By Gerry Ahern FrontPageBets
With the healthy return of two starters, a stellar supporting performance from Grant Williams and a searing 3-point shot, the Boston Celtics tied their NBA Eastern Conference Finals series with the miami heat to one game each behind one 127-102 rout Thursday night at the FTX Arena.
Smart Marcus (24 points, 12 assists) returned from an ankle injury. Al Horford (10 points, three rebounds) was in the lineup after sitting out for health and safety protocols. Williams answered the call from the bench, providing both an offensive and defensive spark. He scored 19 points and added four rebounds and a steal. Boston made 10 of 20 trees.
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Game 3 takes place Saturday night at TD Garden.
With the top in the streak at stake, FrontPageBets look at interest bets.
(Ratings courtesy of DraftKings)
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Spread: Boston -6.5 (-110); Miami +6.5 (-110)
Money line: Boston-275; Miami +220
Jaylen Brown points out: More than 23.5 (-125); Less than 23.5 (-105)
Jimmy Butler points out: More than 26.5 (-120); Less than 26.5 (-105)
Bam Adebayo rebounds: More than 8.5 (+110); Less than 8.4 (-145)
The choice : Boston, 108-101
Gerry Ahern is senior content editor for FrontPageBets. A 35-year-old veteran sportswriter and director of digital media, he has spearheaded coverage of the biggest sporting events, from the Super Bowls and Final Fours, to the Olympics and the Masters.