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NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Each Game 1 Matchup

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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2012

The NBA season has officially come to a close, which means it's time to get excited for what should be an epic postseason. 

Both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference have superb contenders. There's no true favorite to win it all this year, thus making the entire playoffs more fun to watch. 

While the regular season had its fare share of fantastic showdowns, it won't even come close in comparison to what this year's postseason has to offer. 

That being said, here's all the info you need to know for each Game 1 matchup of the 2012 NBA playoffs. 

Saturday, April 28 

Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls

1:00 p.m. ET on  TNT


New York Knicks at Miami Heat

3:30 p.m. ET on ABC      


Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN3.com  


Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder 

9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN3.com


Prediction: Chicago, Miami, Indiana and Oklahoma City all win the first game of their series.

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 27:  Tim Duncan #21, DeJuan Blair #45 and 	Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs talk during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on March 27, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Spurs defeated the Suns 107-100. NOTE
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Sunday, April 29

Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs 

1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN3.com 


Denver Nuggets at L.A. Lakers

3:30 p.m. ET on ABC            


Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks 

7:00 p.m. ET on TNT               


LA Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies 

9:30 p.m. ET on TNT


Prediction: San Antonio, L.A. Lakers, Boston and Memphis all win the first game of their series. 



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