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1) NBA Non-Stop – Prepare yourself accordingly, the NBA (basketball playoffs begin on Saturday). This means you will have slightly over a month of non-stop basketball on at the house. The NBA is divided into 2 conferences (The East and The West) and each conference is allowed to have 8 teams (so there are 16 total teams in the playoffs). According to odds-makers, the favorites to win are The Lakers (won it all the last two years), and The Miami Heat are the second best bet. It would be fine to say: “I have a feeling the Lakers are going to 3-peat, however the Heat could give them hell in the Finals.”
2) Planning For The Weekend? – If you are planning something for the weekend it may be wise to check out the NBA Eastern conference schedule (remember this is only the Eastern conference, refer to #3 for the Western schedule), just in case someone you know may want to watch one of the games. It would be fine if you were say: “I’m so pumped basketball is on all weekend long, literally all weekend long”
No. 1 Chicago Bulls vs. No. 8 Indiana Pacers, Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN
No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Philadelphia 76ers, Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
No. 3 Boston Celtics vs. No. 6 New York Knicks, Game 1: Sunday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
No. 4 Orlando Magic vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks, Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
3) More Planning for the Weekend? – I refuse to overwhelm you with the Western Conference playoff schedule for the weekend. Just realize that there are another 8 teams and the schedule will look like #2, except the fact that those games will just fill the downtime spots. Sorry. Feel free to exclaim at any point this weekend: “Loving this playoff atmosphere! These games are so much better than the regular season, this game is intense (you will be right anytime you say this during this weekend)!”
Have a Great Weekend, we will be back on Monday.