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Complete NBA First-Round Playoff Series Schedules

Journey for the Larry O'Brien Trophy Gets Underway

The NBA Playoffs tipped off on Saturday, April 15.

The Golden State Warriors are looking to repeat as NBA champions but have an uphill battle and won’t have the home-court advantage in their first-round series with the Sacramento Kings.

NBA Championship

The series, which are best-of-seven:

Eastern Conference

Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs. Miami Heat (8)
Game 1: Heat vs. Bucks | Sun., April 16 | 5:30 ET (TNT)
Game 2: Heat vs. Bucks | Wed., April 19 | 9 ET (NBA TV)
Game 3: Bucks vs. Heat | Sat., April 22 | 7:30 ET (ESPN)
Game 4: Bucks vs. Heat | Mon., April 24 | TBD
*Game 5: Heat vs. Bucks | Wed., April 26 | TBD
*Game 6: Bucks vs. Heat | Fri, April 28 | TBD
*Game 7: Heat vs. Bucks | Sun., April 20 | TBD


Boston Celtics (2) vs. Atlanta Hawks (7)
Game 1: Hawks vs. Celtics | Sat., April 15 | 3:30 ET (ESPN)
Game 2: Hawks vs. Celtics | Tues., April 18 | 7 ET (NBA TV)
Game 3: Celtics vs. Hawks | Fri., April 21 | 7 ET (ESPN)
Game 4: Celtics vs. Hawks | Sun, April 23 | 7 ET (TNT)
*Game 5: Hawks vs. Celtics | Tues., April 25 | TBD
*Game 6: Celtics vs. Hawks | Thurs., April 27 | TBD
*Game 7: Hawks vs. Celtics | Sat., April 29 | TBD


Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6)
Game 1: Nets vs. 76ers | Sat., April 15 | 1 ET (ESPN)
Game 2: Nets vs. 76ers | Mon., April 17 | 7:30 ET (TNT)
Game 3: 76ers vs. Nets | Thurs., April 20 | 7:30 ET (TNT)
Game 4: 76ers vs. Nets | Sat., April 22 | 1 ET (TNT)
*Game 5: Nets vs. 76ers | Mon., April 24 | TBD
*Game 6: 76ers vs. Nets | Thurs., April 27 | TBD
*Game 7: Nets vs. 76ers | Sat., April 29 | TBD


Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs. New York Knicks (5)
Game 1: Knicks vs. Cavaliers | Sat., April 15 | 6 ET (ESPN)
Game 2: Knicks vs. Cavaliers | Tues., April 18 | 7:30 ET (TNT)
Game 3: Cavaliers vs. Knicks | Fri., April 21 | 8:30 ET (ABC)
Game 4: Cavaliers vs. Knicks | Sun., April 23 | 1 ET (ABC)
*Game 5: Knicks vs. Cavaliers | TBD
*Game 6: Cavaliers vs. Knicks | TBD
*Game 7: Knicks vs. Cavaliers | TBD


Western Conference

Denver Nuggets (1) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8)
Game 1: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets | Sun., April 16 | 10.30 ET (TNT)
Game 2: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets | Wed., April 19 | 10 ET (TNT)
Game 3: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves | Fri., April 21 | 9:30 ET (ESPN)
Game 4: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves | Sun., April 23 | 9:30 ET (TNT)
*Game 5: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets | Tues., April 25 | TBD
*Game 6: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves | Thurs., April 27 | TBD
*Game 7: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets | Sat., April 29 | TBD


Memphis Grizzlies (2) vs. L.A. Lakers (7)
Game 1: Lakers vs. Grizzlies | Sun., April 16 | 3 ET (ABC)
Game 2: Lakers vs. Grizzlies | Wed., April 19 | 7:30 ET (TNT)
Game 3: Grizzlies vs. Lakers | Sat., April 22 | 10 ET (ESPN)
Game 4: Grizzlies vs. Lakers | Mon. April 24 | TBD
*Game 5: Lakers vs. Grizzlies | Wed., April 26 | TBD
*Game 6: Grizzlies vs. Lakers | Fri., April 28 | TBD
*Game 7: Lakers vs. Grizzlies | Sun., April 30 | TBD


Sacramento Kings (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (6)
Game 1: Warriors vs. Kings | Sat., April 15 | 8:30 ET (ABC)
Game 2: Warriors vs. Kings | Mon., April 17 | 10 ET (TNT)
Game 3: Kings vs. Warriors | Thurs., April 20 | 10 ET (TNT)
Game 4: Kings vs. Warriors | Sun., April 23 | 3.30 ET (ABC)
*Game 5: Warriors vs. Kings | Wed., April 26 | TBD
*Game 6: Kings vs. Warriors | Fri., April 28 | TBD
*Game 7: Warriors vs. Kings | Sun., April 30 | TBD


Phoenix Suns (4) vs. LA Clippers (5)
Game 1: Clippers vs. Suns | Sun., April 16 | 8 ET (TNT)
Game 2: Clippers vs. Suns | Tues., April 18 | 10 ET (TNT)
Game 3: Suns vs. Clippers | Thurs., April 20 | 10:30 ET (NBA TV)
Game 4: Suns vs. Clippers | Sat., April 22 | 3:30 ET (TNT)
*Game 5: Clippers vs. Suns | Tues., April 25 | TBD
*Game 6: Suns vs. Clippers | Thurs., April 27 | TBD
*Game 7: Clippers vs. Suns | Sat., April 29 | TBD (TNT)

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