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NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: TV Info and Odds for Each Remaining Game 2 Matchup

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 29:  Kevin Garnett #9 of the Boston Celtics defends a drive by Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks won 83-74. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2012

The 2012 NBA playoffs have already given fans a great deal of excitement, and that will continue to occur as the postseason progresses. 

Since there is so much at stake, every game is of grave importance, which is why you don't want to miss any of them. 

All the games are easily accessible, and the rest of the postseason is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats. 

With that said, here's all the info you need for the remaining Game 2 matchups of the first round. 

 

Boston at Atlanta 

When: Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports South; NBA TV 

Odds: Hawks (-4) according to Covers.com

Comments: With Rajon Rondo suspended for this game (according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution), Atlanta has the advantage. Taking a 2-0 lead would give the Hawks superb confidence moving forward that they will need when they head up to Boston. 

Prediction: Hawks 90, Celtics 82 

 

Philadelphia at Chicago 

When: Tuesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET on Comcast Sports Chicago; TNT

Odds: Bulls (-6.5) according to Covers.com

Comments: With Derrick Rose done for the postseason, the pressure is on the Bulls to prove they're more than just one star player. They have the talent to get the job done against the 76ers, especially at home, but don't count out Philadelphia just yet. 

Prediction: Bulls 93, 76ers 89  

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers passes against Joakim Noah #13 and Loul Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 28, 20
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Denver at LA Lakers 

When: Tuesday, May 1, at 10:30 p.m. ET on FOX West; TNT

Odds: Lakers (-5) according to Covers.com

Comments: The Lakers are the better team here, and they shouldn't have much trouble wrapping this series up in the next couple games. Of course, they've been known to choke before, so the Nuggets still have a chance.

Prediction: Lakers 101, Nuggets 94 


Utah at San Antonio 

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 29:  Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs gets a slam dunk against the Utah Jazz in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER:
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When: Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX SW; TNT

Odds: Spurs (-11.5) according to Covers.com 

Comments: Once again, the Spurs won't have any trouble making quick work of the Jazz. San Antonio is cruising right now, and the likelihood of the Spurs winning it all increases with each new day. 

Prediction: Spurs 110, Jazz 93 

 

LA Clippers at Memphis 

When: Wednesday, May 2, at 9:30 p.m. ET on FOX South Tenn; TNT

Odds: Grizzlies (-6) according to Covers.com 

Comments: These two teams gave fans the most exciting game of the postseason so far, which is why Game 2 is so intriguing. Both teams should once again put up a great fight, putting on one heck of a show for the fans. 

Prediction: Clippers 104, Grizzlies 101 

 

 

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