PHI vs MIA Dream11: Hey what is going on NBA fans? In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are tied with the Warriors while the Suns have a two-nil lead over the Mavericks. In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks are tied, while on the other hand, the Miami Heat has a two-nil lead over the Philadelphia 76ers, and these two will clash here.
The Heat won the last game 119:103 as Bam Adebayo scored 23 points and Jimmy Butler dished 12 assists. The 76es received 34 points production from Tyrese Maxey but that wasn’t enough as the team was again off-the-mark from beyond the mark. Will the 76ers be able to win here if Embiid is unavailable in this game?
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 7 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
76ers desperately need Embiid
The 76ers once again got rolled over by the Heat as Miami too. One major issue has been the shooting form of Harden who has not been able to strike gold from the three-point line. That is why the overall long-distance endeavors of the 76ers have been plagued by glaring inconsistencies and they surely need a lot of ammo in that regard. The 76ers have shot just 21% from three in the first two games.
Credit is due to the Heat’s defense which also shut off a high-yielding Hawks team in the first round and the perimeter defense continues to sizzle. Heat also had a remarkable scoring balance in Game 2 as four players scored at least 18 points. The emergence of Victor Oladipo has eased the matters for the Heat, a team that has a deep bench and shot 51% from the field in the last game while clicking on 48% of their threes.
Top Scorer: Tyler Herro: 26
Top Rebounder: Bam Adebayo: 12
Highest assists maker: Jimmy Butler: 10
Scoreline Prediction: Heat 116 76ers 108
Miami Heat Team News
Heat Expected Starting Five
Two-way Star Wing: SF: Jimmy Butler
Defensive Specialist: PF: PJ Tucker
Inside Presence: C: Bam Adebayo
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Max Strus
Defensive Guard: PG: Kyle Lowry
BENCH: Duncan Robinson, Gabe Vincent, Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.
Philadelphia 76ers Team News
Sixers Expected Starting Five
Veteran Big Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Rebounding Specialist: C: DeAndre Jordan
Dynamic Guards: PG: Tyrese Maxey
Leading playmaker: SG: James Harden
Defensive specialist: SF: Danny Green
BENCH: Georges Niang, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, Shame Milton, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey.
*Last game stats*
Butler had an 8/15 shooting night but his playmaking was the real deal and I believe he is up for one of his special games here. I think he will be in 20-28 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range. He is a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50
James made just 6 of his 15 attempts in the last game, especially struggling from three but has been a reliable playmaker overall. I expect a 17-24 points, 7-10 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55
Tobias made 9 of his 17 shots in the last game and his activity level has been inspirational for the 76ers on both ends of the floor really. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-44
Bam has taken advantage of the absence of Joel Embiid and has been a major difference-maker as a rebounder, scorer, and defender. I expect him to be in 18-25 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-46
Tyrese had one of his special games and he cracked home 12 of his 22 shots while nailing 9 of his 11 free throws. I expect him to be in 18-25 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38
After some slippery performances, Tyler is back in his groove and he nailed six of his ten attempts from the field in the last game. I expect a 17-24 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37
(If Embiid doesn’t play)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi, T Maxey
SG: T Herro
SF: J Butler(SP)
PF: T Harris
C: D Jordan, P Reed, B Adebayo(PP)
(If Embiid plays)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: M Strus, T Herro
SF: V Oladipo
PF: T Harris, G Niang
C: B Adebayo(PP), J Embiid(SP)
Down two-nil, the 76ers look to exact some revenge, will Embiid be here to help out? In not the most encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be viewed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. What to do? Access the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), to have a peek at all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. To learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.