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NBA Playoffs TV Schedule 2012: Start Times and Dates for Every Game

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Richard LangfordCorrespondent INovember 20, 2016

This guide will do its part to ensure no one misses a playoff matchup they want to see because they weren't prepared. 

This is the "real" NBA season, and there is no sense following the sport if you can't catch the action where true legends are made and the best teams emerge. 

Thanks to the now long-forgotten lockout, there is a quick turnaround from the end of the regular season to the start of the playoffs. There is just one day off before the playoffs crank up on Saturday. 

This all sets up for what should be a fantastic playoffs because it allows for a higher chance of unpredictability. 

Teams have begun to gel, and where they would normally have another 20-plus games to have that reflect in the standings, it is just straight to the playoffs now. 

So strap in, this is going to be a wild ride. Here is when and where you can catch all the action. 


(Schedule courtesy of NBA.com)

 

Western Conference

Game 1 - Sun. April 29, Utah at San Antonio, 1:00 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Wed. May 2, Utah at San Antonio, 7:00 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Sat. May 5, San Antonio at Utah, 10:00 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Mon. May 7, San Antonio at Utah, TBD
Game 5 * Wed. May 9, Utah at San Antonio, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, San Antonio at Utah, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, Utah at San Antonio, TBD

 

Game 1 - Sat. April 28, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Mon. April 30, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Thu. May 3, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Sat. May 5, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., TNT/R
Game 5 * Mon. May 7, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Dallas at Oklahoma City ,TBD

 

Game 1 - Sun. April 29, Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 - Tue. May 1, Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Fri. May 4, L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Sun. May 6, L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD

 

Game 1 - Sun. April 29, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Wed. May 2, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Sat. May 5, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Mon. May 7, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD
Game 5 * Wed. May 9, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD

 

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Game 1 - Sat. April 28, Philadelphia at Chicago, 1:00 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Tue. May 1, Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:00 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Fri. May 4, Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Sun. May 6, Chicago at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD

 

Game 1 - Sat. April 28, New York at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 - Mon. April 30, New York at Miami, 7:00 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Thu. May 3, Miami at New York, 7:00 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Sun. May 6, Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 5 * Wed. May 9, New York at Miami, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, Miami at New York, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, New York at Miami, TBD

 

Game 1 - Sat. April 28, Orlando at Indiana, 7:00 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Mon. April 30, Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Wed. May 2, Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 - Sat. May 5, Indiana at Orlando, 2:00 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Orlando at Indiana, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, Indiana at Orlando, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, Orlando at Indiana, TBD

 

Game 1 - Sun. April 29, Boston at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Tue. May 1, Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Fri. May 4, Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 - Sun. May 6, Atlanta at Boston, 7:00 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Boston at Atlanta, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Atlanta at Boston, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Boston at Atlanta, TBD

* if necessary
All times are Eastern
TBD - To Be Determined
R - ESPN radio

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