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NBA Playoffs open thread (Apr. 25)

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Four games on the schedule for today. Let's settle into our couches (or other seat of choice) and watch basketball all day.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Here's today's playoffs schedule:

ATL @ BKN
When: 3 p.m.
Where: TNT
Atlanta leads 2-0

CHI @ MIL
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: TNT
Chicago leads 3-0

GSW @ NOP
When: 8 p.m.
Where: ESPN
Golden State leads 3-0

MEM @ POR
When: 10:30 p.m.
Where: ESPN
Memphis leads 2-0

Some interesting things going on in today's matchups, but none of them are really happening in the Atlanta Hawks-Brooklyn Nets series, but that's the first game of the day, so that'll be a big one.

The Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks series is looking like it might be a sweep, and all of today's series might be, so if anyone wants to know why I'm in favor of returning the first round to a best-of-5 format, you could look at today's games. I'll be disappointed if the Bucks don't win a game in the playoffs this year, as they were a really fun team, and had plenty of interesting things about their play. But Chicago has been playing well lately, so I'm not liking the Bucks' chances of making another road trip this season.

The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans are playing for the first time since Stephen Curry hit...you know, THAT shot. If New Orleans had won, I still don't think they'd have a chance of winning the series, but it would look awful different right now. Anyway, Golden State's probably moving on to the Finals, so enjoy what could be the final game in the playoff series between the players that are probably the two best in the NBA right now (sorry, LeBron).

The Memphis Grizzlies continue their absolute dominance against the Portland Trail Blazers today, having not ceded a game to the Trailblazers all year. But with the playoff series returning to Oregon, the Blazers could have a chance of getting back into the series — they'll just need to win tonight. I like the Grizz's odds.