2017-NBA-Play Offs-Tuesday night- LeBron looking to improve, Boston to win!!!

If LeBron James was even a shell of his usual self in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers would be up 3-0 in the conference finals and beginning to size up the Golden State Warriors for what would be an NBA Finals rematch. Game 4 is Tuesday in Cleveland. “No blame. We’re all to blame,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Monday, a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics. “We lost; it happens. For a guy who played great for five straight months, he’s got to have a bad game sooner or later. He’s human. He didn’t shoot the ball well. It wasn’t his ordinary game. But Kevin (Love, 28 points) and Kyrie (Irving, 29 points) had it going early and they played well, so it kind of got him out of rhythm a little bit in that first half. That’s no excuse.” It Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Monday night-Will Spurs play their last game this season ???

NBA Playoffs Best Bet (ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)Golden State vs. San Antonio – Game 4 Odds: Golden State (-11.5); Total set at 218.5 To nobody’s real surprise, the Golden State Warriors are one win away from a third straight appearance in the NBA Finals and then enter Game 4 as double digit favorites to do so. The Warriors took advantage of a Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs team in Game 3 to blow San Antonio out yet again and it sparked a great post-game quote from Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili. Ginobili stated that to win Game 4 the Spurs will have to play at least a 10 out of 10 and the Warriors can play no better than a 7 for San Antonio to have a chance to extend this series. But NBA bettors did see the Boston Celtics win outright as heavy underdogs last night in Cleveland without their All-Star, Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Sunday night basketball-Everything is obvious, we all wait for the big finals

Eastern Conference Finals – Game 3 (Cavaliers lead 2-0)Boston at Cleveland (TNT, 8:30 p.m. ET)The Eastern Conference Finals are nearly done, as evidenced by a pair of Cleveland routs of Boston at TD Garden. The Cavaliers are two victories away from their third straight NBA Finals appearance as Cleveland heads back home trying to close out the overmatched Celtics.Not having home-court advantage didn’t matter one iota for Tyronn Lue’s squad, who knocked off Boston in the series opener, 117-104 after building a 21-point halftime lead. The Cavaliers didn’t mess around in Game 2 by jumping out to a 72-31 halftime advantage in a 130-86 rout to easily cash as five-point road favorites.Cleveland shot a scorching 56% from the field, while knocking down 19 three-pointers in Game 2. Amazingly, the Cavaliers had only four players scoring in double-figures, led by LeBron James’ 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor. Kyrie Read More

NBA-Play offs-Eastern Conference Finals-Boston attack the King and Cavs with home advantage

Eastern Conference FinalsNo. 2 Cleveland at No. 1 Boston (TNT, 8:30 p.m. ET) 2016-17 Regular Season (Cavaliers 3-1)Nov. 3 Celtics at Cavaliers (-10.5) 128-122 (Over 207)Dec. 29 Celtics at Cavaliers (-6) 124-118 (Over 207)Mar. 1 Cavaliers at Celtics (-2) 103-99 (Under 224)Apr. 5 Cavaliers (+4) at Celtics 114-91 (Under 222) LeBron James is riding an incredible streak of Eastern Conference championships by playing in the last seven NBA Finals. James and the Cavaliers have yet to lose a playoff game in this postseason after sweeping through the Pacers and Raptors, but Cleveland will have to knock out Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals without the benefit of home-court advantage. Boston (53-29) finished two games ahead of Cleveland in the regular season to wrap up the top seed and set themselves up for home-court against the defending champions if they were to meet in the East Finals. The Celtics dug themselves Read More

2017-NBA-Play offs-Monday night- Win or go home at Boston, the final battle is up

Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 7 (TNT, 8:05 p.m. ET)Washington at Boston (-4 ½, Total 210 ½)It looked like Washington’s season was going to end on Friday but a 3-pointer with 3.5 second left from John Wall helped his team capture a 92-91 win over Boston in Game 6 from the Verizon Center.Seconds before Wall’s game-winner, Boston’s Al Horford gave his team a 91-89 lead with a 16-foot baseline bank shot. The Celtics had one last chance but Isaiah Thomas missed an off-balance heave before the buzzer.Wall finished with 26 and his backcourt partner Bradley Beal posted a game-high 33 points. While Wall is the catalyst for the Wizards, you can argue that the team is only as good as Beal’s production. In seven playoffs wins, he’s averaging 26.2 points per game and just 20.2 PPG in five postseason losses. Also, it should be noted that the Wizards have gone Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Battle for the East continues in Boston,key game 5 on track tonight

