NBA Playoffs 2018 Schedule: First-Round Dates, Times For Every Series

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A wild final night of the NBA regular season yielded some pretty enticing postseason matchups.

The first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs officially is set, as the league released its full schedule for each seven-game series late Wednesday night.

A few highlights: The reigning champion Golden State Warriors taking on the San Antonio Spurs in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers drawing the Indiana Pacers in the first round for the second consecutive year and the Minnesota Timberwolves ending a 13-year playoff drought to square off with the top-seeded Houston Rockets.

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 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards
Game 1 at Toronto: Saturday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 at Toronto: Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3 at Washington: Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 4 at Washington: Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Toronto: Wednesday, April 25 at TBD
*Game 6 at Washington: Friday, April 27 at TBD
*Game 7 at Toronto: Sunday, April 29 at TBD

No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks
Game 1 at Boston: Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2 at Boston: Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Milwaukee: Friday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Milwaukee: Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. (ABC)
*Game 5 at Boston: Tuesday, April 24 at TBD
*Game 6 at Milwaukee: Celtics at Bucks, Thursday, April 26 at TBD
*Game 7 at Boston: Saturday, April 28 at TBD (TNT)

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 6 Miami Heat
Game 1 at Philadelphia: Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 at Philadelphia: Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Miami: Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 at Miami: Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Philadelphia: Tuesday, April 24 at TBD
*Game 6 at Miami: Thursday, April 26 at TBD
*Game 7 at Philadelphia: Saturday, April 28 at TBD

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers
Game 1 at Cleveland: Sunday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2 at Cleveland: Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Indiana: Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Indiana: Sunday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Cleveland: Wednesday, April 25 at TBD
*Game 6 at Indiana: Friday, April 27 at TBD
*Game 7 at Cleveland: Sunday, April 29 at TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE
No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves
Game 1 at Houston: Sunday, April 15 at 9 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2 at Houston: Wednesday, April 18 at 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Minnesota: Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Minnesota: Monday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Houston: Wednesday, April 25 at TBD
*Game 6 at Minnesota: Friday, April 27 at TBD
*Game 7 at Houston: Sunday, April 29 at TBD

No. 2 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs
Game 1 at Golden State: Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2 at Golden State: Monday, April 16 at 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at San Antonio: Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 at San Antonio: Sunday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
*Game 5 at Golden State: Tuesday, April 24 at TBD
*Game 6 at San Antonio : Thursday, April 26 at TBD
*Game 7at Golden State: Saturday, April 28 at TBD

No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans
Game 1 at Portland: Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 at Portland: Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at New Orleans: Thursday, April 19 at 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 4 at New Orleans: Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Portland: Tuesday, April 24 at TBD
*Game 6 at New Orleans: Thursday, April 26 at TBD
*Game 7 at Portland: Saturday, April 28 at TBD

No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz
Game 1 at Oklahoma City: Sunday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2 at Oklahoma City: Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3 at Utah: Saturday, April 21 at 10 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Utah: Monday, April 23 at 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 at Oklahoma City: Wednesday, April 25 at TBD
*Game 6 at Utah: Friday, April 27 at TBD
*Game 7 at Oklahoma City: Sunday, April 29 at TBD

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