PHI vs. MIA Dream11: We’ve already seen some exciting battles in the Playoffs, and as we move forward, the number of teams and the number of games will be reduced as all Conference stages head to climate mode. In this game, the Philadelphia 76ers will host the Miami Heat in a semifinal.
The 76ers got Joel Embiid back in the last game and he immediately proved to make a difference as the 76ers cruised to a 99:79 victory as Danny Green made seven 3-pointers. The Heat’s offense looked completely off the rails in Game 3 and they’ll need to shore up that side that seems inconsistent. Can they make a comeback here?
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match schedule: May 9 at 05:30 (+05:30 UTC)
Venue of events: Wells Fargo Center
NBA projections, statistics and analysis
Heat need to be more aggressive against Embiid
If we take Jimmy Butler’s production out of the fray, the Heat made 15 of 55 shots (27%), which isn’t going to knock him down. Jimmy made 12 of 27 shots from the field and 8 of 18 points earned at the free throw line. To be honest, Butler has been the only consistent offensive option. Herro has had ups and downs, Lowry has disappeared while the rest of the unit has also been very inefficient.
In the last game, the Heat didn’t see a flurry of 3-pointers from Danny Green, who surely elevates his game at home and when he gets 21 points, there’s going to be trouble. James Harden continues to shoot terribly off the ground, but Tyrese Maxey remains a reliable offensive option. Embiid had a strong defensive and rebounding game while also having a decent offensive output.
The Heat will need more from Herro and 23% shooting from 3-point range won’t cut it. A big problem for the 76ers is that they haven’t been able to get much out of Harden, who had 7 turnovers and shot under 40% as well. The 76ers shot about 48% from the floor, but it was his defense that did it.
Top Scorer: Jimmy Butler: 28
Leading rebounder: Joel Embiid: 12
Leading assist creator: James Harden: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Heat 114 76ers 105
Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Live, team news and lineups
Miami Heat Team News
- Tyler Herro, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Caleb Martin, Y Kyle Lowry They are game-time decisions.
Expected Heat Initial Five
Two-Way Star Wing: SF: Jimmy Butler
Defensive Specialist: PF: PJ Tucker
Inside Presence: C: Bam Adebayo
Shooter without the ball: SG: Max Strus
Defensive guard: PG: Kyle Lowry
BANK: Duncan Robinson, Gabe Vincent, Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.
Philadelphia 76ers Team News
- Joel Embid appears as QUESTIONABLE.
- Isaiah Joe is QUESTIONABLE.
The Sixers expected the starting five
Veteran Great Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Two-Way Superstar: C: Joel Embiid
Dynamic shooting guard: PG: Tyrese Maxey
Lead Playmaker: SG: James Harden
Defensive Specialist: SF: Danny Green
BANK: Georges Niang, Deandre Jordan, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, Shake Milton, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey.
NBA results, best fantasy basketball picks
*Stats from last game*
Jimmy Butler (MIA)
Jimmy made 12 of his 22 shots in the last game and has been at another level since the playoffs began. He thinks he will be at 24-31 points, 6-9 rebounds and 4-7 assists. He is a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy script.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 38-55
Joel Embiid (PHI)
Joel completely shut down Adebayo in the last game and played a huge role as both a scorer and a rebounder. He thinks he will be at 17-24 points, 10-14 rebounds and 1-3 block range.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 39-55
Tyrese Maxey (PHI)
Maxey made five of his six 3-pointers in the last game and the 76ers are lucky to have him as an excellent scoring and defensive option. I think he will be in the range of 18-24 points and 5-7 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 25-36
Bam Adebayo (MIA)
After enjoying plenty of offensive lanes in the first two games, Bam was shut down in Game 2, shooting just 2/9 from the floor. However, I expect him to bounce back and be at 15-21 points, 7-10 rebounds and 1-2 steals/blocks.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 20-39
James Harden (PHI)
Harden shot just 1/7 from 3-point range and committed 7 turnovers, once again out of control this season. He expects a range of 15-22 points, 6-9 assists and 5-8 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 28-40
Tyler Herro (MIA)
Herro hasn’t been at his best, as the defense has taken center stage in the postseason, shooting just 5/15 from the floor in the last game. I think he will be at 17-24 points, 4-7 rebounds and 2-5 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 27-37
MIA vs. PHI DREAM11 LINE BALANCER
- Tobias Harris (PHI) had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, two steals in the last game. Harris shot about 30% in the last game, but it was an overall factor. He thinks he will be at 13-19 points, 8-12 rebounds and 3-5 assist range.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 28-40
- Max Strus (MIA) had 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist3 robberies in the last game. Strus continued to fight and made just 3 of 11 attempts on three of his own. I think he will be in the 9-15 point range here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 16-30
- Kyle Lowry (MIA) had 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 robbery in the last game. Lowry continues to struggle shooting and the Heat need him to do more. I think he will be in the range of 8-14 points and 4-7 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 14-26
- Danny Green (PHI) had 21 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Danny caught fire in the last game and scored seven of nine attempts from three of his own. I expect a range of 9-15 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 10-16
- Victor Oladipo (MIA) had 6 points, 2 assists in the last game. Bench Guard Victor was only 2/5 off the floor last game and I’m expecting a lot more here. He can be in the 8-16 point range here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 11-21
- PJ Tucker (MIA) had 4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 robberies in the last game. Tucker is primarily a defensive stopper, but he can get a decent amount of rebounds at times. I expect a range of 4-8 points and 3-7 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 12-20
- Georges Niang (PHI) had 3 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Niang made only one of three attempts from long range. I expect a range of 6-9 points here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 5-12
- Paul Reed (PHI) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Paul’s minutes were cut because Joel Embiid returned. I think he will be in the range of 2-4 points and 2-4 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 6-12
- DeWayne Dedmond (MIA) had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Backup Center Dedmon can be in a range of 3-6 points and 3-6 rebounds here.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 4-12
MIA vs PHI Dream11 Lineup
(If Embiid doesn’t play)
PG: K. Lowry, T Maxey (PP)
SG: D Green, T Herro
SF: Butler J (SP)
FP: G Niang, P Tucker
C: B Adebayo
(If Embiid plays)
PG: T Maxey
SG: D Green, M Strus, T Herro
SF: Butler J (SP)
FAQ: P Tucker
C:D Deedmon, J Embiid(PP)