and the ever-reliable JJ Redick, to name a few, the Sixers have the team with a potential to go all the way this season.
As things stand, they are sitting at 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a 49-28 record and should nail down this position. Sixers now have the luxury to rest players, to give big guns a proper rest before the playoffs.
Perhaps for that reason, Brett Brown decided to rest both Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler for the game against Mavericks. But the decision backfired as Sixers lost 102-122 at American Airlines Center.
The Shorthanded Sixers went almost nine minutes without a field goal at the end of the 2nd quarter and trailed 68-50. JJ Redick scored 21 first-half points but Philadelphia missed their last 14 shots.
The three-man trio of Harris, Simmons, and Redick had a combined 42 points at the end of the first half. So Sixers still had the quality to show more resistance against a Dallas team who were without their best player Luka Doncic.
Milwaukee Bucks meanwhile snapped a one-game skid with a 121-131 win over Brooklyn Nets.
Philadelphia 76ers: W-49, L-28
Milwaukee Bucks: W-58, L-20
Players to watch out for:
Joel Embiid – Missed the last three games due to the rest purposes. A healthy Embiid is a far better option than some wins at the end of the regular season. But the Sixers’ best player this season is expected to return to the squad for this match. The 25-year-old Center is stacking up 27.3 points per game and 13.7 rebounds per game this season.
Jimmy Butler – This is his game. He is set to hog the limelight for this is the first time he returns to the Target Canter after forcing a move away from the team. With Sixers, he is having a pretty solid season so far, averaging 18.7 points per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks’ rise this season is mostly down to the terrific form of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Not only he is racking up an NBA MVP caliber numbers this season, but doing so at an incredible rate. The Greek-Freak is averaging a team-high 27.4 points per game, adding 12.5 rebounds per game to his efforts as well. The 24-year-old has scored at 30.4 points per game in the last 10 matches.
Khris Middleton – The 27-year-old is scoring at a career-high 18.1 points per game this season. With 2.2 turnovers per game and 1.0 steals per game, the Texas-born power forward is a vital cog in Bucks’ defensive unit.
MIL vs PHI Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Furkan Korkmaz (knee injury) and Justin Patton (foot injury) are out of this match for the Sixers.
Questionable – Jimmy Butler was ruled out from Sixers’ three-game road-trip due to the load management reasons. He should come back to play this match.
Suspended – None.
Injured – The Wolves will be without a host of stars for this match. Malcolm Brogdon (heel injury), Donte DiVincenzo (heel injury), Pau Gasol (ankle injury), Nikola Mirotic 9finger injury) and Tony Snell (ankle injury) have all been ruled out.
Questionable – Khris Middleton missed the match against the Nets with a groin injury and will be evaluated before the match.
Suspended – None.
MIL vs PHI Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
MIL vs PHI Dream11 Fantasy Team:
Please note that 76ers have listed Jimmy Butler (back tightness), JJ Redick (left quad contusion) and Joel Embiid (load management) as questionable for this game.
here are three teams, these players play or don’t play..
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
It’s a big battle as two of the biggest forces in the Eastern Conference go head to head against each other.
Philadelphia are at home in this game, and they boast a very impressive record at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, losing just nine times in the regular season. Bucks meanwhile are 26-14 on the road.
Sixers are expected to be at full strength in this match and if that’s the case, the home team will be the favourite.
NOTE: THIS MIL vs PHI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.