NBA First Basket Prop: Pick Robert Williams, Jaylen Brown in Celtics vs Heat

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Pictured: Robert Williams III and Jaylen Brown. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • The Celtics host the Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Miami scored first in Game 1, but NBA First Basket is backing the Celtics in Game 2.
  • Continue reading to see NBA First Basket's prop picks for Heat vs. Celtics Game 2.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Jaylen Brown, Robert Williams

OddsBrown (+440) | Williams (+1100)
Time8:30 p.m. ET
Book FanDuel

The Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night.

Robert Williams (91% opening tip win rate) will go up against Bam Adebayo (55% win rate) for the opening tip-off. Over the past two seasons, Adebayo and Williams have split eight opening tips against each other.

These teams have now played five games against each other this season with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Derrick White scoring first baskets for the Celtics. Adebayo cashed two first basket tickets for the Heat.

In Game 1, Boston won the opening tip and Brown, Tatum and Al Horford all missed shots before Adebayo made a layup for the Heat.

I like Boston to score first in this game. In Boston's 14 playoff games this season, Brown has scored the team's first basket six times, while Tatum has done so five times.

I'll take Brown to score the first basket in this one. I'll also add Williams on the chance he gets an offensive rebound with a putback opportunity.

The Picks:

Pick: Jaylen Brown (+440) | Risk 0.5 Units, Play to +375

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Pick: Robert Williams (+1100) | Risk 0.5 Units, Play to +900

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