The 2012 NBA Playoffs continue on Thursday night with two games on the slate. Both games feature matchups between teams that can gain the upper hand in their respective series by going up 3-0, currently holding 2-0 series leads.
Heat Vs. Knicks, 7 p.m. ET, TNT: The Heat hold a 2-0 lead over the New York Knicks and have dominated both games thus far. If the Heat can just play as they have so far in the series, they have a good shot at pulling ahead 3-0 in the series and would really put the pressure on the Knicks. If the Knicks want to survive in the series, they're going to have to figure out a way to slow the Heat's torrent of points or pick up the pace offensively.
Thunder Vs. Mavericks, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT: The Thunder have a 2-0 lead in the series over the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, but it hasn't come as easy for the Thunder as it has the Heat. Both victories have come down to the wire and have been within three points. The Thunder picked up two games at home, but now they'll need to steal one on the road and not let the Mavs get back into the series.
For news and analysis on these two teams, check out Heat outpost Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay, Knicks blog Posting And Toasting, and SB Nation New York. For more on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City. For more on the Mavs, check out Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.