Jazz at Nuggets, Game 1 (12:30 p.m., ESPN)
Who better to usher in the NBA playoffs than the Jazz, who kind of ushered in — wrong place, wrong time, wrong behavior by big man Rudy Gobert — the coronavirus-driven shutdown of sports? Gobert vs. the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is a clash of All-Star centers we can get behind.
Blues at Canucks, Game 4 (9:30 p.m., NBCSN)
The defending Stanley Cup champions are scrambling for their playoff lives, staring potentially bitter disappointment in the gnarled teeth. In other words, the Blues have reverted back to being the Blues.