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NBA Playoff Action Open Thread - Sunday, May 15. Crazy 8.

The Grizzlies continue playing on house money as the #8 seed taking their Western Conference semi-final series with the Thunder to a game 7. It will be a loud, charged arena in Oklahoma City today to watch these two teams settle it. Later in the Eastern Conference, the conference finals start today as the Heat, fresh off their win over the Celtics that left them celebrating as if they had already won a title, face the Bulls in game 1 of what promises to be an intriguing series.

Notes:

  • Since I essentially wrote the Grizzlies off Friday night, I'm not backing off of that now. I still say the Thunder take care of business on their home floor today, but it's a star's league and the respective production of Kevin Durant and Zach Randolph will play a huge part in deciding things.
  • Chicago fans haven't forgotten that Dwyane Wade flirted with the prospect of signing with his hometown Bulls last summer. Wade can expect an unpleasant greeting from Bulls fans today. 

Today's games:

Grizzlies at Thunder, 12:30 PDT, ABC. Series tied 3-3.

Heat at Bulls, 5PM PDT, TNT. Game 1.

Behold what I consider to be the best #8 seed moment in NBA playoff history.

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