Sports gambling fans might have felt as if they’d been transported back in time when they saw the Lakers take on the Boston Celtics in game one of the basketball gambling’s biggest showcase.
It’s been over 20 years since this crazy sports gambling rivalry had been played out in the NBA Finals and game of the 2008 NBA Finals was worth the wait. In the end the home team Celtics took the win and could sent out a signal that despite what many sports gambling pundits have been saying, they can play with anybody.
Sports gambling experts had some doubts as to the Celtic’s chances in this gambling match up. Most of it stemmed from the fact that the Celtics, as winners of the Eastern Conference, were automatically an inferior team as the East is seen as a gambling light weight in the eyes of most sports gambling fans. But as the Celtics regular season dominance over Western Conference rivals should have indicated to the sports gambling fans at large, this team is for real.
The Celtics hounded the Lakers with smothering D and got a huge boost from the home crowd in route to their impressive 98-88 sports gambling victory. The Celts picked the perfect time to put it all together and played their best game of the gambling post season according to most sports gambling experts.
The charged atmosphere in the new Boston Garden also let the Lakers know that they would have to work like crazy if they want to take a sports gambling win on the road. In fact, the Lakers will have a tough time winning here, but will have to if they want to win the NBA Finals sports gambling match up. All three of Boston’s Big Three had fine games, one of the first times that have happened in the sports gambling playoffs. In contrast, the Lakers Big One, Kobe Bryant struggled and that in a nutshell was why the Lakers lost this gambling contest.
Heading into game two the Lakers have their work cut out for them and they must come out strong in game two if they want to keep their sports gambling hopes alive. The bottom line is that Kobe must play well if they are to win. If Kobe scores 30 or more the Lakers will the next sports gambling game in Boston and head home with the series at 1-1.