Harden shines to keep 76ers alive

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James Harden produced a 31-point scoring performance to help the Philadelphia 76ers (14/1 – Championship Outright) beat Miami Heat 116-108 to level their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series 2-2, while there was also an important victory for the Dallas Mavericks.

One of Harden’s team-mates, Danny Green, described the 10-time NBA All-Star’s display as “incredible” and Philadelphia will be full of confidence ahead of Game 5 at the FTX Arena early Wednesday morning (00:30 start).

The 76ers are still up against it to win the best-of-seven series and reach the Eastern Conference Final, as two of the final three games will be played in Miami, who were 29-12 at home in the regular season and are 7/1 to win the championship.

Elsewhere, the Dallas Mavericks (14/1 – Championship Outright) tied their series with the Phoenix Suns (3/1) at 2-2 courtesy of a 111-101 Game 4 victory at the American Airlines Center.

The fifth game of the series will take place at the Footprint Center on Wednesday (03:00 start) and the Suns are 3/8 to clinch the win, while the visitors are 21/10 to triumph and move to within one victory of the Western Conference Final.

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The NBA action continues on Tuesday with a further two matches, starting with the 00:30 clash betweenthe Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics at the Fiserv Forum (Bucks 20/23, Celtics 20/21 – Money Line).

Milwaukee hold a 2-1 series lead and they will be confident of chalking up another victory that will see them close in on a place in the Eastern Conference Final, which they are 6/4 to win.

In Tuesday’s other contest, which gets started at 03:00, the Memphis Grizzlies will be hoping to level their series with the Golden State Warriors when they meet at the Chase Center (GSW 1/6, Memphis 4/1 – Money Line).

It does seem like a tough order for the Grizzlies, as they take on an opposition that boasted a 31-10 home record in the regular season and recorded a 142-112 victory in Game 3 of this series.

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Author: Lucille White