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On This Day in Sports Odds History


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2004 (NBA): With 0.4 seconds remaining, Derek Fisher takes the inbounds pass and hits a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to give the LA Lakers a 74-73 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals series. The Lakers were 5-point road underdogs and would wrap up the series in Game 6 at the Staples Center. Entering Game 1 Los Angeles was +200 to win the series.


2010 (NBA): As 1½-point home favorites, the Boston Celtics wrap up their Conference Semifinals series as they defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-85 in Game 6. The Celtics entered Game 1 as +380 underdogs to win the series. LeBron James had 27 points and 19 rebounds in what turned out to be the last game he played for the Cavs before taking his talents to South Beach and signing with the Miami Heat in the offseasoon. The Celtics would go on to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers in 7 games in the NBA Finals.


2012 (Soccer): Manchester City claim the English Premier League title on goal difference by winning on the final day of the regular in dramatic fashion. Down 2-1 at home to QPR, they scored two stoppage-time goals to win 3-2. It's the first EPL title decided on goal difference. Manchester City entered the season +350 to win the title.


2012 (Golf): Matt Kuchar wins the biggest title of his career at the Players Championship, 2 strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler, Ben Curtis, Zach Johnson and Martin Laird. Kuchar entered the tournament 40-1 to win and took home $1.7 million.