A 3-2 series lead is what is up for grabs for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics on Monday night on the NBA schedule. Check out the NBA betting lines for this crucial clash and look for our free NBA playoff picks for this pivotal game in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
NBA Matchup: #8 Philadelphia 76ers @ #4 Boston Celtics Game 5
Date: Monday, May 21st, 7:00 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Playoffs Odds: Boston -5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
It still feels like the Celtics are the better team in this series even though they are coming off of a game in which they were beaten by nine points. The man that really ends to step up right now is Ray Allen, who really hasn’t been good off of the bench for the most part. Kevin Garnett is coming off of a lousy game in which he shot just 3-of-12 from the field, but in the end, he has still been the man that has made this the better team. Lay the relatively short NBA point spread on Monday night.
NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics -5.5