The Boston Celtics are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, but coach Im Odoka sees no reason to celebrate just yet. Boston has not yet reached its destination. Meanwhile, others are considered favourites. All the news and rumors about the finals.
NBA Finals – Celtics: ‘No Banner Has Been Hanged Yet’
Despite the successful playoff round of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics haven’t reached their goal yet, coach Im Odoka said in his pre-series press conference against the Warriors on Friday night (live from 3 a.m. Friday). dazn) explained. He said about the victory of the Eastern Conference: “We have not raised a banner yet.”
“It’s about something bigger,” Odoka continued. “It clicked with the boys really fast. Shortly after Game Seven (against Miami, editor) they were just talking about what’s going to happen next. We’re not here for Ost-Krone. You enjoy it for a while and then you move on to the task at hand.”
Given the long break between the Eastern Conference Finals and the NBA Finals, the Celts have at least a chance of recovering a bit. Robert Williams’ playing times have fluctuated recently due to his knee injury, but he said “he feels good”. “It would be good for him to have a few days off between matches. But it will probably be day in and day out for the rest of the matches.”
Meanwhile, Odoka isn’t worried about patient Marcus Smart, who missed games 1 and 4 of the Heat series with foot problems: “The swelling is still there, but it will go away with time. He’s very pain-tolerant, he can play through a lot of times.” Things are easy. He did that in the seventh game as well.”
The NBA Finals: Celtics-Big Horford’s future likely to be clarified
The Celtics seem to be planning to secure the Horfords’ full year contract for the 2022-23 season. If Boston wins the NBA Finals, the $26.5 million will be automatically guaranteed next season.
But even if the Celtics fail at Golden State, the franchise wants to keep the 35-year-old. This was mentioned by Brian Robb MassLive. Horford averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds last regular season and is an important part of the league’s best defense. He also showed a strong performance in postseason.
According to the report, his finalists actually increased his guarantees from $14.5 million to $19.5 million in the final year of his contract. After the 2022-23 season, Horford will become an unrestricted free agent.
The NBA Finals: The Warriors’ Favorite vs. the Celtics
Las Vegas bookmakers see the Golden State Warriors as the favorites for the NBA Finals. who – which Caesar’s sports book The Bay Area team leads at -160, so bettors have to pay $160 to make a $100 net profit. Boston is +140, so bettors get a net profit of $140 for a $100 stake here.
The Warriors are also traded as the favorites in Game 1, pre-season odds for a dubs tournament were 10:1. On the other hand, the Celtics considered the outsider 50-1 last fall. annoying SportsOddsHistory.com If they win the title, the Celts will be the biggest underdog winner in 35 years.
As far as the Finals MVP goes, bookmakers see Stephen Curry on top. The Warriors Guard never managed to get the trophy despite three tournaments. Behind Curry are Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown (both Celtics), Clay Thompson and then Draymond Green (both Warriors).
NBA Finals: Warriors vs Celtics – Dates Glimpse
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