NBA Playoff Schedule 2013: TV Info for Remaining Conference Finals Games
The Conference Finals are in full swing, but there is still even more basketball to be played before the NBA Finals.
Both series have featured some intense matchups, with physical basketball being played. Luckily for fans, both of the series still have a number of games to be played.
Here’s the TV schedule for each of these series, followed by some big stories surrounding each.
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
All Games on TNT starting at 8:30 p.m. ET
Game 3 – Sunday May 26 at Indiana
Game 4 – Tuesday May 28 at Indiana
Game 5 – Thursday May 30 at Miami
Game 6 – Saturday June 1 at Indiana
Game 7 – Monday June 3 at Miami
This series has taken on a physical tone from the start. Hard fouls and extracurricular contact has been present throughout the first two games. The Pacers were able to go 2-1 against the Heat in the regular season, but now things are much tougher for this team.
Frank Vogel received plenty of criticism in Game 1 after benching Roy Hibbert on two key possessions, including the final possession where LeBron James drove in for a game-winning layup as time expired. The move has led to a new thing known as "Vogeling".
After an intense playoff series last year when the Pacers took it to six games against the Heat, this is beginning to turn into a pretty big rivalry in the Eastern Conference. While the Heat have the Big Three, the Pacers have been playing solid team basketball and stifling defense.
The two teams have already made this quite a series in the first two games, and it will likely end in an equally thrilling finish.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
All games on ESPN starting at 9 p.m. ET
Game 3 – Saturday May 25 at Memphis
Game 4 – Monday May 27 at Memphis
Game 5 – Wednesday May 29 at San Antonio
Game 6 – Friday May 31 at Memphis
Game 7 – Sunday June 2 at San Antonio
The Spurs have had complete control of this series to this point, leading 2-0 against the Grizzlies. While the Grizzlies boasted the lowest points against per game in the regular season, the Spurs have already put up 93 and 105 points in the first two games.
The big story for the Grizzlies through the first two games has been the struggles of Zach Randolph. He finished with only two points on 1-for-8 shooting in Game 1, hurting the team’s chances significantly. He was able to put up 15 points and 18 rebounds in Game 2, but he still only shot 6-for-18 from the field.
For the Spurs, Tony Parker has been huge to start the series. In Game 1, Parker put up 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting while also posting nine assists. In Game 2, Parker was a dime dropper with an incredible 18 assists to go along with 15 points.
Can Randolph get out of this cold spell and become an efficient scorer down low? The Grizzlies are hoping so, as their frontcourt of Randolph and Marc Gasol will need to challenge Tim Duncan and the Spurs’ dominating guys down low.
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