The good news for sports fans is that the NHL and NBA playoffs are in full swing. The bad news is that it's very hard to plan out a week, TV wise, because with a series potentially over with every game, it's hard to know when games are going to be on. Keep an eye on the key games listed below to help you determine what might be on later in the week.
(MLB) NY Mets at Philadelphia 7 pm ESPN
(NBA) San Antonio at Utah 8 pm TNT- The 'too old' Spurs look to complete the sweep of the over-matched Utah Jazz on Monday. San Antonio is definitely not looking like a round 1 exit after winning the first three games of the series in easy fashion. This team just keeps getting better, and with a sweep they can rest their legs a bit before round 2.
(NBA) Memphis at LA Clippers 10:30 pm TNT
(NBA) Orlando at Indiana 7 pm NBATV
(NBA) Boston at Atlanta 8 pm TNT- After a disappointing game 1 loss to the Hawks, it has been all Celtics for the next three games. Looking to complete the round 1 win, the Celtics appear to be getting better with each game. If they can remain healthy, they can challenge the Heat for the Eastern Conference Championship crown.
(NBA) Philadelphia at Chicago 9:30 pm NBATV
(NBA) Denver at LA Lakers 10:30 pm TNT
(NBA) New York at Miami 7 pm TNT- The Miami Heat faltered a bit in the clinching game 4, but are still the heavy favorites to get it done in game 5. However, if Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony can recapture the magic of game 4, then this series might go further than anyone expected.
(MLB) Tampa Bay at NY Yankees 7 pm ESPN
(NBA) LA Clippers at Memphis 9:30 pm TNT
(GOLF) The PLAYERS Championship May 10th-13th NBC/TGC
(NASCAR) NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington 7 pm ESPN2
(MLB) LA Angels at Texas 8:05 pm MLB Network
(NASCAR) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Darlington 2:05 pm FOX
(MLB) Atlanta at St. Louis 2:15 pm TBS
(MLB) LA Angels at Texas 8 pm ESPN
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