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NBA Playoff Matchups, Schedule Set

The NBA’s opening-round playoff matchups are set. Check out the matchups in each conference, as well as the complete schedule.

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When the Memphis Grizzlies edged the Dallas Mavericks in overtime Wednesday night, sealing the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the first-round matchups for the NBA’s postseason were set.

The Grizzlies avoided a first-round matchup with the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, instead earning a date with the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavericks will square off with the Spurs.

In the other Western Conference opening-round series, the third-seeded Los Angeles Clippers will play the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors in an all-California affair, and the fourth-seeded Houston Rockets and fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers will meet.

In the East, the Nets lost their regular-season finale to the Cleveland Cavaliers, dropping Brooklyn from the fifth seed to the sixth seed. The Nets will play the third-seeded Toronto Raptors, while the Washington Wizards moved up to No. 5, setting up a battle with the fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls.

The East’s top seed, the Indiana Pacers, meet the Atlanta Hawks, the only playoff team with a losing record. The defending champion Miami Heat, seeded second, will play the seventh-seeded Charlotte Bobcats.

The NBA’s opening-round playoff matchups:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Indiana (56-26) vs. No. 8 Atlanta (38-44) — Game 1 is Saturday

No. 2 Miami (54-28) vs. No. 7 Charlotte (43-39) — Game 1 is Sunday

No. 3 Toronto (48-34) vs. No. 6 Brooklyn (44-38) — Game 1 is Saturday

No. 4 Chicago (48-34) vs. No. 5 Washington (44-38) — Game 1 is Sunday

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 San Antonio (62-20) vs. No. 8 Dallas (49-33) — Game 1 is Sunday

No. 2 Oklahoma City (59-23) vs. No. 7 Memphis (50-32) — Game 1 is Saturday

No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers (57-24 entering Wednesday night game) vs. No. 6 Golden State (50-31 entering Wednesday night game) — Game 1 is Saturday

No. 4 Houston (54-28) vs. No. 5 Portland (53-28 entering Wednesday night game) — Game 1 is Sunday

 

Here is the first-round playoff schedule. All times ET.

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Dallas Mavericks

Game 1 — Sunday, April 20, Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m., TNT

Game 2 — Wednesday, April 23, Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3 — Saturday, April 26, San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4 — Monday, April 28, San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5* — Wednesday, April 30, Dallas at San Antonio, TBD

Game 6* — Friday, May 2, San Antonio at Dallas, TBD

Game 7* — Sunday, May 4, Dallas at San Antonio, TBD

 

No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1 — Saturday, April 19, Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 — Monday, April 21 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 3 — Thursday, April 24 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 4 — Saturday, April 26 Oklahoma City at Memphis. 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 5* — Tuesday, April 29 Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD

Game 6* — Thursday, May 1 Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD

Game 7* — Saturday, May 3 Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD

 

No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 6 Golden State Warriors

Game 1 — Saturday, April 19, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 2 — Monday, April 21, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 — Thursday, April 24, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4 — Sunday, April 27, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5* — Tuesday, April 29, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD

Game 6* — Thursday, May 1, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD

Game 7* — Saturday, May 3. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD

 

No. 4 Houston Rockets vs. No. 5 Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1 — Sunday, April 20, Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 2 — Wednesday, April 23, Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 — Friday, April 25, Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 — Sunday, April 27, Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5* — Wednesday, April 30, Portland at Houston, TBD

Game 6* — Friday, May 2, Houston at Portland, TBD

Game 7* — Sunday, May 4, Portland at Houston, TBD

 

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Indiana Pacers vs. No. 8 Atlanta Hawks

Game 1 — Saturday, April 19, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 — Tuesday, April 22, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 3 — Thursday, April 24, Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Game 4 — Saturday, April 26, Indiana at Atlanta, 2 p.m., TNT

Game 5* — Monday, April 28, Atlanta at Indiana, 8 p.m., NBA TV

Game 6* — Thursday, May 1, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD

Game 7* — Saturday, May 3, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD

 

No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats

Game 1 — Sunday, April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 2 — Wednesday, April 23, Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 3 — Saturday, April 26, Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 — Monday, April 28, Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 5* — Wednesday, April 30, Charlotte at Miami, TBD

Game 6* — Friday, May 2, Miami at Charlotte, TBD

Game 7* — Sunday, May 4, Charlotte at Miami, TBD

 

No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Brooklyn Nets

Game 1 — Saturday, April 19, Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 — Tuesday, April 22, Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3 — Friday, April 25, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Game 4 — Sunday, April 27, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 5* — Wednesday, April 30, Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD

Game 6* — Friday, May 2, Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD

Game 7* — Sunday, May 4, Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD

 

No. 4 Chicago Bulls vs. No. 5 Washington Wizards

Game 1 — Sunday, April 20, Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 2 — Tuesday, April 22, Washington at Chicago, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 — Friday, April 25, Chicago at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 — Sunday, April 27, Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m., ABC

Game 5* — Tuesday, April 29, Washington at Chicago, TBD

Game 6* — Thursday, May 1, Chicago at Washington, TBD

Game 7* — Saturday, May 3, Washington at Chicago, TBD

 

*If necessary. TBD — To be determined

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