NBA Playoffs TV Schedule: When & Where to Catch This Weekend's Can't Miss Games

Matt ShetlerCorrespondent IMay 18, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16:   Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers directs play against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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The 2012 NBA Playoffs have given the basketball fan some very exciting moments thus far, but as good as things have been so far for the first round and a half, there's plenty of more to come.

This weekend alone there are four critical games on the docket with plenty at stake for each team involved.

All eyes will be on the city of Los Angles on Saturday as both the Clippers and the Lakers will look to erase 2-0 series deficits.

Then on Sunday we get to find out if LeBron James and the Miami Heat can rebound against the Indiana Pacers or if LeBron and company will be one step closer to missing out on that ring once again.

It will be an exciting weekend and every game on the NBA schedule is worth watching. Here is the complete breakdown of when and where you can find each game and what to expect along the way.


San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (Game 3)

Series: 2-0 San Antonio

When: Saturday,May 19 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Network: ABC

Storylines: Can the San Antonio Spurs be stopped? The Spurs are riding a 16-game win streak and so far Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have been non-factors this series.

Los Angeles needs this badly to stay in the series, but there's been no indication that the clippers can play a complete game against San Antonio.


Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers (Game 4)

Series: 2-0 Oklahoma City (Game 3 Friday Night)

When: Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 p.m. EDT

Network: TNT

Storylines: Depending on what happens Friday night, this game could be one to get the Lakers back into the series or just one more game to prevent the inevitable.

The Lakers will be playing on back-to-back days after being taken to seven games by the Denver Nuggets in Round 1, so it will be very interesting to see how their veteran legs hold up.


Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers (Game 4)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 17:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives against the Indiana Pacers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 17, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers def
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Series: 2-1 Indiana

When: Sunday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Network: ABC

Storylines: Basically it's all about can the Indiana Pacers take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the mighty Heat.

All eyes will be on LeBron and Dwyane Wade to see if they can get things turned around in a big way. however even thought they are up 2-1 in the series, this could be a must-win for Indiana as they don't want to head back to Miami with the series tied at two games apiece.


San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (Game 4)

Series: 2-0 San Antonio (Game 3 on Saturday)

When: Sunday, May 20 at 10:30 p.m. EDT

Network: TNT

Stoylines: If the Spurs go up 3-0 the main storyline will be to watch how the Spurs legs hold up on back-to-back nights.

However if the Clippers can steal Game 3, this gives them the perfect opportunity to get back into the series.