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All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix.
It’s one of the toughest losses I’ve had in my career, James acknowledged Saturday, because of everything that kind of went on with the game and the way we played. Obviously, we all know what happened in the game.
The Warriors learned that lasting lesson two years ago, when James led the Cavaliers back from the brink a daunting 3-1 series deficit to capture a title in Game 7 on the Warriors’ home floor.
I know it’s not the exact same team, but we had them down 3-1 a couple years ago. They might have been deflated, and they came back and won, so we’re expecting another great effort from them, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. We’ve been through this too many times. We beat Houston on the road in Game 1 and the narrative was, you know, series is over. It seems to always be that way. There is just overreaction after a game.
Agbayani jogged to the stands, handed the baseball off to a kid and started to run to the dugout. Only then did he realize his mistake – there were only two outs – and took the ball back from the fan . The giveaway was ruled a two-base error and both runners crossed home as a result. Mets still came out on top 3-2.
With the massive surge in interest, a surge in gambling naturally has followed. According to Colucci, the Rampart has taken more bets on the Golden Knights this season than it did on the entire NHL last year. A sport that has been scarcely wagered on in years past is suddenly seeing record levels of action at the books, rivaling even the NFL.
We have a massive wagering amount that supersedes even the [New England] Patriots, Colucci said. They’re the most popular team to wager on, and they’ve never been more than 25 percent of my weekend action. The Golden Knights, on an average NHL evening where there are 10 games, they’re more than 75 percent of the action.
The tourists that come in, they’ll say, ‘Let’s bet on Vegas, root for them tonight.’ Old ladies who play bingo, they’ll leave the bingo hall and say, ’10 bucks on the Knights.’
Most of the books’ heavy losses, should Vegas win it all, will come from a very small number of early bets, made before the public knew just how good the team would be. One can also argue the losses could have been much worse.