The NBA Playoffs are turning into a Kentucky basketball showcase. Thirteen former Wildcats are playing postseason NBA basketball, tying UCLA as the most-represented college basketball team in the playoffs.
It all starts in 30 minutes on ESPN when John Wall’s Washington Wizards take on Dwane Casey’s Toronto Raptors, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Last night, Wall and Raptors/UK fan Drake exchanged a little trash-talk on Instagram.
Following the Wizards’ game, Bam Adebayo will travel to Philadelphia to go head-to-head with the Phantom of the Process, Joel Embiid. Tip-off is set for 8:00 on ESPN.
The action on ESPN concludes tonight at 10:30 when the New Orleans Pelicans travel to Portland. Anthony Davis is back in the Playoffs for the first time since New Orleans was swept by the Warriors in 2015. This time he’ll get help from Rajon Rondo, Darius Miller and DeAndre Liggins.
Eric Bledsoe (1 p.m. on TNT), Alex Poythress (3:30 p.m. on ABC), Dakari Johnson and Patrick Patterson (6:30 p.m. on TNT), and Karl-Anthony Towns (9 p.m. on TNT) will open the 2018 postseason Sunday.