After game 1s which saw the defending NBA Champion Lakers and #1 seed in the Eastern Conference Bulls upset by the Mavericks and Hawks, the favorites face critical game 2s on their home floors tonight hoping to avoid 2-0 deficits. Considering that the Lakers also lost game 1 of their first round series to the Hornets, then won in 6, and that the Hawks let the Magic back into their first round series with a game 2 loss, the Lakers and Bulls should be considered heavy favorites to win tonight.
- SB Nation's Mike Prada tells us why the Hawks playoff success so far might just be more sustainable than we think.
- After the Lakers' game 1 loss, Kobe Bryant sarcastically said, "I'm not clutch." Based on his recent history, should he have said that in a sincere way?
Atlanta at Chicago, 5PM PDT, TNT. Hawks lead series 1-0
Dallas at LA Lakers, 7:30PM PDT, TNT. Mavericks lead series 1-0