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NBA Playoffs open thread (Apr. 23): Pels hope to slow Warriors, LeBron in Boston, Rose in Milwaukee

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Three games tonight!

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Here's the schedule for tonight's games:

CLE @ BOS
When: 7 p.m.
Where: TNT
Cleveland leads 2-0

CHI @ MIL
When: 8 p.m.
Where: ESPN 2
Chicago leads 2-0

GSW @ NOP
When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: TNT
Golden State leads 2-0

And now things get interesting.

Teams with homecourt advantage (and, in this case, 2-0 records) are on the road tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Boston Celtics in Massachusetts, the Chicago Bulls are playing the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin, and the Golden State Warriors are in Louisiana playing the New Orleans Pelicans.

Why is that interesting? Because the first six games between the aforementioned teams were closer than you'd expect. The Cavs won their first two games by an average of 10.5 points. The Bulls won theirs by an average of 11 points. And the Warriors? Just 8.5 points on average. Those might seem like significant margins, but they're not. Homecourt advantage is huge in the playoffs.

And, in the words of Kevin Garnett, anything is possible.

Hop into the comments and let's get this ball rolling.