5* EASTERN CONF SEMIFINALS GAME OF THE YEAR
Boston vs. Philadelphia,
05/18/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 83 - 92
Point Spread: +2/-105 Boston
5* EASTERN CONF SEMIFINALS GAME OF THE YEAR: Celtics +2
I was all over the Celtics at +2 in Game 3, and I'm extremely confident they will come back with another win in Game 4. Boston didn't show up to play in the first two games of the series. They came into this series with the attitude that Philadelphia didn't belong in the same gym as them.
While it cost them Game 2, I can't see the Celtics coming out flat again in the series. Boston knows there is a pretty good chance the Pacers/Heat series will go 6 or 7 games and the sooner they get their series over with the better.
If you throw out the fourth quarter of Game 3, one in which the Celtics went into the final period with a 89-66 lead and were able to rest their starters, the Celtics have outscored the 76ers by 40 points in the last four meaningful quarters. In those four quarters, Boston has averaged just over 30 points a period. In all honesty, Philadelphia doesn't belong in the same gym as the Celtics.
While I wouldn't be surprised if the Celtics came out and won game 4 by 15+, I can't see anyway they lose this game. BET THE CELTICS!