Your NBA Playoffs Open Thread

The game that could've been an I-5 grudge match between the Seattle SuperSonics and Vancouver Grizzlies will, in fact, be played at 1 p.m. eastern when Memphis visits the Oklahoma City Thunder. So, they'll couch it as the battle between two of the youngest rosters in NBA history and be done with all that kind of talk [The Oklahoman].

Then, in the MDV I-95 Miles War, the Boston Celtics visit the Miami Heat at 3:30 p.m.


Miami Heat-Boston Celtics series was only a matter of time
[Miami Herald]

Miami ready to test evolution [Boston Globe]