Game five takes us to FTX Arena as the BetDeluxe team goes through all the best bets between Miami and Boston.
Will Miami or Boston take the advantage?
boston @ miami
may 26th 10:30am
The most defining game to date in this Eastern Conference Final series between Miami and Boston comes to fruition when they battle at FTX Arena on Thursday morning.
Boston went shut-down mode on the defensive end in its 102-82 thumping of Miami in game four of the series at TD Garden.
It was a fast start and application in defence which opened a big lead at the first break, and now the question is asked of Miami to answer back.
Jayson Tatum came up big with 31 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, but the help he had from his teammates stood out.
Four Celtics players scored double-figure points and the 13 rebounds won by Al Horford were a pivotal factor in the win.
Boston slammed Miami on the rebounding front with 60 rebounds to 39 in a powerful display across the night.
Miami’s start in game four set the tone for what was an ugly evening on Tuesday in one of the worst quarters it has produced all season.
A drastic change needs to occur in game five after the Heat missed 15 of its first 16 shots to effectively dash all hopes of obtaining a near-insurmountable 3-1 lead in the series.
To make matters worse, the 18 combined points scored by Miami’s starting five was the lowest ever amount by a starting five since the stat was counted back in 1971.
Alas, we enter this game with Boston, the -1.5 favourite.
Boston has the upper hand of winning momentum and what could be a mentally-crushing win on its side.
Boston Celtics -1.5 at $1.91
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Boston Celtics -1.5
Leg 2: Total points over 203.5
Leg 3: J. Brown over 22.5
Leg 4: J. Tatum over 24.5
Combined odds = $7.50