NBA Finals Odds: Big Shakeup Following Kawhi Leonard & Chris Paul Injury News
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul have been two of the best players throughout the current NBA postseason. Both men have played a major role as to why their teams have made it as far as they have so far. Unfortunately, their teams are going to have to find a way to succeed without them, at least in the immediate future.
It was revealed on Wednesday that both men will miss some time. Leonard is out of Wednesday's Game 5 against the Utah Jazz with a knee injury. His status for the remainder of the series is also in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Paul entered COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday, meaning he'll be out of the Suns' lineup indefinitely as they head to the Western Conference Finals.
Needless to say, both superstars' injuries have caused a big shakeup when it comes to NBA Finals odds.
NBA Finals Odds
Following their Game 4 victory against the Jazz, the Clippers had +550 odds to win the NBA Championship. Now, their odds are set to +950, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, giving them the 2nd-worst odds of any remaining teams. Meanwhile, the Sun's odds to win the championship currently sit at +500.
To no one's surprise, the Brooklyn Nets are still the favorites to win it all, sitting at +210 odds. It certainly helps when you have a player like Kevin Durant, who went off for 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in a Game 5 victory on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Jazz have the 2nd-best odds to win the NBA Finals at +240 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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