2017 NBA playoff schedule: First-round matchups, dates, scores, TV, times, online, bracket, streaming

OKC got the
first 50-point triple-double in playoff history
from Russell Westbrook Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Rockets
answered a big question
in taking a 2-0 series lead. The Warriors and Wizards also took 2-0 series leads. Here is the schedule and how to watch every game of the first round, as well as results and where each series currently stands. 

(All times Eastern. *–if necessary)

** Full series viewing information will be added when it becomes available

(2) Cleveland Cavaliers at (7) Indiana Pacers

What: Game 3

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana 

TV: TNT

Streaming: Watch TNT app

Rest of schedule:

Game 1 — Cavs 109, Pacers 108 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Cavs 117, Pacers 111 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Thursday, April 20 Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 — Sunday, April 23 Cleveland at Indiana, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 — *Tuesday, April 25 Indiana at Cleveland, TBD
Game 6 — *Thursday, April 27 Cleveland at Indiana, TBD
Game 7 — *Saturday, April 29 Indiana at Cleveland, TBD, TNT

(6) Milwaukee Bucks at (3) Toronto Raptors

What: Game 3

When: Thursday, 8 p.m.

Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: ESPN

Streaming: WatchESPN app

Rest of schedule:

Game 1 — Bucks 97, Raptors 83 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Raptors 106, Bucks 100 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Thursday, April 20 Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 — Saturday, April 22 Toronto at Milwaukee, 3 p.m., TNT
Game 5 — *Monday, April 24 Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 6 — *Thursday, April 27 Toronto at Milwaukee, TBD
Game 7 — *Saturday, April 29 Milwaukee at Toronto, TBD, TNT

(7) Memphis Grizzlies at (2) San Antonio Spurs

What: Game 3

When: Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee

TV: TNT

Streaming: Watch TNT app  

Rest of schedule:

Game 1 — Spurs 111, Grizzlies 82 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Spurs 96, Grizzlies 82 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Thursday, April 20, San Antonio at Memphis 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 — Saturday, April 22, San Antonio at Memphis 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 — *Tuesday, April 25, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD
Game 6 — *Thursday, April 27, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD
Game 7 — *Saturday, April 29, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(5) Utah Jazz vs. (4) Los Angeles Clippers

What: Game 2

When: Friday, 10 p.m. ET

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV: ESPN2

Streaming: Watch ESPN app

Highlights: The Jazz and Clippers bring tough, physical defense and some explosive playmakers. Rudy Gobert makes his playoff debut as Chris Paul and Blake Griffin try and prove they still matter in the Western Conference pecking order. Don’t sleep on the Joe Johnson vs. Paul Pierce old guy duel, either. 

Rest of schedule: 

Game 1 — Jazz 97, Clippers 95 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Clippers 99, Jazz 91 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Friday, April 21, L.A. Clippers at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 — Sunday, April 23, L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 5 — *Tuesday, April 25, Utah at L.A. Clippers, TBD
Game 6 — *Friday, April 28, L.A. Clippers at Utah, TBD
Game 7 — *Sunday, April 30, Utah at L.A. Clippers, TBD

(5) Atlanta Hawks at (4) Washington Wizards

What: Game 2

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

TV: NBA TV

Streaming: NBA.com/NBATV

Rest of schedule:

Game 1 — Wizards 114, Hawks 107 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Wizards 109, Hawks 101 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Saturday, April 22, Washington at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. TNT
Game 4 — Monday, April 24, Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 5 — *Wednesday, April 26, Atlanta at Washington, TBD
Game 6 — *Friday, April 28, Washington at Atlanta, TBD
Game 7 — *Sunday, April 30, Atlanta at Washington, TBD

(8) Portland Trail Blazers at (1) Golden State Warriors

What: Game 2

When: Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

TV: TNT

Streaming: Watch TNT app

Rest of schedule: 

Game 1 — Warriors 121, Trail Blazers 109 (Box Score) 
Game 2 — Warriors 110, Trail Blazers 81 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Saturday, April 22 Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 — Monday, April 24 Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 — *Wednesday, April 26 Portland at Golden State, TBD
Game 6 — *Friday, April 28 Golden State at Portland, TBD
Game 7 — *Sunday, April 30 Portland at Golden State, TBD

(1) Boston Celtics at (8) Chicago Bulls

What: Game 2

When: Friday, 7 p.m. ET

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

TV: ESPN

Streaming: Watch ESPN app

Highlights: Chicago has had a rough, up-and-down season, and yet the Bulls still managed to pull themselves in here. The Celtics are the golden darlings of the Eastern Conference, but they face a tough team with Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler. Isaiah Thomas will absolutely wreck, however. The big drama here is Rajon Rondo taking on his old team. 

Rest of schedule: 

Game 1 — Bulls 106, Celtics 102 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Bulls 111, Celtics 97 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Friday, April 21 Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 — Sunday, April 23 Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 — *Wednesday, April 26 Chicago at Boston, TBD
Game 6 — *Friday, April 28 Boston at Chicago, TBD
Game 7 — *Sunday, April 30, Chicago at Boston, TBD

(6) Oklahoma City Thunder at (3) Houston Rockets

What: Game 2

When: Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV: TNT

Streaming: Watch TNT

Highlights: The main event. Come for the MVP showdown between Russell Westbrook and James Harden, stay for a battle between a historic offense and a playoff-tested, nasty defense. Patrick Beverley vs. Westbrook is always worth getting your popcorn, but don’t sleep on Andre Roberson battling Harden and Eric Gordon. This is going to be a blast to watch. 

Rest of schedule:

Game 1 — Rockets 118, Thunder 87 (Box Score)
Game 2 — Rockets 115, Thunder 111 (Box Score)
Game 3 — Friday, April 21, Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 — Sunday, April 23, Houston at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5 — *Tuesday, April 25, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD
Game 6 — *Thursday, April 27, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 7 — *Saturday, April 29, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TNT

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