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May 5, 2008 2:45 PM

What To Watch: Monday

7pm ET - ESPN - Red Sox @ Tigers - After sweeping the Yankees, the Tigers were just swept by the Mariners. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are coming off three straight wins over the Devil Rays. The Sox will send Matsuzaka to the mound, who will be looking to improve his mark to 5-0.


7pm - TNT - Magic @ Pistons
- There's been some war of words since the Pistons took game one 91-72 on Saturday. From the AP:

Magic forward Rashard Lewis took down Theo Ratliff with a physical foul midway through the fourth quarter, and Jason Maxiell quickly got in Lewis' face with a menacing look and choice words. Ratliff said he didn't need Maxiell's assistance. "There's no sense in guys coming to my rescue," Ratliff said Sunday. "I mean, that was Rashard Lewis. He's a 3 man." What Ratliff said was relayed to Lewis and the small forward fired back. "You can have a lot of energy in five minutes a game," Lewis said. "What's he played? 15 games? Tell him to come out and guard me."

Ugh, as much as these players try, they can't match the awesomeness that was the Cavs/Wizards series.

9:30pm - TNT - Spurs @ Hornets - Duncan ties his playoff-low with five points as San Antonio lost to the Hornets in game one. The Spurs will have to find ways to get Tim Duncan in rhythm on the offensive side. But, that might be difficult if Duncan is forced to expend a lot of energy guarding David West on the defensive end. West had a game-high 30 points on 13-for-23 shooting.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - MTV - MTV Cribs - This episode includes Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Where the gross magic happens (allegedly). And here's a completely random picture...

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