PHI vs MIA Dream11: Hello dear readers! How has the wheel of life turning for you? The wheel has surely been turning into the climactic region when it comes to the NBA Playoffs and we are surely heading towards the finish of the Second Round, which means only four teams will remain in a few days. We have seen the importance of finishing high and getting a home-court advantage once again. Will we see it again as the Philadelphia 76ers host the Miami Heat in a must-win game for them?
The Heat demolished the 76ers 120:85 in what was the most balanced scoring effort they have had all Playoffs long, this means that the Heat has won all of their home games so far. However, the 76ers may not go down that easy considering they are also playing this one at their home floor and have beaten the Heat twice here already. Will the Heat just finish the business here or will the 76ers make sure the series goes to the seventh and the deciding game?
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 13 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
Heat can close it out
The trouble for the Heat has been the overdependency upon Jimmy Butler, something they overcome in the Regular Season but due to Lowry’s zero rhythm and absence combined with Herro’s inconsistent play, Jimmy Buckets has had to shoulder the bulk of the offensive load. Sure, Adebayo is a great player in the middle but he is not a high-yielding scorer like Butler by any stretch,
On the other hand, the issue for the 76ers has been that Embiid despite his high-quality rebounding, defense, and scoring, has his offensive production down due to his facial injury. Harden has been wayward from beyond the arc and more often than not, he looks like a shadow of his prime. On the other hand, Maxey has been reliable but shot just 2/10 in the last game while Harris despite his amazing activity level has been a bit down offensively.
The shining light for the Heat has been the play of Oladipo who has been presenting encouraging signs and Gabe Vincent has also given some quality production. For the 76ers, the problem is the bench which looks outmatched more often than not but Danny Green as a starting player still remains the X-Factor. Will he enjoy another special night at home?
Top Scorer: Jimmy Butler: 34
Top Rebounder: Joel Embiid: 11
Highest assists maker: James Harden: 9
Scoreline Prediction: Heat 112 76ers 107
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: Gabe Vincent
BENCH: Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, 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
Two-Way Superstar: C: Joel Embiid
Dynamic Scoring Guard: PG: Tyrese Maxey
Leading playmaker: SG: James Harden
Defensive specialist and Stretch-Three: SF: Danny Green
BENCH: Georges Niang, Deandre Jordan, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, Shake Milton, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey.
*Last game stats*
Butler has led the Heat in scoring throughout the Playoffs and he is more than a scorer being a top-notch defender, rebounder, and playmaker. I believe he will be in 26-33 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range. He is a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-55
Center Joel made seven of his 12 shots in the last game and he has done a great job on both ends of the floor, although the injury has affected his production. I expect a 19-24 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-36
Tyrese shot just 2/10 in the last game but he has been a huge factor overall and has risen up for big nights at home. I believe he will be in 16-23 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
Bam shot 4/7 in the last game but he is more than a scorer and can contribute defensively and in terms of rebounding too. I believe he will be in 14-19 points and 5-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-39
James followed a 31-point line with a 5/13 shooting night while committing four turnovers for his four turnovers. I believe he will be in 16-22 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
Victor shot 5/10 in the last four and he has done a more than decent job on the offensive end, coming off the bench. I believe he will be in 11-16 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
PG: T Maxey, G Vincent Nnamdi, V Oladipo
SG: J Harden(PP), M Strus
SF: J Butler(SP)
PF: P Tucker
C: P Reed
(If Embiid plays)
PG: G Vincent Nnamdi, V Oladipo
SG: D Green
SF: J Butler(SP)
PF: P Tucker
C: J Embiid(PP), P Reed, B Adebayo
In this game, the 76ers will look to avoid getting ousted and tie the series, will they be able to do it? In not the best piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. What can you do then? Go to 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. Or you can just pay for this particular game. To learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.