Chalk it up to being too young to know any better. The Thunder, the youngest team in the NBA with an average age of 23.1, have taken two straight over the defending champion Lakers to even their first-round series. Can the leagueâ€™s leading scorer Kevin Durant and his band of playoff newbies put Kobe Bryant and Co. on the ropes as the series shifts back to Los Angeles? Itâ€™s just one of the dayâ€™s canâ€™t-miss games as the NHLâ€™s Stanley Cup playoffs, baseball, soccer and tennis fill a full sports dance card (all times Eastern).
Heat at Celtics (7 p.m., NBA TV). Dwyane Wade saved the Heatâ€™s season with 46 points in Game 4. It may take another Herculean effort to keep Miami afloat; no team NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.
Thunder-Lakers is tonight at 10:30 on TNT.
Bulls at Cavaliers (8 p.m., TNT). The Bulls pushed the Cavaliers with a stunning Game 3 win, but reigning MVP LeBron James and the Cavaliers pushed back with a 23-point win in Chicago. Cleveland will look to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a win.
Red Wings at Coyotes (9 p.m., TSN). It all comes down to this for the Red Wings in their pursuit of a third straight Western Conference championship as they head to Phoenix for a Game 7. The Coyotes can make a little history of their own with a win, with a victory being the franchiseâ€™s first in six attempts since moving from Winnipeg for the 1996-97 season.
Thunder-Lakers (10:30 p.m., TNT) Kevin Durant and the thunder look to put Kobe Bryant and Co. on the ropes as the series shifts back to Los Angeles.
By The Numbers
4 hours, 3 minutes â€“ Length of Red Soxâ€™s 13-12 win over the Blue Jays Monday night, making it the longest nine-inning game of the season. You can almost hear umpire Joe West cringing.
53 â€“ Saves by Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak in Montrealâ€™s 4-1 win over the Capitals, which set a franchise record for the most saves in a regulation playoff game and helped force a Game 7 in their opening-round series.
$125 million â€“ Amount of Ryan Howardâ€™s five-year extension with the Phillies, a deal which is among the 13th-richest in baseball history.