NBA Playoffs: Raptors-Nets, Bulls-Wizards, Rockets-Blazers

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

And the playoffs go marching on. Is it just me, or has this been an awesome, and awesomely surprising, first round?

Three more game threes tonight:

Raptors at Nets
6:00 pm Central
ESPN2

The series is tied at one as things move to Brooklyn for games three and four. In truth, the Nets have looked like the better team, I think ,and have the chance to take control of the series at home, with their depth and experience. I liked Toronto coming into the series, and it wouldn't shock me to see them win it still, but I wouldn't bet on them at this point.

Bulls at Wizards
7:00 pm Central
ESPN

The Wizards took both games in Chicago and can put a hammerlock on things tonight. They have to be wary about easing up at home after winning two road games. The Bulls are tough and have been through a lot of this; I don't think they will make it easy no matter how bad they looked for stretches in Chicago. Still, Wizards have looked like the younger, quicker team that they are, and the Bulls have had trouble finding much in the way of consistent offense.

Rockets at Blazers
9:30 Central
ESPN

Can LaMarcus Aldridge put 40+ on the Rockets dubious defense for a third game in a row? Can James Harden have a break out game in this series? Can the Rockets get back into this series at the Rose Garden after failing miserably at home? These questions will be answered tonight from Portland. Really, as much as Aldridge, what's killing Houston is Harden shooting under 30% for the first two games, and their overall three point shooting sitting at 21%. Three pointers are central to Houston's attack, as they led the league in attempts this year. They have to make more of them to have a chance to get back into this series.

I love the playoffs. I hope you are enjoying them too. Chat about the games here.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canis Hoopus

You must be a member of Canis Hoopus to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canis Hoopus. You should read them.

Join Canis Hoopus

You must be a member of Canis Hoopus to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canis Hoopus. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker