Trailblazers vs Celtics Fantasy NBA: Portland Trailblazers will hit the floor after losing to the Heat in a game where none of their players could reach the 20 points mark. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics will come into this game after beating the Nuggets behind a 28 points performance by Jayson Tatum. A lineup related to POR vs BOS Dream11 will be given here.
Trailblazers’ season: While Portland has done a better job than last season, the squad falls into lapses at times and struggles at both ends. Despite the struggles, they have managed to be at the 6th spot in the NBA Standings for the Western Conference, and in this competitive conference, Lillard has carried a major load for Portland. After returning from injury, McCollum has looked solid and Trailblazers will need a lot from Norman Powell with NBA Playoffs at the cusp.
Celtics’ season: Boston has been underwhelming considering the talent they have in Tatum, Brown, Walker, and Smart. Their two primary scorers in Tatum and Brown have continued to impress, while Walker has gotten his chops back after the injury, however, a lack of bench-depth and a sturdy big-men who can score, rebound, and play defense has hurt the team against tough opponents. How will the Celtics navigate through the last parts of the season after having won three in a row?
Host: Portland Trailblazers
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: 14 April, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center
Streaming: WATCH Trailblazers vs Celtics NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Portland Trailblazers| Boston Celtics
Games: 53 | 54
Wins: 31| 28
Defeats: 22 | 26
Portland Trailblazers team News:
Status Out: Zach Collins will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: No further reports so far on the injury front.
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr., Norman Powell, CJ McCollum, Harry Giles III, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins.
Boston Celtics team News:
Status Out: Evan Fournier will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
Boston Celtics active roster: Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Tristan Thompson, Payton Pritchard, Robert Williams, Luke Kornet, Moritz Wagner, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards, Semi Ojeleye, Romeo Langford, Tacko Fall, Aaron Nesmith, Grant Williams.
Dame Dolla carried a majority of the load for the Trailblazers when CJ went out with the injury. The elite Guard managed to haul up multiple 30+ points and continued to be effective in the clutch, but fatigue is catching up with him and his production has been affected a little. However, despite all of this, Lillard is a lucrative candidate as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Tatum has been the leading option for the Celtics and has turned it up a notch every now and then. He is one of the most productive scorers in the league and despite this offensive performance, his team has slackened a little in getting wins. He is averaging an impressive 29.4 PPG for the last 10 games, including a 53 points outburst.
Just like Tatum, Brown has been impressive in terms of personal accomplishments, however, he will be more pleased if the Celtics make a winning run to end the season. Jaylen continues to grow as a scorer and has put up some incredible performances this season. Brown has averaged 7.2 RPG and 1.2 BPG since the month began.
McCollum missed most of the season with injury but has returned in full flow. He has looked solid since last week and has made his presence felt on the offensive side of things. He has averaged 1.8 SPG for the last 4 encounters. He is averaging 20.7 PPG since April started.
Kemba Walker: PPG: 17.6 APG: 5.0 RPG: 3.7 SPG: 1.1 TPG: 2.1 PFP: 36
Walker will like to improve the team record and get more consistent, however, the PG has been impressive in terms of dishing the ball, averaging 7.3 APG since April began.
Norman Powell: PPG: 19.0 RPG: 3.1 SPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 36
Powell’s addition adds spice to the SF position for Portland, however, it will take him some to get integrated into his new role. He has averaged 16.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, and 1.7 SPG since his arrival in Portland.
Marcus Smart: PPG: 13.4 APG: 5.6 RPG: 3.1 SPG: 1.5 TPG: 1.7 PFP: 39
Smart is a dedicated PG lockdown defender, who has improved offensively and also can dish out assists regularly. He is averaging 6.5 APG so far this month.
Enes Kanter: PPG: 12.1 RPG: 11.9 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 27
Robert Williams III: PPG: 8.0 RPG: 7.0 BPG: 1.8 TPG: 1.0 PFP: 26
Robert Covington: PPG: 9.1 RPG: 6.6 SPG: 1.6 BPG: 1.3 TPG: 1.1
PG: N Powell
SG: M Smart, C McCollum(PP)
SF: N Little
PF: J Tatum(SP), R Covington, R Williams
C: E Kanter