The last spot in the NBA Finals is going to be up for grabs on Saturday night in South Beach, and we are set to make our NBA picks for the pivotal Game 7 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.
NBA Matchup: #4 Boston Celtics @ #2 Miami Heat Game 7
Date: Saturday, June 9th, 8:30 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Playoffs Odds: Miami -8
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
They say that a series doesn’t start until a team wins on the road. Now, both Miami and Boston know what it feels like to win a game in this series on the other team’s court. The Celtics are going to have to do it again if they are going to make it to the NBA Finals after blowing that home court advantage on Friday night at home. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce absolutely have to play better than they did in that game to keep this one remotely close, and it is going to take another Herculean effort, probably for right around the full 48 minutes for Rajon Rondo as well. But of course, if LeBron James plays like he did on Friday, there isn’t a man that is going to be able to stop him. He was just remarkable in that 45-point outing, but it looked a lot like the LeBron that had to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers for all those years around him and not this Miami team that was assembled to do nothing but win and win right now. In the end, we expect this game to be close. We wouldn’t be all that surprised if the Celtics found a way to pull off the upset, and we definitely want the points on our side.
NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics +8