NBA Preseason 2021: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Preview, Team News and MIA vs BOS Dream11 Prediction. We head on to the last day of NBA Preseason as teams look to win their last game and carry that momentum to the regular season. The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat suffered defeats in their last game and will be eager to end their preseason on a winning note.
NBA Preseason 2021: Where to watch Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics game?
The Miami Heat have been in great form in this preseason and despite their defeat against the Atlanta Hawks, Jimmy Butler and company will be eager to finish on a high ahead of the regular season. The match is scheduled on October 16 and will start from 4:00 AM IST onwards. The NBA fans can watch the game on the NBA App, by subscribing to the NBA League Pass and telecast for the same will also be available on NBC Sports California and Spectrum SportsNet.
NBA Preseason 2021: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics team news and injuries
The Boston Celtics will miss two of their starters Al Horford and Jaylen Brown, who are out due to the league’s health and safety protocol. Payton Pritchard is a big doubt for this game after suffering a nasal fracture and missing the match against the Orlando Magic. Meanwhile, the Celtics have suspended Marcus Smart after he breached the team rules and will the match against the Heat.
The Miami Heat missed a lot of players in their game against Atlanta as many of them did not travel. So all of them should be available for the match against the Celtics. However, Victor Oladipo’s return from an ACL injury is still not clear. Jimmy Butler has a cold and is doubtful about this clash.
NBA Preseason 2021: Heat vs Celtics Preview
The Miami Heat have been in great form in the NBA Preseason as they have won all four of their matches until the last one where they faced Atlanta Hawks. Their preseason started with a big win over the Hawks. They kept up their performance against the Houston Rockets with another fine win. They even came up with two hard-fought wins against the San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets. The away defeat to the Hawks came as a wake-up call for the Miami Heat but with several players absent, it was still a great fight from Tyler Herro and others.
On the other hand, the Boston Celtics have only played three preseason matches and all of them have been nail-biting affairs. They started the preseason with a close 98-97 win over Orlando Magic, followed by a 113-111 win over the Toronto Raptors. Their last match against was also a very tight affair which saw them lose 1-2-13 against the Magic.
Both teams will look to win this game and enter the regular season with winning momentum. But with several starters missing it will be very tough for Ume Udoka’s men.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Predicted Lineups
Point Guard: Kyle Lowry, Shooting Guard; Duncan Robinson, Small Forward: Caleb Martin, Power Forward: PJ Tucker, Center: Bam Adebayo
Point Guard: Dennis Schroder, Shooting Guard: Romeo Langford, Small Forward: Aaron Nesmith, Power Forward: Jayson Tatum, Center: Robert Williams.
MIA vs BOS Dream11 Team
Point Guard: Kyle Lowry, Dennis Schroder
Shooting Guard: Duncan Robinson
Small Forward: Aaron Nesmith, Caleb Martin
Power Forward: Jayson Tatum (VC)
Center: Bam Adebayo (C)
Disclaimer: The aforementioned Dream11 team and prediction are based on our own research and analysis. We do not guarantee any success on the selection of these players in your team.