The 2012 NBA Playoffs are beginning to really heat up. The conference semifinals have offered no shortage of surprises or excitement. Two more games are on the slate for Friday night and they are sure to be interesting.
First up, the Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. After the teams split the first two games of the series in one-point victories, the Celtics came out roaring in Game 3 with a 16-point win on Philadelphia's home court. The Sixers will attempt to even the series once again in front of their fans. The game will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.
In the nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal matchup. The Thunder won the first game of the best-of-seven series in a blowout and the Lakers had a spectacular fourth-quarter collapse after holding the lead for much of Game 2. The Lakers are two games away from being swept, so they will be hoping that a return to the Staples Center will get them back in the win column. The game will tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.
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