NBA Odds: Celtics vs Heat Game 5 Picks

The Miami Heat lost a 2-0 lead in the series as they saw the Celtics dominate in Boston. Game 5 will be play at Miami on Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET. The Heat is 7.5 favorites in the NBA Odds.

On Sunday night, there were two games in place; the first half was completely dominated by the Celtics as they scored 61 points in the first 24 minutes, but then they got cold, and the Heat defense raised to the moment cutting an 18 point difference to have the winning shot twice: once in regulation and in overtime, but they failed.

“Not stressed the series is tied 2-2,” Lebron James who had the winning shot in regulation but decided to pass to Haslem said. “It’s great basketball, great competition. We wanted to get one up here, and we didn’t.”

“It was a good look. It was online but didn’t want to go in,” D-Wade who had the winning shot in overtime said. “Got the shot off I wanted and that is all you can ask for.”

“At the end you have a chance to win after 50-plus minutes and losing the MVP. Hey, you’ll take that,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Once again Rajon Rondo was the star of the Celtics as he scored 15 points and had 15 assists.

“Our execution in the first half was flawless,” coach Doc Rivers said. “It was as good as maybe we’ve had. And then we just got away from it.”

Game 5 will be crucial, but to think the Heat will win by more than 8 point in a series that has two experience teams seems like a lot. Take the points and Boston.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can't do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he's more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn't let Frank write his profile.