Friday's TV schedule, complete with channels and times, customized for the Boston sports fan. Click on highlighted teams' names for complete schedules, scores, and previews, plus an active community devoted to your team. All times ET and approximate.
NBA Playoffs: Round One
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks - 7:30 p.m. (TV: Comcast SportsNet New England, ESPN) The Boston Celtics host Game 3 of their first round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks Friday night at the TD Garden. The Celtics came back from an early deficit Tuesday night to take Game 2 and even up the series. The Celtics get Rajon Rondo back from serving his one game suspension for pushing a referee in Game 1.
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 8 p.m. (TV: ESPN2)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets - 10:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN)
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7:10 p.m. (TV: NESN) Jon Lester hopes to get his second win of the season as the Boston Red Sox (11-13) host the so far surprising Baltimore Orioles (16-9). The Orioles start left handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, who has two wins thus far.
NHL Playoffs: Round Two
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network)