NBA Playoffs 2017 TV Schedule: First-Round Dates, Times For Every Series

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The 2017 NBA playoffs have arrived, and the first round features many exciting matchups for basketball fans to enjoy.

The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the postseason as the defending NBA champions for the first time in franchise history, and they’ll open up against the Indiana Pacers.

The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to take home their second title in three seasons, and if they meet the Cavs in the NBA Finals, it will mark the first time we’ve had the same matchup in three straight championship series.

Here’s the schedule for every first-round playoff matchup in the Eastern and Western conferences. (All times ET.)

*If necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE
No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls
Game 1 at Boston: Sunday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2 at Boston: Tuesday, April 18, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Chicago: Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Chicago: Sunday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Boston: Wednesday, April 26, TBD
*Game 6 at Chicago: Friday, April 28, TBD
*Game 7 at Boston: Sunday, April 30, TBD

No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Indiana Pacers
Game 1 at Cleveland: Saturday, April 15, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2 at Cleveland: Monday, April 17, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Indiana: Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 at Indiana: Sunday, April 23, 1 p.m. (ABC)
*Game 5 at Cleveland: Tuesday, April 25, TBD
*Game 6 at Indiana: Thursday, April 27, TBD
*Game 7 at Cleveland: Saturday, April 29, TBD (TNT)

No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks
Game 1 at Toronto: Saturday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 at Toronto: Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3 at Milwaukee: Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 4 at Milwaukee: Saturday, April 22, 3 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Toronto: Monday, April 24, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
*Game 6 at Milwaukee: Thursday, April 27, TBD
*Game 7 at Toronto: Saturday, April 29, TBD (TNT)

No. 4 Washington Wizards vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks
Game 1 at Washington: Sunday, April 16, 1 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2 at Washington: Wednesday, April 19, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3 at Atlanta: Saturday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 at Atlanta: Monday, April 24, 8 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Washington: Wednesday, April 26, TBD
*Game 6 at Atlanta: Friday, April 28, TBD
*Game 7 at Washington: Sunday, April 30, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE
No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers
Game 1 at Golden State: Sunday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2 at Golden State: Wednesday, April 19, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Portland: Saturday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Portland: Monday, April 24, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Golden State: Wednesday, April 26, TBD
*Game 6 at Portland: Friday, April 28, TBD
*Game 7 at Golden State: Sunday, April 30, TBD

No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies
Game 1 at San Antonio: Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 at San Antonio: Monday, April 17, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Memphis: Thursday, April 20, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 at Memphis: Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
*Game 5 at San Antonio: Tuesday, April 25, TBD
*Game 6 at Memphis: Thursday, April 27, TBD
*Game 7 at San Antonio: Saturday, April 29, TBD (TNT)

No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 1 at Houston: Sunday, April 16, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 2 at Houston: Wednesday, April 19, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at OKC: Friday, April 21, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at OKC: Sunday, April 23, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
*Game 5 at Houston: Tuesday, April 25, TBD
*Game 6 at OKC: Thursday, April 27, TBD
*Game 7 at Houston: Saturday, April 29, TBD (TNT)

No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz
Game 1 at Los Angeles: Saturday, April 15, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 at Los Angeles: Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Utah: Friday, April 21, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 4 at Utah: Sunday, April 23, 9 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Los Angeles: Tuesday, April 25, TBD
*Game 6 at Utah: Friday, April 28, TBD
*Game 7 at Los Angeles: Sunday, April 30, TBD

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