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Liberty Ballers’ 2018 NBA Playoffs Open Thread - April 20

NBA: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers at (5) Indiana Pacers - 7:00 PM, ESPN

We got a taste of Cyborg LeBron in Game 2, but unfortunately for Cavs’ fans, it looks like they’ll need three more of those types of performances if Cleveland hopes to get past the Indiana Pacers. Victor Oladipo is averaging 27 PPG so far in this series, and the Pacers don’t appear to be having any second thoughts about dealing Paul George.

(1) Toronto Raptors at (8) Washington Wizards - 8:00 PM, ESPN2

The Wizards are a -44 when Bradley Beal has been on the floor in this series, but they’ll need their sharpshooting guard to turn it around if they have any chance of coming back against the Raptors. FYI, this is the first time that Toronto has ever led a playoff series 2-0.

(2) Boston Celtics at (7) Milwaukee Bucks - 9:30 PM, ESPN

Terry Rozier (23 PPG, 5.5 APG, 3.5 RPG) has thoroughly outplayed Eric Bledose in the first two games of the series as the Boston Celtics continue to roll along without the services of Kyrie Irving.

Bledsoe isn’t the only player frustrated in Milwaukee these days: Reserve forward Jabari Parker is upset at his lack of playing time and openly wondered if he’s on interim head coach Joe Prunty’s “good side”. The Bucks might be able to split one of these next two at home, but this series doesn’t feel like it’s going longer than five games.

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