LeBron James, Cavaliers Still Favorites Despite Buzzer Beater

Written by:
Tyrone Black
Published on:
May/23/2009
Lebron James

They were about to go down 0-2 heading into Orlando.  But then a miracle happened.

LeBron James made a buzzer-beating three-pointer as time expired to rescue the Cleveland Cavaliers in a thrilling 96-95 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

With one second remaining and his team down two points, James caught an inbounds pass and drilled a 25-footer over the flailing arms of Hedo Turkoglu to tie up the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series at 1-1.

"We just couldn't afford to go down 0-2 in this series going back to Orlando," James, who shot a game high 35 points, told reporters.

"Rashard (Lewis) hit a game-winner in Game One and I matched him with one in Game Two. It was a great shot. Wow."

But now comes the tough part:  Head into Orlando and try to keep up the momentum.

The Magic opened the season as +1400 (14/1) long shots to win the 2009 NBA Championship.  Following LeBron James miracle shot, they were still listed with enticing +800 odds for a potential $800 payout on every $100 bet.

The Cavaliers had opened the season with +700 odds but were -125 favorites to win the 2009 NBA Championship.

One of the biggest underdogs still alive this weekend is the Denver Nuggets, having opened the season with +4000 odds (the payout would be $4000 for every $100 bet).  They would still pay $425 for every $100 bet if you were to place your wager today.

The Lakers have value at +225 odds for a payout potential of $225 on every $100 bet.

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Cleveland Cavaliers -125

Denver Nuggets +450

Los Angeles Lakers +225

Orlando Magic +800

Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com 

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