The NBA playoff schedule 2010 is 30% through round one. In the NBA playoff schedule for 2010, chalk has held pretty firm. However, the cracks are showing in the West, which may turn out to have a much longer first round than the East. While all four Eastern Conference top seeds are up 2-0, all but one of the Western Conference match ups are tied at 1 – and even the Thunder had a chance to draw even with the Lakers. The West does have eight 50 win teams, unlike the East, so it does make sense that things won’t be easy. Tonight, the NBA playoff schedule 2010 moves on to Game 3, as teams try to all but clinch their series, or go back ahead.
Last night, the final two Game 2 match ups ended differently. For the Magic, they continued to have an easy time against the Bobcats, with a 92-77 win. The Magic’s big stars weren’t as dominant this time, but it is more than enough for now.
However, the NBA playoff schedule 2010 turned out differently out West. The Spurs looked outmatched against the Mavericks in Game 1, but they turned things completely around for a 102-88 Game 2 victory. With Richard Jefferson dominating the first half, and Tim Duncan dominating the second, the Spurs proved they aren’t out of the running yet.
San Antonio became the third Western Conference road team to split the first two games, along with Portland and Utah. All of these teams were counted out due to injuries, but they all still have a shot to move on. They are at least in a better position than the Thunder, Bobcats, Bucks, Heat and Bulls – as their NBA playoff schedule 2010 could end very soon.
Tonight, the Cavaliers and Lakers can move closer to the next round, as they go on the road to try and forge a 3-0 hole. The Bulls hope for an upset, now that Joakim Noah is in a city that won’t boo him. Meanwhile, the Thunder play their first ever playoff game in Oklahoma City, as they hope to get their first playoff win.
The NBA playoff schedule 2010 also has a rubber match tonight, as the Suns and Trail Blazers will break their 1-1 tie. Now the two are in Portland, as the Blazers look for a second victory without Brandon Roy, in spite of being blown out during Game 2.
Fans might expect more from the West games than the East, given how the NBA playoff schedule 2010 has gone. All four East series’ can still end in sweeps, while the West could have much longer match ups. However, the Lakers are the only Western team to be up 2-0, which could be another sign that this is still their conference to lose.
Tonight’s NBA playoff schedule 2010 will showcase the Cavs and Bulls at 7 p.m. est, the Lakers and Thunder at 9, and the Suns and Trail Blazers at 10.
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