While the Cavaliers and Celtics were deadlocked in a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference, LeBron James downplayed the importance of their showdown in Boston as just another regular-season game.
Authentic Kids Josh Reynolds Jersey Taking nothing from them, they’ve been playing some great ball, but I’m not one to get caught up in the regular season, he said Tuesday, per ESPN.com . I’m sorry. I’ve been to six straight Finals, man. I’m the last person to ask about a regular-season game, dude. Sorry.]
Whether he was caught up in it or not, James was as intense as ever, leading his team back to first place in the East with 36 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in an emphatic 114-91 win.
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Golden State began the week at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as heavy 5-to-11 favorites to win the title. When oddsmaker Jeff Sherman got to his office Wednesday and read up on Durant’s injury, he made a slight upward adjustment to 1-to-2 odds. A few hours later, the Warriors’ price was lengthened to 5/8.
The more we looked into it, the Warriors say they are pleased with the prognosis but he’s getting re-evaluated in four weeks, so he could end up being out much longer, Sherman told Omnisport on Wednesday. So it’s sounding more and more like into the playoffs is more probable than an end-of-the- regular-season return, so we adjusted it a little further. It sounds later rather than sooner. …