Seriously... what if?
Day 26 Recap
Boston Celtics 87, Miami Heat 97 (Heat win series 4-1)
It's funny. I am not a LA Lakers or Boston Celtics fan, but I am sad to see both teams knocked out in the 2nd round. Let's face it- it's pretty damn entertaining to see those 2 squads face off in the NBA Finals and this year really would have settled the recent Finals split with a best of 3. I feel somewhat robbed as an NBA junkie.
Memphis Grizzlies 72, Oklahoma City Thunder 99 (Thunder lead 3-2)
After that triple OT thriller in Memphis, I'm not the least bit surprised the Grizzlies came out flat. There's nothing more draining than losing like that on your home floor and then 2 nights later playing on the road. Look for the Thunder to close this series out on Friday. The Grizzlies have nothing to be ashamed about this spring though. Major props to them.
Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks (Bulls lead 3-2)
5pm PST | ESPN
This has been quite a fun series to watch and I don't expect it to end today. I honestly didn't expect the Hawks to even make it out of the first round against the Orlando Magic, but they've played BIG this entire postseason. I don't think Derrick Rose is the best player in this league, but I will give him and the Bulls props for their regular season performance and playoff wins thus far. I still don't buy that either of these teams could have beaten the now-eliminated LA Lakers and Boston Celtics though, but hey (in the Bulls vs. Celtics case) that's why you play hard in the regular season for a good seed.
Prediction: Hawks by 7
Has the window closed for the current cores of the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics?
Yes it's closed for both the Lakers and Celtics (294 votes)
Yes for the Lakers, No for the Celtics (71 votes)
Yes for the Celtics, No for the Lakers (249 votes)
No the window is still open for both the Lakers and Celtics (165 votes)
779 total votes