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2009 NBA Playoffs bettors have already seen some outstanding as well as surprising sports betting results. 2009 NBA Playoffs gamblers would have to rate the performance of the Boston Celtics as one of the biggest sports betting surprises so far.

The Celtics entered the 2009 NBA Playoffs without their most important player, Kevin Garnett, who suffered a knee injury at the end of the regular season.  Upon that announcement nearly everyone in sports betting wrote the Celtics off as a lost cause for the 2009 NBA Playoffs.

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Even after they escaped a seven game opening round series against Chicago the Celtics were given no chance in the next round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs as they were up against the Orlando Magic and their dominant big man, Dwight Howard.  Without Garnett available to matchup against Howard, the Magic were considered a near certainty to move on to the eastern conference finals of the 2009 NBA Playoffs.

Orlando did take a 2-1 series lead as expected but the Celtics rallied to win the next two games to take a 3-2 series lead and they can close out the series and eliminate the Magic with a win in game six.

In game five of this 2009 NBA Playoffs series the Celtics prevailed at home 92-88 as Glen Davis led them with 22 points.  Kendrick Perkins, subbing for Garnett, added 11 rebounds and held Howard to 12 points scoring.  Paul Pierce, Boston's leading scorer in the 2009 NBA Playoffs, had 19 points.  He is averaging 21.8-points per game in the post season.

Along with Pierce, another strong contributor to the Celtics for the 2009 NBA Playoffs has been Ray Allen, who is averaging 19-points per game in the post season.  Rajon Rondo is averaging 17.2-points per game and leads the Celtics in assists while Glen Davis is averaging 16.8-points per game.

The Orlando Magic have gotten the cash in just 4 out of 11 playoff games so far this season and are just 2-3 against the spread at home.  Howard leads them in scoring for the playoffs with 20.0-points per game.

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