Trailblazers vs Heat Fantasy NBA: Portland Trailblazers will enter the game after beating the Pistons behind a beast-like production by Kanter who racked up 24 points and 30 rebounds. On the other hand, the Miami Heat come into the affair after beating the Lakers rallying around a 28 points night by Jimmy Butler. More details about POR vs MIA Dream11 will be given here.
Trailblazers’ season: Portland has improved their record compared to last season and they have shown grit despite missing their star guard in C.J. McCollum for most parts, who is now back and in full flow. Lillard is in the prime of his career and probably among the top three PGs in the League among Curry and Doncic. The Trailblazers can’t harbor NBA Finals’ dreams but they will be a foe to be reckoned with if they make the Playoffs.
Heat’s season: Miami suffered a lot of injuries in the initial parts of the season and some of their players were held back due to health and safety protocols. However, they have made amends since February and are placed 4th in the NBA standings for the Eastern Conference. They have also received substantial contributions from their new addition in Victor Oladipo.
Host: Portland Trailblazers
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 12 April, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center
Streaming: WATCH Trailblazers vs Heat 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| Miami Heat
Games: 52 | 52
Wins: 31| 27
Defeats: 21 | 25
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, Jusuf Nurkic, Harry Giles III, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins.
Miami Heat team news:
Status out: Victor Oladipo and KZ Okpala will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Tyler Herro and Gabe Vincent are questionable for the game
Miami Heat active roster: Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, Andre Iguodala, Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Nunn, Trevor Ariza, Nemanja Bjelica, Precious Achiuwa, Kelly Olynyk, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent.
Projected Fantasy Points: 50
Dame Dolla has mounted an MVP-styled campaign and the Trailblazers have also benefitted from his exploits. He has continued to be one of the more prolific scorers, and ranks second in terms of three-pointers made. He is also a great pick as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Butler has been in incredible touch since he has returned from his injury, and he has even bagged multiple triple-doubles. He is the emotional, mental, and physical leader of the squad and provides them with maturity night in and night out. He has had two 28 points outing in a row.
McCollum missed most of the season with injury but has returned in full flow. He has looked solid for the last couple of weeks and has made his presence felt on the offensive side of the things. He has averaged 1.8 SPG for the last 4 encounters.
Bam is an all-around talent and his skills make him one of the most versatile big men in the Association. He has done an incredible for his squad and his value is immense since he can make his impact feel in a variety of ways. He is averaging 6.4 APG for the last 5 games.
Norman Powell: PPG: 19.3 RPG: 3.1 SPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 36
Powell is still adjusting to the Portland Trailblazers offensive scheme after getting traded just 10-11 days ago. However, he is a terrific option as a complementary scorer and has averaged 17.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, and 1.9 SPG since his arrival in Portland.
Tyler Herro: PPG: 15.6 RPG: 5.0 APG: 3.4 TPG: 2.0 PFP: 28
The second-year player is showing tremendous growth this season and is becoming a reliable player as the shoot-first option on the PG end. Tyler is developing into a handy guard and the Heat has help cement their spot because of his play as well.
Enes Kanter: PPG: 12.2 RPG: 12.0 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 34
Kanter has been in amazing form since he has started for the Trailblazers. He gives elite rebounding and chips in with decent offense too. He is averaging 15 RPG for the last 5 games, including a 30 rebounds outburst in the last game.
Robert Covington: PPG: 9.2 RPG: 6.8 SPG: 1.6 BPG: 1.3 TPG: 1.1
Duncan Robinson: PPG: 13.1 RPG: 3.8 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 22
PG: D Lillard(SP), N Powell
SG: V Oladipo, D Robinson
SF: J Butler(PP), N Little
PF: R Covington
C: E Kanter