Entering the 2010 NBA playoffs the Cleveland Cavaliers not only had the best record during the regular season NBA betting odds action but they also had LeBron James, the 2-time defending league MVP and the greatest basketball player on the planet.
Now, after an ugly basketball betting series with the Boston Celtics they have nothing but regret, uncertainty and may be not even their super star James as he’s a free agent on July 1st and could search out greener NBA betting pastures elsewhere. The Cavs made their mark on the NBA betting odds regular season action but struggled in the first round of the NBA playoff betting against an inferior Chicago Bulls team in the first round of the NBA postseason odds action,.
Against the Boston Celtics they were embarrassed. Boston not only beat the Cavs, they humiliated the team, handing Cleveland its NBA playoff betting loss in franchise history on the way to 4-2 series victory that culminated in a relatively easy basketball betting victory in Game 6 at the Garden.
LeBron James did play up to his potential during this NBA betting series. But despite being shackled by tough Celtics defense throughout the night James still managed a triple-double (27 points, 19 rebounds, 10 assists) in what might have been his last NBA wagering contest in a Cavs jersey. The King also added nine turnovers to the Cavs total of 22 turnovers in the Game 6 NBA betting matchup and that ultimately was the difference in the game.
Still, in the final game of this NBA playoff betting series Cleveland played about as well as it could have played and still came up nine points short in the 94-85 loss. And it should be obvious to sports betting fans everywhere that the best won this NBA playoff betting series.
Sure, James had a few off games, actually two or three of the worst games of his career. And yes, he has a sore elbow, but it’s not great accident that he played poorly. The Boston Celtics defense was terrific. The Celts created turnovers and forced bad shots all series long and simply out played Cleveland in this basketball betting matchup in every facet of the game.