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NBA Playoffs 2016 Full Schedule and Bracket – Eastern and Western Conference First Round

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16 teams will battle in 2016 NBA Playoffs and only one NBA champion crowned. The defending champions are the Golden State Warriors beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in last season’s NBA Finals.

Can Stephen Curry lead the Warriors to the promised land again? Or will LeBron James and the Cavaliers beat them this time?

The Warriors have a tough road to return to the championship round with potential match-ups against West rivals Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Here’s the full schedule, TV times of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, via the league’s official website, NBA.com:

EASTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (8) Detroit Pistons
Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Detroit at Cleveland, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 — Fri. April 22, Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 — Sun. April 24, Cleveland at Detroit, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. April 26, Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. April 28, Cleveland at Detroit, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Detroit at Cleveland, TBD, TNT

(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (7) Indiana Pacers
Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Indiana at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. , ESPN
Game 2 — Mon. April 18, Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 — Thu. April 21, Toronto at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 — Sat. April 23, Toronto at Indiana, 3 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. April 26 , Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. April 29, Toronto at Indiana, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Indiana at Toronto, TBD, TBD

(3) Miami Heat vs. (6) Charlotte Hornets
Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Charlotte at Miami, 5:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 — Sat. April 23, Miami at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 — Mon. April 25, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD
Game 5 * Wed. April 27, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. April 29, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Boston Celtics
Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 — Tue. April 19, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 — Fri. April 22, Atlanta at Boston, 8 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 — Sun. April 24, Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. April 26, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. April 28, Atlanta at Boston, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TNT

WESTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Houston Rockets
Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Houston at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 — Mon. April 18, Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 — Thu. April 21, Golden State at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 — Sun. April 24, Golden State at Houston, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 5 * Wed. April 27, Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. April 29, Golden State at Houston, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Houston at Golden State, TBD, TBD

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies
Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Memphis at San Antonio, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 2 — Tue. April 19, Memphis at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 — Fri. April 22, San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 — Sun. April 24, San Antonio at Memphis, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * Tue. April 26, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. April 28, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(3) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks
Game 1 — Sat. April 16, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 — Mon. April 18, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 — Thu. April 21, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 — Sat. April 23, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m., ESPN/R
Game 5 * Mon. April 25, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. April 28, Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. April 30, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD, TNT

(4) L.A. Clippers vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers
Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 — Sat. April 23, L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 — Mon. April 25, L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wed. April 27, Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. April 29, L.A. Clippers at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 1, Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD

2016 NBA Playoffs Bracket:

Who will win the championship this year? Can the Warriors find the same success as last year’s NBA Playoffs and become back-to-back champions?

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