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OKC vs MIL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks

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OKC vs MIL Dream11: NBA has been now moving into the Postseason window and before that, we will get a taste of the Playoffs anyway. Why? Well, the window to make the Play-in tournament or finish in the top rankings is dwindling and now it is time for various teams to figure out their combinations and make a hard push. The race to the top is always intriguing but hey, so is the race to the Play-in tournament, the League has a lot of offer in terms of teams, so yes, there is a lot to keep an eye on a daily basis. So, let us now peer into the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Thunder has been an inexperienced team this season and when you have four of your main-five players absent, it can certainly hit the team balance. However, there is no urgency for the Thunder to make the Playoffs as their main priority all along the way has been the development of the young players. So, in that manner, a lot has been achieved.

On the other hand, the Bucks surely have a lot of achieving to do. They are the defending champions and they have been riding the hot hand of multiple players to cruise forward. They are on a four-game winning streak and with the way things are going in the East, putting together a big winning streak is essential.

Host: Oklahoma City Thunder
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks

Match Timing: 9 March, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Paycom Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Bucks: The title defense is on
The Bucks have been doing a wonderful job of keeping the win train rolling and with the way the East is heating up, it will be a tight race with the Heat, the 76ers, Bulls, and Celtics for the top or for the top-two/three/four spots. See, although the Heat has formed a decent distance from others to secure the top spot, the two-five ranked teams are in a close tussle. Surely, this happens every season in both the Conferences but this time around, the East certainly looks deeper from the first to eleventh rank. This is a great Conference to follow because of the sheer depth and the way the Bulls, Heat, Celtics, Cavaliers, and Raptors have turned around the season.

Giannis continues to be the major force for the Bucks but it is his combination at the Forward with Middleton that makes this one of the best Forward duos in the league(if not the best). Jrue Holiday at the PG has done a great job running the show while Bobby Portis has done a great job in the middle. Serge Ibaka has given some much-needed depth upfront but the team will need Pat Connaughton and Brook Lopez to return soon because they lack the bench depth of the last season. Although Giannis is the significant player for the team mostly, they have been hammering home some quality production on the back of Middleton and Holiday too.

Thunder: Young, hurt but promising
The Thunder has been playing without their rookie guard Josh Giddey recently and he has been the leading rebounder, playmaker, and was also improving his offense. His development means that his pairing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can become sizzling in the future. Shai has led the Thunder in scoring and he keeps dropping 30+ points most nights but that is also a sign that the team lacks multiple offensive options at this point. And why is that? Well, the second-highest scorer in Luguentz Dort has also been missing, which has hurt both ends of the floor. The injury count also involves Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, who gave terrific rebounding and defense.

While there is a solid foundation from the PG to SF positions, the team has also seen decent production from Center Aleksej Pokusevski. The big Forward position has seen decent returns from Darius Bazley but the concern is that the frontline is still not that well-built. While Giddey, Shai, and Dort can become one of the best trios in the league going ahead, the Thunder has a lot of work to improve their three-point shooting, address rebounding issues, and also shore up the bench in the long run. How will they play it out during the upcoming draft?

Milwaukee Bucks | Oklahoma City Thunder
Games: 65 | 64
Wins: 40 | 20
Defeats: 25 | 44

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News

  • Josh Giddey is OUT for this contest but may return soon
  • Lugeuntz Dort is OUT for the game and has missed a lot of games these days
  • Ty Jerome is OUT for the game
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is OUT for the game and will be gone long-term
  • Mike Muscala is OUT for the game.
  • KZ Okpala is OUT for the game and he was acquired recently
  • Isaiah Roby is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Thunder Expected Starting Five
Middle: PF: Darius Bazley| C: Aleksej Pokusevski
Guards: PG: PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | PG: Tre Mann | SG: Aaron Wiggins

BENCH, Theo Maledon, Olivier Sarr, Lindy Waters III, Vit Krejci,
Milwaukee Bucks Team News:

