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NBA Finals: Heat locking in on the present, not what summer brings
2014-06-05

How the Heat fare in their NBA Finals rematch with the San Antonio Spurs might dictate what happens in July, when James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can become free agents if they choose. A looming offseason of decisions has been a taboo subject for the Heat "Big 3" this season, and Wade insisted Monday that Miamis stars have not said a word to each other about what may or may not happen.

"Im not lying," Wade said.

Still, as long as Miami keeps winning, it seems logical the "Big 3" will stay together.

"I want to come back. Thats OK to say, I think," Bosh said Monday after the Heat finished their first workout in preparation for the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday in San Antonio. "I cant speak for anything else and I dont want to take away from the subject at hand, but I like it here. Its Miami. Enough said. People are dying to get here."

Regardless of the outcome of this Heat-Spurs series, there will be changes to the Heat, which is an annual rite for just about every team. James, Wade and Bosh can all opt out of their current deals. Shane Battier is retiring, Ray Allen may think about doing the same, while Mario Chalmers, James Jones and Rashard Lewis are notable free-agents-in-waiting.

Its not just the "Big 3" who arent thinking too far ahead, yet.

Allen said no one in the room is looking past anything but this series especially with the Spurs Tim Duncan saying San Antonio will get it done this year after falling short against the Heat last season. But as James noted, both teams have their own motivation.




NBA: Cleveland at Boston (7:00E – ESPN)
2010-05-07

Lost in all of the talk about the elbow injury to LeBron James has been the fact that the Boston Celtics have thoroughly outplayed Apuestas Breeders Cup the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of their second round NBA Eastern Conference playoff series. Game 3 is set for Friday evening and oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com seem to be missing the point as well, positioning the Cavaliers as 1-point road favorites.

It was just two years ago; General Manager Danny Ainge formed his version of VH1’s “super group”, bringing together Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to play with Paul Pierce. This was matched by immediate success as the trio blended skills perfectly on the way to a NBA championship.

But that was then. Now KG cannot play a full season as his once youthful legs are betraying him. Allen can still run an opponent crazy going thru a maze of screens, but the quick-triggered jumper is not as reliable as the old days. Pierce was main force in the championship season and he was “the man” whenever Boston needed a clutch basket. Today he is more of a role player, an additional scorer, not someone who can be counted on regularly.

Its new era in Bean-Town and Rajon Rondo is the new leader. The Celtics now go where Rondo takes them.

After a disappointing regular season that left Boston as the fourth seed, The Three Amigos are trying to keep up with the speedy Rondo and are 5-2 SU and ATS in the postseason. The Celtics have been playing tremendous basketball, really only having the equivalent of four less than desirable quarters of hoops among its seven games that accounted for both losses.

Rondo is not about numbers, he’s about results. His outside shooting is below average, he still goes “Road Runner” fast and commits more turnovers than necessary, but he’s smarter player today.

Rondo finds the open man sooner, he will make a steal and be gone two steps before his opponent even reacts and runs down a rebound like he knew the angle of the miss just as the shooter released the ball.

After earning split in Cleveland, Rondo and his teammates truly believe they are better than the Cavaliers and he will look to abuse more Cavs defenders this weekend in front of the home folks.

Sportsbook.com has Boston as single point home underdogs and the Celtics are 8-2-1 ATS when catching 4.5-point or fewer points at TD Garden and will try to keep lethargic Cleveland squad playing the same way.

When Cleveland fans hear about elbow problems, baseball is what usually comes to mind. It’s quite evident however that LeBron James is laboring with this issue. Still, this doesn’t mean the rest of the team can’t make shots and play defense. The Cavs have been outplayed for 6 ˝ quarters in this series and everyone will find out a lot in Game 3 about a team that is 7-3 ATS off a double digit home loss.

The StatFox Powerline for this game shows that Boston should be favored by 4 points.


NBA: Eastern Conference Playoff Odds
2010-04-15

The same four teams that held home court advantage in the 2009 Eastern Conference playoffs will do so once again in 2010. Clev online bingo eland, Orlando, Boston, and Atlanta have been head & shoulders above the rest of the conference when you consider the entire body of work. Now sure each of these teams has had its peaks and valleys this season, but over the course of 5-1/2 months, they have separated themselves from the pack. The bottom half of the East is intriguing, only in the sense that Miami, Milwaukee, and Charlotte have played their best ball down the stretch and have shown signs of being streaky good, or at least good enough to win a series early. The picture was muddied last week with the Andrew Bogut injury for the Bucks, and seemingly, Orlando, Atlanta, and Boston will be hoping for that matchup in the first round. The Bobcats are making a first ever appearance in the postseason. The #8 spot in the East came down to Chicago, who used a late season push to clinch the seed on the season’s final night. Here’s a look at each Eastern Conference playoff club along with their odds and reasons as to why they can/can’t reach the ultimate destination.


