NBA Conference Semi-Finals, Game 7: Wizards vs CelticsPublished May 15, 2017 by Sol FH
Tied 3-3, tonight we will find out which team advanced to the Conference Finals with tip-off at 1:00 GMT.
The NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards has been a back-and-forth series with the home team winning each game so far. Boston is hoping that this trend continues as they are at home to the Wizards tonight, but for John Wall and the rest of the Wizards, they are looking to make a statement and hope to advance to the Conference Finals.
The Wizards were down 3-2 going into Saturday Night's game in Washington. It was a fantastic game and the Wizards held on to a one-point victory when all was said and done, but with the Celtics playing at home tonight, Washington's chances of winning are limited. If they do hold on for the Game 7 win, it will be the furthest that any Washington team, Bullets or Wizards will have gone in the NBA Playoffs, aside from their sole Finals appearance against the Warriors in 1978-79. In fact, if the Wizards can somehow make the Finals for the first time in close to 40 years, it will be the first time that any professional sports team (NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL) have made it since 1998. That drought is the longest of any city, with three or more professional sports teams and if the Wizards can break the "curse," they will be the first for an entire Washington generation.
For both the Celtics and the Wizards, the next round means a meeting with the defending NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, which hasn't gone good for any team to face them in the last two years. The Cavs are well-rested and it will be an uphill battle for either the Celtics or the Wizards, without much chance of them moving on.
NBA Conference Semifinals Betting
The Celtics are the favorites going into Game 7 in Boston, as bet365 Sports has posted in their favor at 1.47, while the Wizards are not too far behind at 2.75. It should be another exciting game and bettors wanting to make it even more thrilling should take their chances with one or more of the live in play betting markets that bet365 Sports will be offering throughout the game.