NBA playoff bracket 2017: Matchups, schedule

Thursday April 13th, 2017

The 2017 NBA playoffs are upon us, with the first round will start on April 15. Conference semifinals will be held on May 1 before the Conference Finals are on May 16. The start of the Conference Finals could also be moved to May 14 or 15.

The NBA Finals will start on June 1. Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the championship, after the Golden State Warriors blew a 3–1 series lead.

Here's a look at the bracket and schedule.

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston vs. (8) Chicago

Game 1 – Sunday April 16, Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Tuesday April 18, Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Friday April 21, Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Sunday April 23, Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5* Wednesday April 26, Chicago at Boston, TBD
Game 6* Friday, April 28, Boston at Chicago, TBD
Game 7* Sunday, April 30, Chicago at Boston, TBD

(2) Cleveland vs. (7) Indiana

Game 1 – Saturday April 15, Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC
Game 2 – Monday April 17, Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Thursday April 20, Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Sunday April 23, Cleveland at Indiana, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Indiana at Cleveland, TBD
Game 6 * Thursday April 27, Cleveland at Indiana, TBD
Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Indiana at Cleveland, TBD, TNT

(3) Toronto vs. (6) Milwaukee

Game 1 – Saturday April 15, Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Tuesday April 18, Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBATV
Game 3 – Thursday April 20, Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m., NBATV
Game 4 – Saturday  April 22, Toronto at Milwaukee, 3 p.m, TNT
Game 5 * Monday April 24, Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 6 * Thursday April 27, Toronto at Milwaukee, TBD
Game 7 * Saturday  April 29, Milwaukee at Toronto, TBD, TNT

(4) Washington vs. (5) Atlanta

Game 1 – Sunday April 16, Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Wednesday April 19,  Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m., NBATV
Game 3 – Saturday April 22, Washington at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m.,  TNT
Game 4 – Monday April 24, Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wednesday April 26, Atlanta at Washington, TBD
Game 6 * Friday April 28, Washington at Atlanta, TBD
Game 7 * Sunday April 30, Atlanta at Washington, TBD

Western Conference

(1) Golden State vs. (8) Portland

Game 1 – Sunday April 16, Portland at Golden State, 3:30PM, ABC
Game 2 – Wednesday April 19, Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Saturday April 22, Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Monday April 24, Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wednesday April 26, Portland at Golden State, TBD
Game 6 * Friday April 28, Golden State at Portland,TBD
Game 7 * Sunday April 30,  Portland at Golden State, TBD

(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis

Game 1 – Saturday April 15, Memphis at San Antonio, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Monday April 17, Memphis at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Thursday April 20, San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Saturday April 22, San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD
Game 6 * Thursday April 27, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD
Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(3) Houston vs. (6) Oklahoma City

Game 1 – Sunday April 16, Oklahoma City at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Wednesday April 19, Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Friday April 21, Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:
30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Sunday April 23, Houston at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD
Game 6 * Thursday April 27, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TNT      

(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Utah

Game 1 – Saturday April 15, Utah at LA Clippers, 10:30PM, ESPN
Game 2 – Tuesday April 18, Utah at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Friday April 21, LA Clippers at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 – Sunday April 23, LA Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Utah at LA Clippers, TBD
Game 6 * Friday April 28, LA Clippers at Utah, TBD
Game 7 * Sunday April 30, Utah at LA Clippers, TBD

Live Streaming

Games on ABC and ESPN channels can be watched here online.

You can watch NBA TV games online here.

Games on TNT can be watched here online.

 

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