MIA Vs IND Dream 11 Prediction: Heat propels themselves to a second-half rampage to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
With both the sides going into the first half seeing nothing separating them, game 1 between Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was fully living up to its stature.
An edge of the seat thriller, the second half was envisioned to unfold in the same manner with either side set to engage us in a topsy-turvy affair.
However, Miami Heat managed to break clear of Indiana Pacers in the this and fourth quarter to put the clash to bed once and for all. The 113-101 win in their favour at the end of the day was a pivotal result, a margin which instils immense and pivotal momentum in the side’s ranks ahead of today’s forthcoming clash.
While the Pacers won’t be massively downtrodden after that result with the club more than adept at scripting a turnaround today, the way the team’s defence collapsed at crucial junctures is set to perplex the side. The team’s inability to pull off rebounds and deflections was surprising given their relative traditional acumen in the docket.
If the Pacers are to restore parity in the series, the club will need to come out on top in the battle of the boards. The defensive rebounds need to be snagged by the side as they look to come up with quick breakpoints and perturb Miami Heat.
We fully envision the Pacers to come up with a massively improved defensive display but still be found lacking. The side was found wanting when asked to shoot with efficiency, a dilemma which renders their endeavours futile today.
Probable Playing 5
Goran, Jimmy, Duncan, Jae, Bam
Aaron, Malcolm, Victor, Warren, Myles
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Heat Vs Pacers Game 2
Date And Time: 20th August, Thursday: 10:30pm
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
- Butler: 21.2 ppg
- Victor: 20.3 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Bam: 13.6 rpg
- Myles: 10.3 rpg
Pacers Vs Heat: 101-113
Dream 11 Picks
Not only did Goran Dragic control the centre of the court for his side the last time around with his 5 layups but more importantly he was reasonable for a staggering 24 points. The points guard made a return to the side’s docket at the right time to buoy the team’s attacking ambit and spur the side towards a 1-0 lead.
With points failing to come their way the last time around, the Pacers turned to Edmond Summer. And the substitute was able to utilise his minutes effectively as he came up with 6 points and 6 rebounds to make him a must have pick at just 5 credits.
His side’s top scorer in the league, Jimmy Butler showed why he’s held in such high stature. The shooting guard went on a shooting spree to put the Pacers in jeopardy as his panache filed 28 points ended up winning the game for Miami Heat.
Despite absolutely no support from his counterparts, T.J. Warren was least affected. The Indiana Pacers shooting guard was responsible for taking his side close on ample occasions with his staggering 22 points and 8 rebounds seeing the Pacers take the lead on a slew of occasions in the affair.
Handed over 31 minutes comes the playoffs, Justin Holiday managed to make good use of them. He dropped 11 points for his side with his crossovers allowing him to traverse past defenders to se us opt for him as part of the duo from Indiana Pacers.
10 points inside the paint to his name in the same affair see JaKaar Sampson become the third pick in a row for us from the Pacers.
Bam Adebayo had a massive hand to play in Heat’s win the last time around. Not only did he occult shots sent down his way with his blocks and deflections but manage to accrue 17 points as well with his jump shots to make him a must-have pick for the affair.
Myles Turner was at his tenacious best for Pacers in game 1. With 9 points and 9 rebounds, he fell just short of a well-deserved double-double with his expertise in pulling off steals and deflections serving the side well.
His scrumptious 28 points in game 1 see Buttle be our star player while Bam is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Dragic, Summer, Butler, Warren, Holiday, Sampson, Bam, Turner
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