Zac Boyer

Fan with sign: "The old barn will stay open till Islanders win the Cup." Well, sure, but who's going to be playing in it?

Zac Boyer

Holtby leads #Caps onto the ice for warm-ups.

Zac Boyer

Puck drop for Game 3 actually set for 12:20 p.m.

Bradley Beal

"Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks." Have a blessed day !!

Michael Lee

Brow Down http://t.co/qLuOosm9vL

Zac Boyer

Burakovsky's still around with everyone healthy, so it'd be wise to assume he's no longer an emergency recall. Still could go back.

Zac Boyer

Trotz said decisions on Grubauer, Burakovsky staying will be made "after today."

Mike Prada

Does Benteke miss shots on goal anymore?

Rashad Mobley

I've been to 3 CVS stores and one Rite Aid and I can't find a Washington Post. I would go to Borders to get one but...

Michael Lee

Paul Pierce shows he still has ‘It’ by winning Gm 1 & "psychological war" vs #raptors wapo.st/1JVAQbC #wizards http://t.co/jTrJ0aJFBc

Zac Boyer

Trotz on Grubauer: "I just felt that seeing more pucks will get him in more of a rhythm, and what's why he's backing up today."

Zac Boyer

Trotz said Holtby and Grubauer "will dress today." Not sharing his starter.

Rashad Mobley

So i just heard Brian Shaw say on NBATV, that Randy Wittman's play call at the end of regulation was a good one. I have no comment.

Michael Lee

Russell Westbrook is on CBS Sunday Morning... #thunder

Rashad Mobley

‘The Truth’ shows he most definitely still has ‘It’ wpo.st/Z2RD0 via @Michael Lee

Zac Boyer

The atmosphere inside Nassau Coliseum should be unique as the Islanders wind down their final season in the building: wtim.es/1Q36Dvi

Zac Boyer

Braden Holtby saw no reason why he wouldn't be in goal for Game 3. "I don’t think there would be any questions." — wtim.es/1CZNFNf

Jorge Castillo

Paul Pierce is LOLing. http://t.co/epaX4knFJ5

Mike Prada

Each Game 1 loser has reasons to be optimistic. I'd say Milwaukee should change the least and Dallas the most, but curious what ppl think

Ben Standig

The Truth is...HE HAS IT! (h/t @Ryan Wolstat) http://t.co/ruErP3nVlu

Mike Prada

Dallas is going to have to junk up the game even more. Dirk is useless defending pick and roll and transition D so bad. I'd go zone more

Ben Standig

Two small forwards with big games on Day 1 of the postseason: Paul Pierce and Trevor Ariza. Actually , Pierce is more of a 4-man.

Mike Prada

Corey Brewer is going to be the difference in this series because Dallas' transition D is like a Southwest boarding process

Mike Prada

Nooooot ideal spacing

Mike Prada

BASKETBALL PENALTY KICKS!!!!!!!!!!

Mike Prada

This is a Playoff Tweet on Playoff Twitter

Mike Prada

How many of Dwight Howard's five fouls were not cheapies?

Mike Prada

Rockets got a big bailout by Ariza, because they really miss having a secondary ball-handler with Harden out.

Mike Prada

This is sorta the series I expected: Rockets not having a great Dirk matchup when they're on D, but killing him in p&rs

Michael Lee

It's crazy watching NBA games in Toronto. Andrew Wiggins is in almost every commercial - for this pink drink called Biosteel, NBACanada, etc

Michael Lee

Hubie Brown on Prigioni boxing out Dirk Nowitzki: "That was like a gnat trying to push Godzilla out of the painted area." Hubie's THE BEST!

Michael Lee

From earlier this week: Derrick Rose: "Being in the playoffs is an honor. Just being back on the court is bigger.” wapo.st/1EAJY57

Mike Prada

Rockets are smartly involving Dirk's man directly in the pick and roll rather than letting him rest on the baseline.

Ben Standig

Guessing somebody noted this but the Wizards have played overtime in three straight games.

Mike Prada

I don't care that Terry air-balled that shot. How did Harden find him?

Mike Prada

Pretty sure Harden just yo-yo dribbled

Mike Prada

Mavericks got back into the game because Dwight was in foul trouble. If he's out there, game changes.

Ben Standig

As somebody who picked the Mavs in this series, I really enjoyed that second quarter.

Mike Prada

If James Harden slammed into a brick wall, the wall would get called for the foul

Mike Prada

The Rockets' off-ball defense on Rondo on that steal http://t.co/LPfoKRY9Lx

Mike Prada

I like how Rondo picked up Harden at half-court on that missed stepback. Have to disrupt his rhythm

Mike Prada

Where can I buy a Joey Crawford jersey?

Mike Prada

Didn't expect Houston to drop this much on their pick and roll coverage.

Mike Prada

I enjoy how Al-Farouq Aminu holds his follow thru. It's as if he thinks hope will guide the three into the basket.

Mike Prada

That is such poor defensive footwork by Parsons. I love his offensive game, but his defense...

Mike Prada

THAT was Dwight's second foul?

Mike Prada

Some terrible Mavs off-ball breakdowns -- Dirk botch, the Monta gamble to leave JET open, the Parsons non-rotation on the first Dwight lob.

Mike Prada

Dirk, you can't assume the screen the screener THAT much

Mike Prada

Hilarious that the Mavs need Rondo to be Tony Allen for them to win this series.

