After losing the first two games, Toronto Raptors face a must-win game when they host 1st seed Milwaukee Bucks in Game-3 of the Eastern Conference final match at Scotiabank Arena, in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday morning (IST).
What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Eastern Conference finals, Game-2, Bucks lead 2-0
Teams: Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors
Match Day: May 20, 2019, @ 04:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Scotiabank Arena (19,800)
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.
Toronto Raptors face an insurmountable task of overturning a two-game deficit against a Milwaukee Bucks team which seem to tick all the boxes in the 2019 playoffs.
But the team from the North boast a talent which is hailed as the best ever to play in that particular area. If they are to make a comeback and reach the first ever NBA finals of their history, then this is their best chance as Kawhi Leonard is playing like a beast.
Regular Season Record-
Toronto Raptors: W-58, L-24
Milwaukee Bucks: W-60, L-22
Players to watch out for: (Captain options)
Kawhi Leonard – The former San Antonio Spurs posted a game-high 31 points in Game-2 but his efforts went in vain as Bucks beat Raptors 125-103 at Fiserv Forum.
His fallaway shot against Philadelphia 76ers in the penultimate game is a part of the Raptors’ history. He deserves to be in the final, but so does Giannis Antetokounmpo who is a genuine MVP candidate.
One more reason to name him your captain here is that Raptors are at home for this game and Kawhi has averaged more than 30 points at Scotiabank Arena.
Here are his stats of the season, and they are just phenomenal:
Points earned in the last five games: 44.6, 50.8, 60.1, 49.9, 48.6, 56.3
Other players to select from Toronto Raptors:
Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry are good options in your Dream11 team, while Norman Powell can be used to save some precious points.
Siakam is averaging 19.4 points per game in the playoffs, while Lowry has come alive in the last few games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – In terms of the overall impact, there is hardly any player in NBA this season who can match his numbers. Talk about the offensive play or his unparalleled contribution in the defensive department, he is just priceless.
The 25-year-old Greek-freak is averaging 27.7 points per game. Take a look at his stats:
While in the last three games his numbers read:
Points: 30, 24, 20, 39, 32
Rebounds: 17, 14, 8, 16, 13
Assists: 5, 6, 8, 4, 8
Points earned in the last five games: 62.9, 59.8, 49.6, 69.6, 68.2, 55
Other players to select from Milwaukee Bucks:
Khris Middleton, George Hill, Brook Lopez, Ersan Ilyasova
PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Malcolm Brogdon, Norman Powell
SF: Khris Middleton, Kawhi Leonard (C)
PF: E Ilyasova, Pascal Siakam
C: Brook Lopez
PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Danny Green, Norman Powell
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: E Ilyasova, Pascal Siakam, Giannis Antetokounmpo (C)
C: Marc Gasol
MIL vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – OG Anunoby had knee surgery and will be missing the rest of the playoff series, while Patrick McCaw is expected to miss the game due to some personal reasons.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Donte DiVincenzo (heel injury) and Pau Gasol (foot injury) will both be missing the game.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
MIL vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Toronto Raptors are at home and will be the favorites to win the game.
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.