It's stock market night in the NBA, as the Bulls and Bears can both advance to the second round with wins tonight.
The Hawks are already in action against the Nets, for Game 4 in Brooklyn where the Nets are trying to even things up after taking Game 3 on Saturday. Washington has already closed out their series against the Raptors, so the Hawks would be wise not to let the Nets hang around too long.
The Bulls missed out on the sweep Saturday when former Clipper Jared Dudley found Jerryd Bayless for a game-winning layup at the buzzer. But that's it for Milwaukee -- they get one feel good playoff win before starting their summer. There's no way the Bulls lose at home, not when Chicago is eager to start their series against a potentially depleted Cleveland team.
This continues to be the least competitive series so far -- even Toronto and Boston managed to make some games close. The Grizzlies are playing without Mike Conley tonight, but I don't think it will matter. Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes have both been solid in the series, and Memphis simply has Portland's number -- they're 7-0 this season, which is not easy to do against a bad team, never mind a good team. If Memphis wins tonight, they'll head to Oakland to start their clash-of-styles meeting with the Warriors.