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Playoff watch thread: Eastern Conference showdowns

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It’s a terrific double-header in the East.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors - Game One Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

We have to wait another day before we get to watch the Golden State Warriors play again, but there’s still terrific basketball to watch. It’s an afternoon double header with both of the Eastern Conference games.

First up, at 3:00 p.m. PT on ESPN, the Toronto Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers, and try to even the series. The Cavs used a furious comeback - as well as an epic collapse by Toronto - to steal Game 1 in overtime.

Can the Raptors actually play the way they did in the regular season, or will LeBron James continue to have their number in every way possible? It’s must-see drama.

Then, at 5:30 p.m. PT on TNT, the Boston Celtics host the Philadelphia 76ers. Surprisingly, the injury-riddled Celtics took Game 1 rather easily, and will seek to take a commanding lead against the wildly exciting young Sixers. If you like good basketball, this game should feature plenty of it.

So if you’re tuned in to these games and want some fellow fans to chat with while watching, you’ve found the place!