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Monday, May 14, 2018 | 5:21 p.m.
We’ve entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.
Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. A participant's failure to place a bet on their scheduled day results in a $200 bankroll penalty.
Ray Brewer won back-to-back titles in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-15.
Golden State Warriors plus-1.5 at Houston Rockets: $990 to win $900:
Houston has a lot going for it in the Western Conference finals, including homecourt advantage, two legit superstars and a 2-1 record against the Warriors this season. But is that enough to defeat an all-time great team like Golden State?
I don't think it will be. The Warriors haven't had much reason to play hard this season — until tonight's Game 1 — and they still ranked No. 2 in offensive efficiency this season (and No. 3 in defensive efficiency). Expect the NBA's best team to turn up the intensity and make a statement with a comfortable road win. This will be a short series.
Current Standings: Keefer (33-27-1, $11,316), Granger (17-16, $10,059), Brewer (26-27-1, $6,270), Grimala (14-21, $4,565)