The NBA Playoffs got a little weird over the weekend, so trust me when I say you need to clear your evening schedule for the rest of the week (and then likely the first half of June as well).
Here are the can't-miss games and for Monday, May 23 and beyond:
Monday, May 23
NHL: San Jose at St. Louis, Game 5 (8 p.m. ET, NBC)
Locked up at an even 2-2, this pivotal Game 5 could likely determine the outcome of the series and ultimately decides which team gets to compete for the Stanley Cup next week.
Luckily for San Jose, they finished with the NHL's best road record (28-10-3) during the regular season. The Sharks will be hungry to take this one before for a potential clinch in front of the home crowd.
NBA: Cleveland at Toronto, Game 4 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)
If you're like me, you had a feeling that Toronto was going to show out for their fans in what was the organization's first ever Eastern Conference Finals home game. It wasn't all too surprising that the Raptors were able to hold onto a late lead and capitalize on Cleveland's poor shooting.
However, unless they're able to repeat the same performance on Tuesday, this one will likely be wrapped up in five on the Cavs' court later this week.
Tuesday, May 24
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, Game 6 (8 p.m. ET, NBC)
Tampa's Nikita Kucherov scored the tying goal with 16:44 in the third period before Tyler Johnson put in the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Lightning steal Game 5 on the road Sunday evening. Now the Penguins must avoid elimination on the road, where Tampa is 6-2 this postseason.
Golden State at Oklahoma City, Game 4 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)
Yes, the best regular season team in NBA history now finds itself in a pretty difficult predicament heading into a vital, must-win Game 4 road matchup. In their two losses against the Thunder thus far (down 2-1), the Warriors went 21-of-63 (33.3 percent) from the 3-point line, which is well below their average of 41.6 percent from the regular season.
Meanwhile, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have averaged 58.0 combined points in both wins, including 33 and 30 in Game 3, respectively.
It's weird to say, but Golden State is in serious trouble of missing out on the NBA Finals. Losing here wouldn't guarantee that, but it's not ideal to go down 3-1.
Wednesday, May 25
Toronto at Cleveland, Game 5 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)
If the Cavaliers are able to take Monday's game in Toronto, the train stops here. There's no way that they don't close this series out in five if they're already up 3-1.
St. Louis at San Jose, Game 6 (9 p.m. ET, NBC)
Depending on what the Cleveland Cavaliers do in Game 4, this might be what you want on your TV Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 26
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Game 7 (8 p.m. ET, NBC)*
Oklahoma City at Golden State, Game 5 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Keep this one circled on your calendar. Whether Golden State ties the series at 2-2 or digs itself deeper at 3-1, this should be on every TV in America. It would be a shock to see Oklahoma City vs. Cleveland (probably) in the NBA Finals, but the Thunder seem to be on a mission.
Friday, May 27
San Jose at St. Louis, Game 7 (8 p.m. ET, NBC)*
Cleveland at Toronto, Game 6 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)*
Saturday, May 28
Golden State at Oklahoma City, Game 6 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)*
Sunday, May 29
MLB: Los Angeles at NY Mets (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Clayton Kershaw against Bartolo Colon on Sunday night baseball? Yeah. Count me in.
Toronto at Cleveland, Game 7 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)*