NBA Playoff Schedule 2013: When and Where to Watch Monday's Action

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIMay 13, 2013

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 11:  Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies controls the ball as Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends during Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 11, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Thus far, the 2013 NBA playoffs has provided no shortage of excitement, as upsets and overtime battles have to come at every turn. On Monday, May 13, the action will resume and four teams will continue their pursuit of an NBA championship.

The question that everyone is asking is simple—when and where can you watch Monday's action?

In the first of our two games, the Eastern Conference Semifinals will resume as the Miami Heat travel to play the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of their second-round series. The Heat currently lead 2-1, but Chicago split the regular-season series 2-2.

Anything is possible between these two emotionally-charged teams.

In the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder will play the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their series. Memphis holds a 2-1 lead and have yet to lose a home game during the 2013 NBA playoffs.

So when and where can you watch it all transpire?


Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls

Time: Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET


Series Record: Miami Heat 2, Chicago Bulls 1

Without Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are a postseason team that should lose in the first round. Without Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich, the Bulls are a team that would be more likely to compete for the top pick in the draft than an NBA championship.

So far, the shorthanded Bulls have upset the Brooklyn Nets and picked up a win at the Miami Heat.

The Heat have won two in a row, but Chicago has proven capable of beating this team, regardless of who they place on the floor. At a fired up United Center, they'll need to do the unthinkable if they're hoping to avoid an elimination game in Miami.

Fortunately, Chicago has come close before.

During Game 3, the Bulls and Heat were tied entering the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, Chicago was on tired legs and the Heat have someone named Norris Cole on their roster.

Not the name you expected to see, is it?

With all of this being established, we can't help but wonder if the Bulls have one more miracle left in the tank. The Heat are the better team on paper, but this series has proven to be more about which team can get past their hatred for one another and focus on the task at hand.

It's time to see if Chicago can do that and even the series at 2-2.


Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies

Time: Monday, May 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET


Series Record: Memphis Grizzlies 2, Oklahoma City Thunder 1

The Oklahoma City Thunder entered the 2013 NBA playoffs as the favorite to emerge from the Western Conference. After Russell Westbrook was lost for the season to a torn meniscus, however, there's no guaranteeing that OKC gets out of the second round.

Especially not with the way that the Memphis Grizzlies have been playing.

Memphis is currently up 2-1 on the Thunder, and the case could be made that they should be up 3-0. They led for a majority of Game 1, but allowed costly turnovers to create clutch scoring opportunities for OKC.

As one might expect, Kevin Durant capitalized on those opportunities.

During Games 2 and 3, however, the Grizzlies have been dominant defensively, shutting down Serge Ibaka and eliminating Durant's offensive help. Even as players such as Reggie Jackson and Kevin Martin attempt to step up, Memphis' defense has been too powerful.

The question is, can Durant lead the Thunder to an improbable win before it's all too late? Or will the Grizzlies extend their lead to 3-1?

We're soon to find out.