Playoff games continue to abound as baseball quietly enters it's peak part of the year. With the NBA and the NHL heating up, along with the temperature, it's only a matter of time before we get into the meat of the current sports menu. Tune into all the playoff games this week if you can, because they are sure to be as hard hitting and intense as any seen in recent years.
(NBA) Philadelphia at Boston 7 pm TNT- In a wildly competitive series, the Philadelphia 76ers have shocked everyone in playing the Boston Celtics to a tie through four games. In this pivotal game five, can they continue their surprising play and pull out another game against their heavily favored foe?
(MLB) Atlanta at Cincinnati 7 pm ESPN
(NBA) LA Lakers at Oklahoma City 9:30 pm TNT
(NBA) Indiana at Miami 8 pm TNT- The winner of this game will win this series, period. Indiana has taken full advantage of a Bosh-less Heat to make this a competitive series, but if they want to pull off the potential upset, then they need to get the win here and now. Expect a literal bloodbath as both of these two teams bring everything they can to the table to pull out the W.
(MLB) Washington at Philadelphia 7 pm ESPN2
(NBA) Boston at Philadelphia 8 pm ESPN
(NBA) Oklahoma City at LA Lakers 10:30 pm ESPN (if needed)
(GOLF) Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial May 24th-27th CBS/TGC
(NBA) Miami at Indiana 8 pm ESPN
(MLB) Philadelphia at St. Louis 8:15 pm MLB Network
(ARENA) Jacksonville vs Orlando 8 pm NFL Network
(NASCAR) History 300 at Charlotte 2:30 pm abc
(MLB) Tampa Bay at Boston 1:35 pm TBS
(NASCAR) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte 6 pm FOX
(MLB) Washington at Atlanta 8 pm ESPN- The Washington Nationals have been one of the pleasant surprises of baseball this season as they are turning around a recent image of ineptitude into something major this season. With the Nationals being just 1 ½ games behind the Braves for first in the NL East, this weekend's series could be pivotal to both teams immediate future.
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