NBA Playoffs TV Schedule 2013: Channel, Time to Watch Game 5's Heat vs. Bulls & Grizzlies vs. Thunder

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May 15, 2013 03:14 PM EDT
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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) of Spain calls a play to teammates during first half action of Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semi-finals of the NBA playoffs in Memphis, Tennessee May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Lance Murphey"

The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies have a chance to put their respective series away on Wednesday as they are set to take the floor tonight with a 3-1 lead. Don't miss the live action as we bring you the TV schedule for both of Wednesday's games. Check out channel, game time and matchups as the Heat and Grizzlies can be the first teams to advance to the conference finals.

The first matchup of the night will feature the Heat vs. Chicago Bulls.

Game Time: 7 p.m. ET

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Where to Watch: TNT 

The Bulls have gotten creamed in two of the last three games played. There's no more tenacity or fierceness left in the Bulls, they are a bunch of tired guys as the team is exhausted following big time injuries that have continued into the second round. When Richard Hamilton sees time, you know it's serious. He hadn't played in any of the previous 10 playoff games, but Bulls coach, Tom Thibodeau, found it key to give his starters some time off.

Game 4 was played in a less sloppy manner. The Bulls were terribly off from the floor and they couldn't make in a shot after shooting a poor 26 percent which helped them score just 65 points. The Bulls appear to have thrown in the towel without explicitly surrendering.

Dwyane Wade is questionable for today's game and you can expect the same guys, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich, to be out of commission. Derrick Rose has never hinted of a return, so it's pointless to even mention his coming back.

The second game features the Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Game Time: 9:30 p.m. ET  

Where to Watch: TNT 

The Grizzlies can shut it all down and surprise many as they can eliminate the defending Western Conference champions. Following Russell Westbrook's injury, the Thunder's future looked extremely bleak. No support for Kevin Durant on the offense and nobody has stepped up to fill in for the offense Westbrook provided. More than points, Westbrook did a great job pushing the envelope and punishing teams for slacking on transition defense. Without Westbrook, the Thunder are 2-5. 

For the Grizzlies, they'll continue doing it with their low key guys. Marc Gasol is finally getting more recognition around the NBA and he proved his importance on defense as he finished with six blocks in Game 4. The combo of Gasol and Zach Randolph has obliterated the Thunder's, once thought to be tough, frontcourt of Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka. Meanwhile, Mike Conley is handling the perimeter pretty well sinking big time shots. 

Stay with TNT for the postgame report if you miss any of the action. These guys stay on way after the game is over bringing highlights of the night's results.

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