NBA playoff bracket 2017: Matchups, schedule

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The 2017 NBA playoffs are upon us, with the first round will start on April 15. Conference semifinals will be held on May 1 before the Conference Finals are on May 16. The start of the Conference Finals could also be moved to May 14 or 15.

The NBA Finals will start on June 1. Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the championship, after the Golden State Warriors blew a 31 series lead.

Here's a look at the bracket and schedule.

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston vs. (8) Chicago

Game 1 Sunday April 16, Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m., TNT Game 2 Tuesday April 18, Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m., TNT Game 3 Friday April 21, Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m., ESPN Game 4 Sunday April 23, Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m., TNT Game 5* Wednesday April 26, Chicago at Boston, TBD Game 6* Friday, April 28, Boston at Chicago, TBD Game 7* Sunday, April 30, Chicago at Boston, TBD

(2) Cleveland vs. (7) Indiana

Game 1 Saturday April 15, Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC Game 2 Monday April 17, Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m., TNT Game 3 Thursday April 20, Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT Game 4 Sunday April 23, Cleveland at Indiana, 1 p.m., ABC Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Indiana at Cleveland, TBD Game 6 * Thursday April 27, Cleveland at Indiana, TBD Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Indiana at Cleveland, TBD, TNT

(3) Toronto vs. (6) Milwaukee

Game 1 Saturday April 15, Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN Game 2 Tuesday April 18, Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBATV Game 3 Thursday April 20, Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m., NBATV Game 4 Saturday April 22, Toronto at Milwaukee, 3 p.m, TNT Game 5 * Monday April 24, Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV Game 6 * Thursday April 27, Toronto at Milwaukee, TBD Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Milwaukee at Toronto, TBD, TNT

(4) Washington vs. (5) Atlanta

Game 1 Sunday April 16, Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m., TNT Game 2 Wednesday April 19, Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m., NBATV Game 3 Saturday April 22, Washington at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m., TNT Game 4 Monday April 24, Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m., TNT Game 5 * Wednesday April 26, Atlanta at Washington, TBD Game 6 * Friday April 28, Washington at Atlanta, TBD Game 7 * Sunday April 30, Atlanta at Washington, TBD

Western Conference

(1) Golden State vs. (8) Portland

Game 1 Sunday April 16, Portland at Golden State, 3:30PM, ABC Game 2 Wednesday April 19, Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT Game 3 Saturday April 22, Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN Game 4 Monday April 24, Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT Game 5 * Wednesday April 26, Portland at Golden State, TBD Game 6 * Friday April 28, Golden State at Portland,TBD Game 7 * Sunday April 30, Portland at Golden State, TBD

(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis

Game 1 Saturday April 15, Memphis at San Antonio, 8 p.m., ESPN Game 2 Monday April 17, Memphis at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT Game 3 Thursday April 20, San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT Game 4 Saturday April 22, San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m., ESPN Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD Game 6 * Thursday April 27, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(3) Houston vs. (6) Oklahoma City

Game 1 Sunday April 16, Oklahoma City at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT Game 2 Wednesday April 19, Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m., TNT Game 3 Friday April 21, Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Game 4 Sunday April 23, Houston at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m., ABC Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD Game 6 * Thursday April 27, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD Game 7 * Saturday April 29, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TNT

(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Utah

Game 1 Saturday April 15, Utah at LA Clippers, 10:30PM, ESPN Game 2 Tuesday April 18, Utah at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT Game 3 Friday April 21, LA Clippers at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN2 Game 4 Sunday April 23, LA Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m., TNT Game 5 * Tuesday April 25, Utah at LA Clippers, TBD Game 6 * Friday April 28, LA Clippers at Utah, TBD Game 7 * Sunday April 30, Utah at LA Clippers, TBD

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