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Posted on: May 12, 2011 12:57 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Conference Finals schedules kind of set

Posted by Royce Young

There are just two playoff series still going on and both could be wrapped up by Saturday morning. The Bulls play the Hawks tonight up 3-2 in Game 6 in Atlanta and the Thunder will face the Grizzlies up 3-2 with Game 6 in Memphis Friday night.

The NBA released how the schedule would break out for both conference finals, depending on how those two series wrap up. What we do know is that the Heat are in the Eastern Finals and the Mavericks are in the Western Finals. We're just waiting on who they play and what day they'll start. Here are the schedule scenarios.

EAST

If the series finishes up tonight in six games (all times Eastern):

Game 1 - Sun  May 15 - Miami at Chicago - 8:00 p.m.
Game 2 - Wed  May 18 - Miami at Chicago - 8:30 p.m.
Game 3 - Sun  May 22 - Chicago at Miami - 8:30 p.m.
Game 4 - Tue  May 24 - Chicago at Miami - 8:30 p.m. 
Game 5 * Thu  May 26 - Miami at Chicago - 8:30 p.m.
Game 6 * Sat  May 28 - Chicago at Miami - 8:30 p.m.
Game 7 * Mon  May 30 - Miami at Chicago - 8:30 p.m.

If the Bulls lose tonight and the series goes seven, things are a little different. Chicago has the homecourt over Miami, but the Heat have it over Atlanta (all times Eastern):

Game 1 - Wed  May 18 - Miami at Chicago/Atlanta at Miami - 8:00 p.m.
Game 2 - Fri  May 20 - Miami at Chicago/Atlanta at Miami - 8:30 p.m.
Game 3 - Sun  May 22 - Chicago at Miami/Miami at Atlanta - 8:30 p.m.
Game 4 - Tue  May 24 - Chicago at Miami/Miami at Atlanta - 8:30 p.m. 
Game 5 * Thu  May 26 - Miami at Chicago/Atlanta at Miami - 8:30 p.m.
Game 6 * Sat  May 28 - Chicago at Miami/Miami at Atlanta - 8:30 p.m.
Game 7 * Mon  May 30 - Miami at Chicago/Atlanta at Miami - 8:30 p.m.

* if necessary

WEST

If the Thunder close out Friday in six, the series will start Sunday in Dallas (all times Eastern):

Game 1 - Sun  May 15 - OKC at Dallas - 3:30 p.m.
Game 2 - Tue  May 17 - OKC at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.
Game 3 - Sat  May 21 - Dallas at OKC - 9:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Mon  May 23 - Dallas at OKC - 9:00 p.m. 
Game 5 * Wed  May 25 - OKC at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.
Game 6 * Fri  May 27 - Dallas at OKC - 9:00 p.m.
Game 7 * Sun  May 29 - OKC at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.

If it goes seven, Dallas still holds the homecourt against either the Thunder or Grizzlies no matter what (all times Eastern):

Game 1 - Tue  May 17 - OKC/Memphis at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.
Game 2 - Thu  May 19 - OKC/Memphis at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.
Game 3 - Sat  May 21 - Dallas at OKC/Memphis - 9:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Mon  May 23 - Dallas at OKC/Memphis - 9:00 p.m. 
Game 5 * Wed  May 25 - OKC/Memphis at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.
Game 6 * Fri  May 27 - Dallas at OKC/Memphis - 9:00 p.m.
Game 7 * Sun  May 29 - OKC/Memphis at Dallas - 9:00 p.m.

* if necessary
 
 
 
 
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