Basketball

NBA Championship Finals: Boston Celtics go 2-1 up and odds-on

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics shoots against Gary Payton of Golden State Warriors
Jaylen Brown's Boston Celtics lead Gary Payton's Golden State Warriors 2-1

"The finals are finely poised - the 4-2 Celtics win is the shortest price in the series correct score betting at 3.02/1 - and there are sure to be twists and turns still to come."

Golden State Warriors began the NBA championship finals as favourites but have drifted to 2/1 after falling behind to Boston in the series after game three...

Boston Celtics are odds-on to win the NBA Championship after they won game three of the finals series to go 2-1 up.

They beat the Golden State Warriors 116-100 on Wednesday night in Boston - the first game on their court - to put themselves in the driving seat.

Golden State began the series as championship favourites but, three games later, the betting has flipped to reflect the Celtics' strong performances so far.

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Boston pulled off an upset by winning game one last Friday before Golden State bounced back to take game two on Monday.

Ime Udoka's men put in a characteristically hard-nosed performance in front of their own fans last night.

Celtics two games from glory

Now the Celtics are two victories away from claiming their first championship since 2008 and a record-breaking 18th of all time.

The teams meet again on Saturday before game five next Tuesday - the first occasion on which the Celtics could, in theory, win the Championship.

A Celtics victory by four games to one is 4.67/2 so Exchange bettors think there is life in Golden State yet.

Boston's star man Jayson Tatum is 2.111/10 favourite to be the finals MVP while Golden State's talisman Stephen Curry can be backed at 2.8815/8.

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The finals are finely poised - the 4-2 Celtics win is the shortest price in the series correct score betting at 3.02/1 - and there are sure to be twists and turns still to come.

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