NBA Playoff Schedule, Celtics Vs. Knicks: Boston Gets Early Rest

The Boston Celtics are the oldest team in the East bracket of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, and as such could use regular rest as the second season moves along, especially if the defending conference champs have designs on a repeat trip to the NBA Finals. They'll get it, as their first round series against the New York Knicks doesn't begin until Sunday and includes just two games in the first six days of the postseason.

Here's the schedule: 

Game 1: Sun., April 17 in Boston, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Tue., April 19 in Boston, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Fri., April 22 in New York, TBD, ESPN
Game 4: Sun., April 24 in New York, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5: Tue., April 26 in Boston, TBD
Game 6: Fri., April 29 in New York, TBD
Game 7: Sun., May 1 in Boston, TBD

It's no surprise the NBA picked Boston-New York for one of its regular Sunday spots. If it's a competitive series, it should do huge ratings.

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