by Marcel Mutoni

There’s a good chance that we’ll see the first elimination of the 2008 NBA Playoffs tonight. Should be fun. A quick look at this evening’s games:

Toronto @ Orlando, Game 5: The Raptors are fighting for their playoff lives, and Sam Mitchell is trying to save his job. In other words, there should be plenty of desperation on the Toronto side of the ball. Whether that translates into the series shifting back to Canada for Game 6 is an entirely different story.

Boston @ Atlanta, Game 4: Can the Hawks shock the world by tying up the series? Probably not, but at least they’re keeping it interesting.

(The funniest thing I’ve read regarding this series is the following from a commenter over at Free Darko. It was prompted by Al Horford screaming at a fallen Paul Pierce in Game 3: Dude’s on the ground first off, and I have to imagine Pierce was thinking, “I’ve been stabbed by better men than you.”)

L.A. Lakers @ Nuggets, Game 4: The Lakers have a chance to sweep the Nuggets, and put them out of their gnawing misery tonight.

Hey, remember when Iverson was traded to Denver and everyone got really excited that he’d finally have a chance to get that elusive title? Nope, me neither.