Starting at 2:30 p.m. eastern, the Chicago Bulls can commence their closing out of the Indiana Pacers. From there, Portland attempts to get even with the Mavericks (5:30 p.m.), the Spurs and Grizzlies fight for a 2-1 series lead (7:30 p.m.) and the Nuggets attempt to get their first win against the Oklahoma City Thunder (10 p.m.).

'It's do or die' as Pacers seek elusive win [Indianapolis Star]

Grizzlies vs. Spurs is historic showdown in making [The Commercial Appeal]

Nuggets coach George Karl talks about coaching on "feel" [Denver Post]

Your NBA Playoffs Open Thread

Portland officials, Trail Blazers leave Rose Quarter talks empty-handed [Oregonian]

("Crazy running guy" video H/T J. Multak; photo H/T Tom B.)