Bucks vs. Heat Game 1, NBA Playoffs 2013: Game time, TV schedule and more

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The defending champs get started on their repeat quest Sunday.

The Miami Heat are trying to become just the sixth team in NBA history to win consecutive championships. Their quest starts at 7 p.m. ET Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks on TNT.

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The Heat breezed through the regular season, which included a 27-game winning streak, and have the No. 1 overall seed and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. The Bucks are an obvious underdog as both the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and the only sub-.500 team in the playoffs.

The Bucks did manage to win one of four games against the Heat in the regular season, a 104-85 win on Dec. 29. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played well in that game, but the Bucks were able to force Chris Bosh to 5-of-14 shooting and limit the Heat bench to just 15 points.

The Heat won the other three matchups by an average of more than 10 points per game.

Game time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla.

TV: TNT

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