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Bettor wins $1.5M wager on Game 3 of NBA Finals despite injury

Updated June 13, 2024 - 11:54 am

The Dallas Mavericks were in desperation mode after falling behind 2-0 in the NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics were without center Kristaps Porzingis for Wednesday’s Game 3.

That didn’t stop a gambler at the Hard Rock sportsbook from betting $1.5 million on Boston to win on the road and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series, earning $1,575,000.

The book, which doesn’t operate in Nevada, posted the wager on X (@HardRockBet). The bet on the Celtics was on the money line at +105.

The Mavericks opened as 1½-point favorites. The line climbed to 2½ on Tuesday after Porzingis was listed as questionable with what the team called a “rare injury” to his left leg.

No NBA team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on X.

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