Your NBA Playoffs Open ThreadS

The Miami Heat can put the Celtics down like a mangy mutt that was good for about a fifth of its lifetime tonight. And you know what? Good for Team Olbermann. And good for the United States of America. Rondo might as well have smeared some of Schilling's ketchup on his jersey.

In other news, either the Memphis Grizzles and Oklahoma City Thunder will win a game tonight. The loser will have to win the next two for a chance to face the Lakers in the conference championship. Wait, what? Oh, that's so cool. Cubes.

Miami Heat ready for ‘greatest challenge' against Celtics in Game 5 [Miami Herald]

Some reasons for Celtics hope in Game 5 [Boston Herald]

James Harden is the Thunder's X-factor [The Oklahoman]

Hanging tough: Weary Griz know willpower will decide series vs. Thunder [Commercial Appeal]