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May 15, 2019
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MIL vs TOR Dream11 NBA Prediction – NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference finals – Game-1 | Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Fantasy Team

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors, Eastern Conference finals, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

Two of the most consistent teams of the Eastern Conference will battle it out for a place in the NBA finals as Milwaukee Bucks host Toronto Raptors in Game-1 of the best of the seven series at Fiserv Forum, in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday morning (IST).


MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs

Series: Eastern Conference finals, Game-1
Teams:
Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors
Match Day:
May 16, 2019, @ 06:00 AM IST
Where the game is played?
Fiserv Forum (17,500)
TV Info:
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.


MIL vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Vince Carter’s failed 20-footer attempt from the corner in the 2000-01 Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia 76ers is both a heartbreaking and an NBA iconic moment. It could have clinched the series for Toronto Raptors, but Sixers made it to the finals where they lost to eventual champions Los Angeles Lakers 4-1.

Raptors have been on the up in the last couple of years, making the Eastern Conference semifinals twice, and finals once in the last three years, but they seemed to have lacked that cutting edge which is synonymous with a champions team.

While Milwaukee Bucks are making a trip to the NBA conference finals for the first time since 2001 when they too were defeated by Philadelphia 76ers. It was a series which was swelled by accusations by the Bucks fans that the referees were favoring the Sixers during the crucial close calls.

Whatever the truth was, that was the last time Bucks hogged the limelight during the conference finals.

But this year, it seems that both the teams can legitimately claim to be the best in the East. For, both the team are being carried by the unique talents and fueled by their unquenchable thirst for the ultimate glory.

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a breakthrough season and is a genuine contender for both the regular season and the finals MVP. His performance against the Boston Celtics was incredible.

Kawhi Leonard meanwhile gave a performance one for the ages against Philadelphia 76ers. His buzzer-beater jumper right from the corner where Raptors’ second unit was, is already a part of the NBA folklore.

Whoever wins the battle between Kawhi and Giannis will be totally deserving of a place in the NBA finals.


Regular Season Record-
Milwaukee Bucks:
W-60, L-22
Toronto Raptors:
W-58, L-24


Players to watch out for: (Captain options)

Milwaukee Bucks:

Giannis Antetokounmpo – The star forward has been hogging the marquee attention all through the season. And why not, he is the reason why all the Bucks fans can dream of a place in the NBA finals for the first time since 1974.

@USA Today

Raptors will be wary of his threat, especially after what he did to them in the regular season. In the three games, he logged 27.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 15.3 rebounds.

Numbers that matter:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 27.7 (3rd best amongst all players this season, behind only James Harden (36.1) and Paul George (28.0).
    Playoffs (2019) 27.4 (6th best in the playoffs, behind only Kevin Durant)
    Against Toronto Raptors 27.0
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season – 5.9 (27th best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019) – 4.4 (22nd best in the playoffs)
    Against Toronto Raptors – 5.0
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 12.5 (6th on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 11.3 (3rd best this postseason)

Points earned in the last five games: 49.6, 69.6, 68.2, 55, 35.6

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Other players to select from Milwaukee Bucks:
Khris Middleton –
Offensively, Khris Middleton has been racking up the 2nd best numbers for Milwaukee Bucks this season, and in the playoffs as well.

The 27-year-old small forward is averaging 19.1 points per game in the playoffs. But his numbers are a bit average against Raptors as he has averaged 14.0 against Kawhi Leonard and Co.
Another potential game-changer for Bucks is Malcolm Brogdon. He may be playing under a minutes restriction, but in terms of skills, he is only behind Giannis and if fit, will be a certain starter.
Select George Hill and Pat Connaughton as well.

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Toronto Raptors:

@USA Today


Kawhi Leonard –
Raptors have never made it to the NBA finals in their history, but because of Kawhi Leonard, that distant dreams of every Northerner, could come true this season.

He has been racking up the potential MVP numbers, and for sure he is a legitimate NBA Finals contender after his incredible consistency in the playoffs.

The 27-year-old is logging 31.8 points per game in the playoffs so far, the 2nd best numbers in the postseason.

Numbers that matter:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 26.6 (Seventh best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019) 31.8 (2nd best, behind only Kevin Durant)
    Against Milwaukee Bucks 22.0
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season –3.3 (87th best on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 3.6 (36th best in the playoffs)
    Against Milwaukee Bucks – 3.0
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 7.3 (50th best on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 8.5 (14th best this postseason)

Points earned in the last five games: 60.1, 49.9, 48.6, 56.3, 40.3

Other players to select from Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam –
He has to do a better job against Giannis Antetokounmpo than what he managed in the regular season.

Siakam struggled to cage Giannis as the Greek-freak shot 66.7 from the 3-point line and 64.7 from the field.

But he has been Raptors’ second best player in the playoffs and is averaging more than 20.0 points per game.

Don’t leave him out of your MIL vs TOR Dream11 team.

While for Center, both Clint Capela and Draymond Green are good options. But the latter is in a better form.


Combination: 1
PG: G Hill
SG: Patt Connaughton, Malcolm Brogdon, Danny Green
SF: Khris Middleton, Kawhi Leonard (C)
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Marc Gasol

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Combination: 2
PG: G Hill
SG: Patt Connaughton, Malcolm Brogdon, Danny Green
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo (C), Pascal Siakam
C: Serge Ibaka


MIL vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Milwaukee Bucks:

Injured – Pau Gasol injured his foot and will be missing the rest of the postseason. He is expected to be out of the FIBA World Cup as well.

Another player on the sidelines for Bucks is Donte DiVincenzo.

Questionable – DJ Wilson will be assessed.
Suspended – None.

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Toronto Raptors:
Injured – OG Anunoby will be missing the rest of the postseason due to a knee problem.

Questionable – Chris Boucher is still listed as questionable because of a back injury.
Suspended – None.


MIL vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

  • Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo (F), Nikola Mirotic (F), Brook Lopez (C), Khris Middleton (G), Eric Bledsoe (G)
  • Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard (F), Pascal Siakam (F), Marc Gasol (C), Danny Green (G)

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From the bench (Probables):

  • Milwaukee Bucks: Pat Connaughton, Ersan Ilyasova, George Hill, Malcolm Brogdon, Sterling Brown, Tim Frazier, Tony Snell
  • Toronto Raptors: Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Patrick McCaw, Jodie Meeks, Malcolm Miller

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Milwaukee Bucks are at home and will start the game as favorites.


NOTE: THIS MIL vs TOR 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.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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