IND Vs MIA Dream 11 Prediction: Heat stand on the verge of easing their way into the forthcoming round with a win today.
For Indiana Pacers, today’s encounter comes across bearing the identity of a must win one. Staring down the barrel with the side facing a 2-0 deficit in the playoffs, a defeat today against Miami Heat would all but see them being shunted out of the clamour for the NBA 2019-20’s glistening trophy.
While the Pacers did manage to give a solid account of themselves the last time around, the fact that they couldn’t pull off a win is all that matters.
Left beating themselves at the end of the scrimmage, the 109-100 defeat was a hard result to digest for a side which had given everything within its repertoire to restore parity in the series.
Where the Pacers were left despondent after the result, Miami Heat were left regaling in boisterous celebrations. The side edged one step closer towards the ensuing round of the marquee league with the win, fight and character which the side will be itching to emulate when it steps out to take on the Pacers in game 3 today.
What work’s in the Heat’s favour is the side’s barrage of attacking names. The side is well endowed with a bevy of players who can shoot from the deep and come up with triples at crucial junctures, a skill set which will see the side squirm its way to another win today.
Probable Playing 5
Aaron, Malcolm, Victor, Warren, Myles
Goran, Jimmy, Duncan, Jae, Bam
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Pacers Vs Heat Game 3
Date And Time: 22nd August, Saturday: 1:00am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
- Malcolm: 22.3 ppg
- Jimmy: 24.3 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Myles: 10.4 rpg
- Bam: 13.5 ppg
Pacers Vs Heat: 100-109
Dream 11 Picks
The Pacers might be left ruing their lacklustre display in attack the last time around but Malcom Brogdon deserved none of that blame. Not only did he end up dropping the 17 points for his side but laid up the ball on 7 occasions for his counterparts as he controlled the centre of the court.
Grogan Dragic has emerged as a game winner for his side in the playoffs. Up against a stringent opposition, the point guard has ensured the points have kept flowing for his side with his efficient shooting seeing him come up with 20 points and 6 assist the last time around.
He’s been the focal point of his side’s attack all throughout the league and Jimmy Butler was at his best the last time around as well. The shooting guard delivered a performance which entailed 18 points, 6 assists and 7 rebounds, a well rounded display to see us opt for him as our pick in this slot.
After going off the steam in the seeding round, Justin Holiday has picked dup speed for the Pacers at the right moment. With 6 points and 7 rebounds the last time around, he emerged a crucial name in the side’s defensive gameplan with his steals and blocks helping the Pacers stay in the tie all across the four quarters.
The cheapest pick of our side for this one, there was no way we were leaving JaKarr Sampson out of our team. The 5.5 credit worth power forward is just too enticing an option to let slip out of our hand with the Pacers man coming up with 8 points and 6 rebounds the last time around.
He is partnered up alongside Doug McDermott, two players capable of delivering a solid amount of jump points for the side.
While Myles Turner was sublime inside the paint as he dropped 17 points, his defensive contributions make him a must have pick for today. He pulled off 8 rebounds and 5 blocks for his side, occulting shots transpired his side’s way with ease to make life tepid for Miami Heat.
Heat see us opt for Bam Adebayo once again from the side. He’s been a consistent name for the side, someone who delivered in every department once again with 7 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds in game 2.
His eye for the triples and affinity to shoot from the deep makes Butler while the star player while Bam is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Dragic, Brogdon, Butler, Justin, Doug, Sampson, Ban, Turner
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