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NBA playoffs: First-round dates, times and television schedule

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, of Australia, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 132-130. Philadelphia plays Miami in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, of Australia, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 132-130. Philadelphia plays Miami in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Associated Press

As we said in our Jamal Murray post, the NBA playoffs start Saturday. If you’re looking for a complete schedule, well here you go:

Eastern Conference

Toronto (1) vs. Washington (8)

▪ Game 1: Saturday, at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 2: Tuesday, at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV

▪ Game 3: April 20, at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN2

▪ Game 4: April 22, at Washington, 6 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, at Toronto, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 27, at Washington, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 29, at Toronto, TBD

Boston (2) vs. Milwaukee (7)

▪ Game 1: Sunday, at Boston, 1 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 2: Tuesday, at Boston, 8 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 3: April 20, at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 4: April 22, at Milwaukee, 1 p.m., ABC

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 24, at Boston, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 26, at Boston, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 28, at Boston, TBD

Philadelphia (3) vs. Miami (6)

▪ Game 1: Saturday, at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 2: Monday, at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 3: April 19, at Miami, 7 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 4: April 21, at Miami, TNT

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 24, at Philadelphia, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 26, at Miami, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 28, at Philadelphia, TBD

Cleveland (4) vs. Indiana (5)

▪ Game 1: Sunday, at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m., ABC

▪ Game 2: Wednesday, at Cleveland, 7 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 3: April 20, at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 4: April 22, at Indiana, 8:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, at Cleveland, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 27, at Indiana, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 29, at Cleveland, TBD

Western Conference

Houston (1) vs. Minnesota (8)

▪ Game 1: Sunday, at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 2: Wednesday, at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 3: April 21, at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 4: April 23, at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, at Houston, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 27, at Minnesota, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 29, at Houston, TBD

Golden State (2) vs. San Antonio (7)

▪ Game 1: Saturday, at Golden State, 3 p.m., ABC

▪ Game 2: Monday, at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 3: April 19, at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 4: April 22, at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m., ABC

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 24 at Golden State, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 26 at San Antonio, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 28 Golden State, TBD

Portland (3) vs. New Orleans (6)

▪ Game 1: Saturday, at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 2: Tuesday, at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 3: April 19, at New Orleans, 9 p.m., NBA TV

▪ Game 4: April 21, at New Orleans, 5 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 24, at Portland, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 26, at New Orleans, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 28, at Portland, TBD

Oklahoma City (4) vs. Utah (5)

▪ Game 1: Sunday, at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 2: Wednesday, at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., NBA TV

▪ Game 3: April 21, at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN

▪ Game 4: April 23, at Utah, 10:30 p.m., TNT

▪ Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, at Oklahoma City, TBD

▪ Game 6 (if necessary): April 27, at Utah, TBD

▪ Game 7 (if necessary): April 29, at Oklahoma City, TBD

Former Kentucky players in NBA

PLAYER

TEAM

GP

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

Anthony Davis

NOP

75

28.10

11.10

2.30

1.50

2.60

DeMarcus Cousins

NOP

48

25.20

12.90

5.40

1.60

1.60

Devin Booker

PHX

54

24.90

4.50

4.70

0.90

0.30

K.-Anthony Towns

MIN

82

21.30

12.30

2.40

0.80

1.40

John Wall

WAS

41

19.40

3.70

9.60

1.40

1.10

Eric Bledsoe

MIL

74

17.70

3.80

5.00

2.00

0.60

Jamal Murray

DEN

81

16.70

3.70

3.40

1.00

0.30

Julius Randle

LAL

82

16.10

8.00

2.60

0.50

0.50

Enes Kanter

NYK

71

14.10

11.00

1.50

0.50

0.50

Willie Cauley-Stein

SAC

73

12.80

7.00

2.40

1.10

0.90

De'Aaron Fox

SAC

73

11.60

2.80

4.40

1.00

0.30

Trey Lyles

DEN

73

9.90

4.80

1.20

0.40

0.50

Andrew Harrison

MEM

56

9.50

2.30

3.20

0.70

0.50

M. Kidd-Gilchrist

CHA

74

9.20

4.10

1.00

0.70

0.40

Skal Labissiere

SAC

60

8.70

4.80

1.20

0.40

0.80

Rajon Rondo

NOP

65

8.30

4.00

8.20

1.10

0.20

Tyler Ulis

PHX

71

7.80

1.80

4.40

1.00

0.10

Darius Miller

NOP

82

7.80

2.00

1.40

0.30

0.20

Bam Adebayo

MIA

69

6.90

5.50

1.50

0.50

0.60

Malik Monk

CHA

63

6.70

1.00

1.40

0.30

0.10

Aaron Harrison

DAL

9

6.70

2.70

1.20

1.00

0.20

Jodie Meeks

WAS

77

6.30

1.60

0.90

0.40

0.10

Nerlens Noel

DAL

30

4.40

5.60

0.70

1.00

0.70

Patrick Patterson

OKC

82

3.90

2.40

0.70

0.60

0.30

Marquis Teague

MEM

3

3.70

2.00

4.30

1.30

0.00

James Young

PHI

6

2.80

0.30

0.30

0.00

0.00

Dakari Johnson

OKC

31

1.80

1.10

0.30

0.20

0.30

DeAndre Liggins

NOP

58

1.70

1.30

0.80

0.60

0.20

Alex Poythress

IND

25

1.00

0.70

0.10

0.10

0.00

Source: UK athletics

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