For fans of basketball betting playoff heroics there is only one thought that could have been running through your minds as Brandon Roy came and warmed up with the Portland Trailblazers before his team won Saturday’s NBA playoff betting game against the Phoenix Suns: Willis Reed. Just eight days after having surgery on his knee Roy was back in a uniform for warm-ups and not only did he suit up he played in the game hitting a key three-pointer in his best Reed impression, pulling the NBA betting series to 2-2 as the series heads back to the desert for Game 5.
Not many sports betting odds makers gave Portland much of a chance in this NBA playoff odds matchup. After all the Suns entered the basketball betting post season red hot and proven over the course of the NBA betting regular season that they were a better team. After finishing the season with a 54-28 record and securing the #3 seed in the West, there were many basketball betting fans that thought this team might even have a shot at the NBA finals betting title.
Portland (50-32) entered the series as the #6 seed, just barely avoiding getting the #8 seed and without superstar Roy. Doctors expected him to miss the entire NBA playoff betting action and after the Blazers were blown out in Game 1 it seemed Portland was about to be swept out of the playoff betting action.
But a Game 2 win gave the team some hope and after the Game 4 win and Roy’s return, all of sudden the Blazers seem to have momentum in this basketball betting series. Monday’s game Game 5 will be in Phoenix which will no doubt benefit the Suns but Portland has already proved it can win on the road and with Roy back in the lineup and expected to play more minutes the Suns will have an even harder time trying to slow the Blazers’ offense.
The Blazers have also controlled the paint with LeMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby having their way with the Suns big men. This would have been a crazy basketball betting prediction just a week ago, but with Roy back and the Blazers controlling the paint look for Portland to win Game 5 in Phoenix.