Golden State Hosts Boston for Game 5 of the NBA Finals

Monday, June 13th, 2022

NBA Finals Betting Odds

The Boston Celtics were not only the favorite to win the NBA Finals Game 4, but they were also temporarily favorites to win the series. After their win on Friday, the Golden State Warriors are now favorites to win tonight at home and win the NBA Championship.

After losing Game 2 by 19 points, Boston won Game 3 by 16 points. If they want to win their 18th Larry O'Brien Trophy, they must do the same tonight.

Stephen Curry, Warriors' PG, is coming off his best playoff performance. He scored 43 points and grabbed ten rebounds to help his team win 107-97 on Friday night. Only the third time in NBA history that a point guard has scored 40 points and grabbed ten rebounds in the Finals, he is also the third. He joins Jerry West and Magic Johnson who were both Finals MVP.

Boston was in desperate need of a win during this series. They won the rebounding battle and shut down the paint, and they were the ones who came up with the defense. The team with the highest number of points in the paint has won in all four games.

The Celtics must also limit their turnovers tonight. They have won every game except one in these playoffs after a performance with at least 15 points. This team has rebounded after each postseason loss, and hopes to do so tonight in San Francisco for their second win.

However, the game isn’t likely to head that way. The Warriors will win to take a 3-2 lead in the series.

Charlotte Hornets Look for Fresh Talent

While the Warriors and Celtics get ready to wrap up the season, the Charlotte Hornets are busy preparing for the next one. There are workouts planned by the Hornets, with some exciting prospects making the trip down to Charlotte.

Ron Artest III, son of NBA veteran Metta Sandiford-Artest, will demonstrate his talents to the team today. His last appearance was with the KW Titans of NBL of Canada. He averaged 5.6 and 2.6 points in 11 games. He also played in six games of the NBA G League in 2021. His average scoring was 2.8 and his rebound rate was 1.7.

Buddy Boeheim is another prospect who will be working out for Charlotte. He is the son of Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame coach out of Syracuse. He was fifth in the conference for three-pointers made and led the ACC with 19.2 points per games in his last season of playing for his father. He was also a first team All-ACC selection for 2022, and led his team to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

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