Updates From NBA Conference Finals

06/02/12 3:59 PM

The Boston Celtics showed a lot of heart in last nights 101-91 victory over the Miami Heat. Boston had balanced scoring with Kevin Garnett with 24 Paul Pierce 23 and Rajon Rondo with 21. The Celtics really needed this one because if they lost last night Miami was going to sweep them. To be honest both teams looked weary from game two that went to overtime. The Heat seemed to have the mentality that we will lay back on this one and come out firing in game four. Despite that the Heat had little production from their bench. Last night was the type of game if the bench would have come through and made the game close who knows what have happened in fourth quarter. For the Heat to win two or three titles in a row the bench has to fixed.

Tonight the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder play a crucial game four in this series. It is crucial because the Thunder made adjustments that allowed them to win game three and break San Antonio’s winning streak. Thunder Coach Scott Brooks had Thabo Sefolosha guard Tony Parker and it disrupted the entire Spur offense. San Antonio had 21 turnovers and Oklahoma City had 14 steals. The steals were crucial because this allows the Thunder to get out on a fast break for easy scoring opportunities. Oklahoma City’s big men showed up offensively in game three especially Serge Ibaka. This put pressure on Tim Duncan to defend. Russell Westbrook took a step back as a scorer and became more of a passer he had 9 assists. To save the legs of his aging team San Antonio coach Greg Popovich gave up on game three early and rested his starters. Tempo and taking care of the ball will be the key for the Spurs to win game four. If the Thunder can duplicate what they did in game three this series will  be tied and heading to seven games. View series odds on nba.

Many people wrote of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after a slow start as a team and Albert Pujols as a individual. After last nights win over the Texas Rangers the Angels are over .500 and only four and a half games behind the Rangers in the American League West with two games left in this series. Albert Pujols average is up to .240 and he has hit 8 home runs in the last twenty games.  I think the Angels are going to get hot and and this race is going down to the wire but I think both teams will make the playoffs.

Last night Johan Santana threw the first no hitter in the 50 year history of the New York Mets. Although Santana does not have the stuff that he had before his arm injury but he can still pitch. Our baseball odds page shows some nice stats and props if you’re interested in making a wager if he can do it again.

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