Description: BOS Vs TOR Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Boston show their mettle in game 1 to stump the Raptors with an overwhelmingly clinical performance
While this encounter was always touted to transpire into a special occasion given how finely balanced the two sides, the Raptors were widely envisaged to take a 1-0 lead in the series. They had put clear distance between themselves and Boston in the Eastern Conference to nestle themselves in second place, a spot vindictive of their might in NBA 2019-20.
However, Boston Celtics showed that they are not far behind the Raptors with the team building on the momentum it accrued in the playoffs. Keeping their 100% winning run alive in the playoffs, the side extended its winning spree to five after downing the Raptors in a comprehensive 112-94 win in game 1 of the conference semi-finals.
The result throws open this series with Boston showing they are more than worthy adversaries for the Raptors. And while the Raptors only have themselves to beat for their calamitous performance the last time around, the side knows it cant dwell too much on its inclement showing given the short turnaround between games inside the bubble.
BOS Vs TOR Dream11 Probable Winner
They might have been outshined in every department of the game the last time around but we envision the Raptors being back at their best come today. This is a side which has lost just two games inside the bubble while winning 10 in return, a side which rightfully hammered its place in second spot in the Eastern Conference.
Things will be far from tightly fought today with the barest of margins coming into play to determine the winner from this one. The Raptors attack should settle into its groove to see the side restore parity in the series.
Probable Playing 5
Brown, Tatum, Daniel, Smart, Walker
Fred, Kyle, Pascal, Ibaka, Anunoby
NBA Conference Semi-Finals 2019-20
Match: Boston Vs Raptors Game 2
Date And Time: 2nd September, Wednesday: 1:30am
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
- Jayson: 21 Points
- Kyle: 17 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Daniel: 15 Rebounds
- Serge: 9 Rebounds
Raptors Vs Boston: 94-112
Dream 11 Picks
The Raptors might have been far from their best but Kyle Lowry was flawless and dependable as ever. From registering 17 points, 8 dimes and 6 boards, he did everything asked from him to yet again show why he’s the heartbeat of this Raptors’ setup.
His shooting was far from the effect level Fred VanVleet has reached inside the bubble but the point guard made up for it in other areas. He pulled off 8 assists and more importantly the 4 rebounds and 6 steals to turnover possession for his side at crucial junctures.
Limited minutes seemed to make no effect on Brad Wanamaker’s showing in game 1. The Boston Celtics man managed to make the most of his shooting arounds with his ability to shoot from the corners seeing him pile on 7 points and 6 rebounds.
In a game lined up with wordclass names, Terence Davis once again helps make up for our cheap pick of the day. His 6 credit price tag is more than justified given the 7 points he managed to pile on for his side in game 1.
OG Anunoby has emerged as a steady source of points for the raptors inside the bubble. He came up with yet another flawless performance in game 1 as he pulled off 12 points and 7 attacking rebounds to ensure a high conversion rare for his side inside the paint.
He’s been the focal point of Boston Celtic’s attack and Jayson Tatum showed why he’s held in such high esteem. The power forward pulled off yet another electric showing as his spin and slams and windmills saw him shoot 21 points in the opening game of the series.
In what was one of his finest ever showings on the court, Daniel Theis emerged as Boston’s game winner the last time around. His tenacity in defence saw him placate the Raptors with his double-double comprising of a staggering 15 rebounds.
Proving to be menace for oppositions inside the paint yet again, Serge Ibaka utilised his reverse scoops to layup 15 points and 9 rebounds to see the Raptors man wrap up our Dream 11 setup for the outing.
His electric touch and ability to come up with both points and assists sees Fred retain his place as our star player while Tatum is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Lowry, Fred, Wanamaker, Davis, Anunoby, Tatum, Theis, Ibaka
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