MAYER’S 2 FOR TUESDAY PROS

Apr 13, 2004 4:43 AM

NBA

Pistons (-11) at Raptors: The "season ends tonight for Toronto, so why not close it out with a win over the possible East champion. The Pistons will be thinking first round of the playoffs and hardly trying. Vince scores 40 for show. TORONTO.

Clippers (+9) at Suns: The Clips are pathetic. Enough said. Phoenix has closed with a bit of a spurt. Maybe the Suns are thinking next year. Don’t watch this game, just keep track of the score. One last look at the Matrix. PHOENIX.

Last week: 1-1

Season: 30-18

NHL

First round playoffs

EAST

Bruins at Canadiens: This battle of Original Six members has all the look of a home team series. Bruins won first two in Boston. The Habs took Game 3 in Montreal. We think the series returns to Boston all even after another strong game in the nets from Theodore. MONTREAL.

WEST

Red Wings at Predators: The Wings may be having a flashback to last year when they lost in the first round to Anaheim. NASHVILLE

Stanley Cup playoffs: 1-1

Regular season: 22-24.