NBA Playoffs Schedule: Lakers Vs. Thunder Tips Off On Monday, Features Back-To-Back

April 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after missing a shot at the buzzer for the first overtime against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Lakers won in double OT 114-106. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Lakers advanced to meet the Thunder in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. That series begins on Monday.

The L.A. Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of their 2012 NBA Playoffs series on Saturday, advancing to meet the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have been off for a week after sweeping the Dallas Mavericks, but the Lakers will get no rest as the semifinals begin on Monday.

Here's the 7-game schedule for Lakers vs. Thunder. All times are Eastern.

Game 1 - Mon., May 14 at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Wed., May 16 at Oklahoma City., 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Fri., May 18 at L.A., 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Sat., May 19 at L.A., 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 - Mon., May 21 at Oklahoma City, TNT
Game 6 - Wed., May 23 at L.A., ESPN
Game 7 - Sun., May 27 at Oklahoma City, TNT

You'll notice that Games 3 and 4 are on a Friday and Saturday. Blame the Nuggets for taking L.A. to seven games: that required a schedule crunch in the second round to ensure that the NBA Finals can begin on time.

For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Thunder, visit Welcome To Loud City.

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