By winning the Game 5 of this NBA betting odds series on the road in Cleveland, the Boston Celtics took not only a lead in the series win-loss column (3-2) but the stole the momentum of this basketball betting matchup and the team is now in clear command of this NBA playoff betting series.
The host Celts will look to close out this series on Thursday night on their home court in front of a packed house of Boston Rowdies. Game 5 was a typical display of the Boston Celtics’s basketball and offered NBA betting odds fans a glimpse of why this team won the NBA Finals betting action just two years ago.
The Big Three (Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett) did exactly what they were supposed to in the NBA betting victory combining for 60+ points and shooting over 50% from the field. The outside shooting ability of this trio spread the floor beautifully and made it nearly impossible the Cavs to play any sort of constructive defense in this sports betting victory.
Contrary to most NBA betting odds the Celtics not only won on the road –in the most difficult place in NBA betting odds action to play (Cavs have a league best 35-6 record at Quicken Loans Arena)- but they blew the Cavs out. The Celtics embarrassed the Cavs on their home court handing the team its worst loss in the franchise’s basketball betting history.
The Cavs can take some solace that LeBron James played the worst game of his NBA betting odds career in Game 5 missing 11 of 14 shots and finishing with just 15 points. If he even performs at an average level in Game 6 this game will be much closer. But it’s also disturbing that that the three of the worst games in his NBA betting odds career have come in the first five games of this NBA betting series.
Whether his elbow is bothering him or not he must find a way to be more productive as the rest of this squad is incapable of winning without James being near 100%. Tough to pick a winner in this game but the NBA betting odds seem to favor the Celtics to win in the Garden. Cleveland looks like a team that has thrown in the towel.