NBA playoff schedule released: Dates, times and TV information for all first-round games

The NBA playoff matchups are (mostly) set. And so is the first-round playoff schedule.

No home-court advantage on the Disney campus. Each first-round series will proceed with games every other day, starting Monday. And get ready for four games a day (until a team is eliminated) with tip-off as early as 1 p.m. ET for some games.

The top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers open their Western Conference series Tuesday, as do the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the East.  

The first playoff game is between Denver-Utah on Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET  – late morning Rocky Mountain special for fans of those two teams.

All times Eastern; Games 5-7, if necessary

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Milwaukee vs. No. 8 Orlando

Game 1: Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 2: Thursday, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 3: Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4: Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m. (NBATV)

Game 5: Aug. 26, TBD 

Game 6: Aug. 28, TBD

Game 7: Aug 30, TBD

No. 2 Toronto vs. No. 7 Brooklyn

Game 1: Monday, 4 p.m. (ESPN) 

Game 2: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. (NBATV)

Game 3: Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Game 4: Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 5: Aug. 25, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 27, TBD (ESPN)

Game 7: Aug. 29, TBD (TNT)

No. 3 Boston vs. No. 6 Philadelphia

Game 1: Monday, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 2: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 3: Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4: Aug. 23, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Game 5: Aug. 25, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 27, TBD (ESPN)

Game 7: Aug. 29, TBD (TNT)

No. 4-5 Miami vs. No. 4-5 Indiana (seed hasn't been determined)

Game 1: Tuesday, 4 p.m. (TNT)

Game 2: Thursday, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 3: Aug. 22, 3:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4: Aug. 24, 6:30 (TNT) 

Game 5: Aug. 26, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 28, TBD

Game 7: Aug. 30, TBD

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Orlando Magic in the first round. (Photo: Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports)

Western Conference

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Play-in winner

Game 1: Tuesday, 9 p.m. (TNT)

Game 2: Thursday, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 3: Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

Game 4: Aug. 24, 9 p.m. (TNT)

Game 5: Aug. 26, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 28, TBD

Game 7: Aug. 30, TBD

No. 2 L.A. Clippers vs. Dallas

Game 1: Monday, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 2: Wednesday, 9 p.m. (TNT)

Game 3: Aug. 21, 9 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4: Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Game 5: Aug. 25, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 27, TBD

Game 7: Aug. 29, TBD

No. 3 Denver vs. No. 6 Utah

Game 1: Monday, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 2: Wednesday, 4 p.m. (TNT)

Game 3: Aug. 21, 4 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4: Aug. 23, 9 p.m. (TNT)

Game 5: Aug. 25, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 27, TBD

Game 7: Aug. 29, TBD

No. 4-5 Oklahoma City vs. No. 4-5 Houston (seed hasn't been determined) 

Game 1: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 2: Thursday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 3: Aug. 22, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 4: Aug. 24, 4 p.m. (TNT)

Game 5: Aug. 26, TBD

Game 6: Aug. 28, TBD

Game 7: Aug. 30, TBD

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