The end of the regular season is followed with a very short rest before the NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, April 16. Four first round series kick off that day: Pacers vs Raptors, Rockets vs Warriors, Celtics vs Hawks and Mavericks vs Thunder.

On Sunday, April 17, the other four series join them in postseason action: Pistons vs Cavaliers, Hornets vs Heat, Grizzlies vs Spurs and Trail Blazers vs Clippers.

All times are Eastern coast time.

#1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs #8 Detroit Pistons

Cavaliers Pistons

Detroit won the season series 3-1, including a 112-110 overtime win on the last day of the season, but with hardly anyone of importance actually playing.

Game 1: April 17, 3 PM @ Cleveland

Game 2: April 20, 8 PM @ Cleveland

Game 3: April 22, 7 PM @ Detroit

Game 4: April 24, 8 PM @ Detroit

Game 5: April 26 @ Cleveland

Game 6: April 28 @ Detroit

Game 7: April 30 @ Cleveland

#2 Toronto Raptors vs #7 Indiana Pacers

Raptors Pacers

The Raptors won three of the four games between the teams this season. Their last meeting came on April 8, with Toronto winning 111-98 with Norman Powell scoring 27 points.

Game 1: April 16, 12:30 PM @ Toronto

Game 2: April 18, 7:30 PM @ Toronto

Game 3: April 21, 7:30 PM @ Indianapolis

Game 4: April 23, 3:00 PM @ Indianapolis

Game 5: April 26 @ Toronto

Game 6: April 29 @ Indianapolis

Game 7: May 1 @ Toronto

#3 Miami Heat vs #6 Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Heat

The two teams split the season series 2-2, which matches their identical records. The Hornets won the last game on March 17, winning a close one in Miami 109-106.

Game 1: April 17, 5:30 PM @ Miami

Game 2: April 20, 7:00 PM @ Miami

Game 3: April 23, 5:30 PM @ Charlotte

Game 4: April 25 @ Charlotte

Game 5: April 27 @ Miami

Game 6: April 29 @ Charlotte

Game 7: May 1 @ Miami

#4 Atlanta Hawks vs #5 Boston Celtics

Hawks Celtics

The Hawks win the regular season series 3-1. They won both games at home and one in Boston. They also won the most recent encounter on April 9, beating the Celtics 109-101.

Game 1: April 16, 7:00 PM @ Atlanta

Game 2: April 19, 7:00 PM @ Atlanta

Game 3: April 22, 8:00 PM @ Boston

Game 4: April 24, 6:00 PM @ Boston

Game 5: April 26 @ Atlanta

Game 6: April 28 @ Boston

Game 7: April 30 @ Atlanta

#1 Golden State Warriors vs #8 Houston Rockets

Warriors Rockets

The Warriors won all three games against Houston this season, scoring 112 points or more in each of them. They met last on February, with Golden State winning 123-110 in Houston.

Game 1: April 16, 3:30 PM @ Oakland

Game 2: April 18, 10:30 PM @ Oakland

Game 3: April 21, 9:30 PM @ Houston

Game 4: April 24, 3:30 PM @ Houston

Game 5: April 27 @ Oakland

Game 6: April 29 @ Houston

Game 7: May 1 @ Oakland

#2 San Antonio Spurs vs #7 Memphis Grizzlies

Spurs Grizzlies

The Spurs swept the regular season series, winning three of the four games in double figures. Their most recent win came on March 28, beating Memphis 101-87.

Game 1: April 17, 8:00 PM @ San Antonio

Game 2: April 19, 9:30 PM @ San Antonio

Game 3: April 22, 9:30 PM @ Memphis

Game 4: April 24, 1:00 PM @ Memphis

Game 5: April 26 @ San Antonio

Game 6: April 28 @ Memphis

Game 7: April 30 @ San Antonio

#3 Oklahoma City Thunder vs #6 Dallas Mavericks

Thunder Mavericks

The Thunder swept the regular season series, winning all four games, scoring 108 points or more each time. They beat Dallas 116-103 on their most recent encounter.

Game 1: April 16, 9:30 PM @ Oklahoma City

Game 2: April 19, 8:00 PM @ Oklahoma City

Game 3: April 21, 7:00 PM @ Dallas

Game 4: April 23, 8:00 PM @ Dallas

Game 5: April 25 @ Oklahoma

Game 6: April 28 @ Dallas

Game 7: April 30 @ Oklahoma City

#4 Los Angeles Clippers vs #5 Portland Trail Blazers

Clippers Blazers

Clippers took the season series 3-1 (winning the last three). On the most recent encounter they won 96-94 on a J.J. Redick game winner.

Game 1: April 17, 10:30 PM @ Los Angeles

Game 2: April 20, 10:30 PM @ Los Angeles

Game 3: April 23, 10:30 PM @ Portland

Game 4: April 25, 10:30 PM @ Portland

Game 5: April 27 @ Los Angeles

Game 6: April 29 @ Portland

Game 7: May 1 @ Los Angeles

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