Doc Rivers and the Clippers breathed out an emotional sigh of relief with their win against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. The Donald Sterling scandal may continue to hang over their heads, but getting several tough games in and surviving is all they can ask for.
Oklahoma City's distraction came from a headline, and Kevin Durant answered the bell in dispelling the "Mr. Unreliable" label that had NBA analysts clamoring about the impending league MVP skipping town down the road. So now, maybe, it can be just about basketball.
Game 1 tips Monday night on TNT, but here's the rest of the TV schedule.
Game 1: May 5 @ Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 2: May 7 @ Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: May 9 @ L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 - May 11 @ L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: May 13 @ Oklahoma City, TBD (TNT)
Game 6 *: May 15 @ L.A. Clippers, TBD (ESPN)
Game 7 *: May 18 @ Oklahoma City, TBD (TNT)