NBA Playoffs
Kevin Durant (left) and the defending champion Warriors get things started against the San Antonio Spurs in the first matchup of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. (Scot Tucker/SFBay)

Welcome to the 2018 NBA Playoffs. With the regular season in the rearview mirror and the Larry O’Brien trophy the new goal, this is where the stakes are raised. But before banners are raised, it all starts in the first round. Here are the schedules and dates for every first-round matchup:

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards (43-39)
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Game 1 in Toronto: Saturday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 2 in Toronto: Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. EST, NBA TV
Game 3 in Washington: Friday, April 20, 8:00 p.m. EST, ESPN 2
Game 4 in Washington: Sunday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 5 in Toronto: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in Washington: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Toronto: TBA (if necessary)

No. 2 Boston Celtics (55-27) vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks (44-38)
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Game 1 in Boston: Sunday, April 15th, 1:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 2 in Boston: Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 3 in Milwaukee: Friday, April 20, 9:30 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 4 in Milwaukee: Sunday April 22, 1:00 p.m. EST, ABC
Game 5 in Boston: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in Milwaukee: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Boston: TBA (if necessary)

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers (52-30) vs. No. 6 Miami Heat (44-38)
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Game 1 in Philadelphia: Saturday, April 14, 8:00 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 2 in Philadelphia: Monday April, 16, 8:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 3 in Miami: Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 4 in Miami: Saturday, April 21, 2:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 5 in Philadelphia: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in Miami: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Philadelphia: TBA (if necessary)

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. No. 5 Indiana pacers (48-34)
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Game 1 in Cleveland: Sunday, April 15, 3:30 p.m. EST, ABC
Game 2 in Cleveland: Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 3 in Indianapolis: Friday April 20, 7:00 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 4 in Indianapolis: Sunday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 5 in Cleveland: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in Indianapolis: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Cleveland: TBA (if necessary)

Western Conference

No. 1 Houston Rockets (65-17) vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)
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Game 1 in Houston: Sunday, April 15, 9:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 2 in Houston: Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 3 in Minneapolis: Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 4 in Minneapolis: Monday, April 23, 8:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 5 in Houston: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in Minneapolis: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Houston: TBA (if necessary)

No.2 Golden State Warriors (58-24) vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs (47-35)
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Game 1 in Oakland: Saturday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. EST, ABC
Game 2 in Oakland: Monday, April 16, 10:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 3 in San Antonio: Thursday, April 19, 9:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 4 in San Antonio: Sunday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. EST, ABC
Game 5 in Oakland: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in San Antonio: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Oakland: TBA (if necessary)

No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers (49-33) vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)
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Game 1 in Portland: Saturday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 2 in Portland: Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 3 in New Orleans: Thursday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. EST, NBA TV
Game 4 in New Orleans: Saturday April 21, 5:00 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 5 in Portland: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in New Orleans: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Portland: TBA (if necessary)

No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder (48-34) vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz (48-34)
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Game 1 in Oklahoma City: Sunday April 15, 6:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 2 In Oklahoma City: Wednesday April 18, 8:00 p.m. EST, NBA TV
Game 3 in Utah: Saturday, April 21, 10:00 p.m. EST, ESPN
Game 4 in Utah: Monday, April 23, 10:30 p.m. EST, TNT
Game 5 in Oklahoma City: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in Utah: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Oklahoma City: TBA (if necessary)

There you have it, the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Best of luck if you’re favorite team managed to make it this far

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