T.G.I.M.! #152

Previewing this week's television sports schedule.

James LeBeauby James LeBeau

The sports world is heating up as we move into spring. With the NHL playoffs in full swing and the NBA playoffs looming, it's put-up or go home time in all of our major sports. This action is tempered by the relaxing play of baseball as we get some good matchups to head into the weekend. Overall, it's hard to complain with the amount of action we as fans are about to receive this week!

*all times are in EST

 

Monday

(NBA) Philadelphia at Orlando 7 pm NBATV

(MLB) Minnesota at NY Yankees 7 pm ESPN

(NBA) Oklahoma City at LA Clippers 10:30 pm NBATV—With the playoffs looming, both these teams are looking to build momentum and enter them the right way. As two of the premier younger teams in the league, this matchup should be a great one for years to come.

 

Tuesday

(MLB) Texas at Boston 7:10 MLB Network

(NBA) Boston at New York 8 pm TNT—Before these two cities mix it up on the baseball diamond this weekend, we get a preview on the court. Boston is one of the NBA's current hottest teams while the Knicks are just looking to keep their spot in the playoffs. This should be a battle between two teams looking to make a splash and should be a great one.

(NBA) San Antonio at LA Lakers 10:30 pm TNT

 

Wednesday

(MLB) Texas at Boston 7 pm ESPN2

(NBA) Orlando at Boston 8 pm ESPN—Boston leaves New York and faces another playoff team in the Magic who just secured a playoff spot. Luckily for the Celtics, they will not have to contend with Orlando big man Dwight Howard who is out due to injury.

(NBA) LA Lakers at Golden State 10:30 pm ESPN

 

Thursday

(Golf) Valero Texas Open April 19th-22nd CBS/TGC

(NBA) Chicago at Miami 8 pm TNT—the newest, hottest rivalry turns another page as the Heat and the Bulls square off. Both teams represent the top talent in the East and both have Championship aspirations. Unfortunately, only one team can win it all.

(NBA) LA Clippers at Phoenix 10:30 pm TNT

 

Friday

(MLB) NY Yankees at Boston 3:05 pm MLB Network—Speaking of hot rivalries, does it get any hotter than the Yankees and the Red Sox? I would say no, as these two teams are set to clash all weekend. Boston is struggling out of the gate but have the talent to turn it around. A sweep of the Yanks could go a long way to doing so.

(NBA) Boston at Atlanta 7 pm EPSN

(NBA) LA Lakers at San Antonio 10 pm ESPN

 

Saturday

(NHL) Washington at Boston 3 pm NBC

(NBA) Denver at Phoenix 5:30 pm ESPN

(NBA) Dallas at Chicago 8 pm ESPN

(NBA) Orlando at Utah 10:30 pm ESPN

 

Sunday

(NBA) New York at Atlanta 1 pm ESPN

(NASCAR) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas 1 pm FOX

(MLB) Texas at Detroit 1:05 pm TBS

(NBA) Oklahoma City at LA Lakers 3:30 pm abc—It's the young versus the old as the top two teams in the West collide as the playoffs get nearer. Will this year be a changing of the guard with the Thunder taking the top spot and the crown? It very well could be but they have to get through the Lakers first.

(NBA) Houston at Miami 6 pm NBATV

(MLB) NY Yankees at Boston 8 pm ESPN

(NBA) New Orleans at LA Clippers 9:30 pm NBATV