NBA Playoffs – May 25th, 2022

NBA Playoffs

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It doesn’t seem to matter which side I pick when the Mavericks play, I just cannot seem to find a winner. I should really refrain from picking them the rest of the postseason. I will be on the Colorado Avalanche again tonight to close out their series against the Blues.

NBA Playoffs: Celtics (-2) @ Heat $

The momentum of this series is starting to shift in favour of Boston.

So much of this series depends on the health of the starters. Robert Williams left game 4 in the second quarter with 12 points and 9 rebounds despite noticeably limping back on defence. The game was already a blowout so it was a coaching decision to save him for game 5. I do expect him to play tonight and likely be dominant. Marcus Smart also sat out game 4 and I would expect him to play tonight as well. In that scenario, the Celtics are undoubtedly the better team.

Jimmy Butler scored 29 points in game 4 but it does seem like he has been playing hurt. The Heat have multiple injuries at the guard position including Lowry, Herro, Strus, and Vincent. Multiple injuries at the same position are always a red flag for sports betters. Oladipo has stepped and played well this postseason but the Heat now relies on injured players for much of their minutes.

It would not surprise me to see Boston win this game and close out the series at home in game 6.


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Jason Grad

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