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Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:23 pm
 

NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Game 1 Schedule


Posted by Matt Moore

The Eastern Conference playoff schedule is out. Here's how you should start planning your weekend:

Saturday

8 Indiana Pacers at 1 Chicago Bulls, 1:00 p.m. EST

7 Philadelphia 76ers at 2 Miami Heat 3:30 p.m. EST

5 Atlanta Hawks at 4 Orlando Magic 7:00 p.m. EST

Sunday

6 New York Knicks at 3 Boston Celtics 7:00 p.m. EST


Interesting that the Heat, despite their troubles, and against a very unfriendly media-wise team get the nice comfy 3:30 p.m. slot. That's typically one of the more marquee matchups, along with the Saturday night special (Knicks-Celtics). Clearly the networks are still counting on the Heat for a draw. Expect the Lakers to get either the 3:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Sunday slots.  Which means that one of the central time zone teams with a home game (Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Dallas) will wind up with the late game. We'll update you on the Western Conference schedule as soon as it's released. 
 
 
 
 
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