NBA Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2021-22
The 2021-22 NBA season has entered the postseason stage, the Conference Semi-finals are underway. The Miami Heat clinched the Eastern Conference and are taking on fourth-placed Philadelphia 76ers in the Semi-finals. A fantastic run towards the end of the regular season saw the Boston Celtics finish second in the Eastern Conference. They are pitted against the Milwaukee Bucks in the best-of-seven Semifinal series.
Coming to the West, the Phoenix Suns clinched the Conference and are playing fourth-placed Dallas Mavericks in the Semifinals. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors finished second and third respectively. BettingPremier’s take on the upcoming matchups will follow.
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The 2022 NBA season is down to the Finals, the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics will clash in a best-of-seven series for the Larry O’Brien trophy. Here’s BettingPremier’s take on the Finals.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics (3-2)
The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics will lock horns in the 75th edition of the NBA finals. The Dubs won the Western Conference final series 4-1 over the Dallas Mavericks while the Celtics edged the Miami Heat 4-3 to enter the finals as the champions of the Western Conference. Boston have arguably the best defence in the league but how they will manage against the Warriors’ shooters is yet to be seen.
Stephen Curry has been phenomenal this season and is a notch ahead of everyone as an MVP candidate. He has what it takes to lead his team to the Larry O’Brien trophy. The Finals MVP is another trophy he will be looking to add to his collection to complete the grand slam. The Celtics are a battle-tested side. The road to the finals was never easy for them.
However, nothing could have prepared them to take on the Warriors. Golden State are without Payton and Wiseman who are nursing injuries whereas the Celtics will have to do without Hauser. Given their experience and the sharp shooters on the roster, the Dubs are a side Boston are not ready to beat yet, at least not in a seven-game series.
Game 6: Warriors @ Celtics
The Golden State Warriors are on the road to meet the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Game 6 of the NBA Finals series between the sides. If the Golden States win on Thursday night they will be crowned the champions of the season. The Dubs pulled off a 104-94 win in Game 5 extending their incredible home record. Boston will now look to produce something similar in Game 6 and force a seventh game.
Star player Robert Williams is doubtful for the Celtics with a knee injury while the Warriors might not get the services of Otto Porter and Andre Iguodala. Jaylen Brown has been key for Boston in the playoffs success. The California product is averaging 21.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in the Finals. Three of the five games thus far saw him score 20-plus points. Guard Marcus Smart has been very impactful as well.
The Dubs are looking at a fourth ring in the last eight years under Steve Kerr. Despite Boston holding Stephen Curry scoreless from downtown, Golden State managed to emerge the victors in Game 5. Klay Thompson is back in his shooting groove. Boston have shown that they can bounce but they will have to be careful on the ball. Game 5 saw them commit 18 turnovers that led to 22 Golden State points.
Jayson Tatum needs to step his game up a notch too if Boston are to defeat the explosive Warriors in Game 6. Tatum has not managed to score more than 30 points in the Finals. The Dubs will likely edge the home side to be crowned the 2022 NBA champions and Steph Curry might notch another stellar performance to become the Finals MVP.
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