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It’s another Thursday in the world of NBA betting action, and here at Bang the Book, we’re taking advantage of the light day on the slate to look back at the week that was with its highest and lowest moments against the NBA odds.
My, how the face of this division changed in a heartbeat! The departure of F LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers has really left this division in flux. This is perhaps the most open of the six divisions this year, though there is an odds on favorite to look at. This could be a division full of surprises though, and is certainly one that you are going to want to keep a close eye on when analyzing the NBA odds for 2010-11.
The Detroit Pistons got their must-win game on Monday as they won at home against the Boston Celtics to even the best of seven Eastern Conference Finals at two games each. Now the Boston Celtics are facing their must-win game on Wednesday in Game Five as they don’t want to go back to Detroit having to win a Game Six.
The Boston Celtics had enough energy to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons as they won 88-79 on Tuesday. They expect a much tougher test on Tuesday since Detroit is not likely to be as rusty. Point guard Chauncey Billups had not played in quite a while after missing the last two games against Orlando.
The two best teams in the Eastern Conference will meet for the right to play in the NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics took the long way to get here as they defeated the Atlanta Hawks in seven games and the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. The Detroit Pistons were more efficient, dispatching the 76ers in six games and the Magic in five.
The Orlando Magic couldn’t quite pull off the upset in game two against the Detroit Pistons on Monday but they know it can be done. They just need to avoid making mistakes and not panic. They had their moments in Monday’s 100-93 loss at Detroit but could not handle the pressure late in the game.
The Philadelphia 76ers will try and force a game seven in their series against the Detroit Pistons with a win on Thursday night. It may not be easy considering the 76ers have not played well in the last two games. They collapsed in game #4 and were routed in game five.