NBA Playoff Schedule 2011: Times, TV Information For Eastern Conference Game 1 Matchups

The full 2011 NBA Playoff Schedule will not be finalized until after the final day of the regular season on Wednesday, but we do know when the first game of the four series in the East bracket will be played. All four of those series are already set regardless of what happens Wednesday night, so the NBA went ahead and announced the times and TV information for Game 1 of each of those four matchups.

The Bulls Vs. Pacers will get things started Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, followed by the Heat Vs. 76ers Game 1 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. Game 1 of the Magic Vs. Hawks series is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, while Game 1 of the much-anticipated Celtics vs. Knicks series will be Sunday at 7 p.m. on TNT.

Here is the complete schedule to date. The rest of the matchups will be announced after Wednesday night's action.

No. 1 Chicago Bulls vs. No. 8 Indiana Pacers, Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Philadelphia 76ers, Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

No. 3 Boston Celtics vs. No. 6 New York Knicks, Game 1: Sunday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, TNT

No. 4 Orlando Magic vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks, Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

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