NBA Playoff Schedule 2013: When and Where to Catch Remaining Second-Round Action

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NBA Playoff Schedule 2013: When and Where to Catch Remaining Second-Round Action
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The NBA playoffs are whisking by at breakneck speed, and at this rate, if you blink, you're probably going to miss all of the thrilling action.

It seems as it was just yesterday that Patrick Beverley was establishing himself as the most hated player in the NBA with his accidental crash into Russell Westbrook.

It seems as it was just yesterday that Stephen Curry was making Denver Nuggets fans openly weep. 

It seems as it was just yesterday that LeBron James was toying with the Milwaukee Bucks in a laughable but also kind of sad fashion. 

But here we are, with several teams already on the verge of clinching spots in the conference finals. If you are done missing these truly memorable moments, here's a look at the complete schedule for the final second-round games. 

Note: Schedule courtesy of ESPN.com

Also note: All stats courtesy of NBA.com, unless noted otherwise. 

 

No. 1 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 5 Memphis Grizzlies

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The Grizzlies have a commanding 3-1 series lead, but don't go assuming this one's over. 

Despite playing without electric point guard Russell Westbrook, the Thunder have kept things quite competitive. Each of the opening four games have been decided by six points or less, and OKC has actually slightly out-shot Memphis (50.8 true-shooting percentage to 49.9 for the Grizz). 

Nevertheless, as we head back to Oklahoma City for Game 5, Kevin Durant is going to have to put forth a Herculean effort—which isn't out of the question—to beat a disciplined Memphis team that is first in the playoffs in turnover percentage and stifling OKC to a poor 95.6 offensive rating.

Game Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
5 Wednesday, May 15 Memphis Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. TNT
6 *Friday, May 17 Oklahoma City Memphis TBD ESPN
7 *Sunday, May 19 Memphis Oklahoma City TBD TBD

 

No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 6 Golden State Warriors

If you're going to only pick one series to watch for the rest of the second round, this is unequivocally the one. 

After five games, San Antonio leads the series 3-2. There have been superhuman individual performances, unlikely comebacks and exciting finishes.

Considering the thrilling, up-tempo play that we've seen, it's unfortunate this matchup has to come to an end.  

Game Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
6 Thursday, May 16 San Antonio Golden State 10:30 p.m.  ESPN 
7 *Sunday, May 19  Golden State  San Antonio  TBD  TBD 

 

No. 1 Miami Heat vs. No. 5 Chicago Bulls

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The Miami Heat have done very little to dispel the notion that they are the clear favorite to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June. 

Chicago pulled off a shocker in Game 1, but the Heat proceeded to win the next three by a combined 70 points. 

Anything short of three Derrick Roses walking through that door before Game 5 won't be enough for the depleted Bulls to extend this series in Miami. 

Game Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
5 Wednesday, May 15 Chicago Miami 7 p.m.  TNT 
6 *Friday, May 17 Miami  Chicago  TBD  ESPN 
7 *Sunday, May 19 Chicago Miami TBD TNT

 

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No. 2 New York Knicks vs. No. 3 Indiana Pacers

As we head back to New York for Game 5, the Pacers have a controlling 3-1 series lead after a hard-fought win on Tuesday night. 

Nevertheless, the Knicks aren't the No. 2 seed by a fluke. Their defensive rating of 93.1 ranks second in the playoffs, and their offense, albeit inconsistent, features a slew of players who can get hot and light up the scoreboard in an instant. 

It will still be difficult to make the comeback against the Pacers, who have looked like the far superior team and are playing incredibly well right now. 

Game Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
5 Thursday, May 16 Indiana New York 8 p.m.  TNT 
6 *Saturday, May 18 New York  Indiana  8 p.m.  ESPN 
7 *Monday, May 20 Indiana New York 8 p.m. TNT

 

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