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Easter Sunday Recipe For Sports Feast

What plans do you have for Easter Sunday this year? Many will be sitting down with family and enjoying their favorite recipe for ham or lamb or even some mint jam. Those with kids will color eggs and eat the occasional chocolate Easter Bunny, and engage in the annual hidden Easter Basket ritual. Many will attend church for sunrise services in beautiful locations where the glory of nature can be celebrated in a spiritual way.

But when all that's done, or for those who don't engage in such activities, there will be sports and plenty of them.

Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers resume action on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The Heat lead the series 3-0 after Thursday night's win. Do LeBron James and company have the stones to close out the series on the road in Philly? Put down the mashmellow peeps and find out.

Next up is Game 4 of New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m. ET. Boston is up 2-0 in the series with the third game coming Friday night in New York. Hopefully, Amare Stoudemire's back will be healthy enough for him to give the Madison Square Garden fans what they are looking for this weekend...two wins and a series tie.

Now that your morning and afternoon basketball fix is filled and you've taken a quick break to stuff your face like a Thanksgiving Turkey, you can turn your attention to the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks. Former Suns' player Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu need to get their games on track if the Magic are going to pull away in this series. Game 4 is on Sunday 7:00 p.m. ET but don't miss Game 3 on Friday night where one of these team will break the 1-1 series tie.

The final game on Easter Sunday features the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets at 9:30 p.m. ET. Like the Magic-Hawks series, this one is knotted up 1-1 with a game Friday night give one team the lead going into Easter Sunday.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will be on TV on Easter Sunday as well if that's more your cup of beer.

The Anaheim Ducks face the Nashville Predators both Friday night and Sunday. The series is currently tied 2-2. The Philadelphia Flyers will also continue their series against the Buffalo Sabres both Friday and Sunday. That series is also tied 2-2. The third NHL playoff game on Sunday features the Chicago Blackhawks against the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver is up 3-2 and will try and close out the defending champs on Easter Sunday.