NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Bracket and Full TV Info for Round 1

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 28, 2014

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany drives against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Dallas, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Round 1 of the 2014 NBA playoffs is well underway, and needless to say, it hasn't quite gone as expected.

With the San Antonio Spurs—owners of the league's best regular-season record—currently down two games to one against the No. 8 Dallas Mavericks, the Memphis Grizzlies being equal at 2-2 with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks keeping pace with the Indiana Pacers, it just goes to show anything can happen in the postseason.

We've already seen some unexpected results, thrilling finishes and plenty of drama in the first round. It should be safe to say these traits will only intensify going forward.

Let's take a look at the updated bracket and viewing information for each series to ensure not a single moment of the action is missed.

 

Updated Bracket

The complete 2014 NBA playoff bracket can be viewed at NBA.com.

 

Viewing Information

No. 1 Indiana Pacers vs. No. 8 Atlanta Hawks

Who are the Indiana Pacers? After a dismal ending to the team's regular season and beginning of its playoff series, Indiana is back in the mix after suddenly playing well against the Hawks.

Pacers vs. Hawks Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
5Mon., April 288 p.m.NBA TV
6Thurs., May 1TBDTBD
7Sat., May 3TBDTNT
ESPN.com

 

No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats

This one could be over in a hurry. Miami is the only playoff team that has not suffered a postseason loss this year. LeBron James and Co. have been dominating the Bobcats, and we may not even need a Game 5.

Heat vs. Bobcats Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
4Mon., April 287 p.m.TNT
5Wed., April 30TBDTBD
6Fri., May 2TBDTBD
7Sun., May 4TBDTBD
ESPN.com

 

No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Brooklyn Nets

After a late-season run, we knew the Nets would be a scary team to face in the playoffs. The Raptors have found that out quickly, but they continue to hang in there by playing solid team basketball.

Raptors vs. Nets Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
5Wed., April 30TBDNBA TV
6Fri., May 2TBDTBD
7Sun., May 4TBDTBD
ESPN.com

 

No. 4 Chicago Bulls vs. No. 5 Washington Wizards

The Bulls are on the brink of elimination after facing a very deep Wizards team through four games. If Joakim Noah and Co. can't right the ship quickly, the Wizards will be one of the first teams to punch its ticket for the second round.

Bulls vs. Wizards Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
5Tues., April 298 p.m.TNT
6Thurs., May 1TBDTBD
7Sat., May 3TBDTNT
ESPN.com

 

No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Dallas Mavericks

Dallas has been playing some inspired basketball of late. After a thrilling victory Saturday, the Mavericks find themselves up two games to one over the No. 1 Spurs. Expect plenty of ongoing fireworks from these in-state rivals.

Spurs vs. Mavericks Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
4Mon., April 289:30 p.m.TNT
5Wed., April 30TBDTBD
6Fri., May 2TBDTBD
7Sun., May 4TBDTBD
ESPN.com

 

No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies

Kevin Durant and Co. rebounded nicely after a Game 3 loss to Memphis to even up the series. These teams match up extremely well, and it would come as no surprise if this series reaches Game 7.

Thunder vs. Grizzlies Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
5Tues., April 299 p.m.NBA TV
6Thurs., May 1TBDTBD
7Sat., May 3TBDTNT
ESPN.com

 

No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 6 Golden State Warriors

The Warriors evened up the series at two games each after a decisive win Sunday. This is one of the NBA's most intense rivalries and should provide plenty of drama throughout the remainder of the series.

Clippers vs. Warriors Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
5Tues., April 2910:30 p.m.TNT
6Thurs., May 1TBDTBD
7Sat., May 3TBDTNT
ESPN.com

 

No. 4 Houston Rockets vs. No. 5 Portland Trail Blazers

These teams continue to battle through high-octane shootouts. This has been a tremendously fun series to watch to this point, and its conclusion should be equally as thrilling.

Rockets vs. Trail Blazers Viewing Info
GameDateTime (ET)TV Info
5Wed., April 309:30 p.m.TNT
6Fri., May 2TBDTBD
7Sun., May 4TBDTBD
ESPN.com