At Bet Central, we bring you daily NBA betting tips and with the playoffs in full swing, it’s getting serious. We cover Game 5 of the Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics and Game 5 of Philadelphia 76ers v Toronto Raptors.
26 April 01:00 Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics
The pressure is on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as the Nets could be dumped out of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics’ defence has been superb all series with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart staring. It’s hard to see how the Nets progress to the next round being 3-0 down against an exciting Celtics side, however, they could surprise many and win in Brooklyn. On the other hand, Tatum’s form suggests he is ready to make the step up in his career, he has been outstanding and the best player in this series.
26 April 02:00 Philadelphia 76ers v Toronto Raptors
The Raptors avoided a sweep and fought hard to win game 4 and make it 3-1. Now, Toronto heads back to Philly down 3-1, looking to stave off elimination again on Monday. There are significant injuries to monitor for both clubs. Sixers big man Joel Embiid continues to be hampered by a thumb injury on his right hand, and it clearly affected his performance in Game 4. Embiid got off to a 3-of-10 start from the field in the first half, and finished with just 21 points. I still fancy the 76ers to win this and move to the next round, although it will be close