NBA playoffs 2018: Daily TV schedule, game times, how to watch live

The 2017-18 regular season was a sprint to the finish line, but we finally have the full NBA playoff bracket and first-round matchups in place.

When do NBA playoffs start? Schedule leading up to 2018 NBA Finals

When do NBA playoffs start? Schedule leading up to 2018 NBA Finals

You can find the daily NBA playoff schedule with times and TV channels for every first-round game below.

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NBA playoff schedule


The conference semifinals series are scheduled for April 30/May 1 but could be moved up to April 28/April 29.

The conference finals series are scheduled for May 15/May 16 but could be moved up to May 13/May 14.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for May 31 with a Game 7 on June 17 if necessary.


NBA playoffs TV, times, how to watch live


Here's how to watch every first-round NBA playoff game live.

All times Eastern.



*If necessary; time, TV TBD.

Saturday, April 14
3 p.m. – Spurs at Warriors – ABC
5:30 p.m. – Wizards at Raptors – ESPN
8 p.m. – Heat at Sixers – ESPN
10:30 p.m. – Pelicans at Blazers – ESPN
Sunday, April 15
1 p.m. – Bucks at Celtics – TNT
3:30 p.m. – Pacers at Cavs – ABC
6:30 p.m. – Jazz at Thunder – TNT
9 p.m. – Wolves at Rockets – TNT
Monday, April 16
8 p.m. – Heat at Sixers – TNT
10:30 p.m. – Spurs at Warriors – TNT
Tuesday, April 17
7 p.m. – Wizards at Raptors – NBA TV
8 p.m. – Bucks at Celtics – TNT
10:30 p.m. – Pelicans at Blazers – TNT
Wednesday, April 18
7 p.m. – Pacers at Cavs – TNT
9 p.m. – Jazz at Thunder – NBA TV
9:30 p.m. – Wolves at Rockets – TNT
Thursday, April 19
7 p.m. – Sixers at Heat – TNT
9 p.m. – Blazers at Pelicans – NBA TV
9:30 p.m. – Warriors at Spurs – TNT
Friday, April 20
7 p.m. – Cavs at Pacers – ESPN
8 p.m. – Raptors at Wizards – ESPN2
9:30 p.m. – Celtics at Bucks – ESPN
Saturday, April 21
2:30 p.m. – Sixers at Heat – TNT
5 p.m. – Blazers at Pelicans – TNT
7:30 p.m. – Rockets at Wolves – ESPN
10 p.m. – Thunder at Jazz – ESPN
Sunday, April 22
1 p.m. – Celtics at Bucks – ABC
3:30 p.m. – Warriors at Spurs – ABC
6 p.m. – Raptors at Wizards – TNT
8:30 p.m. – Cavs at Pacers – TNT
Monday, April 23
8 p.m. – Rockets at Wolves – TNT
10:30 p.m. – Thunder at Jazz – TNT
Tuesday, April 24
*TBD – Bucks at Celtics – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Heat at Sixers – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Spurs at Warriors – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Pelicans at Blazers – TNT/NBA TV
Wednesday, April 25
*TBD – Wizards at Raptors – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Pacers at Cavs – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Jazz at Thunder – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Wolves at Rockets – TNT/NBA TV
Thursday, April 26
*TBD – Sixers at Heat – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Celtics at Bucks – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Warriors at Spurs – TNT/NBA TV
*TBD – Blazers at Pelicans – TNT/NBA TV
Friday, April 27
*TBD – Cavs at Pacers – ESPN/ESPNEWS
*TBD – Raptors at Wizards – ESPN/ESPNEWS
*TBD – Rockets at Wolves – ESPN/ESPNEWS
*TBD – Thunder at Jazz – ESPN/ESPNEWS
Saturday, April 28
*TBD – Heat at Sixers – TNT
*TBD – Bucks at Celtics – TNT
*TBD – Pelicans at Blazers – TNT
*TBD – Spurs at Warriors – TNT
Sunday, April 29
*TBD – Pacers at Cavs – ABC/TNT
*TBD – Wizards at Raptors – ABC/TNT
*TBD – Wolves at Rockets – ABC/TNT
*TBD – Jazz at Thunder – ABC/TNT


8 p.m. – Heat at Sixers – TNT

*If necessary; time, TV TBD.


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