The NBA Playoffs take a break on Monday as the Conference Finals will see no action on Monday. The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies are fresh off their first game, meanwhile, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers have yet to start their series. Here's how the TV schedule looks on Monday for those trying to watch anything relating to basketball.
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NBA TV will be re-airing the New York Knicks vs. Pacers Game 6 clincher at 5 p.m. ET. An hour later, they will be presenting the Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 1 beating at 6 p.m. ET.
Yesterday afternoon, the Spurs drilled the Grizzlies 105-83 taking Game 1 and a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference Finals series. The Grizzlies couldn't defend the perimeter as the Spurs looked more like the regular season Knicks hitting 14 threes in the game. The Spurs almost played defense stopping the Grizzlies leading playoff scorer, Zach Randolph. Zebo only scored two points after going 1-8 from the floor.
The Heat and Pacers will be battling for the Eastern Conference Finals crown. Their series doesn't start until Wednesday as the Pacers were on the brink on getting pushed to a Game 7. The game NBA TV will be airing at 5 p.m. ET is their victory over the Knicks. They had to come from behind as the Knicks lead with just over four minutes left in the game after going on a booming 10-2 run in the third quarter and keeping up with the Pacers.
The Pacers will now have to match the Heat's talent while the Heat will have to match the Pacers' intensity. There is no doubt the Heat have the better bench, but the Pacers have a starting five that can outhustle the Heat in this seven-game series. This series starts on Wednesday. However, the good news is that the Grizzlies and Spurs will play their Game 2 on Tuesday.
ESPN will have the live action as tip off is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Spurs need to win this game as the Grizzlies have yet to lose at home, posting a 5-0 record at the FedEx Forum in Tennessee.