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Heat Climb in NBA Championship Odds After Game 3 Win Over Celtics on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
The Miami Heat have jumped over the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Miami Heat have jumped over the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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The Boston Celtics' attempt at a furious fourth quarter comeback against the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals fell just short. Center Bam Adebayo's big game guided Miami to a 109-103 victory and it caused his team's NBA championship odds to climb on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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The Heat entered Game 3 with odds set at +550 to win their fourth title in franchise history, which ranked third among the four teams left. Those odds have now risen all the way up to +300. Miami's unlikely win has allowed them to jump over Boston and behind just the Golden State Warriors (-125).

Meanwhile, the Celtics saw their odds fall after losing in front of their home crowd. Boston owned +180 odds before Game 3 and now own +330 odds to be the last team standing. They trail only the Dallas Mavericks (+1500), a team that is currently down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals.

Game 3 went a long way in proving that the Heat have the depth to compete with any playoff team. Star Jimmy Butler didn't play for the entire second half as he dealt with knee inflammation. Adebayo stepped up in his place by dropping 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (15-of-22 shooting).

The Celtics will look to bounce back in Game 4 in what is lining up to be a must-win battle. Oddsmakers like their chances as Boston is slated as a 7-point home favorite in that one with -295 moneyline odds. That action is set to go down on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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