IND vs MIA Dream11: As the NBA season will progress, the team depth of various squads will get challenged. In this match-up, the Miami Heat will visit the Indiana Pacers in an inter-conference affair. Heat has won four games above the 50% win mark while the Pacers are six games below it.
Heat is running thin right now with Butler and Adebayo ruled out for this game. It will put pressure upon the guard trio of Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, and Duncan Robinson to step up their game. With Adebayo out long-term, Miami can end up losing a bit of its earlier steam. How will the team cope up with the loss?
Indiana has not been playing clinical basketball. With Brogdon and Sabonis as the one-two punch, the unit has seen faltering production from the rest of the players. It is a surprise Indiana has such a poor record despite having a loaded roster. Will things change
Host: Indiana Pacers
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 4 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Miami: Who will rise up?
In the last two games, the Heat defense has felt the absence of Butler, giving away 120 and 111, and that is far from the norm with their main players in the picture. The team has also had trouble keeping up on the scoring front. The inconsistent play of Lowry and Robinson is the biggest concern, the latter had 0 points in the last game, surely, they won’t win many games if Lowry and Robinson combine for 7-12 points only!
Pacers: Should have had a better record
Indiana has replicated the theme of last season. Losing close games and unable to hold opponents from making late pushes. They have lost their last two games by the margin of 2 and 3 points. Surely, that is heartbreaking but perhaps this is the biggest shortcoming of this team. With its loaded personnel, the Pacers should have had more wins. They have a huge chance here! But the team hasn’t been reliable.
Indiana Pacers| Miami Heat
Games: 24| 22
Wins: 09| 13
Defeats: 15| 09
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Indiana Pacers Team News
- TJ Warren is OUT and will return around late December.
- TJ McConnell is listed as OUT.
- Justin Holiday is OUT for the game.
Pacers Expected Starting Five
Forward/Wing: PF: Domantas Sabonis SF: Caris LeVert
Middle: C: Myles Turner
Guards: SG: Chris Duarte PG: Malcolm Brogdon
BENCH: Jeremy Lamb, Torrey Craig, Isaiah Jackson, DeJon Jarreau, Goga Bitadze, Kelan Martin, Brad Wanamaker, TJ Warren, Duane Washington Jr.
Miami Team News
- Victor Oladipo has been listed OUT for the game.
- Markieff Morris is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
- Bam Adebayo is OUT for the game
- Jimmy Butler is OUT for the game.
Heat Expected Starting Five
Off-guard/Forward: SF: Duncan Robinson PF: PJ Tucker
Middle: C: Dewayne Dedmon
Guards: SG: Tyler Herro PG: Kyle Lowry
Miami Heat Bench: , Max Strus, Omer Yurtseven, Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala, Marcus Garrett, Markieff Morris, Caleb Martin, Udonis Haslem.
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Herro will have his hand full with both Butler and Adebayo. He can increase his scoring range right now and he can end up scoring in the 23-28 points range, which is more than his season average of around 21.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-50
Brogdon is the leading scorer for the Pacers and frankly can do a lot more than scoring. Malcolm has scored 25, 27 points in the last two matches.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-56
Kyle Lowry (MIA)
Lowry’s performance can end up impacting the result of the game with the two main players out for the Heat. Kyle has been inconsistent this season, don’t lean on his average. Still, Kyle can take it up a notch and score in the 15-20 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-39
Sabonis can have a party in this game without Adebayo and Butler disrupting his rhythm. You can expect 18-23 points, 10-12 rebounds, and 4-6 assists regularly from the big.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
Dedmon can end up playing 25-35 minutes if Adebayo is gone for far too long. He can produce 10+ and 10+ rebounds consistently. Can he make the defense better?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-33
Turner has been impressive on both ends of the floor and is one of the best shot-blockers in the league. You can expect 10-15 points, 8-10 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks constantly from Myles.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45
IND vs MIA LINEUP BALANCERS
- Chris Duarte(IND) scooped up 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
- Gabe Vincent(MIA) lined up 11 points, 1 rebounds1 assist, `1 steal in the last game.
- Caris LeVert(IND) lined up 6 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
- Jeremy Lamb(IND) lined up 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in the last game.
- PJ Tucker(MIA) scrapped 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game.
- Caleb Martin(MIA) bagged 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
- Duncan Robinson(MIA) had 0 points in the last game but he is likely to turn it around soon.
- Max Strus (MIA) got hold of 10 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game.
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