Eastern Conference First RoundNo. 4 Washington at No. 1 Boston (TNT, 8:00 p.m. ET) After letting leads slip away in each of the first two games of the series, the Wizards showed some mental toughness in holding serve at home to even things back up. Although that keeps this from being a must-win situation, Washington wants no part of falling behind and putting itself in a situation where one more loss would deliver its demise. The Wizards won Game 5 in the first round against Atlanta with the series tied at 2-2, but that contest was played in D.C.’s Verizon Center, where they’re a perfect 5-0 this postseason. This one will come inside Boston’s TD Garden, where the Celtics have won four straight after losing to Chicago twice there to open the playoffs. Washington is just 1-4 SU/ATS and is the only team that remains alive despite a losing record Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Sunday night- Cavs sweep Raptors,battles at DC and Texas continue

Eastern Conference First RoundNo. 1 Boston at No. 4 Washington (TNT, 6:30 p.m. ET) You’ll get little resistance saying that this has been the liveliest second-round playoff series to date. Not only did a fight almost break out in Game 3, but the first two games were among the most exciting we’ve seen in these entire playoffs. Considering the teams have a history dating back a few seasons, making no secret of their dislike for one another, we’ve got a budding rivalry developing as the Wizards look to utilize their homecourt advantage to even things up 2-2. The Celtics won’t have to deal with Washington backup wing Kelly Oubre, arguably its top on-ball defender, following his one-game suspension for his running shove of Kelly Olynyk in retaliation for what he felt was a dirty elbow thrown at his face. Oubre was ejected for Game 3 and disciplined again here, likely Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs- Wednesday night- Cleveland seek another final via Toronto,Spurs to survive ???

Eastern Conference SemifinalsNo. 3 Toronto at No. 2 Cleveland (TNT, 7:05 p.m. ET) 2016-17 Regular Season (Cavaliers 3-1)Oct. 28 Cavaliers (-2.5) at Raptors 94-91 (Under 206)Nov. 15 Raptors at Cavaliers (-5.5) 121-117 (Over 209)Dec. 5 Cavaliers (+2) at Raptors 116-112 (Over 214.5)Apr. 12 Raptors (-3) at Cavaliers 98-83 (Under 201) 2017 Posteason (Cavaliers 1-0)May 1 Raptors at Cavaliers (-7) 116-105 (Over 211) The Raptors have been no match for the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in the playoffs since last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland picked up its four consecutive home playoff blowout of Toronto in Monday’s 116-105 victory in the conference semifinals opener as seven-point favorites. Although winning by 11 points may not seem like a blowout, the Cavaliers built a 22-point advantage after three quarters before the Raptors outscored Cleveland, 31-20 over the final 12 minutes. LeBron James continued his domination of Toronto with a 35-point, 10 rebound Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Monday night- Semi Finals begin, battle for the North and battle for Texas on track

Eastern Conference SemifinalsNo. 3 Toronto at No. 2 Cleveland (TNT, 7:05 p.m. ET) 2016-17 Regular Season (Cavaliers 3-1)Oct. 28 Cavaliers (-2.5) at Toronto 94-91 (Under 206)Nov. 15 Raptors at Cavaliers (-5.5) 121-117 (Over 209)Dec. 5 Cavaliers (+2) at Toronto 116-112 (Over 214.5)Apr 12 Raptors (-3) at Toronto 98-83 (Under 201) The Cavaliers knocked out the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games last season as the two teams meet again in postseason. Cleveland pulled off a four-game sweep of Indiana even though the Cavaliers won those contests by a total of 16 points. The most memorable victory in that series came in Game 3 when the Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime deficit to stun the Pacers, 119-114, while covering as two-point favorites. LeBron James put up three double-doubles in the series, while compiling a triple-double in the Game 3 comeback with 41 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Thursday night win or go home for two teams

Western Conference First RoundNo. 2 San Antonio at No. 7 Memphis (TNT, 9:35 p.m. ET) FedEx Forum has been wonderful to the Grizzlies thus far in the series, producing both victories and offering up a legitimate shot to stay alive here. Despite a 116-103 loss in San Antonio on Tuesday, head coach David Fizdale felt correctable defensive miscues contributed to their demise so he’s expecting his team to be sharper here. The Grizzlies held the Spurs to their lowest point total of the series in Game 3 and then survived a 43-point night from Kawhi Leonard last Saturday night when Marc Gasol drained an awkward buzzer-beater at the end of OT, evening things up 2-2 in unlikely fashion. Memphis hung around in San Antonio for the better part of the first half in Game 5 and has proven capable of making the Spurs work for everything they get. The Griz Read More