Blockbuster Heat/Knicks Series Highlights NBA Playoff Sked


The tenth straight season of NBA playoff coverage on ABC will begin with one of the highest-profile first round series in recent memory.

Game 1 of the Heat/Knicks NBA first round playoff series will air on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET on ABC, the first of nine pre-NBA Finals telecasts on ABC during the postseason.

Other first round telecasts on the network include Nuggets/Lakers Game 1 Sunday afternoon, Game 4 of both Bulls/Sixers and Heat/Knicks on May 1, and then any seventh and deciding games of Magic/Pacers, Knicks/Heat, Spurs/Jazz or Clippers/Grizzlies on May 8.

The postseason will tip off Saturday with Sixers/Bulls Game 1 on TNT (1 PM ET), followed by the previously mentioned Knicks/Heat Game 1 on ABC and a Magic/Pacers and Mavericks/Thunder doubleheader on ESPN in primetime.

On Sunday, ESPN will lead off action with Jazz/Spurs Game 1 (1 PM ET), followed by Nuggets/Lakers on ABC and a primetime Celtics/Hawks and Clippers/Grizzlies doubleheader on TNT.

NBA TV begins its playoff schedule on Monday with Magic/Pacers Game 2. Other NBA TV games include Celtics/Hawks Game 2 Tuesday night and Magic/Pacers Game 3 on Wednesday.

The complete NBA playoff schedule (through the NBA Finals) can be found here.

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  • JakeFrankie

    Predictions – 

    Bulls vs Sixers – Bulls sweepHeat vs Knicks – Heat in 5
    Pacers vs Magic – Pacers in 5
    Hawks vs Celtics (upset) – Hawks in 7

    Spurs vs Jazz (I REALLY want the Jazz to win this series) – Spurs in 5
    OKC vs Dallas – OKC in 7 (Dallas could possibly take this series too)
    Lakers vs Denver – Lakers in 6
    Clippers vs Grizzles – Clippers in 7

    Bulls vs Hawks – (Rematch of Last Year 2nd round series same result) Bulls in 6
    Heat vs Pacers – Heat sweep

    OKC vs Lakers – OKC in 6
    Clippers vs Spurs – Clippers in 5

    ECF – Heat vs Bulls (Rematch of Last Year) Heat in 6
    WCF – OKC vs Clippers (I want Clippers to make the finals But I will go with OKC) OKC in 7

    NBA Finals – Heat vs OKC – Heat in 7

  • Andrea Cavalli

    You can find my predictions here! (yeah I know, my writing is not the best..oh well it happens 😀 )