Thursday, March 12, 2009
What I'm Watching Tonight
SEC Basketball Tournament: Florida/Arkansas, 8:45
The Gators need to win three straight conference-tournament games to avoid missing the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. Given that a team cannot win three without first winning one, beating Arkansas is critical.
NBA on TNT
TNT's Thursday-night pro-hoop doubleheader consistently offers one of the most entertaining five-hour blocks on TV. Tonight it's Lakers at Spurs (important for the Hornets, who trail San Antonio by three games in the Southwest division) followed by Cavaliers at Suns. Anyone who misses a chance to see LeBron James should have their televisions taken away. James is having a season that wouldn't look out of place in Michael Jordan's career. And he's only 24.
Keeping an eye on ...
NHL - Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets
Pittsburgh is a game ahead of Columbus for sixth in the East, a spot it needs to maintain to avoid having to face juggernaut Boston in the first two rounds of the playoffs, plus the Pens have two of hockey's most exciting players in Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Melkin.
NHL - Calgary Flames at Detroit Red Wings
A likely preview of the Western Conference semifinals.