For the first time in years the NBA Finals betting looks as if it might actually remain interesting for more than a couple of games. After getting blown out in Game 1 of this year’s NBA betting odds championship the Boston Celtics bounced back and fired a warning shot over the bow of the USS Lakers.
The LA Lakers played a nearly flawless game on both ends of the court in Game 1 of the NBA Finals betting action and humiliated the visiting Celtics 102-89. At that moment in time there were more than just a few NBA betting fans that thought this might be a very quick series and reminiscent of so many NBA Finals mismatches in recent years.
But the Celtics impressive 103-94 win over the Lakers in Game 2 dispelled that notion. Now, with series tied at 1-1 and headed back to Beantown the Celtics are now in control of what is shaping up to be a very intriguing NBA Finals betting battle.
There were several keys to this Celtics win and it’s hard to say which was more important in the Game 2 victory.
Ray Allen played the game of his life, or at least the ‘half’ of his life, when he made 7-8 3-point attempts in the first half of this NBA Finals betting contest and gave the Celtics a 1st half lead going into the locker room. Allen finished the game with 32 points but relatively quite in the second half of the NBA betting odds contest.
That’s when PG Rajon Rondo took over. The gutsy playmaker overcame a fairly mundane Game 1 performance to register the first Triple-Double of his NBA Finals betting career. He finished with 19 points, 10 assists and a mind-boggling 12 rebounds. How a 6-foot PG can grab that many rebounds defies NBA betting logic and delivered a huge NBA betting road win to Boston.
The other factor that helped the Boston cause on Sunday night was the Kobe Bryant’s relatively pedestrian performance in Game 2. Bryant the star of Game 1 and the second coming of Michael Jordan (according to all the major media outlets after his big game on Thursday) finished with just 21 points, shooting an awful 8-20 from the field.
With Game 3 in Boston on Tuesday, we’ve finally got decent NBA Finals betting series on our hands.