The Thunder and the Bulls aren’t out of the NBA playoffs yet, but each team’s game four will do a lot in deciding how much longer their season will last. Both teams are down 2-1 in their respective series and need wins to keep their chances afloat.
Even though game three was rough, the Heat look to be in command of their series versus the Bulls. Miami trumped the Bulls by 10 on Saturday, final score 104-94. Right now, the under-manned Chicago squad badly needs to take game four in order to remain competitive in the series. Derrick Rose is still out of the lineup indefinitely but Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich could potentially return. For each game these Bulls can manage to snag, the chances of getting injured players back into the action increases.
For the Thunder, the future’s still unclear. Nobody’s coming in to save them, so it’s a matter of who on the bench can step up to help Kevin Durant carry the load. The Grizzlies look to hold onto home-court advantage after they beat OKC 87-81 in game three on Saturday to take a 2-1 series lead. Memphis has won six of their last seven and are undefeated on their home court this postseason.
The first game will feature Miami at Chicago 7:00 PM ET on TNT, followed by the Thunder At Grizzlies 9:30 PM ET on TNT. Bookmark this post then join us here later this evening to watch and talk up the games.