Preview Roundups
April 21, 2017
Boston at Chicago 7:00 PM ET
The Chicago Bulls look to move one step closer to becoming just the sixth eighth seed in NBA playoff history to win a first-round series when they host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference matchup Friday night. After sneaking past the Celtics 106-102 in the series opener, the Bulls were dominant in a 14-point triumph in Game 2 on Tuesday, and their confidence is soaring.
Houston at Oklahoma City 9:30 PM ET
Russell Westbrook repeatedly says winning is all that matters to him and he's running out of opportunities to enjoy that feeling. Houston won the first two games of the best-of-seven first-round series so Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder face a must-win situation when they host the Rockets on Friday.
L.A. Clippers at Utah 10:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz finished neck-and-neck in the Western Conference race and have put forth one of the tightest first-round playoff series so far. Both teams will try to get a leg up when the series shifts to Salt Lake City for a critical Game 3 on Friday night.