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Metal Monday: Flip to Speak With Media, NBA Playoffs (Day Three)

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There are two postseason games scheduled for today, Monday, April 20th, 2015.

Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and head coach Flip Saunders will conduct a season-ending media availability session beginning at 1:00 PM. Sounds as though John and Key may both make it there for that, so follow them on Twitter if you want to know what Saunders has to say about the season.

He'll presumably talk about the upcoming draft, too.

The Wolves have a 25.0% chance of attaining the first overall pick. The Draft Lottery is Tuesday, May 19.

Additionally, Minnesota owns two second round selections--the 31st and 36th picks. The latter is Sacramento's pick acquired from Houston on Dec. 19, 2014 by way of the Troy Daniels and Corey Brewer trade.

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Chicago's impermeable defending during Game 1 was a notable factor in their 103-91 victory over Milwaukee, Saturday. Milwaukee was held to just 40% (35-of-89) on shots from the field--25% (4-of-16) from 3-point range--and made merely 65.4% (17-of-26) of their free throw attempts.

"Our bench as a whole did not shoot well after the first quarter." Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said after Game 1.

"We had a chance to get the lead down and steal one here, but we didn't. We will just have to do that Monday."
(Quotes via this recap over at Brew Hoop.)

TNT will broadcast Game 2. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM CST.

Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans entered the fourth quarter of Game 1 trailing by nearly 20 points, although things became interesting during the final frame. Led by Anthony Davis, New Orleans connected on 12-of-25 field goal attempts (this was after making only 23 shots through the first three quarters) and outscored Golden State, 33-22, in the fourth. Davis scored 20 of them on his own but the late rally ultimately made the game appear closer than it was.

Davis' 35 points was the highest-scoring career playoff debut for a big man since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970.

Game 2 between the Warriors and Pelicans will be aired on TNT after Bulls-Bucks. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:30 PM CST.

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Pretty lame Metal Monday, I know it; this website will publish more content throughout the day. But this is all for now.

(The opening scene in this video is pulled from The Boondock Saints.)