Our first live burn wasn’t what you’d normally refer to as “successful” , “profitable” or “didn’t almost get my legs broke” but tonight we’re going to get back in the ring with a live blog of the Celtics-Heat Game 1. TIhe Heat are favored by 8, which seems high for an Eastern Conference finals match between two experienced teams. The betting public agrees as 54% are on the C’s. I’m going to go against better judgment and take Miami -8 along with these prop bets:
Miami Total Points
Highest Scoring player : Miami -5.5
Paul Pierce points & assists: under 22.5
Kevin Garnett points & rebounds : over 28
Rajon Rondo points : over 14.5
LeBron James points : over 30
Dwyane Wade points & rebounds :
And so we being episode 2.0 of the live burn, let’s hope it’s not our money that’s used as the kindling.
7:44 PM James shooting 2 free throws to go for 6 points already. doinked the first…hits the second. Game doesn’t have the feel of a conference finals…yet
7:48 under bettors liking this start, 8 total points 5 minutes into the game
7:51 not much to write about in this game so far, might have to do a running Monday Night Raw sidebar?
7:56 LeBron with 9 of the 14 Heat points…Pierce won’t be able to guard him this series and I’d take the over points every game (even with the horrible -130 odds)
8:06 End of first, LeBron with 13, Boston with 11. Celtics shooting horrible, my bets looking like Boston from the field. Rondo and Wade have been nonexistent so we’ll see how Q2 goes.
8:09 cross sport reference, The Big Show just said there’s no “toothpicked, noodle-armed NBA player in his league” there ya go.
8:15 the 7’3 Big Show says he’s upset that John Cena hurt his feelings…wonder if Scalabrine ever has similar thoughts
8:20 Rondo on the board, Garnett feeling it and Miami employing Wade and James in hockey shifts. About half the bets look do-able right now.
8:28 Boston looking more alive but everytime they need a big stop, somebody on Miami nails a huge shot…no update on the Big Show’s feelings yet
8:34 I though Ray Allen used to be automatic from the FT line, if this keeps up the Hack-A-Ray strategy will be in effect
8:36 Boston gets their third technical foul just as they’re closing to within 5 points…who’s reffing this game, Danny Crawford or Danny Davis?
- ” I may be crooked…but even I wouldn’t have called that T…Donaghey, maybe”
8:42 there’s a Joel Anthony tip in that came after the buzzer…if they don’t review it that’s all you need to know about tonight’s game.
8:51 Danny Crawford is trending on Twitter…uh-oh
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Boston has stormed back with a 35 point quarter to tie up the game (the scorekeeper just took 2 points off Miami after the late Anthony tip in.) Once Boston started hitting some shots, they seemed to gain confidence and could very honestly win this Game 1. LeBron James has slowed down after a big first quarter but this game is still anybody’s for the taking. Bets wise, we’re actually looking pretty decent thanks to Rondo having a decent 2nd quarter and Garnett continuing his solid play. Pierce is only 10 points or assists away from giving us a loss and Wade is still 16 points or rebounds away but we’ll see how it goes. Over on Raw, the Tag Team Championship is on the line as two reggae dudes are taking on two other guys managed by some supposed cougar…we’ll see how that event is covered on ESPN’s First Take tomorrow…back to the hoops
9:10 Rondo has missed literally like 9 shots in the paint. Hard shots yes but we could have one W already. Missed shots make me want to do shots.
9:13 Apparently that wrestling ladies name is Vickie Guerrero. There’s reports of nude images of her on the Internet but I’m not sure if it’s just part of a WWF angle. I don’t have the guts to change my “safesearch” settings to find out! also 52-57 Heat
9:20 Another technical on Boston…too bad I didn’t see an over/under listed for that…excuse me
9:23 Rondo is like me looking for pictures of that WWF lady…just won’t finish
9:32 Heat by 11 after 3 Here’s what we need heading forward
- Miami to maintain this lead
- Miami to score 22 points
- LeBron to outscore Kevin Garnett this quarter
- Paul Pierce less than 9 points & assists
- Kevin Garnett not to lose a point or rebound
- 5 points from Rondo
- 3 points from LeBron
- Wade 15 points & rebounds
10:00 Heat 7 points away with 3 minutes left. Wade blowing up in 4th but may run out of time.
10:03 3 points now needed for the over 94 but Miami slowing it down. If Wade can score the last 5 here, we’re looking at a rare sweep.(no jinx)
10:10 Check that jinx. Miami stuck at stupid 93 for a 6-2 night. Still I’ll take it. Miami looks pretty good and as it’s after 10:00 in my time, I’m off to dream land hopefully sleeping tight with some good bankroll built up tonight.
Well, cancel the sleeping tight part.