Last night we saw the Pacers beat the Wizards in D.C., and take a 3-1 lead; and the Clippers beat the Thunder, and evened up that series 2-2. Kevin Durant had 40 points, and a loss. If we're looking at the Thunder and Utah Jazz, and KD and The Mailman, one thing KD does not have is a ton of first round exits early in his career. I guess their team was built to maximize their talent during their physical peaks. Interesting.
Anyway, tonight we have two more games..
Game 1: Miami Heat @ Brooklyn Nets (6:00 pm MT, TNT) -- Series 2-1 Miami
Game 2: San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers (8:30 pm MT, TNT) -- Series 3-0 San Antonio
The Nets can be 'in it' by tying the series up with a win tonight. They somehow were 4-0 against the Heat in the regular season. So it's not out of the question. The Blazers are OUT of the playoffs unless they win tonight. So for their sake, they have to win.
Which former Utah Jazz players are still in this? Just Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko of BKN, and Wesley Matthews, Mo Williams, and Earl Watson of POR.