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PHX vs MIA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat

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PHX vs MIA Dream11: COVID-19 continues to pulverize the world and of course, the NBA, being a part of the world, has been hit with its full force too. Still, the NBA league has kept ongoing due to the league’s flexible approach towards quarantine and the provision to sign ten-day deals. And that is why I am here, writing my thoughts about the game between the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat.

Suns are the first team to reach 30 wins this season and despite missing two of their starters in Crowder and Ayton, the team has managed a three-game winning streak and with the most likely to play here, the team will look even more imposing. Suns was the NBA finalists last season and if they reach that stage again, well, it won’t be that big of a surprise.

On the other hand, the Miami Heat has shown its own depth and has 24 wins and 15 losses which have been a more than decent effort considering that their top-two scorers in Butler and Adebayo have missed a lot of games in the middle. The team has seen many reserves up their games and showcase that Miami is one of the deepest teams in the league.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Miami Heat

Match Timing: 9 January, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Suns: A well-built squad with a lot of pieces
When your backup wing in Cameron and backup Forward in Jalen Smith can score 15 or more regularly, the team depth is incredible. This Suns team has a treasure trove of wings with Crowder, Johnson, and Bridges all capable of playing at a high-clip on both ends of the floor. What makes them even more effective is playing with a legendary playmaker in Chris Paul and a dynamic scorer like Devin Booker. Now add someone like Deandre Ayton to the mix, who can pack the paint, play defense both at the perimeter and in the paint, while grabbing a ton of rebounds, phew, there are too many pieces. And we are not done here, off the bench, Cameron Payne brings high-quality scoring and playmaking to keep the momentum ticking. The Suns are deep and a team that can pull through the COVID-19 outbreaks and injuries.

Heat: They have found some high-quality production
Of all the deep reserves for the Heat, perhaps, Omer Yurtseven has taken it to whole another level. As a second back-up to Bam Adebayo, he has grabbed more rebounds than Bam, clasping 12 or more regularly and also giving more than decent scoring. With Kyle Lowry, the team has remained motivated and competitive on both ends of the floor. Meanwhile, Max Strus has scored 20 or more on a regular basis. Both Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson have had been inefficient at times but hey, Herro can score 16+ regularly while Robinson has had some strong nights too. With PJ Tucker, the defense has remained sturdy and if Butler plays in this game, the Suns can face a challenging foe.

Phoenix Suns | Miami Heat

Games: 38| 39
Wins: 30| 25
Defeats: 08| 14

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric will not play in the game and will be OUT for the long term.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT for the game.
  • Abdel Nader is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Jae Crowder       SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guards: SG: Devin Booker   PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Jalen Smith, Cameron Johnson, JaVale McGee, Cameron Payne, Landry Shamet, Bismack Biyombo, Chasson Randle, Ismail Wainright.

Miami Team News

  • Gabe Vincent, Udonis Haslem, Marcus Garrett are in COVID-19 protocols.
  • Jimmy Butler is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Nik Stauskas, Aric Holman, Markieff Morris, KZ Okpala are UNLIKELY to play here
  • Bam Adebayo, Dewayne Dedmon are OUT for the game

Heat Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Jimmy Butler(QUESTIONABLE) PF: PJ Tucker
Middle: C: Omer Yurtseven
Guards: SG: Max Strus PG: Kyle Lowry

Miami Heat Bench: Chris Silva, Haywood Highsmith, Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Kyle Guy.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jimmy Butler(MIA) has continued to be a scoring leader for the Heat once again and he has also been an effective all-around presence. He has dipped in 20-25 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists per game regularly this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-47

Chris Paul (PHX)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Chris’s high quality playmaking skills have made him a superstar level of player for more than 10 years now. The guard leads the league in assists once again this season, showcasing his premium skills on a nightly basis. Chris has usually figured in 9-15 points and 8-15 assists per game range this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-51

Kyle Lowry(MIA)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 09
Steals: 01

Lowry has been an exceptional presence at the one guard for the Heat and it is clear that this signing has helped them garner more wins this season. Kyle has dished 9-12 assists in each of the last three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-39

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Devin has been once again the leading scorer for Phoenix and well he is more than a scorer and can impact the game in various ways. The sharpshooting and versatile guard has scored 25+ points in various games while grabbing 4-6 rebounds and dishing 3-6 assists a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-42

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 12

Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
The above numbers are nowhere even close to Ayton’s usual production and well, the big may take some time getting his conditioning back after being placed in the protocols. When healthy, Ayton figures in 16-21 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks per game range regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36

Omer Yurtseven(MIA)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 16
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Omer has given the Heat a lot of production at the Center position and as the second back-up behind DeWayne Dedmon, he has shown how much talent can be found deep in the Heat’s bench. The Center has grabbed 16 or more rebounds in three games straight!
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-42

PHX vs MIA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Cameron has been playing some terrific basketball lately and has made 14-17 points range his routine these days but can he sustain that or will it go back to the regular 11-14?
  • PJ Tucker(MIA) had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. PJ has scored 9 or more in four of the last five games.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 20 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. While Bridges is surely a terrific two-way wing, his scoring is not usually near 20 points and assists number too usually below 5. He scores in 10-16 points and grabs 3+ rebounds usually.
  • Tyler Herro(MIA) had 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Tyler has shot 34% or less in four games straight but has still managed 16-22 points range.
  • Max Strus(MIA) had 25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game. Max was always a promising player and he has fulfilled the potential recently, time and time again having 20+ points games.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. Cameron has maintained 8-13 points and 3-5 assists range during most games.
  • Duncan Robinson(MIA) had 12 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Duncan has had some big games but usually hovers in the 11-15 range.
  • Caleb Martin(MIA) had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Martin has scored in the 11-19 points range usually.
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in the last game. He may need some time to get his conditioning back.

PHX vs MIA Dream11 Team

PG: C Paul, K Lowry(PP)
SG: D Booker(SP), D Robinson, T Herro
SF: C Johnson
PF: P Tucker
C:    O Yurtseven

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.

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