NBA playoff betting notes: Faried returns for Nuggets

Kenneth Faried returning for the favored Nuggets highlights some notes ahead of Tuesday's action in the NBA playoffs.

Faried to return

Kenneth Faried is back for the Denver Nuggets for Game 2 Tuesday. Faried averaged 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds in the regular season. Nuggets beat writer Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post reports that Faried will play, but might not get the start.

The Nuggets are 8-points favorites at home in Game 2. The total is 207.5.

Prigioni back at PG for the Knicks

Guard Pablo Prigioni will return for the New York Knicks as they face the Boston Celtics in Game 2. Prigioni averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 assists per game in the regular season. Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Prigioni will be back in the starting lineup. Prigioni started the final 18 games of the season for the Knicks. They were 16-2 SU (straight up) and 15-3 ATS (against the spread) in the 18 games he started.

The Knicks are 6.5-point favorites at home in Game 2. The total is 185.5

Mark Jackson quiet on who will start in place of David Lee

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has not announced who will start in place of injured All-Star forward David Lee in Game 2 versus Denver Tuesday. One option would be veteran Carl Landry. Landry started two games for the Warriors this season. He averaged 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Golden State went 1-1 both SU and ATS.

There is also talk of starting Jarrett Jack to give the Warriors a more unorthodox starting lineup, according to Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson.

The Warriors are 8-point underdogs on the road in Game 2. The total is 207.5.

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