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NBA Playoffs Tips & Previews, Thursday 12th May

Eastern and Western Conference semifinals ensue when the Bucks clash with the Celtics, while the Warriors meet the Grizzlies.

The NBA Semifinals hit fever-pitch when the big dogs are in action on the floor this Thursday. 

Milwaukee or Boston will take a 3-2 advantage, while Golden State look to close it out against Memphis as the BetDeluxe team finds all the best bets across both fixtures.

milwaukee @ boston

may 12th 9:00am

After asking Jayson Tatum to show something and deliver under pressure, the Boston Celtics star helped level up the series at 2-2 on the road. They head back to TD Garden for a massive clash against Milwaukee.

The Celtics evened the ledger with a 116-108 win at Fiserv Forum as Tatum dropped 30 points, hauled in 13 rebounds and dished off five assists in a performance full of leadership and onus. 

With the question now asked for reigning NBA champion Milwaukee, all its mental fortitude and power will be needed in front of a hostile crowd. 

Giannis tried the power move and trash talk after coming up with a dunk in game four, but the Celtics had none of it. 

This battle between two of the NBA’s heavyweight franchises will go a long way to determine this championship winner. 

With Boston returning home, indeed, it has the advantage, and now it is up to Jaylen Brown to match the output of his mate in Tatum. 

We’re backing the 17-time champion to make it 3-2 as it covers the spread against a Milwaukee team, missing the leadership and experience of Khris Middleton.

Suggested Bet: Boston -5.5 at $1.90

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Boston -5.5
Leg 2: J. Brown over 25.5 points
Leg 3: Total points over 214.5
Combined odds = $5.50

golden state @ memphis

may 12th 11:30am

The fairy-tale season for Memphis could end when it faces Golden State on Thursday.

A knee injury to Ja Morant could spell disaster for the Grizzlies as it dropped to a 3-1 deficit after losing game four without their star point guard. 

Morant injured himself during game three of the series, and it could not have come at a worse time with Golden State starting to find its groove. 

Without Morant, the Grizzlies toiled away bravely on Tuesday but would ultimately fall short 101-98. 

Golden State won the game despite shooting poorly from three-point territory, which would seem like a missed opportunity for Memphis. 

The Grizzlies played out of their skin, considering how big an out Morant is. 

There is still plenty of scope for the Warriors in this series and the rest of the playoffs should they win. 

The edge is held with Golden State, given that Morant is out and their three-point shooting is never as bad as in game four. 

Warriors to progress and cover the spread.

Suggested Bet: Golden State -2.5 at $1.90

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Golden State -2.5
Leg 2: S. Curry over 25.5 points
Leg 3: S. Curry 5+ three-pointers
Leg 4: K. Thompson over 19.5 points

Combined odds = $6.50

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