How to Watch the 2018 NBA Playoffs: Game of the Week


We’re starting to see a lot of players and teams getting their own games this season.

It’s not a big surprise, but it’s a welcome change.

Here are some games to watch this week.

— NBA Finals (Monday, 8 p.m.): Spurs at Warriors NBA Finals Game of Week: Warriors vs. Spurs Game highlights: Golden State defeats Houston 115-107 on Thursday to advance to the Finals.

Who’s playing who?

The top 10 players and most interesting matchups in the NBA Finals: 1.

Stephen Curry, Warriors: He has 21,543 points, third-most in NBA history behind James Harden (23,945) and Kevin Durant (23) but also third-best among players who have played at least 30 games.

Curry’s MVP season is only behind Michael Jordan’s and Kobe Bryant’s combined 20,938 points.


Stephen James, Warriors, point guard: James is averaging 21.6 points per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 42.3 percent from 3-point range in the Finals while going 10-0 against the Warriors.


Kevin Durant, Thunder: Durant is averaging 27.2 points per contest and shooting 51.1 percent from behind the arc in the playoffs, which is his best mark against any team.


LeBron James, Cavaliers: He is averaging 29.0 points per outing in the postseason, including a league-best 28.4 in the first round against Golden State.

James and LeBron are the only players in NBA Finals history to have multiple 20-plus-point games in the same series.


DeMarcus Cousins, Kings: Cousins is averaging 22.6 per game in the series with seven 3-pointers, four assists and six steals.

Cousins also has seven triple-doubles this season, tied for most in NBA postseason history.


Kawhi Leonard, Spurs: Leonard is averaging 17.8 points per postseason while shooting 48.9 percent from deep and 41.9 from the free-throw line.


Stephen Jackson, Pelicans: Jackson is averaging 16.7 points per playoff game while making 52.6 percent of his free throws.


Kevin Love, Timberwolves: Love is averaging 18.0 per game during the regular season and 11.8 in the last three postseason games.

Love is shooting 47.6 from the floor and 43.3 from 3 this postseason.


DeMar DeRozan, Raptors: He’s averaging 20.4 points per regular-season game while playing 38.3 minutes per game.

DeRuzan has scored at least 23 points in each of the last two playoff games, including an NBA Finals career-high 25 points on Thursday.


DeAndre Jordan, Spurs (out for at least four weeks): Jordan is out for the playoffs with a sprained right ankle and is expected to miss the first four games of the postseason.

The Spurs have lost five straight playoff games.

— NCAA Tournament (Monday: 8 p:m.): Florida at LSU LSU NCAA Tournament: Florida beats Florida State in a thrilling Final Four showdown at the Barclays Center.

Who has played well?

Florida has the best record in the SEC (5-1) and the best win total (23-8) in the country with six games remaining.

LSU has won four straight SEC regular- and postseason titles.

Who needs it most?

LSU has the third-fewest wins of any team in the tournament, but the Tigers have won five straight SEC Tournament games.

The Bulldogs have won two straight SEC titles, and they’ve beaten a team from the ACC (Clemson) five straight times.

LSU leads the series 2-0 and has won three straight.

Who hasn’t been playing well?

LSU won’t face Florida State this season after losing the final two games of last season.

Who should be concerned?

LSU is tied with Georgia for the No. 1 seed in the South, but they haven’t played well enough to overcome Georgia’s high-scoring offense.

Florida has won its last five games overall.

Who will score the most points?

The Bulldogs’ offense is averaging 107.3 points per night in the regular-seasons, the second-highest mark in the nation behind Kentucky.

Florida leads the SEC in scoring (115.0 ppg) and rebounds (10.7 rpg).

Who has been the best player on the floor?

Alabama guard Jahlil Okafor has been one of the best players on the court for Alabama this season (10 games, 10.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 bpg).

He averages 13.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game and has made 76 percent of field goal attempts in his last six games.

Georgia guard Nick Chubb is averaging 14.0 rebounds per game, 7/11 3-pointer attempts and 2.6 steals per game this season and has been a big