2014 NBA Playoffs TV Schedule

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The TV schedule for the 2014 NBA Playoffs, which starts Saturday, April 19 on ESPN/ABC.

This year’s NBA Playoffs schedule is the same as usual, with a couple of major exceptions. First, the 2014 NBA Finals will switch to a 2-2-1-1-1 format this season, discarding the old 2-3-2 format that had been in use since 1985. As a result, the NBA has scheduled a two-day travel break between a potential Game 6 of the NBA Finals and Game 7, with Game 6 set for Tuesday, June 17 and Game 7 scheduled for Friday, June 20. Game 7 would be the first Friday night NBA Finals game in eleven years.

Another change is due to the NFL Draft, which will take place two weeks later than usual this year. With ESPN airing first round coverage on Thursday, May 8, second round NBA playoff coverage is scheduled for ESPN2 that night. ESPN2 has not aired a second round game since 2003.

The postseason starts with an ESPN/ABC quadruple-header on Saturday, April 19. TNT begins coverage the following night. ESPN will air the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals starting Tuesday, May 20 (the series could begin on Sunday, May 18 on ABC if the second round ends early). TNT has the 2014 Western Conference Finals starting Wednesday, May 21 (the series could begin on Monday, May 19 if the second round ends early).

2014 NBA Playoffs TV Schedule

NBA TV will air several first round games
* Subject to change
Time (ET) Game Net
2014 NBA FINALS TV SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 5
9:00 PM Heat/Spurs Game 1 ABC
Sunday, June 8
8:00 PM Heat/Spurs Game 2 ABC
Tuesday, June 10
9:00 PM Spurs/Heat Game 3 ABC
Thursday, June 12
9:00 PM Spurs/Heat Game 4 ABC
Sunday, June 15
8:00 PM Heat/Spurs Game 5* ABC
Tuesday, June 17
9:00 PM Spurs/Heat Game 6* ABC
Friday, June 20
9:00 PM Heat/Spurs Game 7* ABC
PREVIOUS GAMES
Saturday, April 19
12:30 PM Nets/Raptors Game 1 ESPN
3:30 PM Warriors/Clippers Game 1 ABC
7:00 PM Hawks/Pacers Game 1 ESPN
9:30 PM Grizzlies/Thunder Game 1 ESPN
Sunday, April 20
1:00 PM Mavs/Spurs Game 1 TNT
3:30 PM Bobcats/Heat Game 1 ABC
7:00 PM Wizards/Bulls Game 1 TNT
9:30 PM Blazers/Rockets Game 1 TNT
Monday, April 21
8:00 PM Grizzlies/Thunder Game 2 TNT
10:30 PM Warriors/Clippers Game 2 TNT
Tuesday, April 22
7:00 PM Hawks/Pacers Game 2 TNT
7:30 PM Nets/Raptors Game 2 NBA TV
9:30 PM Wizards/Bulls Game 2 TNT
Wednesday, April 23
7:00 PM Bobcats/Heat Game 2 TNT
8:30 PM Mavs/Spurs Game 2 NBA TV
9:30 PM Blazers/Rockets Game 2 TNT
Thursday, April 24
7:00 PM Pacers/Hawks Game 3 NBA TV
8:00 PM Thunder/Grizzlies Game 3 TNT
10:30 PM Clippers/Warriors Game 3 TNT
Friday, April 25
7:00 PM Raptors/Nets Game 3 ESPN2
8:00 PM Bulls/Wizards Game 3 ESPN
10:30 PM Rockets/Blazers Game 3 ESPN
Saturday, April 26
2:00 PM Pacers/Hawks Game 4 TNT
