Playoffs Chug Along Without Rockets

The Hawks kept the series alive, so their cheerleaders are featured.

Three teams have been sent home early. Two were expected to make quick exits (the Jazz and Magic) and the other just didn't catch many breaks (the Mavericks).

The Grizzlies, Nuggets, Knicks, Bulls, and Hawks are on the brink of elimination.

Tonight, the two teams that are down 3-1 will have a chance to keep their series alive.

First, the Knicks take on the Heat in South Beach. The Knickerbockers finally won a game, and seem to have shifted a little momentum their way as well. In fact, game 1 was an absolute blowout but each successive game has gotten closer and closer. It will be interesting to see if that trend continues with a return to Miami. The winner of this series gets the Indiana Pacers

The second and final game of the night features the Clippers at the Grizzlies in Memphis. Every game has been pretty close (games have been decided by 1, 7, 1, and 4 points). So by that logic game 5 should come down to the wire as well. The question is whether or not the Clippers go for the jugular or if they stay back and wait for game 6 back at Staples. Should they win tonight, they set up a date with the 1-seed Spurs.

I say the home teams win tonight. What are your thoughts?

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