Knicks vs Celtics NBA Live: New York Knicks will enter the contest after beating the Hornets behind a 33 points triple-double by Julius Randle. On the other hand, the Boston Celtics will come into the game after beating the Timberwolves rallying around a 26 points outing by Jayson Tatum. More information about NYK vs BOS Dream11 will be given here.
Knicks’ season: Not many people would have expected the young team of New York Knicks to perform this well. Tom Thibodeau has made the Knicks number 1 defensive team in the league in terms of Points Allowed Per Game, with the oppositions restricted to 105 PPG. The Knicks are led for the most part by their bruising PF Julius Randle, have a host of guards, with the stellar Rose coming off the bench, and will be difficult to lock horns within the NBA Playoffs. They are at the 4th spot of the Eastern Conference standings.
Celtics’ season: Boston has been an inconsistent team this season and it is surprising since they have players in Walker, Brown, and Tatum who can erupt for big scoring nights. They have improved this month but still are lingering at the 7th spot in the NBA Standings for Eastern Conference which means they’d have to undergo the NBA Play-in tournament if things fall in this direction. The last year’s Conference Finalists have a tough road ahead. The Celtics are 24th in the league in terms of Assists Per Game and surely will like to move the ball more.
Host: New York Knicks
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 16 May, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Streaming: WATCH Knicks vs Celtics NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
New York Knicks| Boston Celtics
Games: 71| 71
Wins: 40| 36
Defeats: 31| 35
New York Knicks News:
Status Out: Mitchell Robinson will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
New York Knicks active roster: Julius Randle, Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox II, Elfrid Payton., Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, Reggie Bullock, Austin Rivers, Alec Burks, Derrick Rose, Frank Ntilikina, Jared Harper, Theo Pinson, Luca Vildoza, Obi Toppin, Norvel Pelle.
Boston Celtics News:
Status Out: Robert Williams III, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker, and Tristan Thompson will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far on this front.
Boston Celtics active roster: Jayson Tatum, Payton Pritchard, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards, Evan Fournier, Tacko Fall, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith, Semi Ojeleye, Grant Williams.
Projected Fantasy Points: 46
Randle leads the Knicks in PPG, RPG, and APG, and since arriving in the glamorous city, he has become an outstanding player. The PF has become even more difficult to guard and his overall game has led Knicks to their current record. He is averaging 25.4 PPG and 7.2 APG for the last 5 games, rendering him an ideal candidate as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Projected Fantasy Points: 50
The young Forward has shown the ability to take over games on the offensive end and poses a threat to the opponents on a nightly basis. His arsenal of moves enable him to be a potent option and as a result, he has produced mammoth nights this season. He is averaging 1.4 SPG and 1 BPG for the last 5 games.
The supremely talented guard is just 20 and the sky is the limit for this youngster, who can rack up points and defend at an elite rate. The young buck has been in prime form and has scored 20 points or more in 2 of the last 5 games.
Derrick Rose(Since joining Knicks): PPG: 15.1 APG: 4.3 TPG: 1.3 PFP: 36
Rose has been in superb touch off the bench for the Knicks and gives them immense depth at the PG spot. The former MVP has been impressive this month, averaging 21 PPG and crossing the 20 points threshold 4 times.
Evan Fournier(Since joining Celtics): PPG: 12.7 RPG: 3.5
SPG: 1.3 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 29
Fournier adds scoring to the guard spot and will be crucial with Celtics entering the Play-in tournament. He is averaging 20 PPG for the last 5 games.
Nerlens Noel: PPG: 5.1 RPG: 6.3 BPG: 2.1 SPG: 1.0
TPG: 1.1 PFP: 28
While he is not big on offense, Noel is one of the best defensive players in the league and has given Knicks immense paint protection.
Reggie Bullock: PPG: 10.7 RPG: 3.4 PFP: 18
Payton Pritchard: PPG: 7.8 PFP: 13
PG: D Rose
SG: R Barrett, P Pritchard
SF: R Bullock
PF: J Tatum(PP), T Gibson, E Fournier
C: J Randle(SP)