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What a first day of NBA playoff action. Things will only get better on Sunday with more intriguing matchups, including LeBron’s first game of the 2018 postseason. We’ll also get our first look at James Harden and Chris Paul as teammates in the playoffs. It should be another fun one, so make sure you know how to watch.

Below are the schedules, scores and dates for every first-round series:

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards (43-39)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Toronto: Raptors 114, Wizards 106 | Herbert: Raptors slay playoff demons
  • Game 2 in Toronto: Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, NBA TV
  • Game 3 in Washington: Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN 2
  • Game 4 in Washington: Sunday, April 22, 6 p.m. ET, 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)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Boston: Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 2 in Boston: Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 3 in Milwaukee: Friday, April 20, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Game 4 in Milwaukee: Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m. ET, 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)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Philadelphia: 76ers 130, Heat 103 | Barnewall: Simmons stuns in playoff debut
  • Game 2 in Philadelphia: Monday, April 16, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 3 in Miami: Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 4 in Miami: Saturday, April 21, 2:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 5 in Philadelphia: TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 6 in Miami: TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Philadelphia: TBD (if necessary)

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers (48-34)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Cleveland: Sunday, April 15, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 2 in Cleveland: Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 3 in Indianapolis: Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Game 4 in Indianapolis: Sunday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. ET, 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)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Houston: Sunday, April 15, 9 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 2 in Houston: Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 3 in Minneapolis: Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Game 4 in Minneapolis: Monday, April 23, 8 p.m. ET, 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)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Oakland: Warriors 113, Spurs 92 | Ward-Henninger: Kerr one-ups Pop
  • Game 2 in Oakland: Monday, April 16, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 3 in San Antonio: Thursday, April 19, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 4 in San Antonio: Sunday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. ET, 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)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Portland: Saturday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Game 2 in Portland: Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 3 in New Orleans: Thursday, April 19, 9 p.m. ET, NBA TV
  • Game 4 in New Orleans: Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m. ET, 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)

Playoff series breakdown

  • Game 1 in Oklahoma City: Sunday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 2 in Oklahoma City: Wednesday, April 18, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV
  • Game 3 in Utah: Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Game 4 in Utah: Monday, April 23, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Game 5 in Oklahoma City: TBA (if necessary) 
  • Game 6 in Utah: TBA (if necessary)
  • Game 7 in Oklahoma City: TBA (if necessary)

2018 NBA Playoff Bracket

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