The Boston Celtics' odds to win the Eastern Conference and NBA Championship took a major hit yesterday when it was announced Kyrie Irving will miss the remainder of the the season
. The Celtics are nearly a lock to finish as the second seed yet according to 5Dimes, the fourth betting choice. As of Friday morning, Cleveland is the slight favorite (+110) over top seed Toronto (+150) followed by Philadelphia (+1300) and Boston (+1325). The Celtics are now +5500 to win the title. Despite a litany of injuries, Boston enters tonight's game vs. Chicago having won and covered six of eight.