PHI vs MIL Dream11: NBA has been heading towards the Playoffs mode so we are going to see an increase in the intensity from here on. The basketball landscape of the NBA is a challenging one, each team plays 82 games per season. This long season has been another grinding one and as always happens in an NBA routine, there are a bunch of injuries and some recoveries along the way too. The matters are pressing in the East and as the Philadelphia 76ers host the Milwaukee Bucks here, we are in for some exciting basketball.
The 76ers have been touted as one of the title contenders and when you have a duo of Embiid and Harden, it is not surprising. They have done a great job of winning away from home and their ability to stack up a bunch of points in a hurry plus their constantly pressing defense can be a big bother.
On the other hand, the Bucks have been doing a great job of defending their title and with the way they turn their game on during the Playoffs, they can’t be simply gauged on the basis of their record. With Giannis wreaking havoc on both ends, would any team really wanna run into this team once the Playoffs arrive.
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 30 March, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena
The Bucks suffered a crushing loss away from home as the Grizzlies steamrolled them 127:102 despite Giannis’ 30 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bucks have been not as stellar as expected this season, but they are by no means out of title contention. Last season, the Bucks showcased that they can up the ante during the Playoffs and their ability to rely on three 20+ points scorers in Giannis, Middleton, and Holiday, who can all be huge difference-makers. On the other hand, the frontline of Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis has a huge role too but the off-guard position can make or break the Bucks’ effort during the Playoffs, which means there is huge responsibility upon Connaughton and Allen, who will need to pin down open shots.
The Suns defeated the 76ers 114:104 even when Joel Embiid dropped 37 points and 15 rebounds.
The 76ers have been one of the best road teams all season long and with the duo of Embiid and Harden, they can pack a lot of punches. Harden and Embiid both are terrific scorers and rebounders, whereas Embiid provides elite defense, Harden can dish some sweet assists. Maxey and Harris will be huge once the crunch time during the Playoffs appear and may as well decide the fate of the team in the long term. Matisse Thybulle and Danny Green are important components as the defensive players, two players who can ease the burden on James Harden while the team is on the defensive end.
Milwaukee Bucks (3rd in East) | Philadelphia 76ers (2nd in East)
Games: 74 | 74
Wins: 46 | 46
Defeats: 28 | 28
Milwaukee Bucks Team News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Khris Middleton
Middle: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo | C: Brook Lopez
Guards: SG: Grayson Allen | PG: Jrue Holiday
Bench: Serge Ibaka, Jordan Nwora, Wesley Matthews, Lindell Wigginton, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.
Philadelphia 76ers Team News
Sixers Expected Starting Five
Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Middle: C: Joel Embiid
Guards: SG: Matisse Thybulle | PG: James Harden| PG: Tyrese Maxey
BENCH: Georges Niang, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, DeAndre Jordan, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey, Charlie Brown Jr., Braxton Key, Myles Powell, Aaron Johnson.
Antetokounmpo is having another MVP-styled season and he is more than a scorer, rebounder, and also an effective playmaker while being a strong defender. The Forward has mostly been in 28-34 points, 10-15 rebounds, 4-6 assists, and 1-4 blocks/steal range. He can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario. He is PROBABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-67
Center Embiid is a candidate for the MVP award and he has gotten it done on both ends of the floor on a regular basis. Joel has mostly been in 25+ points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 46-62
Holiday missed the last game but when he has played, he has turned the heat as the major ball-handler for the Bucks squad. Jrue has mostly been in 17-24 points, 6-10 assists, and 1-3 steal range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Guard Harden continues to be one of the best ball-handlers, scorers, and basically an all-around offensive threat. The Guard has mostly been in 20-26 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 8-12 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40
Wing Middleton continues to be an all-around presence and will be a big-time factor once the Playoffs arrive, where he takes it to another level. The Forward has mostly been in 18-24 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41
Power Forward Tobias will be huge once the Playoffs arrive and he can have a huge impact on the scoring and rebounding side. He has mostly been in 12-17 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30
PG: J Holidaym J Carter
SG: P Connaughton
SF: M Thybulle
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C: D Jordan, B Lopez, J Embiid(PP)
Wouldn’t it be fun to see Giannis and Embiid wreaking havoc inside the paint while Holiday and Harden clashing at the guard position? Not in the best piece of news for Indian NBA fans, you can’t view this game on the streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, two designated streaming platforms for NBA games in India. So what can you do to watch this lovely battle? I recommend purchasing the annual subscription (599 rupees per year) in the NBA League Pass and you can both watch live games and also go through the full game replays. To learn the scores, news, stats, and other NBA stuff, go to the official website of the NBA.