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NBA playoffs 2017: Bracket, first-round schedule, dates, TV times

NBA Playoffs 2017

The 2017 NBA playoffs will begin Saturday, April 15, with four series-opening games. The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will host the postseason’s first game, against the Indiana Pacers.

On Easter Sunday, April 16, the remaining four series will begin, highlighted by the defending Western Conference champs, the Golden State Warriors, hosting the Portland Trail Blazers.

The final Game 1 of the weekend will feature a matchup of NBA MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden as the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder play the Houston Rockets.

Round 1 of the NBA playoffs could last a full 15 days; potential Game 7s are scheduled for April 30.

NBA playoff bracket

First-round NBA playoff schedule, TV times

(All times Eastern; * If necessary)

Eastern Conference
Boston Celtics (1) vs. Chicago Bulls (8)
Game 1 – April 16, at Boston, 6:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – April 18, at Boston, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – April 21, at Chicago, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – April 23, at Chicago, 6:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * April 26, at Boston, TBD
Game 6 * April 28, at Chicago, TBD
Game 7 * April 30, at Boston, TBD

Cleveland Cavaliers (2) vs. Indiana Pacers (7)
Game 1 – April 15, at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC
Game 2 – April 17, at Cleveland, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – April 20, at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – April 23, at Indiana, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * April 25, at Cleveland, TBD
Game 6 * April 27, at Indiana, TBD
Game 7 * April 29, at Cleveland, TBD, TNT

Toronto Raptors (3) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (6)
Game 1 – April 15, at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – April 18, at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 – April 20, at Milwaukee, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 – April 22, at Milwaukee, 3 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * April 24, at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 6 * April 27, at Milwaukee, TBD
Game 7 * April 29, at Toronto, TBD, TNT

Washington Wizards (4) vs. Atlanta Hawks (5)
Game 1 – April 16, at Washington, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – April 19, at Washington, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 – April 22, at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – April 24, at Atlanta, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * April 26, at Washington, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * April 28, at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * April 30, at Washington, TBD

Western Conference
Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (8)
Game 1 – April 16, at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 2 – April 19, at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – April 22, at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – April 24, at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * April 26, at Golden State, TBD
Game 6 * April 28, at Portland, TBD
Game 7 * April 30, at Golden State, TBD

San Antonio Spurs (2) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7)
Game 1 – April 15, at San Antonio, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – April 17, at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.,TNT
Game 3 – April 20, at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – April 22, at Memphis, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 * April 25, at San Antonio, TBD
Game 6 * April 27, at Memphis, TBD
Game 7 * April 29, at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

Houston Rockets (3) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (6)
Game 1 – April 16, at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – April 19, at Houston, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – April 21, at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – April 23, at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * April 25, at Houston, TBD
Game 6 * April 27, at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 7 * April 29, at Houston, TNT

Los Angeles Clippers (4) vs. Utah Jazz (5)
Game 1 – April 15, at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – April 18, at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – April 21, at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 – April 23, at Utah, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * April 25, at LA Clippers, TBD
Game 6 * April 28, at Utah, TBD
Game 7 * April 30, at LA Clippers, TBD

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