  • Brook Lopez is OUT for the game and his return time remains unclear.
  • Pat Connaughton is OUT and he maybe back by mid-March.
  • George Hill is OUT for the game and may return by next week.
  • Grayson Allen is OUT for the game

Bucks Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Jordan Nwora | SF: Khris Middleton | PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Middle: C: Bobby Portis
Guard: PG: Jrue Holiday

Bench: Serge Ibaka, Wesley Matthews, De’Andre Bembry, Lindell Winnington, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo(MIL)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 06
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01
Antetokounmpo is an MVP-level player whose gritty inside game and ability to both score and acts as a playmaker help out his team along with his defense. The PF has been mostly in 25+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5-8 assists, 1+ blocks or steals range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-60

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander(MIL)
Points: 33
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 08
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01

Shai has been performing a vital role as the one-guard and he has led the team in scoring for most of the games. Gilgeous-Alexander has usually been in 30+ points,
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-58

Jrue Holiday(MIL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 09
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01
Jrue is one of the best Point Guards in the league and he has picked up his scoring, even more, this season while his playmaking abilities and defense also play a huge role. Holiday has usually been in the 18-24 points, 6-9 assists, and 1+ steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-48

Tre Mann(MIL)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
One-guard Tre has done a decent job as the starting guard with the short-handed Thunder squad but as a rookie, he is susceptible to cold shooting nights. Mann has mostly been in 11-15 points, 3-5 assists, 4-6 rebounds and 2-4 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35

Aleksej Pokusevski(MIL)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Center Aleksej has done a great job as the starting Center and his rebounding abilities are vital for a team that is lacking their leading rebounder Giddey. He has been scrapping 8-11 rebounds and scoring 9-12 points these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Khris Middleton(MIL)
Points: 44
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Khris is one of the best wing scorers in the league and if he had been playing a big role for this time both in the Regular Season and Postseason. The all-around SF has mostly been in 19-26 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-42

OKC vs MIL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Bobby Portis(MIL) had 9 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. Portis has huge impact on the proceedings as the starting Center and has mostly been in the 15-20 points and 6-12 rebounds range.
  • Darius Bazley(MIL) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Athletic Forward Darius has mostly been in 8-12 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks range.
  • Aaron Wiggins(MIL) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Aaron has done a decent job and has been in 6-11 points and around 4 rebounds range.
  • Olivie Sarr(MIL) had 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Back-up Center Sarr has usually been in 6-12 points and 4-9 rebounds range.
  • Serge Ibaka(MIL) had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Ibaka has had a huge impact on the Bucks as the Center off the bench, figuring mostly in the 5-9 points and 5-10 rebounds range.
  • Theo Maledon(MIL) had 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. PG Theo has motly been in 7-9 points and 3-4 assists range.
  • Lindy Waters III(MIL) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Lindy has mostly been in 5-8 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
  • Jordan Nwora(MIL) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Nowra has mostly been in the 2-5 points range.
  • Wesley Matthews(MIL) missed the last game. The defensive wing has been in 3-7 points mostly.
  • Jevon Carter(MIL) had 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Jevon doesn’t get a ton of minutes.
  • Vit Krejci(MIL) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Vit has gotten around 6 points regularly.

OKC vs MIL Dream11 Team

PG: J Holiday, S Gilgeous Alexander(PP)
SG: T Mann
SF: A Pokusevski, A Wiggins
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP), S Ibaka
C:    B Portis

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Isn’t it fun to see Giannis rattling the rim and athletic Shai having his own say on the offensive end? In not the most encouraging news for NBA viewers based in India, this match-up can’t be seen through the official streaming services. The designated NBA Indian streaming platforms Voot and JIOTV are not going to showcase this game. And that is why the best way to get into all the NBA games is by purchasing the annual subscription in the NBA League Pass that provides you access to all the live streams along with full game replays too. To get close to the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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