So in case you have not been paying attention, the playoffs have gotten REALLY good lately. It started on Friday night when Derrick Rose called bank to beat the Cavaliers.
Then it continued Saturday when Paul Pierce called game against the Hawks.
Not to be outdone, LeBron James yesterday decided to say 'forget you David Blatt and your play. Just give me the ball.' (Why this was not the original play call is beyond me, but that's something else all together.)
So what does tonight have in store?
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m., TNT
Washington leads the series, 2-1
Can we all just take a moment to realize that a team without its best player and with former Charlotte great Ramon Sessions starting is leading the number one seed in the East and could take a commanding 3-1 series lead tonight? Can we all change our Coach of the Year votes and give Randy Wittman some more love? Or at least take away all three points David Blatt got and give it to Wittman?
Anyway, the Hawks, who looked like the class of the East, have looked like anything but during this series. It doesn't help that Paul Millsap has been under the weather lately, but still. There is no reason that Atlanta should be trailing in this series. Can they bounce back and even up the series, or will the Wizards push them to the brink of elimination?
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Memphis leads the series, 2-1
Crazy things always go down at the Grindhouse.
Seriously, who saw the unstoppable Golden State Warriors in the same position as the Atlanta Hawks? Actually, I could almost copy and paste the last paragraph I wrote about the Hawks-Wizards game, paste it here and it would be just as applicable — except that the Warriors don't have any illnesses to key players that they can blame their deficit on. They can blame it, in part, to the return of Mike Conley. With their win on Saturday, Memphis improved to 5-0 this postseason when Conley plays. They are 1-2 when he does not.
Memphis will be rocking. The Splash Brothers will be looking to avoid a dreaded 3-1 hole. Do I really need to give you that many more reasons to watch this game? 9:30. BE THERE Y'ALL.