Wed, May 23, 1:56pm by Staff Writer
Cleveland have tied their best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals series with Boston at two-all after a 111-102 win in Cleveland on Tuesday morning.
The Cavaliers were once again led by LeBron James who scored 40+ points for the sixth time this post-season.
Both teams face an uphill battle to win the NBA Championship even if they progress through the Eastern Conference finals, with Golden State the runaway $1.30 leader in the championship market.
Houston is paying $7, while the Cavs are now in to $9.50 from $12 and the Celtics have drifted from $10 to $15.
Boston trailed by as many as 19 points during the second half but drew within eight points in the third quarter.
The Celtics were once again led by Jaelyn Brown who scored 25 points, with all five of their starters scoring in double figures.
For the Cavs, four players scored in double figures, with Tristan Thompson netting a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Game five of this series takes place in Boston on Thursday morning with the early market unable to split the two teams with each priced at $1.92.
Game four of the Western Conference finals between Houston and Golden State takes place in Oakland on Wednesday morning, with the host’s big favourites to take a 3-1 advantage in that series, paying $1.30
After a 41-point loss in game three, the Rockets are paying $4.35 and being given an eight-point handicap start.
Houston’s chances of winning the Western Conference are even longer, paying $5.50 for the conference title.
The Warriors are the shortest they have been all season at $1.14, with the Warriors to close out the series in six games by a 4-2 scoreline the most popular in the series correct score market at $2.37.
NBA Eastern Conference Game 5
Cleveland $1.92 v Boston $1.92
Golden State $1.14
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