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Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons to secure NBA playoffs

Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons to secure NBA playoffs The Boston Celtics (47-12) propelled past the Detroit Pistons (44-17) last night for a final 90-78 and clinched the playoff berth. Kevin Garnett had a season-high 31 points and aided the Celtics in becoming the first NBA team to clinch a postseason berth. The last night's victory gave Boston 2-1 in the season series against Detroit, a team which the Celtics will likely meet in the playoffs once more. For the Boston Celtics Chauncey Billups scored 23 points, Rajon Rondo had 16 points, Paul Pierce scored 15 points and Kendrick Perkins paired his 10 points with a career-high 20 rebounds on Wednesday night. Rasheed Wallace scored 23 points for Detroit, Richard Hamilton scored 15 points and Tayshaun Prince had seven with 10 rebounds.

 The last night's victory over the Pistons only affirmed the NBA Finals favorite status the Boston Celtics have enjoyed for quite a while. At the online sportsbook BodogLife the Celtics are now 5/2 to win the Finals, sharing the same odds with only the revitalized Los Angeles Lakers, while the Pistons odds to win the NBA Finals are now down to 13/2, surpassed by the San Antonio Spurs with odds 11/2. In the Eastern Conference betting sheet, Boston is naturally on top with odds 11/10, followed by Detroit with odds 9/4 and the Cleveland Cavaliers with odds on winning the Eastern Conference sitting at 5/1. Miami Heat remains the ultimate underdog with the whopping odds 500/1.

 Published on 03/06/2008

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