Description: IND Vs MIA Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Winner of today’s encounter ends up asserting itself of fourth seed in the conference
With both these teams slated to square off against each other in the upcoming playoffs starting in the ensuing week, today’s clash is a pivotal one for either side. This showdown will help either side familiarise itself with its playoff opponent and get a fair idea of what to expect once the league traverses into its business end.
Also, the winner of today’s encounter will end up asserting itself of fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. With both these sides on level wins at the moment, today’s clash ends up being the defining moment for either side in determining which spot they’ll curtail a long and gruelling league stage.
While the home advantage no longer comes into account given the newly worked format amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, fourth seed still holds importance. A win today will help buoy the winner ahead of the playoff scrimmage between the two, a narrative which will see either side come hot out of the blocks today.
IND Vs MIA Dream11 Probable Winner
Failing to win their last four games to the Pacers prior to this season, Miami Heat decided to do something about that horrid record. And the side over threw the losing spree in flamboyant fashion with the side registering wins in all three of the two sides’ skirmishes this season.
While the Pacers have the better record inside the bubble, Heat’s overall dominance over them this season will weigh in today. Also, with the Pacers reeling under injuries, we envision them not having enough in their tank when they step out for their final seeding round clash.
Probable Playing 5
- Warren, Turner and Sabonis will all be sitting out today’s encounter for the Pacers with the players struggling with injuries.
Malcolm, Holiday, Sampson, Justin, Goga
Nunn, Crowder, Derrick, Duncan, Kelly
NBA Scrimmage 2019-20
Match: Pacers Vs Heat
Date And Time: 15th August, Saturday: 1:30am
Venue: AdventHealth Arena, Orlando
- Malcolm: 14.5 ppg
- Duncan: 13.1 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Goga: 4.6 rpg
- Kelly: 5 rpg
Rockets Vs Pacers: 104-108
Oklahoma Vs Heat: 116-115
Dream 11 Picks
Pacers’ Michael Brogdon has ended up missing out on his side’s last two encounters in the league but we envision him returning for today’s outing. The Pacers’ point guard has been a fulcrum of the side’s attack this term with his 14.5 ppg seeing him lead the side into the playoffs without any jitters.
T.J. McConnell will also be coming into our side after he ended up with one of his most complete performance as he delivered 6 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds for the club in his foregone scrimmage.
With Dragic out for Miami heat today, Kendrick Nunn is set to be instilled in his side’s playing 5 for the affair. And with 14 points the last time around, the player showed that he can shoot from the deep with ease to see him become our pick as the point guard.
With a hoard of players set to eb out of action for Heat today, the side is massively depleted. It means Tyler Herro will once again be asked to take up the mantle for the club in this docket after he showed what he’s capable of with a stunning 20 points the last time he took to the court
Despite being held back, Duncan Robinson’s frugal minutes make him a viable pick with the small forward having dictated play for his side this season with his ball handling abilities.
And a reason he was able to express himself so freely was due to Justin Holiday. Making the most of his outing on the court, the small forward shot 18 points along with the 6 rebounds with his offhanded shots and reverse scoops leaving the opposition in a quandary.
He’s going to be partnered up by Doug McDermott who had the 16 points in the encounter as he made the most of his backsteps, crossovers and handles to leave the defenders in a tizzy.
Kelly Olynyk has utilised his outings for Miami Heat inside the bubble. The centre’s 10.2 ppg have been crucial in seeing the side pull off spin and slams and reverse scoops with a high conversion rate along with winning the battle of the boards.
With everyone out for Heat, Brogdon will be do the bulk of the scoring for the club to see him be our star player while Kelly is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Brogdon, T.J. McConnell, Nunn, Herro, Robinson, Holiday, Doug, Kelly
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.