NBA Eastern Conference Game 4: Celtics vs Cavaliers

Published May 23, 2017 by Sol FH

NBA Eastern Conference Game 4: Celtics vs Cavaliers

The Celtics are looking to level the series at two games apiece, but face the Cavs in Cleveland tonight at 1:30 GMT.

The Boston Celtics made a rebound in their Eastern Conference Championship series against the Cleveland Cavaliers and took Game 3 away from the defending NBA Champs with a stunning win 111-108. What was even more surprising was the fact that LeBron James was held to 11 points in 45 minutes on the court in one of his worst ever playoff games of his career. Even though the score was still close at the end of four quarters, the Celtics exposed a number of weaknesses that they could use to their advantage in Game 4 tonight.

The Cavs with the home court advantage, and looking for revenge will most-likely be unstoppable. The Celtics dominated the second half, which was the only reason they won. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 57 points, but it was the unusually weak 4th quarter performance by James that had everyone second guessing. He took a mere 3 shots in the fourth quarter, and played like he was uninterested in winning. He was completely inactive on offense and on defense, and it was surprising that Tyronn Lue, Cavs' Head Coach left him in.  “He’s got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like he’s been playing, play confident,” related J.R. Smith, who scored 13 points and eight rebounds in Game 3.

When Lebron scores less that 15 points in playoff games, the teams that he has played for are 1-10. What should be disturbing for the Celtics is the fact that games following a LeBron loss, he has completely turned things around and has averaged 24-points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

NBA Playoff Betting

bet365 Sports is the premier online sportsbook for online bets during the NBA Playoffs. Tonight, the UK sportsbook has posted its odds in favor of a big Cavs win at 1.041, while the Celtics are an underdog bettor dream at 13.00. It would be wise to bet on Boston in this regard, but the game will most-likely be a Cavs win. A combination of pre-game and live in play betting would maximize profits. 

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See also

NBA Conference Finals: Game 4 and 5 Preview and Betting Odds

NBA Conference Semifinals: Game Preview and Betting Odds

NBA Playoffs Round 1 Action: NBA Betting Odds and Game 1 Roundup

NBA Mid-Season Review and Highlights


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