LIVE coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues all month on ESPN, and with the regular season drawing to a close on April 16, these last weeks before the NBA Playoffs promise to be electric. By late December, LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat had only one Eastern rival worth talking about, but what a rival. The Indiana Pacers – led by top-scorer Paul George, who has been putting up numbers to match LeBron and OKC’s Kevin Durant – launched the season on fire and have shown no signs of cooling off.
The West, meanwhile, has never been deeper. A glance at the Power Rankings from mid February says it all: only three Eastern teams – the Heat, Pacers and Raptors – made the top ten, joined by the searing Portland Trail Blazers and a list of usual suspects led by the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns
ESPN AEDT Live Coverage
Mar 8 11:00am Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Mar 8 1:30pm Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers
Mar 13 10:00am Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
Mar 15 10:30am Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets
Mar 20 1:30pm Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs
Mar 22 10:30am Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Mar 27 11:00am Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat
Mar 29 12:00pm Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs
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