NBA Playoff Betting Match up Previews for Friday

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The NBA Playoffs return following a rare off day on Thursday with two exciting conference semifinal series Game 3’s that will satisfy the appetite of pro basketball enthusiasts. The action begins at 8PM Eastern Time on May 11th.

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It will be Game 3 of the Eastern conference semifinal round playoff game between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. Things get started from Chicago at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN will deliver the live broadcast. The Heat and Bulls are tied at 1-1 in this best of seven series. The Bulls struck first in game one as they upset the Miami Heat 93-86 and cover the point spread as a +12 ½ point road underdog. The Heat came out flat as they push across just 15 first quarter points as they play their first game in seven days. The Heat had their second worst shooting game of the entire season in Game 1 as they connect on a mere 39.7% from the floor. Nate Robinson was huge in the victory with 27 points. Game number two was all Miami as the Heat defat the Bulls 115-79 as a -13 point favorite. Miami outscored Chicago by five or greater points in each quarter of play. The Heat was hot from shooting floor as the team nailed 60% of their shots.

The late night game will tip off at 10:30PM Eastern Time as the series moves west in the Western conference semifinal round for Game 3 between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden St Warriors. They get underway from Golden St and ESPN will handle the live late night TV broadcast. Golden St even up this best of seven series as they defeat the San Antonio Spurs in game two by the score of 100-91 and cover the point spread as a +7 point road underdog. The team carried at 62-43 lead at the half. The Warriors got up big in the second half but unlike in Game 1 Golden St was able to weather the storm as the Spurs were creeping up on the Warriors in the final period. Klay Thompson made up for his fouling out in Game 1 by pouring in 34 points for the Warriors in the win.

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