Sports On Television: May 20, 2012

If you played for the Spurs, you'd be smiling too.

If you're a fan of Los Angeles sports, then you're undoubtedly preparing the afternoon with steaks and adult beverages preparing for a day with the Clippers (facing elimination), Kings (who can advance the Stanley Cup today) and the Dodgers. But there's always something for everyone, including the return of golfer Dicky Pride. Today's sports on television.

IndyCar Racing: Indianapolis 500 Time Trials (12:00 PM, NBC Sports)
Final day of time trials is known as bump day, where the slowest qualifiers risk being knocked out of the Indianapolis 500.

MLB Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at New York Yankees (1:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
After being shutout by Andy Pettitte in the series opener, the Cincinnati Reds bounced back behind a three-run Joey Votto homer, beating the Yankees 6-5 on Saturday. The rubber match will be between aces Johnny Cueto and C.C. Sabathia.

Nationwide Racing: Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway (2:00 PM, ESPN)
Despite the Cup series running their annual All-Star showcase this weekend, the Nationwide series continues their season at Iowa Speedway.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings (3:00 PM, NBC)
We don't want to say that the Kings have dominated the series heading into Sunday's game four meeting. But the Kings are 3-0, with two of the three wins by more than one goal. A win means a berth to the Stanley Cup for the Kings.

PGA Golf: Byron Nelson Championship (3:00 PM, CBS)
Jason Dufner leads the field by a stroke over Dicky Pride, J.J. Henry and Jason Day.

NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers (3:30 PM, ABC)
The Heat appeared to be the favorites with a comfortable game one win over the Pacers. Since then the Pacers have won the next two with a convincing 19-point win on Thursday. If the Heat fail to rebound on Sunday, they'll be a 3-1 hole with a possible elimination game on Tuesday.

MLB Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (8:00 PM, ESPN)
The Dodgers are the best team in baseball right now and I really hate the Cardinals. If the Reds beat the Yankees Sunday afternoon and the Dodgers sweep St. Louis, Cincinnati will only be .5 games behind first place.

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 PM, TNT)
Now even a 22-point lead in the first quarter was enough for the Clippers to win game three. Instead the Spurs went on a 24-0 run in the third quarter, beating Los Angeles by ten. If the Spurs win Sunday night, they'll be the first team to earn a berth in the conference finals.

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