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The Grizzlies lead most of game 4 but could not hold on late. Memphis loses the game but gets the cover just as I predicted. My NBA Playoffs picks tick upwards to 16-11 (59.3%).
NBA Playoffs: Heat (-3) Vs 76ers $
I’ve already stated that I was not going to be picking another side in the Dallas/Phoenix series so that leaves only one other game to choose from.
James Harden had a big game 4 dropping 31/7/9. It was a throwback game for the beard but should we expect that to be the norm from him for the rest of the NBA playoffs? I would suggest not. While he did play well, I see that game as more a one-off and not repeatable on the road. The now bigger issue is the health of Joel Embiid who does not seem 100% with his new mask and a sore thumb. Sixers need him back at 35 + points if they hope to win this series because the 24 and 18 points he put up in the last two games is not going to be good enough.
The Heat are struggling with multiple playoff injuries that would normally keep players out of the regular season. But this is the playoffs and I expect all questionable players on this roster to at least suit up. The Heat are the better team in this series based largely on the player depth. I expect them to rebound from the two road losses to get the win tonight.
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