NBA Playoff Schedule And Scores: Lakers Get Pounded; Spurs Vulnerable But Barely

Lakers steamrolled.

The Philadelphia 76ers did what they needed to do on Monday night and took a game on the road against the Boston Celtics. It was close, 82-81, but they got it done and now that series will almost certainly go long which helps the younger and more athletic Philly team. The other game on the 2012 NBA Playoff Schedule was far less interesting.

The Oklahoma City Thunder stomped the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1, 119-90. While it's always fun for some of us to see Kobe Bryant and his purple and gold crew get beat, the game itself wasn't all that compelling for NBA fans in general.

Here's the NBA Playoff schedule for Tuesday:

Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TNT

The Pacers, like the 76ers, have a very good chance of scoring an upset in this series. To do that, however, they need to win Game 2 and even the series heading back home. Chris Bosh didn't play the second half of Game 1 but the Pacers didn't adjust well to his absence. With Bosh out, probably for the series, they need to do a better job adjusting defensively to focus on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. This should be a good game.

Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT on TNT

For good reason, no one things the Clippers have chance in this series. The Spurs, however, have been off for over a week and will almost certainly be rusty early. The Clips only chance is to use their momentum and pounce early but they will still need a pretty big lead to hold off a second half run from the Spurs. This should be a good game if you are a fan of execution basketball.

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