4:30 PM Spurs/Mavs Game 3 TNT
7:00 PM Heat/Bobcats Game 3 ESPN
9:30 PM Thunder/Grizzlies Game 4 ESPN
Sunday, April 27
1:00 PM Bulls/Wizards Game 4 ABC
3:30 PM Clippers/Warriors Game 4 ABC
7:00 PM Raptors/Nets Game 4 TNT
9:30 PM Rockets/Blazers Game 4 TNT
Monday, April 28
7:00 PM Heat/Bobcats Game 4 TNT
8:00 PM Hawks/Pacers Game 5 NBA TV
9:30 PM Spurs/Mavs Game 4 TNT
Tuesday, April 29
8:00 PM Wizards/Bulls Game 5 TNT
9:00 PM Grizzlies/Thunder Game 5 NBA TV
10:30 PM Warriors/Clippers Game 5 TNT
Wednesday, April 30
7:00 PM Mavs/Spurs Game 5 TNT
7:30 PM Nets/Raptors Game 5 NBA TV
9:30 PM Blazers/Rockets Game 5 TNT
Thursday, May 1
7:00 PM Pacers/Hawks Game 6 NBA TV
8:00 PM Thunder/Grizzlies Game 6 TNT
10:30 PM Clippers/Warriors Game 6 TNT
Friday, May 2
7:00 PM Raptors/Nets Game 6 ESPN2
8:00 PM Spurs/Mavs Game 6 ESPN
10:30 PM Rockets/Blazers Game 6 ESPN
Saturday, May 3
5:30 PM Hawks/Pacers Game 7 TNT
8:00 PM Grizzlies/Thunder Game 7 TNT
10:30 PM Warriors/Clippers Game 7 TNT
Sunday, May 4
1:00 PM Raptors/Nets Game 7 ABC
3:30 PM Mavs/Spurs Game 7 ABC
Monday, May 5
7:00 PM Wizards/Pacers, Game 1 TNT
9:30 PM Clippers/Thunder, Game 1 TNT
Tuesday, May 6
7:00 PM Nets/Heat, Game 1 TNT
9:30 PM Blazers/Spurs, Game 1 TNT
Wednesday, May 7
7:00 PM Wizards/Pacers, Game 2 TNT
9:30 PM Clippers/Thunder, Game 2 TNT
Thursday, May 8
7:00 PM Nets/Heat, Game 2 ESPN2
9:30 PM Blazers/Spurs, Game 2 ESPN2
Friday, May 9
8:00 PM Pacers/Wizards, Game 3 ESPN
10:30 PM Thunder/Clippers, Game 3 ESPN
Saturday, May 10
8:15 PM Heat/Nets, Game 3 ABC
10:30 PM Spurs/Blazers, Game 3 ESPN
Sunday, May 11
3:30 PM Thunder/Clippers, Game 4 ABC
8:00 PM Pacers/Wizards, Game 4 TNT
Monday, May 12
8:00 PM Heat/Nets, Game 4 TNT
10:30 PM Spurs/Blazers, Game 4 TNT
Tuesday, May 13
7:00 PM Wizards/Pacers, Game 5 TNT
9:30 PM Clippers/Thunder, Game 5 TNT
Wednesday, May 14
7:00 PM Nets/Heat, Game 5 TNT
9:30 PM Blazers/Spurs, Game 5 TNT
Thursday, May 15
8:00 PM Pacers/Wizards, Game 6 ESPN
10:30 PM Thunder/Clippers, Game 6 ESPN
Sunday, May 18
3:30 PM Heat/Pacers Game 1 ABC
Monday, May 19
9:00 PM Thunder/Spurs, Game 1 TNT
Tuesday, May 20
8:00 PM NBA Draft Lottery ESPN
8:30 PM Heat/Pacers, Game 2 ESPN
Wednesday, May 21
9:00 PM Thunder/Spurs, Game 2 TNT
Saturday, May 24
8:30 PM Pacers/Heat, Game 3 ESPN
Sunday, May 25
8:30 PM Spurs/Thunder, Game 3 TNT
Monday, May 26
8:30 PM Pacers/Heat, Game 4 ESPN
Tuesday, May 27
9:00 PM Spurs/Thunder, Game 4 TNT
Wednesday, May 28
8:30 PM Heat/Pacers, Game 5 ESPN
Thursday, May 29
9:00 PM Thunder/Spurs, Game 5 TNT
Friday, May 30
8:30 PM Pacers/Heat, Game 6 ESPN
Saturday, May 31
8:30 PM Spurs/Thunder, Game 6 TNT
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  • Nicholas

    On thurs. april 24th, there are games at 8pm and 9:30pm. Will they overlap or are the on NBA TV or is the 7pm game on TNT and the 8pm game on NBA TV?

