NBA Playoff Schedule 2016: Dates, Times & TV Channels

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The NBA playoffs are here.

While everyone is anticipating a dream Western Conference finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, or an NBA finals rematch between the Dubs and Cleveland Cavaliers, there’s plenty of basketball to be played before any of that happens.

After what has been a thrilling, record-breaking regular season, the postseason figures to be scintillating.

Here’s a complete look at the playoff schedule for the first round:


NBA Playoff Schedule

Note: All times are ET

Warriors vs. Rockets

Game 1: Sat. April 16, Houston at Golden State 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 2: Mon. April 18, Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Thu. April 21, Golden State at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Sun. April 24, Golden State at Houston, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5: Wed. April 27, Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Fri. April 29, Golden State at Houston, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sun. May 1, Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD


Spurs vs. Grizzlies

Game 1: Sun. April 17, Memphis at San Antonio, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 2: Tue. April 19, Memphis at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Fri. April 22, San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Sun. April 24, San Antonio at Memphis, 1 p.m., ABC

Game 5: Tue. April 26, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Thu. April 28, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sat. April 30, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT


Thunder vs. Mavericks

Game 1: Sat. April 16, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Mon. April 18, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Thu. April 21, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Sat. April 23, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m., ESPN

Game 5: Mon. April 25, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Thu. April 28, Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sat. April 30, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TNT


Clippers vs. Blazers

Game 1: Sun. April 17, Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 2: Wed. April 20, Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Sat. April 23, L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Mon. April 25, L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Wed. April 27, Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Fri. April 29, L.A. Clippers at Portland, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sun. May 1, Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD


Cavaliers vs. Pistons

Game 1: Sun. April 17, Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC

Game 2: Wed. April 20, Detroit at Cleveland, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Fri. April 22, Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Sun. April 24, Cleveland at Detroit, 8:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Tue. April 26, Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Thu. April 28, Cleveland at Detroit, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sat. April 30, Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TNT


Raptors vs. Pacers

Game 1: Sat. April 16, Indiana at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. , ESPN

Game 2: Mon. April 18, Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3: Thu. April 21, Toronto at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

Game 4: Sat. April 23, Toronto at Indiana, 3 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Tue. April 26 , Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Fri. April 29, Toronto at Indiana, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sun. May 1, Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD


Heat vs. Hornets

Game 1: Sun. April 17, Charlotte at Miami, 5:30 p.m., TNT

Game 2: Wed. April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3: Sat. April 23, Miami at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Mon. April 25, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD

Game 5: Wed. April 27, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Fri. April 29, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sun. May 1, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD


Hawks vs. Celtics

Game 1: Sat. April 16, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Tue. April 19, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Fri. April 22, Atlanta at Boston, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Game 4: Sun. April 24, Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Tue. April 26, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TBD

Game 6: Thu. April 28, Atlanta at Boston, TBD, TBD

Game 7: Sat. April 30, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TNT


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