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NBA Playoffs 2015: Home teams Cleveland and Houston looking for that first win

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Four teams I hate.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

If there's one thing I know in life it's that a goat will eat an old t-shirt right out of your back pack at a cross walk while you are waiting for traffic to stop. (Long story) If there's another thing I know it's that you can't take a win for granted in the NBA Playoffs. After all, after two games the Top seeded team in both conferences both have one home loss -- I'm looking at your Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks. The other two series may end up looking just like that too after tonight. The #3 seeded Chicago Bulls took game one, and home court, from the #2 seeded Cleveland Cavaliers. Furthermore, the #3 seeded Los Angeles Clippers took game one, and home court, from the #2 seeded Houston Rockets. For all the talk of there being a huge divide between the Conferences, during this playoffs (at least) there has been a lot of symmetry within the two. That's something for the math nerds to figure out. Tonight LeBron James and company need to figure out the Bulls defense, which held them to only 92 points in Game 1. LBJ did drop 19/15/9 that night, so it is clear that he does need some help. (Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh aren't there anymore.) As for the Houston Rockets, you need to see more from your star players James Harden and Dwight Howard. That said, the Clippers -- as hilarious as this is to me -- are balling right now. And Blake Griffin is getting it done. After having ZERO triple doubles this season he has had THREE in the eight playoff games he has been in -- against the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets. He's doing more damage to Texas right now than poor rains, the death penalty, illegal immigration, gang war, drug war, and science illiteracy combined.

I can't believe I complimented a clipper. This hasn't happened since Loy Vaught.

Anyway, catch all the action on TNT:

  • Bulls (1-0) @ Cavaliers (0-1) -- 5:00 PM MT
  • Clippers (1-0) @ Rockets (0-1) -- 7:30 PM MT