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NBA playoff schedule

Guard Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks will get another up-close look at MVP candidate James Harden and the Houston Rockets when their first-round NBA playoff series begins Saturday night in Houston.
Guard Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks will get another up-close look at MVP candidate James Harden and the Houston Rockets when their first-round NBA playoff series begins Saturday night in Houston. AP

FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Warriors vs. 8. Pelicans

Saturday: New Orleans at Golden State, 2:30 p.m., WFAA/8

April 20: New Orleans at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

April 23: Golden State at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

April 25: Golden State at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

x-April 28: New Orleans at Golden State, TBA

x-May 1: Golden State at New Orleans, TBA

x-May 3: Oklahoma City at Golden State, TBA

2. Rockets vs. 7. Mavericks

Saturday: Dallas at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

April 21: Dallas at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

April 24: Houston at Dallas, 6 p.m.

April 26: Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

x-April 28: Dallas at Houston, TBA

x-April 30: Houston at Dallas, TBA

x-May 2: Dallas at Houston, TBA

3. Clippers vs. 6. Spurs

Sunday: San Antonio at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

April 22: San Antonio at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

April 24: Los Angeles at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

April 26: Los Angeles at San Antonio, 2:30 p.m.

x-April 28: San Antonio at Los Angeles, TBA

x-April 30: Los Angeles at San Antonio, TBA

x-May 2: San Antonio at Los Angeles, TBA

4. Trail Blazers vs. 5. Grizzlies

Sunday: Portland at Memphis, 7 p.m.

April 22: Portland at Memphis, 7 p.m.

April 25: Memphis at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

April 27: Memphis at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

x-April 29: Portland at Memphis, TBA

x-May 1: Memphis at Portland, TBA

x-May 3: Portland at Memphis, TBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Hawks vs. 8. Nets

Sunday: Brooklyn at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m., TNT

April 22: Brooklyn at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

April 25: Atlanta at Brooklyn, 2 p.m.

April 27: Atlanta at Brooklyn, TBA

x-April 29: Brooklyn at Atlanta, TBA

x-May 1: Atlanta at Brooklyn, TBA

x-May 3: Brooklyn at Atlanta, TBA

2. Cavaliers vs. 7. Celtics

Sunday: Boston at Cleveland, 2 p.m., WFAA/8

April 21: Boston at Cleveland, 6 p.m.

April 23: Cleveland at Boston, 6 p.m.

April 26: Cleveland at Boston, noon

x-April 28: Boston at Cleveland, TBA

x-April 30: Cleveland at Boston, TBA

x-May 2: Boston at Cleveland, TBA

3. Bulls vs. 6. Bucks

Saturday: Milwaukee at Chicago, 6 p.m., ESPN

April 20: Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m.

April 23: Chicago at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.

April 25: Chicago at Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m.

x-April 27: Milwaukee at Chicago, TBA

x-April 30: Chicago at Milwaukee, TBA

x-May 2: Milwaukee at Chicago, TBA

4. Raptors vs. 5. Wizards

Saturday: Washington at Toronto, 11:30 a.m., ESPN

April 21: Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m.

April 24: Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m.

April 26: Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m.

x-April 29: Washington at Toronto, TBA

x-May 1: Toronto at Washington, TBA

x-May 3: Washington at Toronto, TBA

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