NBA playoff schedule 2013: Thunder, Bulls could end series Monday


The Thunder are gunning for a series sweep of the Rockets, while the Bulls could eliminate the Nets in five on Monday. The other game on the slate is Game 4 between the Pacers and Hawks.

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls could advance to the next round with victories on Monday.

The Thunder will be looking to sweep away James Harden and the Houston Rockets after pulling out a thrilling victory on Saturday night. Kevin Durant scored 41 points in the win, picking up the slack for the injured Russell Westbrook.

Harden had 30 points in the loss, but he committed a key turnover late after Durant hit a go-ahead three-pointer. Jeremy Lin struggled once again as he continues to battle a chest injury.

Out on the East Coast, the Bulls hope to put away the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 at the Barclays Center. Chicago is on the verge of a series victory after a thrilling triple-overtime win on Saturday afternoon. The Nets blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead as Nate Robinson led a late charge to force overtime.

Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich won't play in the game due to a foot injury after playing 60 minutes in Game 4. Nate Robinson will get the start.

The other game on the docket is Game 4 between the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Hawks dominated Game 3 after the Pacers did the same in Games 1 and 2. Indiana has lost 12-straight games in Atlanta.

Time (ET) TV Announcers
Bulls at Nets 7 p.m. TNT Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Rachel Nichols
Pacers at Hawks 7:30 p.m. NBA TV TBD
Thunder at Rockets 9:30 p.m. TNT Dick Stockton, Chris Webber, Tracy Wolfson

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