Yesterday, the Golden State Warriors became the first team to secure a spot in the next round of the playoffs by completing a sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans. Beginning at 1 pm today, the Cavaliers will have a chance to do the same, as they look to close out their opening round matchup with the Celtics.
Both games two and three were tightly contested, with Boston refusing to back down despite double-digit second half leads by Cleveland. Game three was the first that featured any out-and-out chippiness, however, with Evan Turner's second quarter flagrant on LeBron James being the first of the kind in the series. It'll be interesting to see if that continues today, or if the Cavs will be able to jump out to an early lead and retain control throughout, sapping the fight out of the host team (and their arena).
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Location: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
National TV: ABC
Local TV: None