"Celtics, Heat, Nuggets and Lakers Jockey For NBA Finals Title--Who Has Home Court Advantage?"
The race for the 2023 NBA Finals is heating up! In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat face off in a familiar rivalry. The Heat, led by Jimmy Butler, battled through the final play-in tournament game to reach the playoffs, while the Celtics are led by Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the juggernaut Celtics. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers and top-seeded Denver Nuggets square off in a rematch of the 2020 West finals.
According to Caesars Sportsbook, the current odds for the championship are +105 for the Celtics, +170 for the Nuggets, +500 for the Lakers and +1600 for the Heat. "The Lakers have played in 32 Finals, with 17 wins - the most recent coming in 2020," said the article. "The Celtics have played in 22 Finals, with 17 wins - the most recent coming in 2008."
The NBA Finals begin on June 1 and will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+. The series is a best-of-seven and will feature a 2-2-1-1-1 format, with the team with the better record hosting Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 and the other team hosting Games 3, 4 and 6. Who will take home the championship title? We'll have to wait and see!