Game 7 at Boston
Celtics -8 vs Cavaliers (174)
The Celtics are 15-3 lifetime in Game 7 situations and haven’t lost at home in seven previous playoff games. That said, this has been one ugly series. The 174 projected total is seven points below the 181 of Game 1. Four of the six games failed to reach 174. As for the side, money games come down to money players so it’s up to LeBron James and Kevin Garnett to put their stamp on this do-or-die scenario.
Cleveland has shown the ability, though not pretty, of staying with the Celtics in Boston. However, Boston not only has to win, but must do so convincingly in order to put some doubt in the minds of the Detroit Pistons, who await the winner in the Eastern Conference final. Look for the ghost of Red Auerbach, the cackle of Bill Russell and the 16 championship pennants hanging from the rafter to carry Boston to a convincing win. CELTICS.