2019 NBA Playoffs TV Schedule: First Round

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Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

At least we won't have another Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals.

The 2019 NBA playoffs tip off on Saturday, April 13, with four conference quarterfinal games on ESPN/ABC. TNT's playoff coverage begins Sunday with a tripleheader. NBA TV airs three first-round games, with additional games to be announced.

NHL Playoffs 2019 First-Round TV Schedule

NHL Playoffs 2019 First-Round TV Schedule

The puck drops on the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

Steph Curry and the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors have the top seed in the Western Conference and will face the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their series on Saturday in primetime on ABC.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks own the top spot in the East, and they'll face the Detroit Pistons Sunday night on TNT.

2019 NBA PLAYOFFS TV SCHEDULE: FIRST ROUND

All Times Eastern. *If necessary. Games 5-7 times and TV schedule to be determined. Games that air locally may be blacked out on national TV.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (8) Detroit Pistons
Game 1: Sunday, April 14: Detroit at Milwaukee, 7pm, TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, April 17: Detroit at Milwaukee, 8pm, NBA TV
Game 3: Saturday, April 20: Milwaukee at Detroit, 8pm, ESPN
Game 4: Monday, April 22: Milwaukee at Detroit, 8pm, TNT
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 24: Detroit at Milwaukee, TBD
Game 6*: Friday, April 26: Milwaukee at Detroit, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, April 28: Detroit at Milwaukee, TBD

(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (7) Orlando Magic
Game 1: Saturday, April 13: Orlando at Toronto, 5pm, ESPN
Game 2: Tuesday, April 16: Orlando at Toronto, 8pm, TNT
Game 3: Friday, April 19: Toronto at Orlando, 7pm, ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, April 21: Toronto at Orlando, 7pm, TNT
Game 5*: Tuesday, April 23: Orlando at Toronto, TBD
Game 6*: Thursday, April 25: Toronto at Orlando, TBD
Game 7*: Saturday, April 27: Orlando at Toronto, TBD, TNT

(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) Brooklyn Nets
Game 1: Saturday, April 13: Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 2:30pm, ESPN
Game 2: Monday, April 15: Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 8pm, TNT
Game 3: Thursday, April 18: Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 8pm, TNT
Game 4: Saturday, April 20: Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 3pm, TNT
Game 5*: Tuesday, April 23: Brooklyn at Philadelphia TBD
Game 6*: Thursday, April 25: Philadelphia at Brooklyn TBD
Game 7*: Saturday, April 27: Brooklyn at Philadelphia, TBD, TNT

(4) Boston Celtics vs. (5) Indiana Pacers
Game 1: Sunday, April 14: Indiana at Boston, 1pm, TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, April 17: Indiana at Boston, 7pm, TNT
Game 3: Friday, April 19: Boston at Indiana, 8:30pm, ABC
Game 4: Sunday, April 21: Boston at Indiana, 1pm, ABC
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 24: Indiana at Boston, TBD
Game 6*: Friday, April 26: Boston at Indiana, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, April 28: Indiana at Boston, TBD

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Los Angeles Clippers
Game 1: Saturday, April 13: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 8pm, ABC
Game 2: Monday, April 15: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30pm, TNT
Game 3: Thursday, April 18: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30pm, TNT
Game 4: Sunday, April 21: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30pm, ABC
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD
Game 6*: Friday, April 26: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, April 28: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD

(2) Denver Nuggets vs. (7) San Antonio Spurs
Game 1: Saturday, April 13: San Antonio at Denver, 10:30pm, ESPN
Game 2: Tuesday, April 16: San Antonio at Denver, 9pm, NBA TV
Game 3: Thursday, April 18: Denver at San Antonio, 9pm, NBA TV
Game 4: Saturday, April 20: Denver at San Antonio, 5:30pm, TNT
Game 5*: Tuesday, April 23: San Antonio at Denver, TBD
Game 6*: Thursday, April 25: Denver at San Antonio, TBD
Game 7*: Saturday, April 27: San Antonio at Denver, TBD, TNT

(3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (6) Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 1: Sunday, April 14: Oklahoma City at Portland, 3:30pm, ABC
Game 2: Tuesday, April 16: Oklahoma City at Portland, 10:30pm, TNT
Game 3: Friday, April 19: Portland at Oklahoma City, 9:30pm, ESPN
Game 4: Sunday, April 21: Portland at Oklahoma City, 9:30pm, TNT
Game 5*: Tuesday, April 23: Oklahoma City at Portland, TBD
Game 6*: Thursday, April 25: Portland at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 7*: Saturday, April 27: Oklahoma City at Portland, TBD, TNT

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Utah Jazz
Game 1: Sunday, April 14: Utah at Houston, 9:30pm, TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, April 17: Utah at Houston, 9:30pm, TNT
Game 3: Saturday, April 20: Houston at Utah, 10:30pm, ESPN
Game 4: Monday, April 22: Houston at Utah 10:30pm, TNT
Game 5*: Wednesday, April 24: Utah at Houston, TBD
Game 6*: Friday, April 26: Houston at Utah, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, April 28: Utah at Houston, TBD