A Sports Filled Weekend Ahead
As one NBA playoff series grinds along, another is about to start. So our Weekend TV Six-Pack should certainly sate your thirst for hoops.
Get your heiner in the recliner early, because the fun starts on Friday night with the Boston Celtics meeting the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. ESPN (what’s left of it) will show this at 8 p.m. ET.
If you’re more interested in what’s going on way out west, the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors open their Western Conference finals round on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The Spurs simply crushed the Houston Rockets in Game 6 on Thursday night to nail that series down.
The NHL playoff series alternate from night to night and Friday night brings us the Nashville Predators at the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference finals. Tune to NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. for this. Game 2 is Sunday at 9:30 p.m., same TV coordinates.
The Ottawa Senators get after the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC.
The guys who go round and round move their usual schedule up a day and take to the Kansas Speedway on Saturday night for NASCAR’s (I’m not kidding) Go Bowling 400 (somehow they should have made it 300, but …). Fox Sports 1 has all the circular motion at 7:30 p.m.
NBC shows the third round of The Players Championship from TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Saturday from 2-7 p.m., and televises the final round in the same time slot on Sunday.
Hint: Try to do most of the TV watching on Sunday. Mama ain’t gonna be happy if you’ve parked your carcass on Mother’s Day. You know the saying – happy wife, happy life.
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman