What 2 Watch 4: NBA and NHL Playoff Action

Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen
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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics -- (Celtics Lead 3-1)
7:00 PM ET, April 27, 2010 -- TD Garden, Boston, MA -- NBATV

The Celtics, who won the first three games of their series against the Heat before losing on Sunday, get another chance to eliminate Miami in Game 5 tonight. This is the 11th time that Boston has taken a 3-0 lead in a best-of-seven playoff series. The Celtics won each of those 10 previous series in five games or less. The Heat forced a Game 5 Sunday after Dwyane Wade scored a franchise playoff record 46 points. The Celtics are 20-4 at home in the playoffs since acquiring Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett prior to the 2007-08 season. Unfortunately for Miami, they have won just 1 of the 7 meetings with Boston in the regular season and postseason combined.

Game Preview: Heat vs Celtics Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers -- (Series tied 2-2)
10:30 PM ET, April 27, 2010 -- STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA -- TNT

Oklahoma City is only the fifth team to draw level in a playoff series after falling behind, two-games-to-none, against a team coached by Phil Jackson. Each of those Jackson-coached teams rebounded to win the series -- the Bulls over the Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals and over the Pacers in 1998; and the Lakers over the Kings in 2000 and the Lakers over the Jazz in 2008. So far, the benches have been the difference in this series, as the team with the most bench production has won all four games. Los Angeles has won 12 straight home playoff games against the Thunder franchise. Kobe Bryant scored 24 points in Game 3 and only 12 points in Game 4. Game Preview: Thunder vs Lakers

Derrick Rose and LeBron James
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Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers - (Cavs lead 3-1)
8:00 PM ET, April 27, 2010 -- Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH -- TNT

LeBron James is coming off the 5th triple-double of his playoff career, after recording 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists Sunday in Chicago. James is one of just two players to score more than 35 points in a triple-double in the playoffs in the last 20 postseasons (Charles Barkley is the other). A win would give the Cavaliers their first series win in six postseason series vs the Bulls (lost previous 5). Including the regular season, the Bulls have lost three straight and 12 of their last 15 games at Cleveland. The Bulls are 2-12 (.143) all-time in playoff games on the road in which they face elimination. That's the lowest winning percentage in such games by any of the 20 NBA franchises that have played at least 10 playoff-elimination games on the road.

Game Preview: Bulls vs Cavs

Note: The Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats and Information group contributed to this report.

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Detroit Red Wings vs Phoenix Coyotes - Game 7
9:00 PM ET, April 27, 2010 -- Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona -- Versus

This is the 130th Game 7 in NHL history and first since the Penguins beat the Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. The home team has won 80 of the previous 129 but lost four of six in the 2009 Playoffs. With a win, the Red Wings will pass the Maple Leafs for the most Game 7 wins in league history (both currently have 12). Since the Coyotes franchise joined the NHL as the Winnipeg Jets in the 1979-80 season, the team is 0-4 in Game 7s. The Coyotes have lost 11 straight postseason series since beating the Calgary Flames in the 1987 Division Semifinals (when the team was still based in Winnipeg). The Coyotes/Jets 21 straight seasons without a postseason win (1987-88 to 2008-09, without a season in 2004-05) is the longest active streak in the NHL.

Game Preview: Red Wings vs Coyotes

Note: The Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats and Information group contributed to this report.