NBA Playoff Post #2: Blazers Playoff Drought Ends

The Portland Trail Blazers have won their first playoff series since 2000.

That is all thanks to Damian Lillard. 

The Rockets were leading 98-96 with 0.9 seconds left in Game 6 of this Western Conference series, and they were looking to head back to Houston for Game 7.  The only thing they didn’t count on was the series ending right there, right then. 

I think that this was by far the best first round series.  Sure Thunder-Grizzlies had four straight overtime games, but this one featured two evenly matched teams that weren’t giving each other an inch.  Stars and role players on both sides stepped up, and as a result that created some dramatic television.  Three overtime games will do that.

Now on to the weekend schedule (copied from ESPN).

Saturday, May 3
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Atlanta at Indiana
Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
5:30 PM TSOH   TNT 1,190 available from $41
Memphis at Oklahoma City
Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
8:00 PM     TNT 593 available from $103
Golden State at LA Clippers
Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
10:30 PM CSNB   TNT 3,487 available from $89
Sunday, May 4
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Brooklyn at Toronto
Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
1:00 PM     ABC 2,406 available from $181
Dallas at San Antonio
Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
3:30 PM     ABC 1,436 available from $80

 Tomorrow is going to set a record because that’s going to mark the first time three Game 7’s have been played in one day.  Add two more on Sunday and you have a lot of playoff basketball to watch.  Should be a good next two days.

Stay Classy Everyone!

HOHOHO! 

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