NBA Playoffs Schedule: Spurs, Clippers Tip Off Tuesday

The 2012 NBA Playoffs schedule is in full swing with three second round games already in the books. The fourth and final second round series will begin on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Clippers head to Texas for their opening game against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs will host Tuesday night's game (9:30 p.m. ET, TNT following Game 2 in the Pacers-Heat series) to begin the seven-game series. The second game of the series is schedule to take place on Thursday before Games 3 and 4 shift to the Staples Center for games on Saturday and Sunday. All times are Eastern.

Game 1 - Tuesday, May 15 at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 2 - Thursday, May 17 at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 3 - Saturday, May 19 at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m, ABC

Game 4 - Sunday, May 20 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5 - Tuesday, May 22 at San Antonio, TBD on TNT

Game 6 - Friday, May 25 at Los Angeles, TBD on ESPN

Game 7 - Sunday, May 27 at San Antonio, TBD on TNT

It's probably more important for the Clippers to strike first, showing the Spurs they won't have as easy of a go as they did in the first round, making Tuesday night's game pretty important when considering there's potentially six more games left in the series afterward.

For more on the Spurs, be sure to visit Pounding the Rock. The best Clippers coverage on the web can be found at Clips Nation. And, if you're looking for news, analysis and everything else revolving around the NBA Playoffs, be sure to visit SB Nation's NBA page.

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