Marcus Smart’s grit propels Celtics to big Game 3 win

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown scored enough all season to get the Celtics into the NBA Finals. But Marcus Smart was full of fight on both ends Wednesday night in Game 3, getting them one step closer to winning the title. After the Celtics had been smacked in the mouth by he Warriors and Draymond … Read more

Celtics vs. Warriors Game 3 odds, predictions

Commercial Content 21+ Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors kicks off tonight at 9 pm ET on ABC. Locked in a 1-1 series, we appear destined for a gruelingly physical series that nearly goes into July. With the Celtics returning home to the TD Garden, look … Read more

Winning in Boston still represents historic NBA rite of passage

Boston Garden is long gone, 25 years since the bandbox atop North Station was reduced to rubble and replaced with a newer, shinier, tonier version of itself. TD Bank has been the name sponsor for the new place since 2005; No self-respecting bank (or loan shark, for that matter) would’ve ever decided to be commemorated … Read more

NBA Finals headed for long series after Warriors ‘play with desperation

The NBA got its wish — a Finals series now tied and a potentially long battle in the offing. Warriors superstar Stephen Curry put on a third-quarter long-distance fireworks show until the new man on the block, Jordan Poole, tried to top it with his own 3-point party. And the officials weren’t going to ruin … Read more

Celtics vs. Warriors prediction, odds

Commercial Content 21+ A Game 1 collapse from Golden State leads us all to question where this series is headed. Obviously, Stephen Curry was a different animal in the first half with his impressive six 3-pointers made. In the first quarter, the Warriors had an impressive 133.3 offensive rating. The Celtics immediately countered with a … Read more

Celtics vs. Warriors Game 2 odds, predictions: Enticing props

The Boston Celtics posted a comeback for the ages in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Game 2 is set to be another rendition of must-see television. With a game of data under our belts to add to the equation, let’s take a look at the best bets for Game … Read more

Nets will regret letting Ime Udoka slip from right beneath them

It is a matter of public record that the New York Football Giants once had employees named Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry and Bill Belichick leave their organization without being offered the position of head coach. That fact might be a necessary source of consolation to the Nets if Ime Udoka turns out to be a … Read more

Celtics’ Al Horford dominates after lengthy NBA Finals wait

Jayson Tatum can win games single-handedly. But Boston proved he doesn’t have to. Even with Tatum struggling in Thursday’s NBA Finals opener, it didn’t matter. Not with that defense. Not with that fourth quarter. And not with Al Horford. As Tatum suffered through a rare off night, Horford was nothing less than brilliant in his … Read more

Celtics vs. Warriors best bets, player props for the NBA Finals Game 1 tonight

Commercial Content 21+ Celtics vs. Warriors Game 1 of the NBA Finals will be live tonight at 9 pm EST on ABC. A few notes worth discussing for Game 1 tonight and player prop bets. The Warriors are performing significantly better in the second half compared to the first half during the playoffs. Stats provided … Read more

Experts make betting picks for Finals MVP

The NBA Finals begin Thursday and the two inaugural winners of the conference championship MVP trophies are the favorites to win Finals MVP. NBA Finals MVP odds, picks Stephen Curry, who leads the Golden State Warriors in scoring this postseason, is the -110 favorite to win the award at BetMGM. Curry has come up short … Read more