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Joe Arlauckas
2017-05-11
San Antonio has pulled off a couple miracles including an overtime victory in game five to put the pressure on the Houston Rockets who return home tonight to try and even things up.

San Antonio has pulled off a couple miracles including an overtime victory in game five to put the pressure on the Houston Rockets who return home tonight to try and even things up. The Rockets seem to me to be playing much better than the Spurs in this series and with the injury to Tony Parker should have a significant advantage but still have lost two games without Parker in the lineup.

This series has confused us all from the start with the blowout victory in game one for the Rockets in San Antonio. It seems that this is a Spurs team of old, when they just decided to turn things on if they needed an important victory like game three in Houston. They did the same thing against the Grizzlies in the first round by losing two games in Memphis before closing out the series in the next two games 4-2. Then at 1-1 and facing the Rockets in Houston without their star point guard were able to get that ever so important road win to retake the homecourt advantage.

The biggest news for tonights game though is the possible loss of San Antonios most important and complete player Kawhi Leonard. He seemed to of injured his ankle in the last minute of the overtime victory Tuesday night and is questionable for tonights game. I have to be honest here, just by the way the series is progressing I thought the Rockets were the pick tonight although I was a bit hesitant at first, but with the questionable status of Leonard things become much clearer. We might want to keep a close watch because he is a game time decision but considering the Spurs are up 3-2 coach Gregg Popovich might decide to rest him for a seventh game. Either way I love Houston tonight. Houston Rockets  -7.5 @ 1.98

In the east we see that things are not going to change very much as the Celtics once again hold court in Boston and dominate the Washington Wizards last night. I have said from day one that this series will go to a seventh and deciding game. The Celtics take a 3-2 lead in the series and have put the Wizards backs against the wall. Now game six will return to Washington tomorrow night where we see that the Wizards are a hometown favorite by 5.5 points in 888sport.com. I am not sure how the 22 point blowout loss will effect the Wizards mentally but I doubt it will have any influence for game six on their home floor. Look here for the Wizards to run past the Celtics and force a game seven where I still believe they will get in done in Boston….. Washington Wizards -5.5 @ 1.94

Good Luck