Today could be Phil Jackson's last game as an NBA head coach. With his Lakers down 3-0, and loud chatter that he is set to retire after the season, the end is near for the man who has coached a whopping 11 NBA championship teams. In the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Bulls will try to extend their 2-1 lead over the Hawks in Atlanta. After a slow start to the playoffs that saw the Bulls struggle in games against the Pacers and lose game 1 to Atlanta, they look to be rounding into form now.
- Jackson isn't going down quietly. On Friday night he was, as former Lakers assistant Bill Bertka said, "as animated as I've ever seen Phil."
- The Bulls had the most regular season wins of any NBA team this season. Can you imagine if they had Joe Johnson, too?
Lakers at Mavericks, 12:30PM PDT, ABC. Mavericks lead series 3-0.
Bulls at Hawks, 5:00PM PDT, TNT. Bulls lead series 2-1.
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