- Kevin Durant was held to only 16 points in a pivotal Game 3 between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.
- The Celtics have -5000 odds to win the series, but only -105 odds to win Game 4.
- If the Nets lose Game 4, they will be the only team to be swept in the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets are down 3-0 in their series against the Boston Celtics, and could be swept in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
They could also manage to retain a slight bit of dignity by winning Game 4, and they have a shot at pulling off the legendary 3-0 comeback – something that has never happened in the NBA Playoffs before.
Brooklyn Nets Vs. Boston Celtics – Series Winner Odds
- Brooklyn Nets +1400
- Boston Celtics -5000
The main topic of discussion for Brooklyn is Kevin Durant. Held to only 16 points in Game 3, the mighty Durant has been stifled by a Boston defense that refuses to give him any space to operate.
Every time he gets the ball, he has one of Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum or any other number of reasonably athletic wing players in his shirt, denying him the ability to operate as he normally does.
Make no mistake, Durant is normally as clutch as it gets in games like this. He’s averaging 29.9 points per game when facing elimination over the course of his career – which is also what he is averaging per game this season .
Kevin Durant Points In Game 4 Odds
- Over 28.5 -113
- Under 28.5 -115
The online sportsbooks are dinging his points O/U a bit from where it was before Game 1, however, given the way Boston has played defense on him.
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Boston has managed to buck another of Durant’s many positive playoff trends. Since 2019, Durant has averaged 38.9 points per game when coming off of a playoff loss.
After beating Durant in Game 1 of this series, the Celtics held him to 27 points in Game 2, and 16 points in Game 3.
In other words, rather than coming back stronger, Durant has been held in check admirably by a Celtics defense that has had his number so far.
Brooklyn Nets Vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 Odds
- Boston Celtics -105
- Brooklyn Nets -115
The Nets will be at home in Game 4, but that didn’t stop a bad loss from happening in Game 3, which was Durant’s worst of the series.
The Nets are mild favorites – the spread in this game is exactly one point in their favor – but NBA betting fans should expect that they will be underdogs in a potential Game 5 in Boston.
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