2011 NBA Playoff Schedule is Set

The NBA regular season has officially come to an end, and we’re set for some great playoff basketball. All the action gets underway this weekend, with the Bulls and Pacers getting things started in Chicago.

Here’s a look at the first round dates and game times:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Chicago vs. #8 Indiana

Game 1 (CHI) – April 16, 1 PM ET, ESPN
Game 2 (CHI) – April 18, 9:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 3 (IND) – April 21, 7 PM ET, NBA TV
Game 4 (IND) – April 23, 2:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 5 (CHI) – April 26, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (IND) – April 28, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (CHI) – April 30, TBD (if necessary)

#4 Orlando vs. #5 Atlanta

Game 1 (ORL) – April 16, 7 PM ET, ESPN
Game 2 (ORL) – April 19, 7:30 PM ET, NBA TV
Game 3 (ATL) – April 22, 8 PM ET, ESPN2
Game 4 (ATL) – April 24, 7 PM ET, TNT
Game 5 (ORL) – April 26, TBD (if neccessary)
Game 6 (ATL) – April 28, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (ORL) – April 30, TBD (if necessary)

#3 Boston vs. #6 New York

Game 1 (BOS) – April 17, 7 PM ET, TNT
Game 2 (BOS) – April 19, 7 PM ET, TNT
Game 3 (NYK) – April 22, 7 PM ET, ESPN
Game 4 (NYK) – April 24, 3:30 PM ET, ABC
Game 5 (BOS) – April 26, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (NYK) – April 28, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (BOS) – May 1, TBD (if necessary)

#2 Miami vs. #7 Philadelphia

Game 1 (MIA) – April 16, 3:30 PM ET, ABC
Game 2 (MIA) – April 18, 7 PM ET, TNT
Game 3 (PHI) – April 21, 8 PM ET, TNT
Game 4 (PHI) – April 24, 1 PM ET, ABC
Game 5 (MIA) – April 27, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (PHI) – April 29, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (MIA) – May 1, TBD (if necessary)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 San Antonio vs. #8 Memphis

Game 1 (SAS) – April 17, 1 PM ET, TNT
Game 2 (SAS) – April 20, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN
Game 3 (MEM) – April 23, 7:30 PM ET, ESPN
Game 4 (MEM) – April 25, TBD
Game 5 (SAS) – April 27, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (MEM) – April 29, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (SAS) – May 1, TBD (if necessary)

#4 Oklahoma City vs. #5 Denver

Game 1 (OKC) – April 17, 9:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 2 (OKC) – April 20, 8:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 3 (DEN) – April 23, 10 PM ET, ESPN
Game 4 (DEN) – April 25, 10:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 5 (OKC) – April 27, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (DEN) – April 29, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (OKC) – May 1, TBD (if necessary)

#3 Dallas vs. #6 Portland

Game 1 (DAL) – April 16, 9:30 PM ET, ESPN
Game 2 (DAL) – April 19, 9:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 3 (POR) – April 21, 10:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 4 (POR) – April 23, 5 PM ET, TNT
Game 5 (DAL) – April 25, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (POR) – April 28, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (DAL) – April 30, TBD (if necessary)

#2 LA Lakers vs. #7 New Orleans

Game 1 (LA) – April 17, 3:30 PM ET, ABC
Game 2 (LA) – April 20, 10:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 3 (NO) – April 22, 9:30 PM ET, ESPN
Game 4 (NO) – April 24, 9:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 5 (LA) – April 26, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 (NO) – April 28, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7 (LA) – April 30, TBD (if necessary)

NBA playoff basketball is here, my friends. It should be an outstanding post-season!

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