spoiler, some have already booked their return home ticket

Four meetings on the program of the Playoffs tonight, two per conference, and already win or go home for some teams. We must expect everything for this salvo of Game 5 and the atmosphere may be electric on all NBA floors tonight.

1h00: Sixers – Wizards (3-1) : return to the Wells Fargo Center in this series where Philadelphia will have to kill its prey rather than let it believe it. The last game gave the Wizards a slight reprieve, led as usual by the Bradley Beal – Russell Westbrook tandem. But the Sixers showed there was a class gap and the Wizards frontcourt suffered in the first three games. Deprived of its star Joel Embiid, Philly still has good arguments to win this meeting and thus conclude the series, in particular its winger Tobias Harris, rather in shape currently. The duo Ben Simmons – Matisse Thybulle will want to limit the impact of the stars of Washington.

1h30: Knicks – Hawks (1-3): please, you who read this article, strictly forbidden to miss this match. Reason n ° 1: it’s the return of the series to Madison Square Garden! We were already beginning to miss the “TRAE IS BALDING”. The games between Trae Young and the Knicks Nation delivered two superb chapters, it would be likely that Game 5 is too. Reason # 2: You who have that number 1 Bulls jersey in your laundry room, you better get it out, because the best Knicks player in that first round is called Derrick Rose and out of sheer nostalgia, see Derrick potentially snatch a win at Madison Square Garden, you can’t miss it. Reason 3: We could maybe see the last Knicks game this season, and we want to see Julius Randle’s gang one last time on the floor of the Garden. You have now been warned, this Playoffs match is unmissable.

3:30 am: Jazz – Grizzlies (3-1): Utah will try to finish this difficult fight against Memphis, because even if the Jazz now lead 3-1, you should always be wary of the young Grizzlies. Frontline Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks fueled the boxscore from Memphis. Morant’s historic 47 points for the first playoffs gave some serious insight into what the slasher could look like when he was on fire. On their side, the Jazzmen could count in Tennessee on the local of the stage: Mike Conley. The leader was impeccable, especially during Game 3. The Jazz, since the return of Donovan Mitchell, have not lost a game in this series and could continue their momentum to kill it. Memphis, as usual, will have a knife between his teeth and will absolutely want to see his audience one last time. For this, victory is essential.

4h00: Clippers – Mavericks (2-2): another unmissable match. It will be necessary to see how the Mavs react after their two successive defeats at home. Luka Doncic did not know how to be so stratospheric in the last match and will be keen to recover, even if he looks diminished. For their part, the Clippers will want to avoid losing home advantage once again, because a loss would be synonymous with a playoff game in Dallas. The dynamics are on their side and the new rotations dictated by Tyronn Lue seem much more appropriate than those adopted during games at Staples Center. To see how Carlisle will respond to that. The battle is already shaping up to be epic between two teams whose rivalry has reached yet another status during this series. Luka will need a fit Kristaps Porzingis and a supporting cast level to hope to undermine the Clippers.

Blood and tears. This is the program for tonight. Some may go on vacation early in the morning, but they will try everything to extend their season at least a little longer.

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