NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Latest Postseason Bracket and TV Info

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IMay 13, 2014

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots a three-pointer in the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. James tied his playoff career high with 49 points as the Heat defeated the Nets 102-96 to go ahead 3-1 in the best of seven series. (AP Photo)
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The second round of the NBA playoffs is not shaping up to be nearly as exciting as the first. The first round was a tough act to follow, however. 

Of the four series, only the battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers looks like it has any chance of going the distance. 

Have a look at the results from this round and the TV coverage going forward, and then I'll offer up my predictions for the remainder of Round 2

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Bracket: View a live bracket on NBA.com.

 

TV Schedule

2014 NBA Playoffs: Schedule for Round 2
GameMatchupDateTime (ET)TV
1Clippers at ThunderMay 5Clippers 122 Thunder 105Clippers 1-0
2Clippers at ThunderMay 7Thunder 112 Clippers 101Series tied 1-1
3Thunder at ClippersMay 9Thunder 118, Clippers 112Thunder 2-1
4Thunder at ClippersMay 11Thunder 99, Clippers 101Series tied 2-2
5*Clippers at ThunderMay 139:30 p.m.TNT
6*Thunder at ClippersMay 15TBDESPN
7*Clippers at ThunderMay 18TBDTNT
GameMatchupDateTime (ET)TV
1Blazers at SpursMay 6Spurs 116 Blazers 92Spurs 1-0
2Blazers at SpursMay 8Spurs 114 Blazers 97Spurs 2-0
3Spurs at BlazersMay 10Spurs 118, Blazers 103Spurs 3-0
4Spurs at BlazersMay 12Spurs 92, Blazers 103Spurs 3-1
5*Blazers at SpursMay 14TBDTNT
6*Spurs at BlazersMay 16TBDESPN
7*Blazers at SpursMay 19TBDTNT
GameMatchupDateTime (ET)TV
1Wizards at PacersMay 5Wizards 102 Pacers 96Wizards 1-0
2Wizards at PacersMay 7Pacers 86 Wizards 82Series tied 1-1
3Pacers at WizardsMay 9Pacers 85, Wizards 63Pacers 2-1
4Pacers at WizardsMay 11Pacers 95, Wizards 92Pacers 3-1
5*Wizards at PacersMay 137 p.m.TNT
6*Pacers at WizardsMay 15TBDESPN
7*Wizards at PacersMay 18TBDTBD
GameMatchupDateTime (ET)TV
1Nets at HeatMay 6Heat 107 Nets 86Heat 1-0
2Nets at HeatMay 8Heat 94 Nets 82Heat 2-0
3Heat at NetsMay 10Heat 90, Nets 104Heat 2-1
4Heat at NetsMay 12Heat 102, Nets 96Heat 3-1
5*Nets at HeatMay 14TBDTNT
6*Heat at NetsMay 16TBDESPN
7*Nets at HeatMay 19TBDABC
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Pacers vs. Wizards

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At the start of this series, the Washington Wizards were a sexy upset pick. They looked fantastic while beating the Chicago Bulls. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers had to win the final two of their series against the Atlanta Hawks to avoid elimination. 

In short, the Pacers were a train wreck. Somehow, this locomotive got back on track, and they have a firm grip on this series with a 3-1 lead. 

The Pacers lost the first game of the series and have since seen their excellent defense return. It's certainly helped that Roy Hibbert has stopped looking like the worst player in basketball. 

The Wizards almost evened this series at two in front of their home fans but couldn't hold on to a 19-point lead. With that, the series returns to Indiana, and the Wizards left their hope in Washington. 

Prediction: Pacers advance, 4-1

 

Heat vs. Nets

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The Miami Heat have looked every bit the two-time defending champion this postseason. Brooklyn is playing them tough, but the Nets still don't have anything to show for it but a 3-1 deficit. 

Brooklyn hosted Game 4, and the game was tied with under a minute to go. Alas, this gets back to the point of the Heat resembling the two-time defending champions. Chris Bosh drilled a three, Ray Allen hit four free throws and LeBron James added another, as the Heat pulled out a 102-96 win. 

Now the series heads back to Miami, and just like the Wizards, the Nets can kiss their chance of advancing good-bye. The Heat are not going to let an opportunity slip by to close out this series early on their home court.  

Prediction: Heat advance, 4-1

 

Thunder vs. Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Matt Barnes #22 of the Los Angeles Clippers fight for the ball in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 11, 2014 in
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The Clippers did what the Wizards and Nets were not able to do. That is win Game 4 to even their series. 

The Thunder were dominant for 40 minutes in this game and led by as much as 22, but unfortunately for them, NBA games are longer than college games. 

The Clippers launched a furious comeback. As the Associated Press noted in an article on ESPN.com, Chris Paul offered up this assessment of his team's performance: "We just willed this one. We found a way."

This is a huge turn of momentum. The Clippers are soaring from their dramatic turnaround, and the Thunder have to deal with the fact that they blew a golden opportunity to take control of the series. 

This will help the Clippers neutralize the Thunder's home-court advantage next game. As they did in Game 1, the Clippers will steal a game in Oklahoma City and then return to Los Angeles to end this series in six. 

Prediction: Clippers advance, 4-2