NBA Playoffs 2018: Bracket, Schedule & 1st Round Matchups

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Getty The Warriors will be the No. 2 seed in the West when the 2018 NBA playoffs begin.

The 2018 NBA Playoff bracket has been set, and here’s a look at all the matchups.

Heading into the final night of action, the entire Eastern Conference playoff teams have been locked in with the exact order yet to be determined. The Toronto Raptors will be the No. 1 seed, while the Boston Celtics are the No. 2 seed.

In the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets are the No. 1 seed, and will have home court advantage as long as they are in the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors are the No. 2 seed. The rest of the seeding will be determined tonight. Only one spot remains up for grabs as the Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Denver Nuggets for the No. 8 seed in the West.

Below are the current playoff matchups along with what we know about the NBA playoff TV schedule.


NBA Playoffs 2018: Teams & Matchups

EAST

No. 1 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards
No. 2 Boston Celtics
vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks
No. 3 Philadelphia Sixers
vs. No. 6 Miami Heat
No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers
vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers

WEST

No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves
No. 2 Golden State Warriors
vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs
No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans
No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder  vs. No. 5 New Orleans Pelicans


NBA Playoffs Schedule 2018: 1st Round

The official schedule will be released Wednesday night by the NBA. The following dates and times come courtesy of Sports Media Watch. All times listed are in Eastern. Games 5-7 on the schedule are if necessary.

DATE TEAMS TIME (ET)/TV
Saturday, April 14 Spurs vs. Warriors Game1 3 p.m. ABC
Saturday, April 14 Wizards vs. Raptors Game 1 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, April 14 Heat vs. Sixers Game 1 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, April 14 Pelicans vs. Blazers Game 1 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, April 15 Bucks vs. Celtics Game 1 1 p.m. TNT
Sunday, April 15 Pacers vs. Cavs Game 1 3:30 p.m. ABC
Sunday, April 15 Jazz vs. Thunder Game 1 6:30 p.m. TNT
Sunday, April 15 Timberwolves vs. Rockets Game 1 9 p.m. TNT
Monday, April 16 Heat vs. Sixers Game 2 8 p.m. TNT
Monday, April 16 Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2 10:30 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, April 17 Wizards vs. Raptors Game 2 7 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, April 17 Bucks vs. Celtics Game 2 8 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, April 17 Pelicans vs. Blazers Game 2 10:30 p.m. TNT
Wednesday, April 18 Pacers vs. Cavs Game 2 7 p.m.  TNT
Wednesday, April 18 Jazz vs. Thunder Game 2 8 p.m. NBA TV
Wednesday, April 18 Timberwolves vs. Rockets Game 2 9:30 p.m. TNT
Thursday, April 19 Sixers vs. Heat Game 3 7 p.m. TNT
Thursday, April 19 Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 3 9 p.m. NBA TV
Thursday, April 19 Warriors vs. Spurs Game 3 9:30 p.m. TNT
Friday, April 20 Cavs vs. Pacers Game 3 7 p.m. ESPN
Friday, April 20 Raptors vs. Wizards Game 3 8 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, April 20 Celtics vs. Bucks Game 3 9:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, April 21 Sixers vs. Heat Game 4 2:30 p.m. TNT
Saturday, April 21 Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 4 5 p.m. TNT
Saturday, April 21 Rockets vs. Timberwolves Game 4 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, April 21 Thunder vs. Jazz Game 3 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, April 22 Celtics vs. Bucks Game 4 1 p.m. ABC
Sunday, April 22 Warriors vs. Spurs Game 4 3:30 p.m. ABC
Sunday, April 22 Raptors vs. Wizards Game 4 6 p.m. TNT
Sunday, April 22 Cavs vs. Pacers Game 4 8:30 p.m. TNT
Monday, April 23 Rockets vs. Timberwolves Game 4 8 p.m. TNT
Monday, April 23 Thunder vs. Jazz Game 4 10:30 p.m. TNT
Tuesday, April 24 Bucks vs. Celtics Game 5 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Tuesday, April 24 Heat vs. Sixers Game 5 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Tuesday, April 24 Spurs vs. Warriors Game 5 TBD TNT/NBA TV
 Tuesday, April 24 Pelicans vs. Blazers Game 5  TBD TNT/NBA TV
Wednesday, April 25 Wizards vs. Raptors Game 5 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Wednesday, April 25 Pacers vs. Cavs Game 5 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Wednesday, April 25 Jazz vs. Thunder Game 5 TBD TNT/NBA TV
 Wednesday, April 25 Timberwolves vs. Rockets Game 5  TBD TNT/NBA TV
Thursday, April 26 Sixers vs. Heat Game 6 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Thursday, April 26 Warriors vs. Spurs Game 6 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Thursday, April 26 Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Thursday, April 26 Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 6 TBD TNT/NBA TV
Friday, April 27 Cavs vs. Pacers Game 6 TBD
Friday, April 27 Raptors vs. Wizards Game 6 TBD
Friday, April 27 Rockets vs. Timberwolves Game 6 TBD
Friday, April 27 Thunder vs. Jazz Game 6 TBD
Saturday, April 28 Heat vs. Sixers Game 7 TBD TNT
Saturday, April 28 Bucks vs. Celtics Game 7 TBD TNT
Saturday, April 28 Pelicans vs. Blazers Game 7 TBD TNT
Saturday, April 28 Spurs vs. Warriors Game 7 TBD TNT
Sunday, April 29 Pacers vs. Cavs Game 7 TBD
Sunday, April 29 Wizards vs. Raptors Game 7 TBD
Sunday, April 29 Timberwolves vs. Rockets Game 7 TBD
Sunday, April 29 Spurs vs. Warriors Game 7 TBD