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The second-round tips off very early Monday morning, and the way the Warriors went about it against the Nuggets might catch Memphis off guard coming off a close series with the Timberwolves.
Warriors @ Grizzlies (5:30am)
Steph Curry Over 38.5 PRA ($1.81)
Went from strength to strength in the Denver series, and heading to Memphis in the second-round we should see similar numbers from Steph Curry against the Grizzlies.
Averaging 28 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists resulting in a PRA of 36.8 per game, Curry was doing that in just 30 minutes per game – in Games 4 and 5 when Curry played north of 36 minutes he produced PRAs of 44 and 40.
His record against Memphis this season is exceptional – despite the defensive strength of Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane, from three games this season Curry averaged 36.3 points, 7 rebounds and 7.3 assists easily covering the PRA of 38.5 in all three games.
With Memphis entering this second-round with minimal rest off the back of a tough Game 6 in Minnesota on Saturday, expect Curry to lead a refreshed Golden State team and produce another big performance.
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Bucks @ Celtics (3:00am)
Bobby Portis Over 23.5 PR ($1.90)
Hard to predict the rotation Coach Bud will go with against this Boston line-up, but based on performances during the regular season against the Celtics you would expect Bobby Portis to heavily feature.
Across four games this season against Boston, Portis averaged 17 points and 7.8 rebounds covering the PR line of 23.5 on three of the four occasions.
With Khris Middleton out for the series, there’s every chance we’ll see Giannis as small forward going head-to-head with Tatum, and Portis as power forward – a spot he flourished in the last three games against the Bulls averaging 15.3 points and 14.3 rebounds.
The Celtics are the best defensive team in the NBA, so Portis’ ability to shoot the ball off the catch from deep should see him play over 30 minutes, and as a result should cover the PR line of 23.5.
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