NBA Playoff Nightcap: May 2nd Edition

Last night was the lightest so far in the roughly 600 days of NBA Playoffs so I don't have a whole lot to report.  So go ahead and feel free to talk about your favorite 1980's sitcom in the comments below.  I know what you come to Bright Side of the Sun for - the best Phoenix Suns talk around and heavy analysis of ALF.  If that doesn't work then maybe we can turn the comment section into some sort of question and answer about your feelings.  I'm more than willing to talk about what's bothering you - just go ahead and tell Scott what's wrong.

Saturday May 1st Playoff Results:

Cleveland Cavaliers 101 Boston Celtics 93 (Recap) I'm supposed to be excited about this series right?  Well how come I'm not?  I suppose the story lines are all there, Boston and Cleveland don't like each other - the Cavs want what the Celtics had in 2008 - but just...meh.  Anyone else agree?  In actual basketball game related events, the Cavs trailed by 11 at the half - scoring just 43 for the half - before exploding for 36 in the third quarter to give themselves a 1 point advantage.  According to LeBron James, a big part of the rally was the first Cleveland dunk for Cavs guard Mo Williams.  Call it a weird quirk or an actual momentum change, but the Cavs trailed by 11 prior to Williams' slam over Paul Pierce and finished the remainder of the game +19.  James "valiantly recovered" from his elbow injury to pace Cleveland with 35 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.  Rajon Rondo led Boston with 27 points.

 

 

Series Standings:

First Round:

(3) Hawks v. (6) Bucks:  3-3 tied

Conference Semifinals:

(1) Lakers v. (5) Jazz

(3) Suns v. (7) Spurs

(1) Cavaliers v. (4) Celtics:  1-0 Cavaliers

(2) Magic v. winner of Hawks/Bucks

Sunday May 2nd Playoff Games:

Game 7 - Bucks @ Hawks:Can Milwaukee recover from a rough home loss in Game 6 (when they had a chance to clinch)?  Can the Hawks finish a rally from 3-2 down to fulfill their destiny and meet the Magic in Round 2?  You're going to have to tune in to find out!  Spoiler alert for those of you in AZ sleeping in past the 10AM start time (eh em...me)  - the Hawks will win. 

Game 1 - Jazz @ Lakers:  Late word is that Andrew Bynum is questionable for this game with a slight meniscus tear in his right knee.  If he doesn't play that will be a big boost for a Jazz team already lacking Mehmet Okur and not likely to see Andrei Kirilenko until Game 3.  Regardless, expect the Lakers to pull just enough out to win...again.

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