The 2012 NBA Playoffs picture got a bit clearer over the weekend, but Monday night's schedule will shed even more light on the second round matchups. The slate of games is rather light with just two games on the menu, but both should be entertaining and the postseason rolls on.
The first game of the evening tips off at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, as the San Antonio Spurs attempt to complete the sweep of the Utah Jazz on the road in lovely Salt Lake City. The Jazz haven't exactly made it a compelling series to watch thus far. Monday night's added do-or-die element should spice things up as the veteran Spurs team attempts to exert as little effort as possible while trying to advance ... and then rest between rounds.
The only other game on the NBA slate to open the week is Game 4 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers-Grizzlies series has been the most entertaining of the first round and Monday night should be no different when Game 4 tips off at 10:30 p.m. on TNT.
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