Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):
|7:00 PM||New York Knicks||Boston Celtics||Knicks|
|7:00 PM||Indiana Pacers||Atlanta Hawks||Pacers|
|9:30 PM||Oklahoma City Thunder||Houston Rockets||Thunder|
|9:30 PM||Los Angeles Clippers||Memphis Grizzlies||Grizzlies|
The Los Angeles Clippers will try to force a seventh and deciding game when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies in today’s NBA Playoff Game of the Day. After winning the first two games at home, the Clippers have dropped three straight and need to get a road win tonight if they want to keep their postseason alive and force the series back to Los Angeles for a Game 7.
The Clippers, who averaged 101.1 points per game during the regular season and scored 112 in Game 1 of this series, were limited to 82 and 83 points in Games 3 and 4, respectively, in Memphis. In order to force a Game 7 in Los Angeles, the Clippers will have to find a way to score more points in Memphis. Tonight, in this critical Game 6, the Clippers will have to score a minimum of 90 points to give themselves any chance at extending this series. And to be honest, a 90-point effort by Los Angeles probably won’t be enough to stave off elimination.
The Grizzlies have scored 91 points or more in each of the first five games of this series and have eclipsed the century mark in the last two. However, defense has been Memphis’ calling card all season long. And if the Grizzlies are to advance to the second round, it will be that defense that will carry them home.
|Brooklyn Nets 95||Chicago Bulls 92||Nets||Nets|
|Denver Nuggets 88||Golden State Warriors 92||Warriors||Warriors|
Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 2-0
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Playoffs: 29-11