Players who bet on basketball games online Monday night were treated to brutal clash between two of the Eastern Conference’s best to determine who would face the Cavaliers in the Conference’s finals. When it was all said and done, the Celtics came out on top 115-105 over the Washington Wizards. Now Boston, the team that dethroned Cleveland atop the East during the regular season, will have an opportunity to prove to Cavaliers that the Celtics are the best team in the East. Most basketball betting online fans would disagree with the notion that Boston is better than Cleveland. However, this year’s regular season results are cemented into the past. And now, the Celts have the chance to add on to that history.
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The Cavs and Boston will first go at it Tuesday night. Until then, basketball betting online players can keep themselves occupied by wagering on the Western Conference Finals’ Game 2 matchup between the Spurs and Warriors.
Golden State was able to walk away with Game 1, 113-111. The Spurs actually managed to maintain the lead throughout most of the game, but after Kawhi Leonard was force to leave the game due to an ankle injury, Golden State managed steal the lead. Ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup, Leonard is listed as doubtful due to the same injury. Without Leonard in the mix, and accounting for Game 2’s results, most betting fans will refrain from picking the Spurs, even if they have some of the most remunerative odds available.
Game 2 – San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors – Tuesday, May 16th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Series: Warriors Lead 1-0
Basketball Betting Online Odds:
San Antonio Spurs +14 (-110) 209 (-110) +1050
Golden State Warriors -14 (-110) 209 (-110) -1600
San Antonio Spurs
Without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, the Spurs will need a stronger showing from the rest of their starters in order to have a fighting chance in Game 2. Likewise, Gregg Popovich will have to find a way to squeeze out as many points as possible out of his bench. In Game 1, Manu Ginobili was able to come off the bench and put up 17 points, 3 steals, and 1 rebound. Jonathon Simmons also came off the bench to give the Spurs 12 points, 1 assist and 1 rebound. Unfortunately, 29 points from two players won’t be enough to steal Game 2 out from under Golden State.
Golden State Warriors
With a plethora of All-Stars lock and loaded for Game 2, a Warriors victory seems like a guarantee. In Game 1, Steph Curry light up the scoreboard for 40 points, 3 steals, and 7 rebounds. Alongside him was Kevin Durant, who put up 34 points, 4 blocks, and 5 rebounds. With both these MVPs being healthy as a horse, the Spurs don’t stand a chance Tuesday night.