PHI VS MIA Dream11 NBA Team Prediction 17th April 2018 – Fantasy Team News
Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat
NBA Regular Season
PHI VS MIA DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Take any sport, at any level and against the teams of any profile, winning Seventeen games on the trot is something that is a rare feat even if one team boasts a vast talent pool.
Philadelphia 76ers managed to achieve that when they beat, not actually, dismantled to be precise, Miami Heat 130-103 in the first round NBA Playoffs yesterday. It’s a seven-game series and Heat have plenty of room to sort out things, but the way 76ers are playing, it looks the series may be over by the fourth game.
The first match started in an unusual fashion as 76ers lost the first quarter 29-35 and were still trailing by four points at the end of the first half. But J.J. Redick and Marco Belinelli put on a great show in the 2nd half of the game as Philadelphia scored a massive 74 points in that period against Heat’s tame 43 point effort.
Now Miami are at home and have a point to prove to the visitors as well as to all the teams in the playoffs that 2012, and 2013 NBA Champions are not in the playoffs just to add on the numbers.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 17, 05:30 AM IST
Venue – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers – Win – 52, Loss – 30
Miami Heat – Win – 44, Loss – 38
Top Performer –
For Philadelphia 76ers-
The 76ers are blessed with some remarkable talent in their roster. But none possess as many technical nuances as Joel Embiid who is their best offensive player this season. The 24-year-old Center is scoring 22.9 points per game this season which makes him the 12th best player in NBA this season in that regard.
Not only points that he helps his team with, but his contribution of 11.0 rebounds per game, which is the 7th best record this season. So he is definitely a game changer but he isn’t playing in this game.
JJ Redick and Ben Simmons are the next two players who are as important as Embiid for 76ers. The due are averaging 17.1 and 15.8 points respectively this season.
For Miami Heat:
Goran Dragic is leading the charge for Miami Heat in terms of scoring points per game this season. He averaged 17.3 points per game and is also racking up 4.8 assists per game. So he can be a key player in you fantasy Dream11 team.
Kelly Olynyk was the surprise package in the last match as he topped the scoring chart for his team with his 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists effort. So choose your team wisely.
PHI VS MIA DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Joel Embiid has been cleared by the NBA concussion protocol to play, but he won’t be taking part in this game and is expected to be in contention for the next game only. So don’t select him in your PHI vs MIA Dream11 team. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (Knee Injury), averaging 5.8 points per game this season, is the other notable absentees in this game, while Demetrius Jackson is listed as a doubt for this game.
No other player is doubtful, however, there could be some game-time decisions as the head-coach may opt to leave out some particular player for this PHI VS MIA DREAM11 Dream11 Team. So choose your team wisely.
Robert Covington (Forward), Dario Saric (Forward), Amir Johnson (Center), Ben Simmons (Guard), J. J. Redick – (Guard)
From the bench: Ersan Ilyasova, Marco Belinelli, Richaun Holmes, Markelle Fultz, T. J. McConnell, Furkan Korkmaz
Dion Waiters has had a surgery on his ankle in January and has been this his season was over as soon as he decided to go under the knife. Though he had the choice to do it after the season, but the 26-year-old Shooting Guard was in too much pain.
Udonis Haslem and Jordan Mickey are listed as doubtful for the visitors in this match.
Josh Richardson (Forward), James Johnson (Forward), Hassan Whiteside (Center), Tyler Johnson (Guard), Goran Dragic (Guard)
From the bench: Justice Winslow, Wayne Ellington, Kelly Olynyk, Edrice Adebayo, Dwyane Wade
Philadelphia 76ers – Ben Simmons, J. J. Redick
Miami Heat – Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside
PHI VS MIA DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Once again, Philadelphia 76ers are at home in this match and will be playing their next two games away at Miami Heat. So the team must be targeting a 2-0 lead to take to Miami. Having said that, 76ers are the most in-form team in NBA heading into this game.
We are backing the home team to win the match.
NOTE: THIS PHI VS MIA 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.