The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to avoid the same fate that struck a year ago when their first-round series in the 2012 NBA Playoffs begins against the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Last year, the Spurs entered as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference only to be upended by the hot, overachieving Memphis Grizzlies. This year, the Spurs are again No. 1 and again face a hot, overachieving club.
But Manu Ginobili is healthy, and that could be a huge difference.
Here's the series schedule as released by the NBA.
Game 1 - Sun., April 29 at San Antonio, 1 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Wed., May 2 at San Antonio, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Sat., May 5 at Utah, 10 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Mon., May 7 at Utah, TBD
Game 5 - Wed., May 9 at San Antonio
Game 6 - Fri., May 11 at Utah
Game 7 - Sun., May 13 at San Antonio