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NBA Playoffs 2014: Pacers and Wizards, Thunder and Clippers face off in pivotal Game 3s tonight

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There be games today.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If you are following the NBA Playoffs you'd know that in the second round we've gone through the first part -- the first two home games for the team with the higher seed. Out in the East the Miami Heat are up 2-0 against the Brooklyn Nets, and the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards are split 1-1. Out West the San Antonio Spurs are up 2-0 against the Portland Trail Blazers, and the the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers are tied 1-1. There is some uncanny symmetry right now, and that's okay. I'm sure all the NBA fans with OCD are happy to see that.

From watching the games you can see some separation between the teams for sure. The Nets are outclassed, especially if Deron Williams plays very poorly and Andrei Kirilenko gets DNP-CDs. The Blazers are also in trouble unless they get some more productive play from Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams. So I guess you could say that the Utah Jazz still have a hand to play in this playoffs -- even if it's determining if the finalists from last season waltz into the Conference Finals scathed or unscathed.

Anyway, there are two more games tonight, games where the lower seed gets to make a statement at home. (Perhaps?)

Game 1: Pacers @ Wizards (6:00 pm MT), ESPN
Game 2: Thunder @ Clippers (8:30 pm MT), ESPN

There's only one "Jazzman" in "action" tonight, and that's Derek Fisher, whom we don't like very much.