Everyone wanted to see a Game 7 in this year’s NBA Finals betting action and now they got it. Not that it’s a big surprise as the NBA front office suits will squeeze every last penny out of every opportunity they see and it that means instructing the referees as has been alleged, so be it. What matters most is that this terrific basketball betting series will go to final go to a final and decisive Game 7 for all the marbles!
Without risk of hyperbole, this is the biggest game in NBA betting action in decades. Perhaps not since the days of Magic and Bird has a game of this magnitude featuring such storied franchise and NBA betting stars been played out.
In the past twenty years only two NBA Finals betting series have gone to a Game 7 and neither series featured the Lakers or Celtics. Sufficient to say this is a HUGE GAME!!!
So the real question on everyone’s mind is: which team will claim the NBA Finals betting title.
The answer: the LA Lakers.
That may not be what the fans in Bean town want to hear but it’s the truth. The loss of Kendrick Perkins will be huge for the Celtics. After missing most of Game 6 the Lakers went on to dominate the Celtics in the paint. The team that has won the battle of boards has won every single game in this year’s NBA Final’s betting action. Game 7 will likely follow this trend.
The Lakers also seem to have found their stride –at least for one game- and played to maximum efficiency with Kobe Bryant taking shots only when needed and getting his wingman and immensely talented teammate, Pau Gasol, involved in the offense. Ron Artest also chipped in some perimeter shooting and the defense was outstanding.
The Celtics shot just 33% from the field and missed a combined 8 dunks or layups in the second half of Game 6 and were not surprisingly blown out in that basketball betting contest. This team will not play that poorly again and from what we’ve seen so far in the NBA Finals betting action, the Celts have a much bigger heart than the Lakers.
Still, you can’t help think the NBA suits like the idea of Kobe winning a 5th NBA betting title and the accompanying story-lines about the Jordan comparison’s that will follow. Any team is capable of winning Game 7 and the Celtics could roll to a blowout victory. But anyone that’s seen a few of these NBA betting matchup knows that what the NBA suits want, they generally get.