NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin': 76ers at Raptors (6:00 CT), Suns at Pelicans (6:30 CT), Mavs at Jazz (9:00 CT)

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NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin’: 76ers at Raptors (6:00 CT), Suns at Pelicans (6:30 CT), Mavs at Jazz (9:00 CT)

Chicago Bulls

We’ve got a trio of Game 6’s tonight! Who’s going home, and who will be forcing a Game 7 this weekend? It should be a good one tonight.

Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors

Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 6

That game-winning three-pointer by Joel Embiid to put the 76ers up 3-0 in their series with the Toronto was eight days ago, but it feels like three months ago after the Raptors won back-to-back games against Philly to make the series interesting. Now the Raptors have a shot at evening the series up at three-a-piece on their home floor tonight with Joel Embiid still battling a thumb injury and the Sixers reeling.

If the Raptors can pull off a third straight victory tonight, the 76ers and Joel Embiid will be put on short rest before the next series, and that’s if the Sixers can beat the Raps at home in Game 7. Things become a lot smoother for Philadelphia if they can close this series out with a victory tonight.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 6:00 PM (CT)
TV: NBA TV
Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
Series: PHI leads 3-2
Odds: PHI -1.5, O/U 210.5

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers

1. Tyrese Maxey
2. James Harden
3. Danny Green
4. Tobias Harris
5. Joel Embiid

Toronto Raptors

1. Fred VanVleet
2. Gary Trent
3. OG Anunoby
4. Pascal Siakam
5. Precious Achiuwa

Injury Report – ATL: Fred VanVleet DTD (hip) PHI: Charles Bassey OUT (shoulder), Matisse Thybulle OUT (ineligible)

Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans

Western Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 6

The Phoenix Suns have a shot to close out their opening-round series with the New Orleans Pelicans tonight in New Orleans. If they get another performance from Mikal Bridges, as we saw on Tuesday night in Phoenix, this one is as good as over. But, the Pelicans have been a thorn in the Suns’ side this series, and they’ll look to continue that trend on their home floor tonight and force a Game 7 in the desert this weekend.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 6:30 PM (CT)
TV: TNT
Location: Smoothie King Arena, New Orleans
Series: PHX leads 3-2
Odds: PHX -2, O/U 214.5

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

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz

Western Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 6

Since making his debut in this series, Luka Dončić has been the superstar that we know he is, scoring 67 points while logging 23 rebounds and nine assists. Dončić is shooting 51.1 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three-point range in two games. Can Luka put together a third straight 30-point performance? If he can, this one might be over after tonight.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 9:00 PM (CT)
TV: TNT
Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City
Series: DAL leads 3-2
Odds: DAL -1, O/U 210.5

Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks

1. Luka Dončić
2. Jalen Brunson
3. Reggie Bullock
4. Dorian Finney-Smith
5. Dwight Powell

Utah Jazz

1. Mike Conley
2. Donovan Mitchell
3. Bojan Bogdanovic
4. Royce O’Neale
5. Rudy Gobert

Injury Report – UTA: Trent Forrest OUT (foot), Udoka Azubuike OUT (ankle), Donovan Mitchell DTD (hamstring), DAL: Tim Hardaway OUT (foot)



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.