This could be the last night in the first round of the NBA Playoffs this season. And let's be real here guys (so, #realtalk is necessary), these two games are going to be worth watching tonight. You have the Chicago Bulls (#3), leading 3-2, taking the bus up the I-94 to try to eliminate the young Milwaukee Bucks (#6). The team most expected to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls, have their hands full with the Bucks. No Jabari Parker which is a shame, but six guys ( , , , , , and ) are giving Chicago the business. The Bulls know that they are the better team, but the Bucks have won the last two games after the Bulls won the first three. , , , , , and should get things done tonight -- unless they are too preoccupied with their second round match-up against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Out West we have the higher seeded Los Angeles Clippers (#3) trying to fight for their life on the road against the San Antonio Spurs (#6) for the right to play in a Game 7. I don't know the record off hand for how the Spurs perform in potential series ending games, but I can't imagine that the Clippers have a better record historically for extending the series. The Clips won Game 1, and Game 4, and so far that's it. Usually the team that wins Game 1 wins the series. But there's nothing usual about this series so far. isn't even averaging 10.0 ppg. is averaging 36.7 FT%, while getting to the line 9.8 times a game. A lot of guys re putting up big numbers ( , , , ), but if we look to the coaching strategy, it seems like is killin' Glenn Doc Rivers. I'm not a Spurs fan, primarily because they have more franchise prestige than the Jazz; but most of what's good with our franchise right now is because of the consanguinity between our two teams. I can never, ever, root for those Clippers though. They are the NBA's Top "Fake Tough Team". They whine all game long and flop, yet they don't find it hypocritical to pose and flex and mean-mug after highlights. If they were a car, they would be a cheap car with more thought put into appearance and customized styling with no real performance when it counts. Of course, the Spurs are the opposite, they are the ultimate sleepers. And tonight they'll try to put the Clipps to sleep.
- GAME 6: Bulls (3-2) @ Bucks (2-3) -- 5:00 PM MT [TNT]
- GAME 6: Clippers (2-3) @ Spurs (3-2) -- 7:30 PM MT [TNT]