ATLANTA HAWKS

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +2000

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +1000

Reasons they can win: Atlanta’s franchise is in growth mode, with the young nucleus gaining more and more valuable experience each passing season. The Hawks won 50 games in a season for the first time in 12 years.

Reasons they can't: The Hawks’ combined record vs. the Cavaliers, Magic, and Celtics over the last three seasons is 13-31. Those are obviously the three teams standing in the way of a trip to the finals. They also don’t play nearly as well on the road as the “Big 3”.

StatFox Steve’s projection: Won’t make it past second round, received favorable matchup in first round vs. Bogut-less Milwaukee club.


BOSTON CELTICS

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +900

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +400

Reasons they can win: This is the most experienced team in the NBA when it comes to playoff success. Beyond the core title group of two years ago, the Celtics have now added Rasheed Wallace to the mix. Games with Cleveland of late have been both intense and competitive, leaving signs of a potential upset.

Reasons they can't: Boston at times this season has looked not so much experienced, but just plain old. Kevin Garnett in particular doesn’t seem to have the bounce he did two years ago in the title run. Orlando has been a thorn in the Celtics’ side.

StatFox Steve’s projection: On VERY THIN ICE in first round vs. Miami. Look for a long series which will eventually doom them in round two should they be fortunate to advance.


CHARLOTTE BOBCATS

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +10000

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +5000

Reasons they can win: The Bobcats give up the fewest points in the NBA and seem almost too naďve to understand they shouldn’t be winning this many games at this point. They also won 30+ games at home.

Reasons they can't: The only spots in which Charlotte boasts playoff winning experience are at Head Coach, with Larry Brown, and ownership, with Michael Jordan. Opponents won’t be overwhelmed by their youthful exuberance.

StatFox Steve’s projection: Won’t be surprised to see Charlotte win a game or two vs. Orlando, only at home, but that’s it.


CHICAGO BULLS

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +30000

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +10000

Reasons they can win: Last year’s dramatic playoff series with Boston in the first round is still fresh in the minds of the Bulls’ players still on the roster. The most important one, the player who took the team on his shoulders, is still in place: Derrick Rose.

Reasons they can't: Assuming Chicago makes the 8-team East field, this team doesn’t have the scoring punch of the ’09 team, ranking higher than only six other clubs in points per game.

StatFox Steve’s projection: With Cleveland’s penchant for taking care of business early, don’t be surprised to see the Bulls out in five games.


CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +150

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: -300

Reasons they can win: Is this finally the year that LeBron gets his ring? It better be according to those who could see James leaving this summer without a title. The pieces are in place, this is the league’s best team, and the Cavs should be at full strength for the playoffs.

Reasons they can't: Cleveland’s postseason memories with James in the fold have always ended in disappointment, most often making it at least a round shy of where expected. There really are no excuses this time for not making the Finals, but James’ free throw & outside shooting could stand in the way. Also, the Cavs have had trouble with the Magic.

StatFox Steve’s projection: With the conference finals loss from a year ago fresh on their minds, the Cavs take out the Magic then go on to their first NBA title.


MIAMI HEAT

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +8000

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +4000

Reasons they can win: Dwyane Wade. Let’s face it, the playoffs are built for the superstars. There are only a couple of players more capable than Wade of putting a team on their back and winning playoff series’. Plus, the entire cast has actually played its best down the stretch.

Reasons they can't: It’s very difficult to upset three straight opponents en route to a conference title. That’s the path the Heat have to take again in 2010.

StatFox Steve’s projection: Last spring, the Heat took the Hawks to seven games in the first round. Boston is in for that same kind of challenge this season. Don’t be shocked by an upset.


MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +10000

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +4000

Reasons they can win: The Bucks have been undervalued by everyone from oddsmakers to the guy down the street with a passing interest in the NBA all season. As evidence, they covered pointspreads at a near-record pace. Even with the Bogut injury, Milwaukee had one of the top records in the NBA after the all-star break, getting after it on the defensive end.

Reasons they can't: The Bogut injury was both devastating and deflating. He was having the best year of his career. Without him, there is a big void in the middle. With him, there was playoff inexperience and a void in the 3-4 positions.

StatFox Steve’s projection: It won’t be nearly as easy of an ouster as experts are projecting post-Bogut, but the Hawks will take them out in a competitive series.


ORLANDO MAGIC

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win NBA Title: +600

Sportsbook.com Odds to Win Eastern Conference: +250

Reasons they can win: I’ll admit I was off in predicting a decline by the Magic after the trade for Vince Carter. He’s had a big year and is the offensive playmaker this team has lacked down the stretch of games in recent postseasons. Oh yeah, they also boast the league’s best big man and can shoot the 3-point shot as well as anyone.

Reasons they can't: Other East teams boast stronger benches than Orlando, and have been more effective on the road than Stan Van Gundy’s club.

StatFox Steve’s projection: Over the last three seasons, Orlando boasts a winning mark against all other East playoff teams. However, I still believe this is Cleveland’s year.