The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business this past online basketball betting Monday. After seeing the Golden State Warriors cap off their undefeated streak to the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers took to the court with a burning passion, eager to prove that they are indeed a better team than Golden State. The Warriors are comfortably awaiting Cleveland, knowing that their spot in the Finals is well-secured. Now Cleveland has to put their money where their mouth is in Game 5 to get a shot at back-to-back titles, and another chance to humiliate their playoff rivals.
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Players who bet on NBA playoffs will enjoy a small break this Wednesday. Since Boston and Cleveland had their Game 4 matchup this past Tuesday, both teams will get a chance to rest their knees before determining if the Cavs will represent the Eastern Conference in the Finals. Both teams will take to the court this Thursday in Boston. The Cavs will be looking to finish up the series while Boston is vying to keep their postseason hopes alive a little while longer.
Game 5 – Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics – Thursday, May 25th
When: 6:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston
Series: Cavs Lead 3-1
Stream: NBA on TNT
NBA Playoff Odds:
Cleveland Cavaliers -10 (-110) 215 ½ (-110) -550
Boston Celtics +10 (-110) 215 ½ (-110) +425
Interestingly enough, it was Kyrie Irving who led the Cavs in points in Game 4, not Cleveland’s beloved King James. Irving dropped an impressive 42 points on the Celts this past Tuesday, along with 4 assists and 3 rebounds. LeBron was second in points for the Cavs, putting up 34 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds. Kevin Love was Cleveland’s third-leading point earner, and last player to break double digits in Game 4. Love was good for 17 points, 5 assists, and a whopping 17 rebounds.
Cleveland opened up this series by playing two-games in Boston. The away crowd didn’t have much of an impact on the Cavaliers, considering that they picked up wins in both games by a decisive margin. Nevertheless, Boston fans should be a little more amped up in Game 5 and it’ll be interesting to see if they can impact the online basketball betting outcome.
In Game 4, Boston failed to produce a player who scored over 20 points. Avery Bradley came close, throwing down 19 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Jae Crowder wasn’t far behind Boston’s superstar, putting up 18 points, 4 assists, and 8 rebounds. Boston also had two more players break double-digits in Kelly Olynyk and Al Horford who put up 15 and 16 points respectively. Boston’s inability to have a decisive point-scorer on the court has led basketball betting sites to paint them as betting underdogs once more.