NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin': Heat at Hawks (6:00 CT) and Suns at Pelicans (8:30 CT)

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NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin’: Heat at Hawks (6:00 CT) and Suns at Pelicans (8:30 CT)

Chicago Bulls

Things get started tonight with the Heat and Hawks down in Atlanta on ESPN. Let’s look at tonight’s NBA Playoffs action (Bulls vs. Bucks will have its own post).

Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks

Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 3

Jimmy Butler erupted for 45 points in a Game 2 victory for Miami, and the Heat come into Atlanta with a commanding 2-0 advantage in the series. Trae Young was much better in Game 2, but he’s going to need to be even better if he wants to help Atlanta stave off the white-hot Miami Heat.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 6:00 PM (CT)
TV: ESPN
Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga.
Series: MIA leads 2-0
Odds: MIA -1.5, O/U 222

Starting Lineups

Miami Heat

1. Kyle Lowry
2. Max Strus
3. Jimmy Butler
4. P.J. Tucker
5. Bam Adebayo

Atlanta Hawks

1. Kevin Huerter
2. Trae Young
3. De’Andre Hunter
4. Danilo Gallinari
5. Onyeka Okungwu

Injury Report – ATL: Bogdan Bogdanovic DTD (ankle), Clint Capela OUT (knee), Lou Williams OUT (back) MIA: Bam Adebayo DTD (quad), Dwayne Dedmon DTD (ankle), Gabe Vincent DTD (toe), Haywood Highsmith DTD (hip), Markieff Morris DTD (hip), P.J. Tucker DTD (calf)

Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans

Western Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 3

Brandon Ingram’s 37-point performance in Game 2 helped the Pelicans steal a game from the Suns in Phoenix as the series shifts to NOLA for two games. Phoenix will be without Devin Booker, who missed nearly the entire second half of Game 2 with a hamstring injury, so the opportunity to build on their momentum is there for the taking for New Orleans on their home court.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 8:30 PM (CT)
TV: ESPN
Location: Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, La.
Series: Tied 1-1
Odds: PHX -2.5, O/U 216

Starting Lineups

Phoenix Suns

1. Chris Paul
2. Cameron Johnson
3. Mikal Bridges
4. Jae Crowder
5. Deandre Ayton

New Orleans Pelicans

1. CJ McCollum
2. Brandon Ingram
3. Herbert Jones
4. Jaxson Hayes
5. Jonas Valenciunas

Injury Report – PHX: Dario Saric OUT (knee), Devin Booker OUT (hamstring), NOP: Zion Williamson OUT (foot), Kira Lewis Jr. OUT (knee)


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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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