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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers: NBA Playoff’s preview and its prediction

Match Details:

Boston Celtics vs Indiana PacersBrooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers

Playoff season G1, 14 April 2019

10.00 PM, IST

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA

 

Match Preview:

Celtics is going to face Pacers in G1 of 2019 Playoff-Season. Celtics have 28 wins at the home center out of 41 games, where Pacers have only 19 wins at the away from the home. Both have battled for 202 games in which Celtics have 98 wins with 55.4%. In the last H2H game a total of 214 points were scored in which Celtics attempted 92 shots and Pacers also attempted 92. The top scorer is Tatum with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.

 

Playoff Series Won

Celtics 3 – 2 Pacers

 

Season Top-Performers from this game:

Irving- 23.8 PPG

Sabonis- 9.4 RPG

Irving- 5.0 APG

 

No other player from the Celtics or Pacers teams in any aspect was in the top-15.

 

Match-Ups:

*Combination of Assist Provider and 3-pointers maker.

*Combination of Steals and Assist Provider

*Combination of Rebounder and Blocker.

*Combination of Centre Scoring wings.

 

Assist Providers:

Celtics:

Irving

Rozier

Tatum(Small Forward)

Baynes(Credit saver)

 

Pacers:

Collison

Joseph

Evans

 

3-point shot makers:

Evans

Morris, Irving

Collison

Hayward

 

 

PLAYER FLEXIBILITY:

Point Guard:

  • Taller and Ball hog point guard
  • Best Shooter for his team
  • Also Known as Scoring Guard.

Irving and Collison are the best picks from this section. Joseph is a Credit saver.

 

Power Forward:

  • Referred to the Post Position.
  • Power forwards play a role similar to that of Center.
  • The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of which is rebounding.
  • Many power forwards is noted for their mid-range jump-shot, and several players have become very accurate from 12 to 18 feet (3.7 to 5.5 m).
  • Some power forwards often play the Center position.

TIP:

Morris and Young, both will act as a Power forward. But, they are just guarding to their teams

 


 

Small Forward:

  • Better Rebounder
  • Faster than big man(SG) and stronger than a guard
  • Differs in rebounds(more compared to SG)

Tatum and Hayward are the best picks.


 

Shooting Guard:

  • Shooter for short and longer distances
  • Guard(defense)
  • Most reliable for dunks and tip shorts(2-pointer and 3-pointer makers)

TIP:

Brown is the best pick,


 

Center:

It is well known for the defensive part(i.e guard of the team)

Known for grabbing the rebounds.

Sabonis will be the sure-shot pick from this section if you manage the credits.

Turner and Horford will be the game changers. You can lock into your high contests.

 

TEAM:

Irving

Evans

McDermott

Tatum

Hayward

Morris

Horford

Sabonis

 

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