Mar 18, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters accepts the NBA eastern conference rookie of the month award for games played in the month of February before a game against the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2013: First-Round Schedule Released

And so we can finally close the book on a very interesting and eventful regular season. Some players will get the much-deserved rest, while others will continue to compete for the ultimate prize of NBA basketball- the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

NBA has now released the full scheduling for all the rounds. Here are the dates and times of the playoffs. Note that all times are in PM Eastern, and games 5,6 and 7 are only scheduled if they are required.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Apr 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen (11) drives to the basket as Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) defends in the second half at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 94-83. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

(1) Miami Heat v (8) Milwaukee Bucks

Game 1 – Sun April 21, Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Tue April 23, Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 – Thu April 25, Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Sun April 28, Miami at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5 – Tue April 30, Milwaukee at Miami, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Thu May 2, Miami at Milwaukee, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sat May 4, Milwaukee at Miami, TBD, TNT

Mar 31, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Boston Celtics power forward Jeff Green (8) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

(2) New York Knicks v (7) Boston Celtics

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Boston at New York, 3 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 – Tue April 23, Boston at New York, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 26, New York at Boston, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Sun April 28, New York at Boston, 1 p.m., ABC/R
Game 5 - Wed May 1, Boston at New York, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Fri May 3, New York at Boston, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sun May 5, Boston at New York, TBD, TBD

Feb 5, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard D.J. Augustin (14) defends Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Atlanta 114-103. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

(3) Indiana Pacers v (6) Atlanta Hawks

Game 1 – Sun April 21, Atlanta at Indiana, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 24, Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 – Sat April 27, Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Mon April 29, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 5 – Wed May 1, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Fri May 3, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sun May 5, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD

Apr 4, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Chicago won 92-90. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

(4) Brooklyn Nets v (5) Chicago Bulls

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Mon April 22, Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 25, Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 - Sat April 27, Brooklyn at Chicago, 2 p.m., TNT
Game 5 - Mon April 29, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Thu May 2, Brooklyn at Chicago, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sat May 4, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TNT

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Feb 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) attempts a jump shot during the fourth quarter as Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25) defends at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Thunder 122-119. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder v (8) Houston Rockets

Game 1 – Sun April 21, Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 24, Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Sat April 27, Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:30 p.m., ESPN/R
Game 4 – Mon April 29, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TBD
Game 5 – Wed May 1, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Fri May 3, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sun May 5, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16) celebrates as San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) watches at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-86. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

(2) San Antonio Spurs v. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

Game 1 – Sun April 21, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 – Wed April 24, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 26, San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Sun April 28, San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5 – Tue April 30, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Thu May 2, San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sat May 4, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(3) Denver Nuggets v (6) Golden State Warriors

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Golden State at Denver, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Tue April 23, Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 26, Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 – Sun April 28, Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 – Tue April 30, Golden State at Denver, TBD, TBD
Game 6 - Thu May 2, Denver at Golden State, TBD, TBD
Game 7 - Sat May 4, Golden State at Denver, TBD, TNT

Apr 13, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies point guard Keyon Dooling (55) brings the ball up court against Los Angeles Clippers center Ryan Hollins (15) during the game at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

(4) Los Angeles Clippers v (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Mon April 22, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 25, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Sat April 27, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 4:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 – Tue April 30, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD
Game 6 – Fri May 3, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 – Sun May 5, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD

 

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