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UNDER Game 7 NBA Final Bet?

The Lakers have won 11 of 12 at home, are favored by 7 and riding the momentum of a Game 6 rout. Is there anything Boston can do to prevent a Laker celebration Thursday at Staples Center?

Is the point spread even the best play for Game 7 NBA Finals odds bettors? The Celtics had a chance to close out the series in Game 6 on Tuesday, but completely choked and were throttled by the Lakers 89-67 as a 6-point underdog. The oddsmakers haven't changed their tune much for Game 7 either and have listed the Lakers as a early 7-point favorite.

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The Lakers finally got production from more than just Kobe Bryant in their Game 6 win. Bryant led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds, but Pau Gasol also chipped in with a near triple-double of 17 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.

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Ron Artest unleashed some offense with 15 points and six boards, while Lamar Odom delivered eight points and 10 rebounds. The rout also meant some more rest for hobbled Andrew Bynum, who limited himself to 15 minutes on the court during which he added two points and four rebounds.

Despite the bum knee, Bynum will suit up for Game 7, but could see limited minutes again. While the Lakers saw it all come together in Game 6, it all fell apart for the Celtics. Ray Allen was the only real bright spot with a team-high 19 points, which included scoring his first three-pointer since Game 2. Paul Pierce scored only 13 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 points and six rebounds. Rajon Rondo also had an off-night with 10 points and six assists on 5-of-15 shooting.

Boston received even more bad news early on in Game 6 when center Kendrick Perkins went down with a right knee injury. Perkins did not return and remains highly questionable for Game 7. Glen Davis and Rasheed Wallace filled in for Perkins but combined to score zero points on 0-for-10 shooting.

The loss of Perkins also hurt the Celtics on the glass, as they were out-rebounded by the Lakers 52-39. This is the 17th time the NBA Finals has gone to seven games. The last time the Finals went to seventh game was in 2005 when the Spurs knocked off the Pistons 81-74 as a 4-point home favorite. History heavily favors the Lakers, as the home team is 13-3 in the previous 16 Game sevens in the Finals.