Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NBA playoff schedule 2017: Matchups and dates for the postseason

The 2017 NBA regular season is complete, and the playoff matchups are now all set, with a few final details ironed out on Wednesday.
The Boston Celtics won to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2008. Boston in the first round will battle the Chicago Bulls, who clinched the No. 8 seed with a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
The Indiana Pacers also punched their playoff ticket on Wednesday, clinching the No. 7 seed and earning them a matchup with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Among the intriguing series in the Western Conference is the No. 3 Houston Rockets facing the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder, with leading NBA MVP candidates James Harden and Russell Westbrook battling each other.
The NBA playoffs begin with four games on Saturday. Here are is the complete first-round schedule. All times Eastern.

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls

Game 1: Sunday at Boston, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: at Boston
Game 3: at Chicago
Game 4: at Chicago
Game 5*: at Boston
Game 6*: at Chicago
Game 7*: at Boston

No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Indiana Pacers

Game 1: Saturday at Cleveland, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: at Cleveland
Game 3: at Indiana
Game 4: at Indiana
Game 5*: at Cleveland
Game 6*: at Indiana
Game 7*: at Cleveland

No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks

Game 1: Saturday at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: at Toronto
Game 3: at Milwaukee
Game 4: at Milwaukee
Game 5*: at Toronto
Game 6*: at Milwaukee
Game 7*: at Toronto

No. 4 Washington Wizards vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks

Game 1: Sunday at Washington, 1 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: at Washington
Game 3: at Atlanta
Game 4: at Atlanta
Game 5*: at Washington
Game 6*: at Atlanta
Game 7*: at Washington

Western Conference

No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1: Sunday at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: at Golden State
Game 3: at Portland
Game 4: at Portland
Game 5*: at Golden State
Game 6*: at Portland
Game 7*: at Golden State

No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1: Saturday at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: at San Antonio
Game 3: at Memphis
Game 4: at Memphis
Game 5*: at San Antonio
Game 6*: at Memphis
Game 7*: at San Antonio

No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder

Game 1: Sunday at Houston, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: at Houston
Game 3: at Oklahoma City
Game 4: at Oklahoma City
Game 5*: at Houston
Game 6*: at Oklahoma City
Game 7*: at Houston

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz

Game 1: Saturday, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: TBD
Game 3: TBD
Game 4: TBD
Game 5*: TBD
Game 6*: TBD
Game 7*: TBD
*if necessary

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