NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Bracket and TV Coverage for Monday's Games

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NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Bracket and TV Coverage for Monday's Games
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The 2014 NBA playoffs are in full swing, and upon the conclusion of Sunday's contests, each series now has one game in the books.

There have already been some upset victories, highly contested matchups and blowout wins. The postseason is already shaping up to provide some thrills and drama down to the bitter end.

Needless to say, not a moment of the forthcoming action should be missed.

Let's take a look at the updated bracket and highlight all of the essential viewing information for Monday's action.

 

Updated 2014 NBA Playoffs Bracket

The full bracket can be viewed on ESPN.com.

 

TV Coverage for Monday's Games

2014 NBA Playoffs TV Coverage for Monday
Matchup Game Series Score Time (ET) TV Info
No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 6 Golden State Warriors 2 Warriors lead, 1-0 10:30 p.m. TNT
No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies 2 Thunder lead, 1-0 8 p.m. TNT

WashingtonPost.com

The full Round 1 schedule can be viewed at WashingtonPost.com.

 

No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers 0-1 No. 6 Golden State Warriors

This intense rivalry continues to heat up, as the Warriors earned an upset victory following a 109-105 shootout in Game 1.

Golden State's depth was on display, as five different players finished in double figures in scoring.

Klay Thompson led the way with 22, while David Lee dominated the paint with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

During a press conference with the Associated Press, via ESPN.com, Stephen Curry explained how important it is to get off to a fast start:

"A big way to start the series. We've been resilient all year. We're not going to quit."

For the Clippers, Chris Paul was nearly unstoppable, racking up a game-high 28 points while connecting on five of his nine attempts from downtown.

This was a huge victory for the Warriors in hostile territory, and they will be hard-pressed to gain another one when these teams take the court on Monday.

 

No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder 1-0 No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies

The Thunder set the tone of the game early in Game 1 against the Grizzlies.

Kevin Durant and Co., rolled on offense, as Oklahoma City ran off to an early 29-16 lead after the first quarter and didn't look back in its defeat of the Grizzlies, 100-86.

Durant was on fire, racking up a game-high 33 points, while Russell Westbrook earned a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Memphis looked good in the paint, as Zach Randolph accumulated 21 points and 11 boards. Mike Conley distributed the ball from the perimeter, finishing with 16 points and 11 assists.

If the Grizzlies are going to keep up with the high-octane Thunder going forward, they'll have to get more aggressive in the paint—Memphis was out-rebounded by Oklahoma City 51-41 in Game 1—and find a threat from behind the arc—the team shot just 2-of-11 from downtown.

After the game, Randolph spoke of necessary adjustments during a press conference with the Associated Press, via ESPN.com:

We've got to make adjustments to get off to a better start. We can't exert so much energy trying to come back from 20 points. It's the first game, we've got to stick together. We've been here before, we know what we've got to do and come out and be ready for Monday.

We'll see if these adjustments are enough when these teams take the court for Game 2.

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