Michael Lee

Waited 3 years to get Playoff Derrick Rose & he gave us most insane, hanging, 2-hand overhead pass out of double team for a DunDun 3 #bulls

Ben Standig

Better bet: Getting out of the first round against Ronda Rousey or beating Randy Wittman in Game 1 of a playoff series?

Mike Prada

Someone should ask Kidd why Middleton hasn't played this quarter.

Michael Lee

Mood http://t.co/Jn6qGQdqCE (h/t @Matt Moore)

Mike Prada

Bulls doing the Bucks a favor by putting Pau in the corner. Allowed Giannis and Zaza to double Taj

Mike Prada

Feel like the difference in this game has been made shots. Bulls making toughies. Bucks missing makeables.

Mike Prada

Rockets-Mavs begins in 30 minutes. Read my team previews: ROCKETS: sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… MAVS: sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/…

Michael Lee

Pau Gasol is so slick. Got D off balance by clumsily dribbling & falling on backside, then made bounce pass to Taj Gibson for dunk #bulls

Mike Prada

Derrick Rose's three-point shooting: yet another regular-season long con

Marcin Gortat

With my man french man!! #theWayUdressTheWayUplay http://t.co/2gQLuGTSJx

Mike Prada

I still believe MCW can become a good player, but this first half was pretty ugly.

Ben Standig

Connor McDavid just learned he'll spend at least the next 10 years in Edmonton and will never become the best player in Oilers history.

Mike Prada

I'm honored that the Wizards were the subject of Brian Shaw's pregame scouting report rap. sbnation.com/2015/4/18/8450…

Ben Standig

I didn't care about the NHL Draft lottery until 2 minutes ago and now I'm sucked in wondering if Connor McDavid lands with the Knicks.

Mike Prada

Carter-Williams is getting nailed on these high screens

Mike Prada

Flagrant 2 would have at least clarified the Bulls' big man rotation

Ben Standig

Best part of the new Star Wars trailer is seeing Harrison Ford without an earring.

Ted Leonsis

Great Comeback and Game 2 Win At Home dlvr.it/9S65s2

Mike Prada

Jon Barry is about 18 months too late to the "wow this Bucks' player's last name is hard to say!" jokes

Mike Prada

Mirotic and Giannis guarding each other my heart cannot handle this.

Mike Prada

Bucks need to put a little more pressure on Noah. Otherwise he can slip passes through cracks in their overload D.

Mike Prada

Snell/Dunleavy/Butler and no PG was not something I expected to see.

Zac Boyer

Islanders’ pending move from Nassau Coliseum looms as playoff push continues: wtim.es/1Q36Dvi

Mike Prada

Bulls-Bucks starts in 30 minutes. Read my team previews: BULLS: sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/… BUCKS: sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/16/…

Mike Prada

Pelicans vs. Warriors 2015 results: 3 things we learned from Golden State's Game 1 victory sbnation.com/e/8214392?utm_… http://t.co/9e9u6HJEXP

Mike Prada

I think Monty should start Anderson in Game 2. Asik then takes Ajinca's minutes and a few more, plus they play Cunningham more.

Mike Prada

Green was great, but I think New Orleans can put him out on an island by staying small more often. Davis was at his worst w/ Asik in.

Mike Prada

Pelicans can build on this finish. Davis, in particular

Mike Prada

Pelicans put Asik back in and Bogut immediately doubles Davis off the ball

Zac Boyer

#Caps' Braden Holtby: "I don’t know if I lost more energy stressing out through the game or through the sickness." — wtim.es/1CZNFNf

Mike Prada

Y'all see that Steph screen for Klay on the high-post split?

Mike Prada

Livingston was a spacing liability in last year's playoffs. Wonder if history's starting to repeat itself.

Mike Prada

Warriors making Stephen Curry's MVP case in this stretch.

Jorge Castillo

Playoff Otto Porter: "You can tell they were frustrated and I like that. I like to get people frustrated."

Mike Prada

There was always going to be one of these games for the Pelicans. Doesn't necessarily mean the rest of the series will be like this.

Michael Lee

Best part of Paul Pierce's response to Masai Ujiri is that he doesn't even know how to pronounce his name: "Typical Uri." #wizards

Jorge Castillo

Wall on Pierce: "He was great. We’ve been asking all along to put him at the 4 a little bit. We’ve been talking about it."

Kevin Seraphin

Way to take the game 1in Toronto !! Need to stay focus a humble for game 2 #NBAplayoffs #kslife @Washington Wizards #dcrising

Michael Lee

Bradley Beal on waving to Kyle Lowry after coercing Lowry into sixth foul on late and-one: "I said, ‘Bye bye.’ He had six fouls." #wizards

Jorge Castillo

Wall said miscommunication on play at end of regulation was Gortat supposed to stunt for pick, not pick. Supposed to be Wall iso earlier.

Mike Prada

What help defense by Golden State. Multiple efforts from Bogut, Curry and Green

Jorge Castillo

Asked Wittman if he was saving Pierce at the 4 for playoffs: "You want me to give you the secrets that we’re going to have for Game 2 also?"

Ben Standig

Told about Ujiri's, "We don't give a $h*^ about him" comment, Pierce: "I think I can play psychological game a little bit better than him."