NBA Playoff Schedules 2016: Dates, Game Times & TV Channels

The 2015-16 NBA regular season was one for the ages. The Golden State Warriors broke the Chicago Bulls’ record for most wins in a season with their 73-9 record while Kobe Bryant took his farewell tour and scored 60 points in his final game. With the season now in the books, it is time for the playoffs to begin. Can the Warriors repeat as champions or will the pressure be too much on them after their record-breaking regular season? Will there be a surprise team that comes out of the fray and shocks the basketball world?


Here are the NBA playoff schedule with dates, times & TV channels.
*- if necessary

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Cavaliers vs. No. 8 Pistons

Game 1: Sunday, April 17 – Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC
Game 2: Wednesday, April 20 – Detroit at Cleveland, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Friday, April 22 – Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, April 24 – Cleveland at Detroit, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Tuesday, April 26 – Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Thursday, April 28 – Cleveland at Detroit, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Saturday, April 30 – Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TNT*


No. 2 Raptors vs. No. 7 Pacers

Game 1: Saturday, April 16 – Indiana at Toronto, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Monday, April 18 – Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3: Thursday, April 21 – Toronto at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4: Saturday, April 23 – Toronto at Indiana, 3 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Tuesday, April 26 – Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Friday, April 29 – Toronto at Indiana, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Sunday, May 1 – Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD*


No. 3 Heat vs. No. 6 Hornets

Game 1: Sunday, April 17 – Charlotte at Miami, 5:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, April 20 – Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3: Saturday, April 23 – Miami at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4: Monday, April 2 5- Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27 – Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Friday, April 29 – Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Sunday, May 1 – Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD*


No. 4 Hawks vs. No. 5 Celtics

Game 1: Saturday, April 16 – Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Tuesday, April 19 – Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Friday, April 22 – Atlanta at Boston, 8 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: Sunday, April 24 – Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Tuesday, April 26 – Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Thursday, April 28 – Atlanta at Boston, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Saturday, April 30 – Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TNT*


Western Conference

No. 1 Warriors vs No. 8 Rockets

Game 1: Saturday, April 16 – Houston at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 2: Monday, April 18 – Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Thursday, April 21 – Golden State at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4: Sunday, April 24 – Golden State at Houston, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27 – Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Friday, April 29 – Golden State at Houston, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Sunday, May 1 – Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD*


No. 2 Spurs vs. No. 7 Grizzlies

Game 1: Sunday, April 17 – Memphis at San Antonio, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Tuesday, April 19 – Memphis at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Friday, April 22 – San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, April 24 – San Antonio at Memphis, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5: Tuesday, April 26 – Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Thursday, April 28 – San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Saturday, April 30 – Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT*


No. 3 Thunder vs. No. 6 Mavericks

Game 1: Saturday, April 16 – Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Monday, April 18 – Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Thursday, April 21 – Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4: Saturday, April 23 – Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 5: Monday, April 25 – Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Thursday, April 28 – Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Saturday, April 30 – Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TNT*


No. 4 Clippers vs. No. 5 Trail Blazers

Game 1: Sunday, April 17 – Portland at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, April 20 – Portland at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Saturday, April 23 – Los Angeles at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Monday, April 25 – Los Angeles at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27 – Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD*
Game 6: Friday, April 29 – Los Angeles at Portland, TBD, TBD*
Game 7: Sunday, May 1 – Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD*

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