TOR Vs BOS Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Raptors script a revival to restored parity in the series
The Raptors needed time to settle into their groove but once the side pulled its socks up, there was no stopping it. Trailing 2-0 in the series, the Raptors have hit back to stamp their authority in the conference semi-finals and level things at 2-2.
Defeating Boston Celtic’s 100-93 in game 4, the Raptors showed that they are more than up for the challenge at hand. In what was a sublime show of defensive basketball by them, the Raptors not only protected their rim but guarded players in the fourth quarter to placate a Boston attack which has thwarted the best of best in NBA 2019-20.
While the Raptors are riding high on momentum after winning two straight games, it’s back to starch for Boston Celtics. Despite the foregone couple of defeats, they still every much stay alive in the series, a side whose rampant attack cane easily string together a well versed performance to guide the side through from the series.
This series has been a jaffer and we are set to be immersed in another thriller today. Both the sides have matched each other every step of the way, refusing to seize even the barest of margins to each other.
Its extremely tricky to determine a winner on the day owing to the closely fought nature of the semi-finals. Our perusal into both the sides sees us give the Raptors the win today owing to their defence.
Probable Playing 5
Fred, Kyle, Pascal, Ibaka, Anunoby
Brown, Tatum, Daniel, Smart, Walker
NBA Conference Semi-Finals 2019-20
Match: Raptors Vs Boston Game 5
Date And Time: 8th September, Tuesday: 4:00am
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
- Pascal: 23 Points
- Jayson: 24 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Pascal: 11 Rebounds
- Jayson: 10 Rebounds
Boston Vs Raptors: 93-100
TOR Vs BOS Dream11 Picks
Not just the semi-finals but this Raptors duo has found a place in our Dream 11 side since the onset of the seeding round. Both the point guards have been absolutely terrific for the side, players responsible for doing the bulk of the scoring for the side.
We begin with Kyle Lowry who has been responsible for the side’s wins in the last two showdowns. He’s given it his all across these two affairs with his 22-11 double-double in game 4 being a testament to his calibre.
His loyal partner, Fred VanVleet was flawless when laying up the baskets to record 17 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds in the same scrimmage.
His conversion rate faltered in game 4 but Marcus Smart’s overall contribution sees us roll his in once again. With 8 points, 5 assists and 8 rebounds in game 4, he made his presence felt everywhere on the day.
OG Anunoby has won us over this series with us clutch displays. He’s risen to the occasion for the side at crucial junctures, dropping 11 points in game 4 as he opened the zone up for himself with perfection.
Our cheapest pick for the day, at just 7 credits, Robert Williams was someone who was never going to depart our Dream 11 side. Despite frugal minutes, he rifled his way through to the 6 points and 5 boards to see him earn a place in our setup.
After losing the first couple of matchups, the Raptors reverted their attention to their forte. With defence taking centrestage, Serge Ibaka emerged as the mainstay of the side’s gameplan.
And he’s reposed the faith entrusted in him as he unearthed 18 points in the paint and more importantly the 7 defensive rebounds to see him become the first pick from the side. Slotting his way next to him is Marc Gasol who sent down 4 points, 5 assists and 2 rebounds on the same day.
Boston Celtics will meanwhile be covered by Daniel Theis after his 7 rebounds exulted his innate ability to guard the paint and come up with blocks.
The way he’s cajoling double-doubles his way at the moment see us make Lowry our star player while Fred is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Lowry, Fred, Smart, Anunoby, Williams, Theis, Serge, Gasol
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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.