    • Paulsen

      That was a typo.

  • Bill Shipnuck

    Previously, the NBA Playoffs TV Schedule here had the possible time slots for later first round games (i.e. Games 5, 6, and 7). Now they are gone, replaced by “TBA”. Do you know what the possible time slots/networks are for Games 5-7 in the Bulls-Wizards series?

    • Paulsen

      We won’t know the times for those potential Bulls/Wizards games until the other series are decided.

  • Nate Johnson

    Im happy that the Charlotte Bobcats finally gets an ABC game that means every Franchise in the NBA has appeared on ABC since their rights began in the 2002-03 season. This is also good that with next season Charlotte going back to teal and purple (Hornets) anyone can now say the Bobcats has appeared on Broadcast Television one time despite a dreadful 10 seasons they had in the NBA. I applaud ABC for telecasting 2 of the 1st 4 games of Warriors/Clippers because Steph Curry has become a star + there has been at least 2 Sundays that the Warriors was snubbed in getting or being flexed for an ABC game and the Clippers even though every one hypes up the Spurs and Thunder winning the West, I think the Clippers has a chance of winning the conference as well so familiarity is really important in that area. Other than Warriors/Clippers I dont think there is any exciting 1st round series. Hopefully I am wrong, but I expect Pacers/Heat to dominate the Hawks/Bobcats respectively, Raptors/Nets will be a boring series as well as Bulls/Wizards! Then in the West Spurs/Mavs is of the past, Thunder/Grizz is good, but I dont know if it will be 2011 good or have close finishes like the 2 teams had in 2013 and Rockets/Blazers I think will be easy to overlook because its the late games and there is no drama or fun match-up in their series just like Raptors/Nets and Bulls/Wizards… Honestly I was hyped about the Playoffs early on Wednesday (4/16) but with the Wizards moving to the 5 spot and the Bobcats dropping to 7 that made the East 1st round playoffs to me nearly intrigued to watch (Bulls/Nets would have been fun IMO and either the Wizards or Bobcats vs. Raptors would have fun and intriguing to watch as well all because of match-ups and/or drama). Then with Memphis beating Dallas on the Final night of the Regular Season that wrecked my hope of seeing a high scoring series between Thunder/Mavs and a grinder between Grizzlies/Spurs. As I said earlier hopefully I am wrong about me saying no 1st round series other than Clippers/Warriors is exciting.

  • JakeFrankie

    (1) Pacers vs (8) Hawks – Pacers in 6
    (2) Heat vs (7) Bobcats – Heat in 5
    (3) Raptors vs (6) Nets – Nets in 7
    (4) Bulls vs (5) Wizards – Bulls in 6

    (1) Spurs vs (8) Mavericks – Spurs in 7 (Don’t sleep on the Mavericks)
    (2) OKC vs (7) Memphis – OKC in 6
    (3) Clippers vs (6) GSW – Clippers in 6
    (4) Rockets vs (5) Blazers – Rockets in 7

    (1) Pacers vs (4) Bulls – Pacers in 5
    (1) Heat vs (6) Nets – Heat in 6

    (1) Spurs vs (4) Rockets – Rockets in 7
    (2) OKC vs (3) Clippers – OKC in 6

    (1) Pacers vs (2) Heat – Heat in 6

    (2) OKC vs (4) Rockets – OKC in 6

    NBA Finals (2) Miami Heat vs (2) OKC Thunder – Miami Heat in 7