CP3 and the Los Angeles Clippers travel to South Beach to face Lebron James and the 2-time defending NBA Champions Miami Heat. Even though both of these teams have 2 losses attached to their resume, you could see them meeting up in the NBA Finals.
Tip-off is scheduled for tonight at 7:00 pm ET at
AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. This game can be seen on the TNT
Bet 365 Sportsbook lists the Heat as a 5.5 point betting
favorite and the total for this game is 208.
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2013-2014 NBA MVP Is
Up For Grabs
One would naturally assume that the best player on the
planet in Lebron James would pick up another MVP trophy, but not this year. CP3
has come out like a ball of fire, putting up huge numbers and playing the best
basketball of his career. Thus far, Chris Paul has been the best player in the
NBA, but let’s remember, we still have 77 games to go. Nevertheless, a matchup
between “LBJ” and “CP3” is going to be a very competitive one as these two team
from each side of the country collide.
Time To Take Over
The last time that I talked about Lebron James, I mentioned
that he needed to be more selfish and let the rest of his teammates ride his
back. He did just this in his last game, a 104-95 victory over the Toronto
Raptors. James almost pulled off a triple-double with 35 points, 8, rebounds,
and 8 assists. Basketball is a team sport, and when LBJ is unselfish and defers the Heat seem to not play to their maximum potential.
They already have to worry about the decline in the game of
Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh had a baby on Tuesday and we’re unaware of his
status for tonight’s game. It’s evident that there’s somewhat of a decline in
D.Wade’s game, but Wade is still better than 85-90% of the players in the NBA,
averaging a respectable 18.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. If
Wade can play at this level consistently, Miami will remain the most dangerous
team in the NBA.
With the loss of Mike Miller, guys like Mario Chalmers and
Shane Battier have given ample support to keep this team afloat. Look for Battier,
to shadow the Clippers hottest player in tonight’s game.
Chris Paul, a.k.a “CP3”, a.k.a “Cliiff Paul’s brother”, is
not only a hit on commercials, but he is locked into a zone of his own in 2013.
Paul has increased his offensive production to 24.8 points per game to go along
with his 12.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. From watching some of his
games, he seems to be in sync with big man, Blake Griffin, and that could spell
trouble for Miami if Bosh doesn’t play. Both of these players have carried this
team this season and have found a complimentary player in J.J. Redick that
appears to have been the missing piece.
Redick has gotten off to a fast start this season. He’s
averaging 17.2 points per game and is the shooting guard that could put the
Clippers over the top. Playing on a team like Los Angeles has also put pressure
on Redick to elevate the level of his play and thus far, it’s been a huge
This is going to be an exciting game to watch and might go
down to the final buzzer. Add the Clippers and the 5.5 points to you NBA picks; it should be
enough to cover them and your bet in this highly contested matchup.
Pick- Los Angeles
Clippers +5.5 at Bet 365
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