The NBA In-Season Tournament schedule continues today with a pair of semi-final games on tap. The Los Angeles Lakers will face the New Orleans Pelicans at 6:00 PM, Pacific while the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers tip off at 2:00 PM. The winners of those games will head to the championship on Saturday.
Portland Trail Blazers fans can’t possibly miss that their former starting guards—Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum—are both in the tournament still, threatening to help and/or lead their teams to the inaugural trophy. The half-million dollar bonus for winning the tourney would buy a nice new studio microphone for Lillard or a couple of wine-aging barrels for McCollum. I’m sure they’re motivated.
As we open this special Game Day discussion thread, let us know how you feel about the former Blazers stalwarts showing off and succeeding with new teams. Do you miss them?
You can also use this thread to talk about the games all day as the action unfolds. Who do you think will advance and why?
Here’s the schedule. Conversation guidelines are below.
Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks in Las Vegas— 2:00 PM, Pacific on ESPN
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas— 6:00 PM, Pacific on TNT
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