NBA Playoff Schedule: Complete Listings for Remainder of Conference Finals

Matt DunnCorrespondent IJune 4, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 02:  Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a rebound alongside Tim Duncan #21 and Danny Green #4 of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 2, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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With both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals knotted up at two games a piece, it's safe to say that in both cases, you could call it a Tale of Two Series.

In the West, we were treated to the Spurs completely dismantling the Thunder in Games 1 and 2, only to watch the Thunder return the favor on their home court. 

In the East, the Celtics looked old and weak (minus the outrageous contributions from Rajon Rondo) through the first two games of the series. However, their home rejuvenated them as well, leading them to two victories.

Essentially, both are now three-game series, with a trip to the championship on the line. Here's where and when the rest of the games will be taking place:


Monday, June 4, Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs, 9 p.m., TNT

This game will be a huge win for whoever can pull it out because as just said, it would be like taking Game 1 of a best-of-three series. Needing to win in San Antonio is no easy task, as we've seen, but the momentum is entirely in OKC's favor.


Tuesday, June 5, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Back to South Beach we go for Game 5 of the Eastern Finals. It's safe to say at this point that the Celtics would be in even worse position if it wasn't for Rajon Rondo. However, lucky for them, the only guy who isn't considered part of the "Big 3" has been playing outside of his mind for much of the series so far.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 03:  Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a jumpball against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NO
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It isn't all that shocking when you consider that we've seen Rondo take over series before in his career, but to see him do it against this Heat team is special.


Wednesday, June 6, San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder, 9 p.m., TNT

This will either be the Spurs trying to close out the series on the road, or the Thunder trying to do it at home. Oklahoma City has one of the best home court advantages in the league, and if they have the opportunity to advance to the finals at home, I'd be surprised if you could hear yourself think in that arena Wednesday night.


Thursday June 7, Miami Heat at Boston Celtics, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

I never thought the Celtics really stood a chance at all in this series but they've proven me wrong. They've played a tough brand of basketball and Rondo has been the best player in either series so far. If you had asked me before the series I would have told you the Heat would win purely because I never thought the Celtics could win in Miami.

If they get another insane performance from Rajon Rondo, and enough of a contribution from everyone else, they could very well be playing Game 6 at home, with a chance to eliminate the Heat.


Friday June 8 (if necessary), Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs, 9 p.m., TNT

Saturday June 9 (if necessary), Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, 8:30 p.m., ESPN