Finally, we got the matchup for the Eastern
Conference finals. After exhausting and long series against the Wizards,
After 7 games and almost 2 weeks of battling with Washington, Brad Stevens and the boys got the opportunity to compete with one of the most dominant teams in the last 10 years.
On the other hand, LeBron James, Kyrie
Irving and the rest of the superteam from
The Celtics had a much tougher road to the finals than Cleveland Cavaliers. At first, they were meeting with Chicago Bulls, and series did not open well for them. The tragic death of Isaiah Thomas' sister and the first two defeats at TD Garden, really looked like something that is going to distract the Celtics. But they found the strength to overcome those problems and made 4 consecutive victories, and advanced to the next round. But we have to mention one thing if it weren't for Rajon Rondo's injury, we are not so sure what would happen after Game 2.
In the next stage, they encountered with
the Washington Wizards, where we saw only victories by the home teams, and this
is something that reveals Celtics other weakness. Road games. Despite the fact
that they defeated
Celtics Starting Five
Cavaliers Starting Five
The Boston Celtics have the home court advantage, and that is the only advantage in this series. But we have to remind you that Cleveland Cavaliers didn't care about that in the past too much. For example, take a look at the last game when they were dominating in the TD Garden and won with some 20 points margin. The handicap on the Cavaliers is -4, and we think that they are going to win with a bigger difference. Under/Over limit is 219.5 points, and we believe that this game will go Under. The Cavs were playing relaxing basketball against the Raptors, but in this matchup with think that they are going to be much tougher on the defensive part of the floor.
Final Outcome: Cavs win with handicap -4
Over/Under: Under 219.5