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NBA Playoffs 2017

nba_logoThe 2017 NBA playoffs kicked off this year on April 15.  Once again, no local teams made the playoffs this year. Eight teams are vying for the championship, which will be crowned in June.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, lead by LeBron James will attempt to defend their title.  Standing in their way are first round opponents The Indiana Pacers, #1 seed Boston Celtics, as well as the other Eastern Conference rivals: Toronto, Washington, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Chicago.
In the Western Conference, The Golden State Warriors are once again the #1 seed.  They will vie against San Antonio, Houston, L.A. (Clippers), Utah, Oklahoma City, Memphis & Portland in their attempt to get back to The Finals.

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First Round:

Eastern Conference – First Round

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Chicago Bulls
Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 – Chicago 106, Boston 102
Game 2 – Tuesday, April 18 – Chicago 111, Boston 107
Game 3 – Friday, April 21  Boston 104, Chicago 87
Game 4 – Sunday, April 23  Boston 104, Chicago 95
Game 5 – Wednesday, April 26  Chicago at Boston, 8:30pm (TNT)
Game 6 * Friday, April 28  Boston at Chicago, TBD
Game 7 * Sunday, April 30  Chicago at Boston, TBD

(3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Milwaukee Bucks
Game 1 – Saturday, April 15 – Milwaukee 97, Toronto 83
Game 2 – Tuesday, April 18  – Toronto 106, Milwaukee 100
Game 3 – Thursday, April 20 – Milwaukee 104, Toronto 77
Game 4 – Saturday, April 22 – Toronto 87, Milwaukee 76
Game 5 – Monday, April 24  – Toronto 118, Milwaukee 93
Game 6 – Thursday, April 27  Toronto at Milwaukee, TBD
Game 7 * Saturday, April 29  Milwaukee at Toronto,  TBD, (TNT)

(4) Washington Wizards vs. (5) Atlanta Hawks
Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 – Washington 114, Atlanta 107
Game 2 – Wednesday, April 19 – Washington 109, Atlanta 101
Game 3 – Saturday, April 22  – Atlanta 116, Washington 98
Game 4 – Monday, April 24  – Atlanta 111, Washington 101
Game 5 – Wednesday, April 26  Atlanta at Washington, 6pm, (TNT)
Game 6 – Friday, April 28  Washington at Atlanta, TBD
Game 7 * Sunday, April 30  Atlanta at Washington, TBD

(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Indiana Pacers
Game 1 – Saturday, April 15 – Cleveland 108, Indiana 107
Game 2 – Monday, April 17 – Cleveland 117, Indiana 111
Game 3 – Thursday, April 20  Cleveland 119, Indiana 114
Game 4 – Sunday, April 23  Cleveland 106, Indiana 102
Cleveland wins 4-0

Western Conference – First Round

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies
Game 1 – Saturday, April 15  – San Antonio 111, Memphis 82
Game 2 – Monday, April 17 – San Antonio 96, Memphis 82
Game 3 – Thursday, April 20 – Memphis 105, San Antonio 94
Game 4 – Saturday, April 22 – Memphis 110, San Antonio 108
Game 5 – Tuesday, April 25  Memphis at San Antonio,  9pm (NBATV)
Game 6 – Thursday, April 27  San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, (TNT)
Game 7* – Saturday, April 29  Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, (TNT)

(4) L.A. Clippers vs. (5) Utah Jazz
Game 1 – Saturday, April 15 – Utah 97, L.A. Clippers 95
Game 2 – Tuesday, April 18 – L.A. Clippers 99, Utah 91
Game 3 – Friday, April 21 – L.A. Clippers 111, Utah 106
Game 4 – Sunday, April 23  Utah 105, L.A. Clippers 98
Game 5 – Tuesday, April 25  Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30pm (TNT)
Game 6 – Friday, April 28  L.A. Clippers at Utah, TBD
Game 7* – Sunday, April 30  Utah at L.A. Clippers, TBD

(1) Golden State vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers
Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 – Golden State 121, Portland 109
Game 2 – Wednesday, April 19 – Golden State 110, Portland 81
Game 3 – Saturday, April 22 – Golden State 119, Portland 113
Game 4 – Monday, April 24  Golden State 128, Portland 103
Golden State wins 4-0

(3) Houston Rockets vs. (6) Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 – Houston 118, Oklahoma City 87
Game 2 – Wednesday, April 19  – Houston 115, Oklahoma City 111
Game 3 – Friday, April 21  – Oklahoma City 115, Houston 113
Game 4 – Sunday, April 23  Houston 113, Oklahoma City 109
Game 5 – Tuesday, April 25  Houston 105, Oklahoma City 99
Houston wins 4-1

* = if necessary
All times are Eastern

 

Second Round

Conference semifinals start May 1

Conference Finals

starts May 16 (could move to May 14 or 15)

NBA Finals

starts June 1

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