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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (+1, 206)

Series tied 2-2.

The Cleveland Cavaliers recovered to even the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece and now look to solve the homecourt mastery of the Boston Celtics. Second-seeded Boston is 9-0 at TD Garden this postseason and Cleveland can end the Celtics' unbeaten mark if it can win its third straight outing.

Boston coach Brad Stevens didn't get too wound up over Monday's 111-102 setback as he simplified the task staring at his team. "It's a best two of three to go to the NBA Finals. It doesn't get much better than that," Stevens said in Monday's postgame press conference. "In this deal, it's a blast to have to grit your teeth, get up off the mat and go after it again. That's part of what makes these guys on both sides special." LeBron James carried the fourth-seeded Cavaliers to Monday's win with a 44-point effort that marks his sixth 40-point performance, the most in a single postseason since Philadelphia's Allen Iverson also had six such outings in 2001. "We know it's going to be a hostile environment," James told reporters of Game 5. "We know their fans are going to be very energetic. But we have to just have our same mindset we had when we came home for two games. If our minds are there, we put ourselves in a position to be victorious."

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN


LINE HISTORY: This game opened as a Pick 'Em, however, what appears to be sharp betting action has come in on the Cavaliers pushing the pointspread to CLE -1 as of Tuesday night. The total hit betting boards at 206 and has yet to move. Check out the complete line history here.

INJURY REPORT:

Cavaliers - No injuries to report.

Celtics - PG S. Larkin (Questionable, Shoulder), PG K. Irving (Out For Season, Knee), PF D. Theis (Out For Season, Knee), SF G. Hayward (Out For Season, Ankle).

ABOUT THE CAVALIERS (60-37 SU, 38-58-1 ATS, 45-50-2 O/U): James was 17-of-28 shooting in Game 4 as he topped 40 points for the second time in a three-game span. Veteran swingman Kyle Korver (14 points, three blocked shots) is 13-of-20 shooting with eight 3-pointers over the past three games, while center Tristan Thompson (13 points, 12 rebounds) enjoyed his best showing of the series and third double-double of the postseason. Power forward Kevin Love averaged just 11 points on 7-of-24 shooting in the two victories after averaging 19.5 points in the two losses in Boston and is shooting just 37.5 percent in the series.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (65-33 SU, 61-35-2 ATS, 52-45-1 O/U): Boston won its two home games by average of 19 points but things didn't go so smoothly in Cleveland as it lost by an average of 19.5 points. "We missed a bunch of easy opportunities," shooting guard Jaylen Brown said of the Game 4 loss. "We made some bad turnovers and things like that. But we still had opportunities to get into the game and to win." Brown is averaging 20.3 points in the series and his 25-point effort in Game 4 was his third 20-point outing in the East finals.


TRENDS:

* Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
* Celtics are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 home games.
* Over is 6-2 in Cavaliers' last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
* Over is 7-1 in Celtics' last 8 games following a straight up loss.
* Under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Boston.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Preview and Predictions 05-23-2018

22nd May 2018 by Gracenote

the cleveland cavaliers recovered to even the eastern conference finals at two games apiece and now look to solve the homecourt mastery of the boston celtics. second-seeded boston is 9-0 at td garden this postseason and cleveland can end the celtics' unbeaten mark if it can win its third straight outing.

boston coach brad stevens didn't get too wound up over monday's 111-102 setback as he simplified the task staring at his team. "it's a best two of three to go to the nba finals. it doesn't get much better than that," stevens said in monday's postgame press conference. "in this deal, it's a blast to have to grit your teeth, get up off the mat and go after it again. that's part of what makes these guys on both sides special." lebron james carried the fourth-seeded cavaliers to monday's win with a 44-point effort that marks his sixth 40-point performance, the most in a single postseason since philadelphia's allen iverson also had six such outings in 2001. "we know it's going to be a hostile environment," james told reporters of game 5. "we know their fans are going to be very energetic. but we have to just have our same mindset we had when we came home for two games. if our minds are there, we put ourselves in a position to be victorious."

tv: 8:30 p.m. et, espn

about the cavaliers: james was 17-of-28 shooting in game 4 as he topped 40 points for the second time in a three-game span. veteran swingman kyle korver (14 points, three blocked shots) is 13-of-20 shooting with eight 3-pointers over the past three games, while center tristan thompson (13 points, 12 rebounds) enjoyed his best showing of the series and third double-double of the postseason. power forward kevin love averaged just 11 points on 7-of-24 shooting in the two victories after averaging 19.5 points in the two losses in boston and is shooting just 37.5 percent in the series.

about the celtics: boston won its two home games by average of 19 points but things didn't go so smoothly in cleveland as it lost by an average of 19.5 points. "we missed a bunch of easy opportunities," shooting guard jaylen brown said of the game 4 loss. "we made some bad turnovers and things like that. but we still had opportunities to get into the game and to win." brown is averaging 20.3 points in the series and his 25-point effort in game 4 was his third 20-point outing in the east finals.

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1. the cavaliers are 3-4 on the road in the postseason.

2. boston backup pg marcus smart is just 11-of-38 shooting in the series.

3. cleveland pg george hill averaged 13 points in the two victories after averaging just four in the two setbacks.

prediction: celtics 115, cavaliers 109
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NBA Betting News and Trends For Wednesday 5/23/18 5 months 4 weeks ago #483223

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Wednesday, May 23


CLEVELAND (60 - 37) at BOSTON (65 - 33) - 5/23/2018, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 38-57 ATS (-24.7 Units) in all games this season.
BOSTON is 59-35 ATS (+20.5 Units) in all games this season.
BOSTON is 36-25 ATS (+8.5 Units) as a favorite this season.
BOSTON is 29-17 ATS (+10.3 Units) in home games this season.
BOSTON is 34-22 ATS (+9.8 Units) against Central division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 9-0 ATS (+9.0 Units) in home games in all playoff games this season.
BOSTON is 23-6 ATS (+16.4 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.
BOSTON is 35-19 ATS (+14.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
BOSTON is 31-20 ATS (+9.0 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game this season.
BOSTON is 38-20 ATS (+16.0 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game this season.
BOSTON is 24-15 ATS (+7.5 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game - 2nd half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 9-9 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 13-6 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
11 of 19 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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Wednesday, May 23

Trend Report

Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston Celtics
Boston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston's last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games at home
Boston is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
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