The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons kick off their playoff series on Sunday, April 17. Here’s a look at the playoff schedule for the first round series.
First Round Cavaliers-Pistons Series Schedule
Game 1- Sunday, April 17 Pistons at Cavs 3:00 p.m. Eastern ABC
Game 2- Wednesday, April 20 Pistons at Cavs 8:00 p.m. Eastern TNT
Game 3- Friday, April 22 Cavs at Pistons 7:00 p.m. Eastern ESPN
Game 4- Sunday, April 24 Cavs at Pistons 8:30 p.m. Eastern TNT
Game 5- Tuesday, April 26 Pistons at Cavs TBD
Game 6- Thursday, April 28 Cavs at Pistons TBD
Game 7- Saturday, April 30 Pistons at Cavs TBD
Cavaliers-Pistons Playoff Series Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Detroit Pistons to kick off the first round series. The Cavs are the top seed in the East and will have home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs while the Pistons are the eight seed. The Cavs will look to return to the Finals after their disappointing loss last season against the Warriors.
Detroit won three of four games against Cleveland proving they can hang with the best team in the East. A seven-game playoff series is much different than a regular season win. The good news for Pistons fans is Detroit enters the series with confidence they can beat Cleveland.