I've noticed a bunch of NBA Playoffs discussion in other threads, so I've decided to revive this and just have us all talk playoffs in one space. Here's today's schedule:
No. 8 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 1 Chicago Bulls: Philadelphia leads the series, 2-1, after a comeback win in Game 3 on Friday. The Bulls will play without Joakim Noah, who turned his ankle in Friday's game. Upcoming free-agent center Omer Asik will get the start. (1 p.m., ABC).
No. 7 New York Knicks vs. No. 2 Miami Heat: The Heat lead this series, 3-0, and I figure this will be the day when we can finally put this series to bed. Amar'e Stoudemire may or may not play after his self-inflicted hand injury, and it probably won't matter. (3:30 p.m., ABC).
No. 4 Boston Celtics vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks: If you like ugly, but competitive basketball, you'll love this series. Boston took a 2-1 lead with a tough overtime win on Friday, but the Hawks may get Josh Smith back from injury. No matter what happens, expect a tight one. (7 p.m., TNT)
No. 6 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 3 Los Angeles Lakers: Thanks in large part to the exploits of JaVale McGee, the Nuggets got back to within 2-1 in this series. Can he do it again? (9:30 p.m., TNT).