First of all, WOW, what a first round. It's all downhill from here!
1 INDIANA PACERS vs. 5 WASHINGTON WIZARDS Game 1 - Mon. 7PM @IND Game 2 - Wed. 7PM @IND Game 3 - Fri. 8PM @WAS Game 4 - 5/11 8PM @WAS Game 5 * 5/13 TBD @IND Game 6 * 5/15 TBD @WAS Game 7 * 5/18 TBD @IND
2 MIAMI HEAT vs. 6 BROOKLYN NETS Game 1 - Tue. 7PM @MIA Game 2 - Thu. 7PM @MIA Game 3 - Sat. 8PM @BKN Game 4 - 5/12 8PM @BKN Game 5 * 5/14 TBD @MIA Game 6 * 5/16 TBD @BKN Game 7 * 5/18 TBD @MIA
1 SAN ANTONIO SPURS vs. 5 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS Game 1 - Tue. 9:30PM @SA Game 2 - Thu. 9:30PM @SA Game 3 - Sat. 10:30PM @POR Game 4 - 5/12 10:30PM @POR Game 5 * 5/14 TBD @SA Game 6 * 5/16 TBD @POR Game 7 * 5/19 TBD @SA
2 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER vs. 3 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Game 1 - Mon. 9:30PM @OKC Game 2 - Wed. 9:30PM @OKC Game 3 - Fri. 10:30PM @LAC Game 4 - 5/11 3:30PM @LAC Game 5 * 5/13 TBD @OKC Game 6 * 5/15 TBD @LAC Game 7 * 5/18 TBD @OKC
* = if necessary All times are Eastern TBD - To Be Determined
My guesses: Wizards in 6 Heat in 5 Spurs in 6 Thunder in 6
...but they probably all go 7, right? (I wouldn't mind.)
Spurs in six Clippers in seven Heat in five Wizards in seven
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
The problem with Harden is I don't think he will play as well being 'The Guy'. The Rockets are going to need an alpha dog on this team somewhere down the road, but this is shaping up to be a great Jeremy Lin team.