THE MIRAGE NOT HOPING FOR A LAKERS’ SWEEP

May 23, 2001 9:01 PM
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According to The Mirage race and sports book director Robert Walker said his book is rooting against the Los Angeles Lakers to sweep the San Antonio Spurs this weekend in the NBA Western Conference Finals.

The Lakers were 8-1 to sweep the Spurs, which would happen by Sunday, in a prop bet offered by the book. Currently, the Lakers lead the best-of-7 series 2-0. Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles (6 p.m. PDT, NBC-TV).

“They bet the Lakers to sweep,” he said. “We got very little action on those bets. During the baseball playoffs, we get more action on who will win the series in how many games.”

The Lakers winning in five games is 5-1, in six is 5-2, and in seven 5-1. The Spurs winning in six is 6-1 and in seven 7-2.