The NBA playoffs continue on Sunday with the possibility of the broom coming out as three teams look to sweep their series. Three of the four games played on Sunday could end with sweeps and in the other. San Antonio took a 2-1 lead on Friday over the Clippers. Here is a look at two of the four games.
Cavaliers vs. Celtics
Cleveland leads the series 3-0. The current line has Cleveland favored by 7.5 points with the point total sitting on 203. Even though the Celtics do not have any wins so far for their effort, the team has played well in this series.
Cleveland wants to win to get additional rest before the next series begins.
If Cleveland is able to bottle up guard Isaiah Thomas in this game as they did in Game 3, the Cavaliers will likely win and cover the 7.5-point spread. Thomas only hit 2 of his 9 shots in the game and scored only 5 points. After Thomas shot 18 times from the free throw in Games 1 and 2, he only attempted two free throws in Game 3.
After a game that was high scoring in Game 1, the past two games have cashed on the UNDER, with both games staying under 200.
Despite the Celtics being all but eliminated, Boston will continue fighting to the end. The line opened at Cleveland -5 and is up to -7.5 making it a tough call. However, the play here is the UNDER.
Clippers vs. San Antonio
The Spurs lead the series 2-1. The current line has San Antonio favored by 6.5 points with the point total on 200.
The best series thus far in the first round has been this one between the Spurs and Clippers. On Friday, the Spurs behind Kawhi Leonard routed the Clippers 100-73. Leonard scored 32 points on the night.
The Clippers scored their fewest points for the entire season and a record low for the franchise in the postseason. The series has cashed on the UNDER in 2 of 3 games. The OVER was in Game 2, which went to overtime.
The 6.5-point chalk for San Antonio is the biggest spread of this series. Los Angeles on the season was 22-19 against the spread on the road, but is now 0-1 in the postseason.
With a win, San Antonio would be on the verge of elimination the Clippers. However, the Clippers are a very talented team under the leadership of Doc Rivers.
The play her is Clippers +6.5. Off course, my thought is San Antonio will win straight up.
In the other two games, Washington can close out its series against Toronto. The Wizards lead the series 3-0. In the fourth game of the day, the Houston Rockets can eliminate the Dallas Mavericks.