by Marcel Mutoni

Two Game 5’s on tap for tonight…

Wizards @ Cavs: Lakers. Magic. Hornets. Spurs. Those are the teams that have advanced so far in the Playoffs. Tonight, Cleveland has an opportunity to join them. LeBron James absolutely expects to close out the noisy series in Cleveland.

“They don’t have any choice but to be desperate,” he said. “They’re down, 3-1. We’re at home, a place where we play particularly well.

Our fans are great,” James said. “They love the postseason. We need to put (the Wizards) away.”

Please put them away. For everyone’s sake.

Hawks @ Celtics: The good thing for both teams – but even more so, for the C’s – is that neither faced punishement from the League following the little shoving match in Game Four. The conspiracy theorists, of course, think the NBA did Boston a huge favor.

The Hawks must deal with the following: Boston’s crowd, the fact that the Celtics haven’t lost three consecutive games all season long, and uh, the fact that they’re the Atlanta Freaking Hawks!

An Atlanta win tonight and … well, I can’t even wrap my head around the idea, truth be told. Should be a great game.