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The NBA Playoffs: The top five games of the week rankings, with the Celtics Nets ahead

The NBA Playoffs: The top five games of the week rankings, with the Celtics Nets ahead

The 2022 NBA playoffs are in full swing, and there have already been a number of exciting games. Highlights Boston Celtics He got away with a one-point victory over Brooklyn Networks In the first game of their series on Sunday thanks to a layup Jason Tatum at the bell.

As action continues this week with multiple games every night. Here’s a look at what should be the best of the bunch:

1. Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets, Game Two

  • Wednesday, April 20, 7 PM ET – TNT

This was the most anticipated encounter of the qualifiers, and Sunday’s Electric 1 game, which was one of the best first-round games in recent memory, showed exactly why this happened. These two teams are so talented and so evenly matched that it seems like every game could be a classic, and that’s before you get into the drama between them. Keri Irving And the Celtics crowd. If you only have time to watch an NBA playoff game this week, make it yours.

  • Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM ET – TNT

Only two teams on the road won their first game over the weekend, and only one of them was a real surprise: The Timberwolves went to Memphis and crushed the Grizzlies. Anthony Edwards She officially arrived in the arena with a 36-point break, while Cities of Karl Anthony Bounce off a rough playing performance with 29 points and 13 rebounds Garen Jackson Jr.. No matter what happens in Game 2, the Wolves will be back in Minnesota with at least a split, and Game 3 should be great. This will be the first playoff in Minneapolis since 2018 and the third since 2004.

  • Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m. ET – NBA TV (streaming on fuboTVtry for free)

Quite a few analysts thought the Raptors had a chance to beat the annoyance of the series, but those chances took a hit in the first game when it was blown away and its rising stars Scotty Barnes An ankle injury will keep him out of the second game at least. However, it should be exciting when this series moves to Toronto for the third game. The Raptors always have big crowds, and due to the pandemic, this will be the first playoff in Toronto since the Raptors won the title in 2019.

4. Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics, Game Three

  • Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. – ESPN (streaming on fuboTVtry for free)

Yes, Game 2 is already on the list, and yes, we don’t know how the series will stand up heading into Game 3. However, when you look at the games on the table this week, you have to include this game in the must watch category. All the same reasons to watch Game 2 apply to this one: elite talent like Jason Tatum, Kevin DurantAnd Jaylyn Brown and Keri Irving. Interesting strategic decisions. Real drama. Game 3 will also have the advantage of being a pivotal match either way. If the Celtics lead 2-0, they can lead 3-0. If the series is tied 1-1, each team will be desperate to take Game 3.

  • Thursday, April 21, 10PM ET – TNT

Admittedly, the first game in this series was not very exciting. Once the Warriors grabbed the lead in the second quarter, they held it the rest of the way and set off on a comfortable double-digit win. Still, any series with steve curry And Nikola Jokic Involved deserves a place on this list. Whichever way Game 2 of the series goes, Nuggets will come out swinging in Game 3 in front of what should be a big crowd. In addition, there is still a small chance of that Jamal Murray He makes his long-awaited comeback.

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